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Stone on Stone - The men who built the cathedrals

By Imogen Corrigan

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ISBN: 9780719827983
PUBLISHED: 21/01/2019
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 234x156 mm
INSIDE: 20 colour and black and white photos

Standing in the nave of a cathedral, it is hard not to wonder how ordinary human beings could have created sky-scraping, dizzyingly high buildings on which even the top-most parts were delicately decorated, in an age before even the simplest of power tools. Stone on Stone presents the full story of the men who built the cathedrals of the medieval era: who they were, how they lived and how with the simplest of hand tools they created the astonishing buildings that hundreds of years later still stand as monuments to their ingenuity and skill.

Topics covered include:

  • The context for building such huge places of worship
  • The men who built: who they were, and the challenges they had to face
  • Finding the materials
  • Construction techniques
  • Building control
  • Who paid for it all

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Latest Reviews
" The author has an engaging and informal style, and offers her own asides at frequent intervals, and an attentive reader learns much about medieval buildings and some of the countless individuals who worked on them. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Friends of Canterbury Cathedral Newsletter

" The jewel in the crown of Stone on Stone is the outcome of painstaking research by Imogen, that walks the reader through the construction of huge cathedrals and churches which even today are a mystery to us as to how they ever got built and remained standing for hundreds of years. "
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Reviewed By: Women In War Newsletter

" The premise of the book is to wonder, when looking up in the nave of a cathedral, how it could have been constructed using only basic tools. The book is extensively researched, as evidenced by the comprehensive notes and bibliography. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Ecclesiastical and Heritage World

" The author's research is impeccable - this is a wonderful history book. "
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Reviewed By: Yorkshire Gazette & Herald

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