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The English Country House

Author : Mary Miers
Publisher : Rizzoli International publication
Page : 494 pages
File Size : 51,8 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.

The English Country House

Author : James Peill,Julian Fellowes
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 55,6 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.

Life in the English Country House

Author : Mark Girouard
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 358 pages
File Size : 41,6 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 Long Weekend

Author : Adrian Tinniswood
Publisher : Basic Books
Page : 344 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2016-05-03
Category : History
ISBN : 9780465098651

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From an acclaimed social and architectural historian, the tumultuous, scandalous, glitzy, and glamorous history of English country houses and high society during the interwar period As WWI drew to a close, change reverberated through the halls of England's country homes. As the sun set slowly on the British Empire, the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. In The Long Weekend, historian Adrian Tinniswood introduces us to the tumultuous, scandalous and glamorous history of English country houses during the years between World Wars. As estate taxes and other challenges forced many of these venerable houses onto the market, new sectors of British and American society were seduced by the dream of owning a home in the English countryside. Drawing on thousands of memoirs, letters, and diaries, as well as the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and bibulous butlers, Tinniswood brings the stately homes of England to life as never before, opening the door to a world by turns opulent and ordinary, noble and vicious, and forever wrapped in myth. We are drawn into the intrigues of legendary families such as the Astors, the Churchills and the Devonshires as they hosted hunting parties and balls that attracted the likes of Charlie Chaplin, T.E. Lawrence, and royals such as Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. We waltz through aristocratic soiré, and watch as the upper crust struggle to fend off rising taxes and underbred outsiders, property speculators and poultry farmers. We gain insight into the guilt and the gingerbread, and see how the image of the country house was carefully protected by its occupants above and below stairs. Through the glitz of estate parties, the social tensions between old money and new, the hunting parties, illicit trysts, and grand feasts, Tinniswood offers a glimpse behind the veil of these great estates -- and reveals a reality much more riveting than the dream.

English Country House Interiors

Author : Jeremy Musson
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 42,6 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

The Rebirth of an English Country House

Author : The Earl of Shaftesbury,Tim Knox
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2018-09-25
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780847863204

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The brilliantly restored St. Giles House, in the idyllic Dorset countryside, offers high-point Georgian architecture and interiors that bridge many historical styles. The 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, 39-year-old Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, invites the reader into the house that his family has called home since the fifteenth century. In recent years, his award-winning restoration has brought the house back to life, transforming exquisite spaces that honor the past while being suited to twenty-first-century living. English country-house splendor, through the hands of some of the world’s top artisans and craftspeople, returns to the house in the form of re-created wallpapers, customized paints, revived furniture from the Georgian and Victorian periods, reworked antique Brussels tapestries, restored plasterwork and textiles, and a complete overhaul of the landscape, with its sunken garden, woodlands, avenue of beeches, lake, and shell-encrusted grotto. With stories of noteworthy architecture, beautiful interiors, and centuriesof a single family’s involvement in British and world history, this book will appeal to devotees of country living, the aristocratic life, historic houses, and English interior design.

The English Country House Garden

Author : Marcus Harpur,George Plumptre
Publisher : Frances Lincoln
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2014-10-28
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781781011881

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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. The English Country House Garden 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 Irish Country House

Author : Knight of Glin,James Peill
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Architecture, Domestic
ISBN : 0500515476

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This book takes the reader on a tour of ten grand Irish country houses, provided an intimate look at a marvellous hotchpotch of rooms and decoration.

Romantics and Classics

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 306 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2021-03-02
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9780847869855

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Living today in the houses of the English countryside, owners blend contemporary style with the old, good bones of manor houses and country seats, redefining the notion of English country and creating interiors that are both chic and intimate. English country house style looms large in the collective imagination, inspiring fantasies of life in a centuries-old manor house, overlooking verdant hills dotted with sheep. This book allows us to enter some of the most exceptional of England's historic houses that are lived in and decorated for today by their imaginative owners and designers. Jeremy Musson and Hugo Rittson Thomas have assembled a stunning collection of twenty charming homes that reveal a remarkable wealth of taste and style inspiration, both inside and out, ranging from traditional and classic to contemporary and bohemian, with examples including Haddon Hall, Smedmore, Court of Noke, and The Laskett. Musson's text illuminates the history of each home, showing how each has become a canvas upon which its owner has deeply imprinted their personality. Essays on furniture, gardens, and color expand upon three essential components of country style. Rittson Thomas's superb photography captures the telling details in natural-lit interiors and exquisite gardens. This volume is sure to appeal to Instagram fanatics and traditionalists alike.

The Story of the Country House

Author : Clive Aslet
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2021-09-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780300263138

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The fascinating story of the evolution of the country house in Britain, from its Roman precursors to the present The Story of the Country House is an authoritative and vivid account of the British country house, exploring how they have evolved with the changing political and economic landscape. Clive Aslet reveals the captivating stories behind individual houses, their architects, and occupants, and paints a vivid picture of the wider context in which the country house in Britain flourished and subsequently fell into decline before enjoying a renaissance in the twenty-first century. The genesis, style, and purpose of architectural masterpieces such as Hardwick Hall, Hatfield House, and Chatsworth are explored, alongside the numerous country houses lost to war and economic decline. We also meet a cavalcade of characters, owners with all their dynastic obsessions and diverse sources of wealth, and architects such as Inigo Jones, Sir John Vanbrugh, Robert Adam, Sir John Soane and A.W.N. Pugin, who dazzled or in some cases outraged their contemporaries. The Story of the Country House takes a fresh look at this enduringly popular building type, exploring why it continues to hold such fascination for us today.

