Captures the decorative and architectural splendour of country houses all over England. Changing styles are traced and the work of architects such as Inigo Jones, Nicholas Hawksmore and Robert Adams is discussed along with the ornament contained in their creation. Originally published in 1985 by Wiedenfeld & Nicolson.
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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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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrate, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0753804395