Paul Hurst and Jeremy Haselock have visited twenty-four selected Norfolk churches to discover, study and photograph their medieval rood screens for this book. This number represents only a quarter of the churches where screens with painted figures or scenes survive.
Yet more have extensive remains of bright colour, floral patterns and stencilled decoration. Hurst has developed new techniques with his photographic knowledge and experience to capture the screens in a way that provides a unique record. These images have had very little post processing so they convey accurately the colours on the panels and the delicate brush strokes that model the figures. Haselock has carefully examined the screens themselves and all the available literature to provide a brief and accessible account of their subject matter, style and date.Norfolk is blessed with an abundance of wonder-filled medieval churches. With this book the authors hope to encourage people to visit them and experience the outstanding quality and splendour of the works of art within. Visiting these churches helps keep them open and alive and supports the dedicated people who love them, maintain them and ensure their future as places of worship and of encounter with our heritage.
My thanks to all who purchased the book and hope that you enjoy owning it. All 500 copies have now been sold, our next project is to cover the larger area of East Anglia, please keep an eye on the site for the latest news.
Available 23rd November from Norwich cathedral shop and Jarrolds. £9.99
At last a book that illustrates all of the nave bosses in Norwich cathedral. Image lead and all taken in natural light with descriptions
I was fortunate to be commissioned to supply the photography for both cathedrals in Norwich this year.
Twenty-five treasures of Norwich Cathedral.
A book accompanying the Exhibition in Norwich cathedral, some stunning photography illuminates the informed text.
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