By Richard Barras

ISBN-10: 0230360351

ISBN-13: 9780230360358

This two-volume e-book explores how the good constructions of britain endure witness to 1000 years of the nation’s background. In all ages, funding in iconic constructions reaches a climax while the present mode of creation is working so much successfully, surplus wealth is so much ample, and the dominant classification ideas ideally suited. in the course of such classes of balance and prosperity, the call for for brand new structures is powerful, structural and stylistic thoughts abound, and there's fierce pageant to construct for lasting fame. Each such climax produces a different classic of hegemonic structures which are monuments to the wealth and tool of these who governed their world. 

this primary quantity presents an advent to the learn of wealth accumulation during the last millennium. There persist with 3 case reports of iconic development funding from the 11th to the 17th century. throughout the 11th and 12th centuries the conquering Norman kings and barons erected castles in the course of the kingdom to cement their feudal energy. through the 13th and fourteenth centuries the nice wealth of the ecclesiastical estates funded the lavish building of Gothic cathedrals and abbeys. throughout the 16th and early 17th centuries Tudor and Jacobean magnates vied to construct the main fabulous palaces and prodigy homes. The English Revolution introduced this period to a close.

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