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The English Country House

An Art and a Way of Life

by Olive Cook

  • 77 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by W W Norton & Co Inc .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Photography,
  • Architecture,
  • General,
  • International Architecture - British,
  • England,
  • Palaces, chateaux, country houses,
  • Places & peoples: general interest

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7653837M
    ISBN 10050027309X
    ISBN 109780500273098


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For the aficionado of architecture, interiors, history or way of life, this is a keeper for your collection. The Rebirth of an English Country House: St Giles House Written by Tim Knox and The Earl of Shaftesbury, Photographed by Justin Barton, Introduction by Nick Ashley-Cooper and Jenny Chesher The brilliantly restored St.

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English Country House Murders, edited by Thomas Godfrey, is a collection of 22 short stories by celebrated mystery, crime and detective fiction authors. The introduction explains 14 basic rules a mystery must follow to be classified as an authentic English Country House Mystery: 1.

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Mary Miers has made a selection of 62 English Country Houses as featured in Country Life since aboutwhen beautiful colour photographs were used for the first time.

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Two small criticisms - 1 - this is a solid, academic, rather "dry" book which perhaps should be read in conjunction with Girouard's " A Country House Companion," which would appear to be all the bits he left out of this, and is, on its own a "slight", "wet", gossipy book. 2 - in /5(43).

Book of the day History books The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House by Adrian Tinniswood – reviewAuthor: Rachel Cooke.

This best-selling book is a beautifully illustrated history of the English country house from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. In it, renowned architectural historian Mark Girouard Reviews: 1. The mechanics of the social country house novel are similar: a remote location, misunderstandings and dark secrets are its cogs and wheels.

The intent here is different, though. Their empires are gone, their royalty have been variously beheaded or imprisoned in the pages of tabloids, their Olympic teams are routinely humiliated by squads from the New and Third Worlds—but France and England still have some really big houses.

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His Life in the English Country House won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize forand the WH Smith Literary Award in National Life Stories conducted an oral history interview (C/92) with Mark Girouard in for its Architects Lives' collection held by the British : 7 October His books include His Invention So Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren, The Polite Tourist: Four Centuries of Country House Visiting, and the Sunday Times bestseller, The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House between the Wars.

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In terms of the English country house, which is the subject of Adrian Tinniswood’s hugely enjoyable new book, that would mean the chilly Victorians (windows open all. The English House is a book of design and architectural history written by German architect Hermann Muthesius and published in Its three volumes provide a record of the revival of English domestic architecture during the later part of the nineteenth century.

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The English country house: from the archives of Country Life [Michael Hall]. An Ebook country house is a large house or mansion in the English countryside. Such houses were often owned by individuals who also owned a town house.