Fred Dibnah`s Buildings of Britain (Английские здания)
Автор: David Hall
Название: Fred Dibnah`s Buildings of Britain (Английские здания)
Издательство: Transworld Publishers
Классификация: ИНОСТРАННЫЕ ЯЗЫКИ , NON-FICTION , Архитектура
Дата издания: 2010
Описание: For a lot of people, one of their first questions when they visit a great historic building is How the heck did they build that all that time ago? How did they manage to lift all that stone and wood up to such a great height? In Fred Dibnahs Buildings of Britain we get Fred Dibnahs own distinctive answer to this question, as he takes us tosome of the countrys most famous and historic monuments, castles, cathedrals, abbeys, great houses and engineering marvels.One of Freds great passions was architecture,engineering and the craft skills of builders, carpenters, stonemasons and structural engineers. His interest was not in architectural theory but in the practicalities of how things were builtand with the help of his beautifully executed drawings he was very good at giving simple, vivid explanations of how things like great medieval castles and abbeys were built at a timewhen technology was limited and there were no power tools, no concrete, no steel, no engines and no heavy machinery. From Peterborough Cathedral to St Pauls and from theHumber Bridge to the Blackpool Tower, the book will take us on a tour of Britains great historic buildings with a very unique and charismatic guide - Fred Dibnah.