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The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildings

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From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the homes we live in, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world.


The Building of England puts into context the significance of a country’s architectural history and unearths how it is inextricably linked to the cultural past – and present.


Saxon, Tudor, Georgian, Regency, even Victorian and Edw
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Hardcover, 544 pages
Published December 6th 2013 by William Collins (first published October 10th 2013)
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A major work of architectural history based on the thesis that architecture is intrinsically linked with social and economic history.
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