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Castles of the World | Coloring Book

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This carefully researched coloring book offers a fascinating pictorial survey and is a wonderful reference tool for anyone interested in or studying Medieval time periods, especially of castles in varying styles from Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and other countries, including Japan. You'll find meticulously accurate depictions -- ready for coloring -- of 31 magnificent structures, from the early English motte-and-bailey strongholds to the romantic nineteenth-century royal residence at Neuschwanstein, built for King Ludwig II of Bavaria.

The finely detailed drawings -- each printed in authentic detail on a full page or two-page spread -- appear in roughly chronological order and illustrate the architectural development of the castle from the primitive tower on the hill of the eleventh century to the sophisticated Norman castle of the mid-thirteenth century, to later structures that represented a shift from fortress to residential castles. Colorists are invited to re-create the appearance of such famed castles as Windsor and Caernarvon (Great Britain), Blarney (Ireland), the Segovia Alcázar (Spain), Krak des Chevaliers (Syria), Hochosterwitz (Austria), Provins and Pierrefonds (France), and many more. Identifying captions provide concise background information on each structure's history, construction, and inhabitants.

This attractive volume offers not only hours of educational entertainment for colorists of all ages but a fascinating glimpse of the history and architecture of the medieval era.


  • Created by A. G. Smith.
  • Published by Dover Publications, September 1, 1986.
  • Ages 8 years - adult
  • 0.25" H x 10.34" L x 8.28" W (0.39 lbs) 48 pages
  • Softcover



A Motte-and-Bailey Castle
Tour de Cesar, Provins, France
Berg Steinsberg, Germany
Montagnana, Italy
Dover Castle, Kent, England
Stokesay Castle, Shropshire, England
Krak des Chevaliers, Syria
Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan, Wales
Caernarvon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales
Harlech Castle, Gwynedd, Wales
Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight, England
Hurstmonceaux Castle, Sussex, England
Beersel Castle, Belgium
The parts of a Norman castle
Bodiam Castle, Sussex, England
Chateau de la Clayette, Burgandy, France
Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
Blarney Castle, Cork, Ireland
Doornenburg Castle, Holland
Claypotts, Dundee, Scotland
Chateau de Pierrefonds, Oise, France
Alcazar, Segovia, Spain
Montealegre, Spain
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Karlstejn Castle, Czechoslovakia
Hochosterwitz, Austria
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
Neuschwanstein, Germany
Tower of Belem, Portugal
Chateau de Chenonceaux, Touraine, France
Himeji Castle, Japan