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altar tomb

A raised tomb, or monument covering a tomb, whose shape resembles an altar.
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In this regard, it exemplified Alois Riegl's definition of the monument as "a work of man erected for the specific purpose of keeping particular human deeds or destinies alive and present in the consciousness of future generations." (31) The church monument to Saint Sava was intended to represent the saint and to make concrete the memory of the place where his relics were burned by the occupying Ottoman forces.
If during 1954-1977 numerous projects started for the restoration of architectural and church monuments, organizing visits and discussions at the main monuments with major mural paintings, at certain churches where too little of the initial painting was left, such as the Sf.
These church monuments raise fundamental questions.
The Church Monuments Society Symposium July 24th and 25th
Lectures covering a variety of subjects and all periods, as well as church visits across Lincolnshire, comprise the Church Monuments Society's silver jubilee symposium, which is held at the University of Lincoln.
However, in some cases bats are causing irreparable damage to historically significant church monuments and memorials as well as impacting upon the people who use the buildings.
It is advisable to stop the temperature and humidity fluctuations and the dryness caused by central heating eliminated in the case of church monuments. These oscillations cause a sudden loss of water from the structure of the work, changing the volume, which leads to crackle and breaks, the materials becoming thus fiable.
The one unpardonable sin, however, is the author's failure, somewhere in his 471 pages on church monuments, to acknowledge George Herbert's magnificent poem of the same name.
Church Monuments into the 21st Century July 20th to 22nd
Part of the museum's attraction will be the extensive ruins, which incorporate the earliest surviving church monuments in England and the excavated remains of the various buildings that have made up the abbey over the centuries.
Most editors, again following Buck, divide "Church Monuments" into four six-line stanzas, highlighting the conspicuous enjambment.
Pollock: Forgotten Children: Parent-child relations from 1500 to 1900 (Cambridge University Press, 1983) For those who wish to explore the church-monument aspect of the subject further, one really has to recommend the whole of Nicholas Pevsner's series, The Buildings of England, published by Penguin Books, and the journal Church Monuments, published by the Church Monuments Society since 1986.

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