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


From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of this day, Simon Thurley explores how the structure of this small island encouraged the world.

The development of britain places into context the importance of a country’s architectural historical past and finds the way it is inextricably associated with the cultural prior – and present.

Saxon, Tudor, Georgian, Regency, even Victorian and Edwardian are all well-recognised architectural kinds, showing the impression of the occasions that mark every one interval. Thurley seems to be at how the structure of britain has advanced over 1000 years, uncovering the ideals, rules and aspirations of the folks who commissioned them, outfitted them and lived in them. He tells the interesting tale of the advance of structure and the developments in either structural functionality and aesthetic effect.

Richly illustrated with over 500 drawings, pictures and maps, Simon Thurley lines the background and contemplates the way forward for the constructions that experience made England.

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