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Creating paradise

£22.99

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Building or rebuilding their houses was one of the main concerns of the English nobility and gentry, some might say their greatest achievement. This is the first book to look at the building of country houses as a whole. Creating Paradise shows why owners embarked on building programmes, often following the Grand Tour or excursions around other houses in England; where they looked for architectural inspiration and assistance; and how the building was actually done. It deals not only with great houses, including Holkham and Castle Howard, but also the diversity of smaller ones such as Felbrigg and Dyrham, and shows the cost not only of building but of decorating and furnishing houses and of making their gardens. Creating Paradise is an important and original contribution to its subject and a highly readable account of the attitude of the English ruling class to its most important possession.

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Author(s):
Richard Wilson and Alan Mackley
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1852852526
ISBN-13:
9781852852528
Publisher:
Hambledon and London
Title:
Creating Paradise, The building of the English country house 1660-1880

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Building or rebuilding their houses was one of the main concerns of the English nobility and gentry, some might say their greatest achievement. This is the first book to look at the building of country houses as a whole. Creating Paradise shows why owners embarked on building programmes, often following the Grand Tour or excursions around other houses in England; where they looked for architectural inspiration and assistance; and how the building was actually done. It deals not only with great houses, including Holkham and Castle Howard, but also the diversity of smaller ones such as Felbrigg and Dyrham, and shows the cost not only of building but of decorating and furnishing houses and of making their gardens. Creating Paradise is an important and original contribution to its subject and a highly readable account of the attitude of the English ruling class to its most important possession.

Author(s):
Richard Wilson and Alan Mackley
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1852852526
ISBN-13:
9781852852528
Publisher:
Hambledon and London
Title:
Creating Paradise, The building of the English country house 1660-1880

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