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The English Country House

Author : Mary Miers
Publisher : Rizzoli International publication
Page : 494 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2009-10-06
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UCSD:31822036416857

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Sixty-two stunning houses in a range of architectural styles spanning seven centuries are brought to life through glorious imagery from the photography library of Country Life magazine.

Life in the English Country House

Author : Mark Girouard
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 358 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 1978-01-01
Category : History
ISBN : 0300058705

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Based on the author's Slade lectures given at Oxford University in 1975-76.

The English Country House

Author : James Peill,Julian Fellowes
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2017-01-31
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0500293074

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Ranging from Kentchurch Court, a former fortified medieval manor house that has been the seat of the Scudamore family for nearly 1,000 years, to a delightful Strawberry Hill-style Gothic house in rural Cornwall and car-crazed Goodwood House, this beautifully illustrated book showcases ten outstanding British country houses, all still in the hands of the original families. James Peill recounts the ups and downs of such deep-rooted clans as the Cracrofts, landowners in Lincolnshire since the 12th century, whose late 18th-century Hackthorn Hall is a perfect example of the kind of house Jane Austen describes in her novels (indeed, she appears on their family tree), as well as the relatively newly arrived Biddulphs, who constructed Rodmarton, an Arts & Crafts masterpiece, in the first decades of the last century. James Fennell has once again provided superb photographs of a wealth of gardens, charming interiors, bygone sporting trophies, fine art collections and fanciful family memorabilia, making The English Country House a delicious treat for Anglophiles and lovers of old houses.

English Country Houses and Landed Estates

Author : Heather Clemenson
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2021-12-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9781000393804

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Originally published in 1982, and based on extensive research in estates’ archives, this book outlines the changing fate of the 500 largest estates in England over the centuries. It examines estates in their heyday and looks at their changing role as they declined in the twentieth century, showing how some estates have survived and describing the differing uses to which country houses have been put.

English Country House Interiors

Author : Jeremy Musson
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2011-10-11
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9780847835690

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A highly detailed look at the English country house interior, offering unprecedented access to England’s finest rooms. In this splendid book, renowned historian Jeremy Musson explores the interiors and decoration of the great country houses of England, offering a brilliantly detailed presentation of the epitome of style in each period of the country house, including the great Jacobean manor house, the Georgian mansion, and the Gothic Revival castle. For the first time, houses known worldwide for their exquisite architecture and decoration--including Wilton, Chatsworth, and Castle Howard--are seen in unprecedented detail. With intimate views of fabric, gilding, carving, and furnishings, the book will be a source of inspiration to interior designers, architects, and home owners, and a must-have for anglophiles and historic house enthusiasts. The fifteen houses included represent the key periods in the history of English country house decoration and cover the major interior fashions and styles. Stunning new color photographs by Paul Barker-who was given unparalleled access to the houses-offer readers new insights into the enduring English country house style. Supplementing these are unique black-and-white images from the archive of the esteemed Country Life magazine. Among the aspects of these that the book covers are: paneling, textile hangings (silks to cut velvet), mural painting, plasterwork, stone carving, gilding, curtains, pelmets, heraldic decoration, classical imagery, early upholstered furniture, furniture designed by Thomas Chippendale, carved chimney-pieces, lass, use of sculpture, tapestry, carpets, picture hanging, collecting of art and antiques, impact of Grand Tour taste, silver, use of marble, different woods, the importance of mirror glass, boulle work, English Baroque style, Palladian style, neo-Classical style, rooms designed by Robert Adam, Regency, Gothic Revival taste, Baronial style, French 18th century style, and room types such as staircases, libraries, dining rooms, parlors, bedrooms, picture galleries, entrance halls and sculpture galleries. Houses covered include: Hatfield - early 1600s (Jacobean); Wilton - 1630/40s (Inigo Jones); Boughton - 1680/90s (inspired by Versailles); Chatsworth -1690/early 1700s (Baroque); Castle Howard - early 1700s (Vanbrugh); Houghton - 1720s (Kent); Holkham - 1730s-50s (Palladian); Syon Park - 1760s (Adam); Harewood - 1760s/70s (neo-Classical); Goodwood - 1790s/1800s (neo-Classical/Regency); Regency at Chatsworth/Wilton/C Howard etc - 1820/30s; Waddesdon Manor - 1870/80ss (French Chateau style); Arundel Castle -1880s/90s (Gothic Revival); Berkeley Castle - 1920/30s (period recreations and antique collections); Parham House - 1920s/30s (period restorations and antique collections). The range is from the early 17th century to present day, drawn from the authenticated interiors of fifteen great country houses, almost all still in private hands and occupied as private residences still today. The book shows work by twentieth-century designers who have helped evolve the country house look, including Nancy Lancaster, David Hicks, Colefax & Fowler, and David Mlinaric

