Medieval Masons brings the human element to Britain’s magnificent historical buildings. Who had the vision, the expertise and the sheer physical energy to create such masterpieces in stone?
The Master Mason was both architect and builder, and ran a team of exceptionally skilled specialist artisans. Using documentary and archaeological sources, Medieval Masons introduces us to all the elements of medieval building from the principles of design to how to identify individual masons’ work.
Buildings historian Malcolm Hislop provides an excellent overview of a huge topic – the reader will gain a whole new perspective and appreciation of the cathedral.