Farm Street

The Story of the Jesuits’ Church in London

Michael Hall, Sheridan Gilley, and Maria Perry

Farm Street

Michael Hall, Sheridan Gilley, and Maria Perry

Distributed for Unicorn Publishing Group

With photographs by Andrew Twort
120 pages | 100 color plates | 9 3/4 x 12 | © 2017
Cloth $52.95 ISBN: 9781910787649 Published August 2017 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Farm Street offers the first illustrated account of the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, located at Farm Street in Mayfair, London. Building on an inauspicious site between some stables and a workhouse, the architects created a contrasting interior of exceptional beauty and opulence. The church consequently grew to become a center of British Catholicism, witnessing influential sermons and masses attended by such prominent figures as Evelyn Waugh, Edith Sitwell, and Lord Longford.
 
This book charts the intricate negotiations that led the Jesuits  to build when and where they did, offers a definitive architectural history of the building  itself, and tells the story of the church through the war years up to the present. Including specially commissioned photographs by Andrew Twort, this sumptuous book, whose proceeds support the ministry of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, tells the remarkable story of one of London’s great Catholic institutions.
 
Contents
The History of Farm Street to 1914
Sheridan Gilley
 
The Architecture and Furnishings of the Church and the Associated Buildings in Fam Street and Mount Street
Michael Hall
 
Farm Street between the Wars and Beyond
Maria Perry
 
Endnotes
Further Reading
Photographic Acknowledgements
Index
 
For more information, or to order this book, please visit https://www.press.uchicago.edu
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