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The stonemason

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Stonemason Andrew Ziminski has three decades of experience with the tangible history of this country – from raising stones at Stonehenge, the restoration of roman ruins in the City of Bath, to work to save some of our most important medieval churches and cathedrals. But there’s nothing dusty about this stonemason. Offering a unique account of life as a craftsman as well as a history of Britain from the New Stone Age to the Industrial Revolution, ‘The Stonemason’ is both a celebration of man’s close relationship with its greatest of natural materials, and a reminder of the value of ‘made by hand’.

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A stonemason’s story of the building of Britain: part archaeological history, part deeply personal insight into an ancient craft.

In his thirty-year career, stonemason Andrew Ziminski has worked on many of our greatest monuments. From Neolithic monoliths to Roman baths and temples, from the tower of Salisbury Cathedral to the engine houses, mills and aqueducts of the Industrial Revolution and beyond, The Stonemason is his very personal history of how Britain was built – from the inside out. Stone by different stone, culture by different culture, Andrew Ziminski (with his faithful whippet in tow) takes us on an unforgettable journey by river, road and sea through our countryside showing how the making of Britain’s buildings offers an unexpected and new version of our island story.

‘My school history lessons were focused around flat pages of facts, events and royal personalities, but for me it was the material aspects of the past, the tangible remnants left behind that were thrilling, and that it was these buildings and places, and learning how they worked, that really brought the past alive.’

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Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 2.6 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

693.1092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K