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    St John's Episcopal Church Edinburgh

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    Examines the history and architectural development of St John's Church. This book discusses the architectural debates which impacted on St John's design, and evaluates its significance and legacy. It also considers the Scottish religious and cultural impact of the church building, and its role in the Christian life of Edinburgh's New Town.
    ISBN: 9781902419510
    AuthorDiane M. Watters
    Pub Date02/05/2008
    BindingPaperback
    Pages64
    Availability: In Stock

    Positioned at the westernmost entrance to Edinburgh's Princes Street, St John's Episcopal Church enjoys the enviable picturesque backdrop of the castle and Old Town. Despite later additions, it stands today much as it was when first designed almost 200 years ago - a celebrated architectural monument and place of worship in the heart of Scotland's capital.



    This richly illustrated book examines the history and architectural development of St John's Church from the early 19th century to the present day. Its revived Gothic interior was unprecedented in Scotland in 1818, and it was the first of the new Gothic towers and spires that helped create the famous 19th century 'Romantic Edinburgh' cityscape.



    Author Diane Watters examines the ever-shifting architectural debates which impacted on St John's innovative design, and re-evaluates its significance and legacy. In addition, she considers the broader Scottish religious and cultural impact of the new church building, and its continuing central role in the Christian life of Edinburgh's New Town.

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    Positioned at the westernmost entrance to Edinburgh's Princes Street, St John's Episcopal Church enjoys the enviable picturesque backdrop of the castle and Old Town. Despite later additions, it stands today much as it was when first designed almost 200 years ago - a celebrated architectural monument and place of worship in the heart of Scotland's capital.



    This richly illustrated book examines the history and architectural development of St John's Church from the early 19th century to the present day. Its revived Gothic interior was unprecedented in Scotland in 1818, and it was the first of the new Gothic towers and spires that helped create the famous 19th century 'Romantic Edinburgh' cityscape.



    Author Diane Watters examines the ever-shifting architectural debates which impacted on St John's innovative design, and re-evaluates its significance and legacy. In addition, she considers the broader Scottish religious and cultural impact of the new church building, and its continuing central role in the Christian life of Edinburgh's New Town.