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England's Thousand Best Houses

Jenkins, Simon

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ISBN 10: 0713995963 / ISBN 13: 9780713995961
Editorial: Allen Lane, London, 2003
Usado Condición: VG Pub's Cloth
Librería: Peter Goodden Books Ltd, (Bath, Reino Unido)

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A huge, if personal, survey of the English private house throughout the centuries, lavishly illustrated in colour throughout. The dustwrapper is slightly split at the head of the spine panel. The binding itself is creased at the head of the spine. But otherwise this is an excellent copy. N° de ref. de la librería 23942

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Título: England's Thousand Best Houses

Editorial: Allen Lane, London

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Pub's Cloth

Condición del libro:VG

Condición de la sobrecubierta: VG

Edición: First

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‘A hymn to good architecture, an ode to authentic domestic interiors … buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy to keep in the car. No other book (apart from his 1,000 Churches) will prompt so many joyous detours’ Christopher Hudson, Daily Mail

England’s houses are a treasure trove of riches and a unique, living record of the nation’s history. Simon Jenkins’s magnificent guide selects the finest palaces, mansions, halls, castles and cottages throughout the land, from the stately to the humble, in a glorious celebration of English life.

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Simon Jenkins's England's Thousand Best Houses is a sumptuous, encyclopaedic treasure trove of a book--an indispensable guide for anyone who has ever enjoyed nosing around any of England's great abbeys, halls, castles and homes. Retaining the winning, easy-to-use, format of the wonderful bestselling England's Thousand Best Churches Jenkins has sought out, county by county, the most beautiful, arresting and historically important "houses" (anywhere that anyone has ever laid their head) that we have to offer. From firm family favourites such as Windsor Castle, founded by William the Conqueror; the stunning grandeur of Elizabethan mansion Speke Hall; the triumphal Baroque of Blenheim Palace through and onto smaller, more intimate discoveries such as West Yorkshire's Red House (built for a Georgian cloth merchant and home of Charlotte Bronte's best pal Mary Taylor); and the fine Restoration plasterwork in Hereford's Holme Lacy House.

Jenkins continues a project that Nicolas Pevsner so successfully initiated in his ranging architectural classics. Each entry has a pithily sketched history and is marked out of five and the book is replete with Quintin Wright's excellent photographs: a copy for the home and another for the car would not be outlandish. Inevitably, lovers of England's architectural heritage will have wished Jenkins had included--or written more fulsomely on--their own particular favourite but disagreeing with Jenkins never takes away from the pleasure of this lovely, informative brick of a book. If you are going to give this as a gift, make sure you ask for a copy in return. --Mark Thwaite

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