Item description for Cardiff: Architecture and Archaeology in the Medieval Diocese of Llandaff (British Archaeological Association Conference Transaction Series) by John R. Kenyon...
The Association's 2004 conference focused mainly on the architecture and archaeology of the medieval diocese of Llandaff, comprising much of the historic counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. Contributors consider Roman and early medieval south-east Wales, including surviving Christian monuments and the early history of Cardiff. There is a detailed analysis of the c. 1200 wall-paintings at the priory church of Ewenny, where ambitious decorative work replaced a hitherto unknown Romanesque scheme. The early Gothic architecture of Llandaff Cathedral is shown to be related to some of the great contemporary ecclesiastical works in England and elsewhere, such as Glastonbury Abbey, and the unusual form of the cloister arcade at Tintern Abbey is analysed. Other papers cover the late Gothic architecture in south Wales, two 14th-century tomb monuments at Abergavenny, and a study of the magnificent carpentry of a number of late medieval rood-screens that survive in parish churches. The volume concludes with an account of the evidence for post-medieval work in churches in the diocese.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 7.25" Height: 1" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2006
Publisher Maney Publishing
ISBN 1904350801 ISBN13 9781904350804
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More About John R. Kenyon
John R. Kenyon is the head librarian of Amgueddfa Cymru--National Museum Wales. He is one of the UK's leading authorities on castles, and has written and edited a number of books and academic papers on this theme, including "The Impact of the Edwardian Castles in Wales", to which he contributed and jointly edited.