Politics and the English Country House, 1688–1800

Author : Joan Coutu,Jon Stobart,Peter N. Lindfield
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Page : 343 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2023-02-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9780228014973

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Politics has always been at the heart of the English country house, in its design and construction, as well as in the activities and experiences of those who lived in and visited these places. As Britain moved from an agrarian to an imperial economy over the course of the eighteenth century, the home mirrored the social change experienced in the public sphere. This collection focuses on the relationship between the country house and the mutable nature of British politics in the eighteenth century. Essays explore the country house as a stage for politicking, a vehicle for political advancement, a symbol of party allegiance or political values, and a setting for appropriate lifestyles. Initially the exclusive purview of the landed aristocracy, politics increasingly came to be played out in the open, augmented by the emergence of career politicians – usually untitled members of the patriciate – and men of new money, much of it created on Caribbean plantations or in the employ of the East India Company. Politics and the English Country House, 1688–1800 reveals how, during this period of profound change, the country house remained a constant. The country house was the definitive tangible manifestation of social standing and, for the political class, owning one became almost an imperative. In its consideration of the country house as lived and spatial experience, as an aesthetic and symbolic object, and as an economic engine, this book offers a new perspective on the complexity of political meaning embedded in the eighteenth-century country house – and on ourselves as active recipients and interpreters of its various narratives, more than two centuries later.

The English Country Gentleman

Author : John Lloyd
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 60 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 1849
Category : Gentry
ISBN : HARVARD:HWDF27

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An English Country Manner

Author : Rory Clark
Publisher : Robinson
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2013-02-07
Category : History
ISBN : 9781472104434

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James Aden has his hands full when he leaves the comparative sanity of a job on an estate in Scotland when his wife inherits a farm in Suffolk. To supplement the income from the farm, he takes a job as an agent on Sir Charles Buckley's vast estate. The list of problems, and problematic characters, that he has to deal with is virtually endless with rogue chimney pots, unsavoury tenants and delinquent sheep giving him frought days and sleepless nights. There's no point in counting sheep to get to sleep when they simply won't do as they're told. Then there's the farm secretary, Gail, whose turbulent love life provides James with even more headaches than the troublesome sheep, without even the prospect of a decent Sunday roast to look forward to once the troublemakers have been put out of their misery!

The Bard's Banjo: English Country Clawhammer Banjo Solos

Author : STEVEN J. HARVEY
Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2012-02-28
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781619110403

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The Bard's Banjo: English Country Clawhammer Banjo Solos by STEVEN J. HARVEY Pdf

Here is a book of tunes from the Elizabethan era—the great period of English song—set in tablature for the clawhammer banjo. At first glance, it is true, the songs of Shakespeare's day and the mountain banjo seem to be worlds apart. But the musical traditions are, in fact, related, as Elizabethan songs are the old world cousins of mountain tunes. As a result, Elizabethan tunes are a natural way to extend the mountain banjo repertoire for intermediate and advanced players. Their pedigree, their modal feel, the lilting rhythms, and the ease with which they can be adapted to the banjo argue the case. At the same time, they open the possibility for new sounds—in particular new rhythms—for the old instrument, pushing the banjo beyond unnatural limitations and giving it a new voice. Each section of the book is organized around a traditional mountain tuning, with a mountain song serving as a model of that tuning, illuminating the relationship between the two musical worlds. "The Bard's Banjo" is the first banjo instruction book devoted to the repertoire of Elizabethan song. Free audio downloads are available for use with this title.

