The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain

Author:   Andrew Ziminski
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN:  

9781473663923


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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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 of 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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Author:   Andrew Ziminski
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint:   John Murray Publishers Ltd
ISBN:  

9781473663923


ISBN 10:   147366392
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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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 and has worked on some of the greatest and most interesting monuments in Britain; from using his skills to create a Stonehenge megalith, to the restoration of Roman ruins in Bath, to working on the tower of Salisbury Cathedral and the dome of St Paul's in London. He is happiest, however, when working on a humble medieval country church. Andrew is a SPAB William Morris Craft Fellow and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He lives in Somerset. This is his first book.

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