The English Castle - Goodall, John - Yale University Press
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The English Castle
Winner of the Large Format Illustrated Book of the Year Award for the 2011 Spear's Book Awards, in association with City Private Bank
Winner of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion 2011 given by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (UK Award)
Shortlisted for the William M. B. Berger Prize for British Art History, as given by the Berger Collection Educational Trust and The British Art Journal
Shortlisted for The Art Book Prize, as given by the Authors' Club.
Winner of the 2013 Historians of British Art Book Prize in the Pre-1800 category, given by the Historians of British Art.
From coast to coast, the English landscape is still richly studded with castles both great and small. As homes or ruins, these historic buildings are today largely objects of curiosity. For centuries, however, they were at the heart of the kingdom's social and political life. The English Castle is a riveting architectural study that sets this legion of buildings in historical context, tracing their development from the Norman Conquest in 1066 through the civil wars of the 1640s.
In this magnificent, compellingly written volume, which includes over 350 illustrations, John Goodall brings to life the history of the English castle over six centuries. In it he explores the varied architecture of these buildings and describes their changing role in warfare, politics, domestic living, and governance.
John Goodall is the architecture editor of the weekly magazine Country Life.
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