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Discoveries: Cathedrals and Castles (Discoveries)

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Publisher Comments:

Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.

Synopsis:

The lofty spires of Gothic cathedrals and massive fortifications of magnificent castles represent the pinnacle of building achievement in medieval western Europe. Learn how the era's ingenious new tools and techniques helped to create not only these extravagant monuments but also bridges, houses, and city walls. In this book, the story of the birth of the building trades-and the changing society it reflected-gains an exciting new dimension.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 168) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810928121
Translator:
Stonehewer, Rosemary
Author:
Stonehewer, Rosemary
Author:
Erlande-Brandenburg, Alain
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Architecture and society
Subject:
Architecture, medieval
Subject:
Cathedrals
Subject:
History : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Harry Abrams
Series:
Discoveries Harry Abrams
Series Volume:
no. 218
Publication Date:
19950201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.97x4.95x.48 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , The lofty spires of Gothic cathedrals and massive fortifications of magnificent castles represent the pinnacle of building achievement in medieval western Europe. Learn how the era's ingenious new tools and techniques helped to create not only these extravagant monuments but also bridges, houses, and city walls. In this book, the story of the birth of the building trades-and the changing society it reflected-gains an exciting new dimension.
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