Discoveries: Cathedrals and Castles

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Harry N. Abrams, Feb 1, 1995 - Architecture - 176 pages
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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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As I was cleaning out my archetecture books to send to a nephew who is an architect, I found this and since it was small I read it. Great pictures and illustrations, minimal text, and nice selection ... Read full review

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A NEW WORLD
13
ON SITE
72
Further Reading
168
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About the author (1995)

Alain is chief curator of the Musee de Cluny and adjunct director of the Musees de France.

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