Castles from the Air : An Aerial Portrait of Britain's Finest Castles Hardback
by Paul Johnson
The castles of Britain are icons of history. They were built to mark the domains of the powerful and stood as symbols of authority.
They were built using the most advanced structural technology of the day and were designed to withstand the strongest of attacks. And their locations illustrate the understanding of how the lie of the land and a good position would assist their joint roles as defenders and emblems of power And no view of great castles is as imposing and revealing as the view from above -showing off their beauty, highlighting their purpose, focusing on their extraordinary design.
Castles From the Air shows the splendour and lasting resonance of the nation's best-loved castles.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 212 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/10/2006
- Category: Photographs: collections
- ISBN: 9780747587460
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Review by SueReber
Magnificent photos taken from the air gives you the idea of the magnitude of the castles and the castle grounds. Interesting information about the history and the structure is included with each photograph. The surrounding countryside is also included in these well photographed castles. The author is also a historian and has written many books about historical Britain. The photographer is an accomplished film maker and and has worked with the author on other ariel view books about England. The book's photos are large and mostly double spread. Wonderful book to have out to read and enjoy the photos.