Castles of the Western World: With 240 Illustrations

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2002 - Architecture - 141 pages
This superb archive focuses on more than 200 structures — from temples, palaces and walls of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, to Romansque strongholds of the Normans and Gothic edifices of the crusaders and Teutonic knights, to lavish palaces built in Italy, France, England, Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia. 240 illustrations, including 98 plans and drawings.
 

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A lovely Castle book with some analysis, and a good collection of European builds, who weren't slavish to the Concentric plan. Tuulse was more interested in the tower houses built to conform to hills than the fortifications dominating the flatlands. By and large this book is the gold standard. Read full review

Contents

PREHISTORIC TIMES AND ANTIQUITY
7
H THE ROMANESQUE CASTLE
17
IH THE GOTHIC FORTRESS
48
CASTLE FORTRESS PALACE 115
217
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 130
245
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