The American Country House

Author : Clive Aslet
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2004-01-01
Category : History
ISBN : 0300105053

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This magnificent book describes the great country houses built with American industrial fortunes from the end of the Civil War until 1940. The American Country House draws on the rich and often amusing writings of contemporaries to evoke the lives the buildings served as well as architectural shapes they took. 275 illustrations.

The Uninvited Guests

Author : Sadie Jones
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Page : 233 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2012-04-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307402554

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It's rural England, just after the turn of the last century. Charlotte married Edward Shift after the sudden death of her first husband, Horace Torrington. They live at Sterne, the home they are in danger of losing due to a financial crisis, with Charlotte's 3 children: Emerald, Clovis and Smudge. On the day of Emerald's birthday party, a terrible train wreck occurs on a branch line and the stranded passengers seek refuge at Sterne. Among these passengers is Charlie Traversham-Beechers, a sketchy figure from Charlotte's past. This unusual guest list makes for an unforgettable birthday celebration for Emerald and an evening of the past literally coming back to haunt Charlotte.

English House Style from the Archives of Country Life

Author : John Goodall
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 434 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2019-09-10
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9780847865512

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An inspirational look at the most iconic interior styles of magnificent English country houses: a thousand years of decorating as told through famous and many never-published photographs, all culled from the incomparable archive of Country Life magazine. This gorgeously illustrated tome is as indispensable as it is beautiful, a rich resource and a visual guide of quintessential British country house style for decorators, architects, designers, and the many armchair travelers who fantasize about revitalizing or re-creating their own castle on the hill. English House Style traces the evolution of sixteen quintessential interior styles found in British homes that have helped lay the foundations for what have become the touchstones for every decorator, designer, and architect working today. Each style, from Gothic and Tudor to Cottage, Arts and Crafts, and Palladian, is represented through lavish photography culled from the rich archive of Country Life, the hugely popular 120-year-old British magazine about life and living in the estates, castles, and cottages that are ubiquitous across the countryside. Also explored are the most influential tastemakers through the centuries, from Horace Walpole and William Morris to Nancy Lancaster and Colefax and Fowler. Decorators across the globe draw from these styles, which are embodied in the most important homes across England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, many of which are featured here, including the magnificent Castle Howard, Chatsworth House, Strawberry Hill, and Hatfield House, along with exquisite hidden gems, such as Wardington Manor, Marchmont House, and Lindisfarne Castle.

The English Country House in Literature

Author : Geoffrey Hiller
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Country homes
ISBN : 1922235296

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This anthology brings together some of the finest writing in English on the subject of the English country house, a topic currently enjoying a renascence of academic and general interest. The houses represented are for the most part fictional, and the extracts illustrate the various ways in which such descriptions function as part of the system of meanings in a novel, play, or poem. People shape their houses and their houses shape them. Houses may be seen as architectural metaphors of their owners. The extracts of this anthology demonstrate that an author's descriptions of a country houses features make it a metonym of its owners or occupiers. In a vast number of instances houses are depicted (even before the owner is described) in such a way as to give insights into, or clues to, his or her social status, and ethical and moral tastes. The various glimpses that the extracts provide of the country house its architecture, its garden, the well-being of its servants and tenants, the hospitality (or lack of it) that its guests experience, the extent of the paternalism in the running of the estate all in some way reflect the character of the owners. The huge ostentatious villa of Popes Timon reflects the vulgar pretension of its owner, and the noble house and demesne of Beaumanoir is a home befitting the cultured and hospitable Lord Henry Sydney in Disraeli's Coningsby. Moreover, by implication the house itself may well become a representative example of others of its kind: so we are led to believe that Jane Austens Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice with its tasteful elegance is a type of many others such; and that (later) there are many houses throughout England like Waughs Brideshead whose glory has vanished after the second World War. The Introduction provides some historical and cultural context for the institution of the country house and traces some of the themes and topics that have persisted or been transformed during the long period (from the sixteenth century to the twentieth) of its representation in English literature. Each extract has a short introduction that provides its context, indicates salient details, and in doing so makes clear why it has been included. With the exception of Spenser, texts are in modern spelling and specific sources are listed separately at the end of the book.

The English Country House Party

Author : Phyllida Barstow
Publisher : Sutton Publishing
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Architecture
ISBN : IND:30000056731130

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During the golden age of English country house entertaining, from the death of Prince Albert in 1861 to the outbreak of World War I, invitations passed back and forth among members of the aristocracy. Barstow brings to life the personalities and lifestyles of a vanished age in this carefully researched and illustrated study. International royalty and the political figures of the day also feature, none more memorably than the Shah of Persia, who offered to buy the Marchioness of Londonderry and advised the Prince of Wales to execute the Duke of Sutherland when he became king. The text reveals the social and political importance of the house party and also describes the role of the country house in its local and national setting. The decline of country house living after World War I and the beginnings of the National Trust and other efforts to save for the nation these former playgrounds of the elite form the concluding chapters.