Castle Builders: Approaches to Castle Design and Construction in the Middle Ages (Paperback)
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Castle Builders: Approaches to Castle Design and Construction in the Middle Ages (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 01/03/2021
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In Castle Builders, Malcolm Hislop looks at the hugely popular subject of castles from the unusual perspective of design and construction. In this general introduction to the subject, we discover something of the personalities behind their creation - the architects and craftsmen - and, furthermore, the techniques they employed, and how style and technology was disseminated. Castle Builders takes both a thematic and a chronological approach to the design and construction of castles, providing the reader with clear lines of development. Themes include earth, timber and stone construction techniques, the evolution of the great tower, the development of military engineering, the progression of domestic accommodation, and the degree to which aesthetics contributed to castle design. AUTHOR: Malcolm Hislop is a buildings archaeologist and author with a special interest in medieval buildings. His doctoral thesis was based around the career of the Durham master mason, John Lewyn, one of the most prolific castle builders of the fourteenth century, and he has continued to maintain a keen interest in the process of medieval building design and construction. He is the author of John Lewyn of Durham, How to Build a Cathedral and How to Read Castles. Born in Yorkshire, he now lives in north-east Wales. 150 colour illustrations

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781526796615
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 246 x 172 mm

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“An excellent and educational read.”

This was an excellent and educational read. It was well researched and clearly explained, and I enjoyed how it worked through the building materials to more modern ones, and the layout was easy to follow. While there... More

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“Highly recommended”

An interesting, well researched and informative read that helped to learn more about castles and how they were built.
I like the clear explanations, the details and the illustrations.
Highly recommended.
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