Although known for its lush green vistas and glorious countryside, Ireland also boasts an architectural trove of 18th- and 19th-century country houses.Great Houses of Ireland reveals 26 of these wonderful castles and county seats, many never published before in full color.
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This elegant production, the collaborators' third "Great Houses" title after England and Wales and Scotland, follows a familiar floorplan. Handsome photographs of Queen Anne and Georgian exteriors and interiors, including many architectural details, showcase 26 country castles and county seats. The text is graceful and informative, tactfully favoring aesthetics, history, and restoration efforts over strident Republican charges that the mansions are hated symbols of the British Ascendancy and oppression. As editor of the four-volume "Guide to Country Houses" series, which covers 5000 family seats in the British Isles, the author knows houses and how to write about them. The work surpasses coffee-table status through its serious descriptions and outstanding photography. Equally appealing to public library history/travel collections and to academic architecture collections.
-Russell T. Clement, Univ. of Tennessee Lib., Knoxville
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Descripción Laurence King, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Book in MINT condition, dust jacket has some slight edge wear and creases. Very heavy book. Ships from Berlin Bookshop. BX26. Nº de ref. de la librería 8159BX36
Descripción Rizzoli Intl Pubns, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. 1856691721. Nº de ref. de la librería 603926
Descripción Laurence King Publishing, 1999. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st Ed.. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP21382372
Descripción Laurence King, 1999. 1856691721, 1999. 1st edn. 4to. Original gilt lettered dark green cloth (minor wear at extrems, otherwise VG, dustwrapper (VG). Pp. 272, illus with coloured photos throughout (no inscriptions). Nº de ref. de la librería 110119
Descripción Laurence King Publishing 08/11/1999, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. A few light scratches and minor shelf wear on jacket. Also two small water stains on bottom edge of jacket and cover. Content is fine. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 109097-9
Descripción Laurence King, London, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VG. Forest green cloth, gilt letters on spine, dark green & color illus. dust jacket, illus. flyleaves, 272 pp., 300 color illus.; weighs 5 lbs. Looks at 26 of the most notable great houses in Ireland, "showing them in their wonderfully romantic settings and with an acute eye for the striking detail. Hugh Montgomery-Massingherd brings the buildings to life, telling the story of their creation with many amusing anecdotes about their owners. Ireland's unrivalled heritage of Classical country house architecture was for a long time misunderstood and under-appreciated. This exceptionally handsome book is well timed to chronicle the significant shift that has occurred in attitudes to these temples of truly Irish craftsmanship." (dj). Nº de ref. de la librería 150939
Descripción Laurence King, London, 1999. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Excellent. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Excellent. First Edition. For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Packed weight = 02.55kg. Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage. Please contact us using the 'Ask the Bookseller a Question' link before placing your order. For non UK customers special arrangements apply to parcels weighing over 5Kg (2Kg for Canada). UK ONLY. A first edition in excellent condition throughout. Full of fascinating photographs. Fine cloth boards. Excellent non price clipped d\w. 272pp. Buying more than one book will save on postage costs. We have split our books into 70 + categories. We have 1 photo of this book, available to abe customers on request. This description is to be read in conjunction with these photographs. Size: 10¾" - 12¾" Tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 010933
Descripción Laurence King Publishing, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st Ed.. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1856691721