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The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

English Country House Decoration

  • Author: Jeremy Musson
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN: 0847843335
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 272
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A highly detailed look at the most accomplished English country house interiors, exemplifying English decorating at its best. The English drawing room, a formal place within a house of status where family and honored guests could retire from the more public arena, is one of the most important rooms in an English country house, and thus great attention has been paid to preserving the decoration of this most elegant of spaces: the center of life in the English countryside and the epitome of English country house decoration. This book offers privileged access to fifty of the finest drawing rooms of country houses and historic townhouses—many still in private hands—including Althorp, Attingham, and Knepp Castle. Through these sumptuous rooms, readers experience a history of English decorating from the sixteenth century to the present day, including the work of design legends such as David Hicks, Nancy Lancaster, John Fowler, and David Mlinaric. Specially commissioned photographs capture the entirety of each room, as well as details of furniture, architectural elements, artwork, collections, and textiles, creating a visually seductive book that will inspire interior designers and homeowners interested in the widely popular classic English look.

The English Country House

The English Country House

From the Archives of Country Life

  • Author: Mary Miers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 484
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Sixty-two stunning houses in a range of architectural styles spanning seven centuries are brought to live through glorious imagery from the photography library of Country Life magazine.

Henbury

Henbury

An Extraordinary House

  • Author: Jeremy Musson,Hrh The Prince Of Wales
  • Publisher: Pimpernel Press
  • ISBN: 9781910258118
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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Henbury Hall in Cheshire has been described as the most beautiful house built in Britain in the last hundred years. This late 20th-century house rises from the rolling contours of its ancient parkland as a Palladian masterpiece of symmetry, elegance, and simplicity. Full of intriguing historic references, its form both venerable and familiar, it is unique in the story of 20th-century British architecture. Writing in Country Life in 2002, Jeremy Musson highlighted the enduring English love affair with the Palladian tradition, which, for lovers of classic country houses, makes "a first sight of the great villas of the Veneto feel like coming home." For the de Ferranti family, the Veneto was indeed home. So perhaps it is hardly surprising that when Sebastian de Ferranti (1927-2015), came to realize his vision for his house it should be based on Palladio's villa La Rotunda at Vicenza. Henbury Hall was designed by Julian Bicknell and Felix Kelly and built in the mid-1980s, with interior design by David Mlinaric. This book, drawing on more than 30 years of superb photography, is the complementary vision of Sebastian de Ferranti's widow, Gilly de Ferranti, her tribute to her husband's creation, and as beautiful a book as Henbury Hall is a house.

Interior Design and Identity

Interior Design and Identity

  • Author: Susie McKellar,Penny Sparke
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719067297
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 218
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This chronologically arranged set of case studies looks at how interior design has constantly redefined itself as a manifestation of culture, from the eighteenth-century to the present day. The book looks at the amateur activities of female "home makers" in search of creative outlets and married couples seeking to modernize their homes as well as the contributions of early professional (female) "interior decorators," and later, (male) "interior designers." It also considers the more anonymous role of commercial enterprises, such as hairdressing salons, cruise ships or modern offices. Issues relating to interiority, gender, and the relationship of the public sphere are also considered opening up a new level of design historical enquiry.

The design of the English country house, 1620-1920

The design of the English country house, 1620-1920

  • Author: John Harris,American Institute of Architects Foundation,Octagon (Washington, D.C.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 263
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English Country Houses: Early Georgian 1715-1760

English Country Houses: Early Georgian 1715-1760

  • Author: Christopher Hussey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780907462699
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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Touring and Publicizing England's Country Houses in the Long Eighteenth Century

Touring and Publicizing England's Country Houses in the Long Eighteenth Century

  • Author: Jocelyn Anderson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1501334999
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 256
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Over the course of the long 18th century, many of England's grandest country houses became known for displaying noteworthy architecture and design, large collections of sculptures and paintings, and expansive landscape gardens and parks. Although these houses continued to function as residences and spaces of elite retreat, they had powerful public identities: increasingly accessible to tourists and extensively described by travel writers, they began to be celebrated as sites of great importance to national culture. This book examines how these identities emerged, repositioning the importance of country houses in 18th-century Britain and exploring what it took to turn them into tourist attractions. Drawing on travel books, guidebooks, and dozens of tourists' diaries and letters, it explores what it meant to tour country houses such as Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth, Wilton, Kedleston and Burghley in the tumultuous 1700s. It also questions the legacies of these early tourists: both as a critical cultural practice in the 18th century and an extraordinary and controversial influence in British culture today, country-house tourism is a phenomenon that demands investigation.

Robert Adam

Robert Adam

Country House Design, Decoration, and the Art of Elegance

  • Author: Jeremy Musson
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
  • ISBN: 0847848515
  • Category: Country homes
  • Page: 272
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The definitive book on the most influential English country house architect and designer. This beautifully produced book celebrates the work of Robert Adam, the great eighteenth-century architect who influenced generations by stamping his distinctive neoclassical aesthetic vision on the English country house interior. Lavish new photography provides a deeply visual exploration of Adam's most important surviving country houses, to which the author and photographer gained unparalleled access. Included are magnificent country houses such as Syon House and Harewood House--styled and inspired by the ideal of the neoclassical--as well as Adam's castle-style Mellerstain and town houses such as Home House-- all captured in splendid detail. Original Adam design drawings, from Sir John Soane's Museum, illustrate the boldness of planning, color, and creative interpretation of Adam's domestic interiors. A biographical and contextual account of Adam's life and work describes his unique design process, his patrons, and the legacy of his design achievement. This richly illustrated volume will appeal to designers and homeowners as well as traditional architecture enthusiasts, promising to become an important addition to any architecture and interior design library.

Encyclopedia of Interior Design

Encyclopedia of Interior Design

  • Author: Joanna Banham
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136787585
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 1600
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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Architecture and Social Reform in Late-Victorian London

Architecture and Social Reform in Late-Victorian London

  • Author: Deborah E. B. Weiner
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719039140
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 244
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This book will be of interest to postgraduates and lecturers of architectural history; urban history; social history.