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The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain

The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain (Hardback)

By Ziminski, Andrew

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Andrew Ziminski is a stonemason living and working in what was ancient Wessex. He has three decades of hands-on experience with the tangible history of this country, including raising stones at Stonehenge, the restoration of roman ruins in the City of Bath and work to save some o...f our most important medieval churches and cathedrals. But there's nothing dusty about this stonemason. The Stonemason begins with Andrew three hundred feet up Salisbury Cathedral, where he and his workmates are heaving new stone panels into place, taunted by the hoppy notes rising from the nearby brewery, and bombarded with debris by the nimbyish resident jackdaws. His work gives him a fascinating perspective on British history, nature and architecture. Offering a unique account of life as a craftsman and of working on some of this country's great monuments, The Stonemason is both a celebration of man's close relationship with stone, this greatest of natural materials, and a reminder of the value of 'made by hand' and 'made to last.'
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ISBN 9781473663930
Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
Publisher John Murray Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781473663930
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint John Murray Publishers Ltd
Released 5 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ziminski, Andrew
Category History of Art
Biography & Autobiography: General
Social & Cultural History
Archaeology By Period / Region
Conservation Of Buildings & Building Materials
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 158mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 693.1092
Weight 540g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Stonemasons - Great Britain, Historic buildings - Maintenance and repair - Great Britain, Historic buildings - Great Britain
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly