From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of this day, Simon Thurley explores how the structure of this small island prompted the world.
The construction of britain places into context the importance of a country’s architectural background and finds the way it is inextricably associated with the cultural previous – and present.
Saxon, Tudor, Georgian, Regency, even Victorian and Edwardian are all well-recognised architectural kinds, exhibiting the impression of the occasions that mark each one interval. Thurley seems to be at how the structure of britain has developed over 1000 years, uncovering the ideals, principles and aspirations of the folks who commissioned them, outfitted them and lived in them. He tells the attention-grabbing 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.