This book reveals the decorative and architectural richness to be found in the English country house. Changing styles are traced from medieval manors to Baroque constructions and the Georgian period. The work of the most influential architects from Inigo Jones to Robert Adam is discussed, and the treasures in their creations captured. Drawing on houses from all over England, including Castle Howard in Yorkshire and Stourhead in Wiltshire, the English heritage is explored.
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A "companion" (not catalog) to the much-heralded National Gallery of Art exhibit, "The Treasure Houses of Britain," this richly illustrated volume is both handsome to the eye and intellectually pleasing. It is a grand tour indeed: a room-by-room inspection culled from a variety of residencesfrom Castle Howard in Yorkshire to Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshireof halls, galleries and saloons, dressing rooms, chapels, and stairways. The reader gets a picture (and background architectural and social history) of their place in domestic architecture through the centuries. A gazetteer, glossary, and floor plans complete the picture. The 180 color photos make the diversity of design grandly apparent. Essential for architectural and design collections; public libraries might consider as well. Carol Spielman Lezak, General Learning Corp., Highland Park, Ill.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción National Gallery of Art, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0821215981
Descripción Little Brown, Boston, 1985. Hardciver. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. NEW BOOK and DJ -- OLD Stock, 1985, NOT pre-owned -- in superior condition, and with new Mylar protection. // Green Hardcover, 240 pages, lavishly illustrated. // You want this book. Now. Size: Quarto, 10.25 x 10.5 Inches. Nº de ref. de la librería 105386
Descripción National Gallery of Art, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110821215981