The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildings

The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildings

by Simon Thurley

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 06/12/2013

  $24.99

From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of today, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world. The Building of England puts into context the significance of a country’s architectural history and unearths how it is inextricably linked to the cultural past – and present. Saxon, Tudor, Georgian, Regency, even Victorian and Edwardian are all well-recognised architectural styles, displaying the influence of the events that mark each period. Thurley looks at how the architecture of England has evolved over a thousand years, uncovering the beliefs, ideas and aspirations of the people who commissioned them, built them and lived in them. He tells the fascinating story of the development of architecture and the advancements in both structural performance and aesthetic effect. Richly illustrated with over 500 drawings, photographs and maps, Simon Thurley traces the history and contemplates the future of the buildings that have made England.

ISBN:
9780007527908
9780007527908
Category:
History of architecture
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
06-12-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers

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