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    Description"Building St Pauls" tells the story of this remarkable building and of those responsible for its construction, from the time of the disastrous Great Fire to the cathedrals final completion in 1708. Christopher Wren is well known, yet this book also considers those ordinary craftsmen whose work on St Pauls has received less attention: the contractors and overseers, the quarrymen on the Isle of Portland, the humble stonemasons and carpenters who shaped the materials. It also unravels the complicated tangle of the cathedrals finances and the struggles for money that at one time threatened to undermine the whole enterprise. By looking at such details, Campbells account reaffirms St Pauls not only as one mans masterwork, but as an incredible collaborative achievement.


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    Title
    Building St Pauls
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James W. P. Campbell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 420 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500342442
    ISBN 10: 050034244X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AMN
    BISAC V2.8: ARC016000
    DC22: 726.6094212
    Thema V1.0: AMN
    Illustrations note
    52 illustrations, 11 in colour
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    21 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    James W. P. Campbell is Fellow of Architecture and History of Art at Queens' College, Cambridge. Among his previous books is the highly acclaimed Brick: A World History, published by Thames & Hudson in 2003.
    Table of contents
    1. A New Dome for London; 2. The Astronomer Architect; 3. Fire and Destruction; 4. Models, Designs and Warrants; 5. The Demolition Men; 6. Life in the Office ofWorks; 7. The Phoenix Rising; 8. Financing the Works; 9. The Wealth of Masons; 10. Carpenters and Scaffolding; 11. Getting Materials; 12. Collapsing Vaults and Flying Buttresses; 13. The Race to Finish the Choir; 14. Roofing the Cathedral; 15. Designing the Dome; 16. Catenary Curves and Parabolic Conoids; 17. The Telescope in the Tower; 18. Frauds and Abuses; 19. The Cathedral Completed.