Building in England down to 1540
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Publisher: Open University Press 1952
This standard work on building in England has now been reissued. It provides an account, firmly grounded in contemporary documentary evidence, of architecture and its practice until the mid 16th century. It examines the organization and economics of the building trade, its raw materials and their sources, the tools and techniques of the many and diverse workers involved, and the decoration of the finished structures. Original documents, including building and craftsmen's contracts, are reprinted in the appendices, making this a valuable source for anyone interested in medieval architecture.