Stave Churches - A Legacy from the Vikings
Author: Bjørn L.G. Braathen
Format: 23 x 23 cm.
Number of pages: 203
A book about the unique 28 Norwegian stave churches. Each church is described in detail with text and photo. The stave churches were built for approx. 1000 years ago with construction techniques developed by the Vikings. The first stave churches were built around 1150 and appear as architectural gems from the Middle Ages. Wood carving characterizes the interior and exterior of this distinctive wooden architecture. This has also given one of the churches a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. A practical and beautiful book that inspires to see the stave churches.