Publisher description for Stephen Biesty's castles / written by Meredith Hooper.


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Best-selling author, Stephen Biesty, famous for his "Incredible Cross-Sections" books, has now turned his attention to ten actual castles, as they were on ten historic dates (his 1994 book "Castle" focused on a single, imaginary castle). In his new, never-before-published book, Castles, he presents ten real castles each at a singular historic moment, from the 12th to the 19th century, in Europe, the Middle East, and Japan. A partial list includes, Chateau Gaillard, France, 1198 Krak des Chevaliers, Syria, 1271 Windsor Castle, England, 1344 Castel Sant' Angelo, Italy, 1527 Osaka Castle, Japan, 1614.

Each castle is illustrated with fascinating precision over a double-page spread, followed by a lively and informative two-page account of the history of the castle in its time. The combination of illustration and text brings both history and architecture to life. This may be the best-ever book about castles.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Castles, Civilization, Medieval