A Little History Of The English Country Church

Author : Roy Strong
Publisher : Random House
Page : 282 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2012-05-31
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781448138791

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Beautifully illustrated narrative history of the English country church In his engaging account, Sir Roy Strong celebrates the life of the English parish church From the arrival of the missionaries from Ireland and Rome, to the beautiful architecture and rich spirituality of medieval Catholicism; from the cataclysm of the Reformation, to the gentrified cleric we meet in Jane Austen novels, Roy Strong takes us on a journey - historical, social and spiritual - to explore what men and women experienced through the age when they went to church on Sunday. ‘Anyone with the slightest interest in the English parish church, of its life today, or its history will be intrigued, informed and enchanted by this lucid, and occasionally provocative, account’ Country Life

The English Country House Garden

Author : George Plumptre
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Page : 211 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2018-10-02
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9780711239760

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'This book will inspire and delight … the stories of these gardens so compellingly captured by George Plumptre make the reader stop and tarry awhile, marvelling at the energy, the vision and the passion of the people who created gardens such as Hidcote, Sissinghurst and Great Dixter.' (The English Garden) 'A feast of horticulture and Englishness.' (House & Garden) 'Tells the tale of the English Country House Gardens over the past 500 years expertly and informatively.' (Countryside Magazine) 'Sure to become a classic.' (Garden Design Journal) Gardening Book of the Year 2014 (Daily Telegraph) Revised and updated edition. There is something special about the English country house garden: from its quiet verdant lawns to its high yew hedges, this is a style much-desired and copied around the world. The English country house is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life. A pergola, a sundial, a croquet lawn, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to wander and relax, to share secrets, and above all to enjoy afternoon tea. But even the most peaceful of gardens also take passion and hard work to create. This new book takes a fresh look at the English country house garden, starting with the owners and the stories behind the making of the gardens. Glorious photographs capture the gardens at their finest moments through the seasons, and a sparkling and erudite text presents twenty-five gardens - some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some never-before-photographed - to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential. From the Victorian grandeur of Tyntesfield and Cragside, to the Arts & Crafts simplicity of Rodmarton Manor and Charleston; from Scampston, in the same family since the 17th century, to new gardens by Dan Pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith; and with favourites such as Hidcote and Great Dixter alongside new discoveries, this book will be a delicious treat for garden-lovers.

The English Country Gentleman; His Sports and Pastimes

Author : John LLOYD (of Brecon, the Elder.)
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 62 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 1849
Category : Electronic
ISBN : BL:A0026851908

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The Complete Scottish & English Country Dance Master for Recorders

Author : PATRICIA M O'SCANNELL
Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
Page : 64 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2010-10-07
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781609744359

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The Complete Scottish & English Country Dance Master for Recorders by PATRICIA M O'SCANNELL Pdf

The Artistic Directors of the award-winning Terra Nova Consort have been in residence at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over ten years. This, their first publication, contains over 40 arrangements for recorders of Renaissance English and Scottish Country-Dance music as early as Playford and up to the present. the arrangements in this book were written and performed by Patricia O'scannell, herself an accomplished recorder player, in the context of music being set for dances, balls and workshops, and are an excellent tool for aspiring players. the settings are for two to four recorders, allowing for numerous combinations of voicing depending on what the players have at hand, and include O'scannell's insightful comments about style and technique. the music may also be played on a variety of other instruments common to the genre and used by aficionados seeking arrangements for Scottish and English repertoire to play with dancers. Written for intermediate through advanced players with some parts appropriate for beginners, this collection will appeal to all serious recorder players.

Woodburn Grange; A story of English Country Life, In Three Volumes

Author : William Howitt
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Page : 206 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2023-11-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9783387308570

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Reproduction of the original. The publishing house Megali specialises in reproducing historical works in large print to make reading easier for people with impaired vision.