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A House in the Country

A House in the Country
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-13
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0865653291
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Summary : Nestled amid the lush, gently rolling hills of cattle and horse farms in Millbrook, New York, is a handsome Greek Revival house that looks like it s always been there. In fact, it is brand new the collaborative effort of architect Peter Pennoyer and his wife, interior designer Katie Ridder. This irresistible book, exquisitely illustrated with photographs, finely rendered plans, and hand-painted illustrations, tells the home s story. The design followed Pennoyer s conviction that historical examples are a springboard for the imagination and offer compelling solutions for new architecture. So, though many characteristics of the house are classical, and, more specifically, Greek Revival, it is also thoroughly contemporary and environmentally friendly, with an exuberantly colorful interior and spectacular gardens."

A House in the Country

A House in the Country
  • Author : Jocelyn Playfair
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :261
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105112847327
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Summary : The great interest of Jocelyn Playfair's book for modern readers is its complete authenticity. Set sixty years ago at the time of the fall of Tobruk in 1942, one of the low points of the war, and written only a year later when we still had no idea which way the war was going.

A House in the Country

A House in the Country
  • Author : RUTH. ADAM
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-03
  • Total pages :206
  • ISBN : 1913527239
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Summary : "[I]f only we could make the manor subscribe a little bit towards her own upkeep," we fretted. But she was an aristocratic lady on our hands. All ideas for making her work for a living were wrecked on the fact that she was born to be served and not to serve. Six friends have spent the dark, deprived years of World War II fantasising-in air raid shelters and food queues-about an idyllic life in a massive country house. With the coming of peace, they sieze on a seductive newspaper ad and take possession of a neglected 33-room manor in Kent, with acres of lavish gardens and an elderly gardener yearning to revive the estate's glory days. But the realities of managing this behemoth soon dawn, including a knife-wielding maid, unruly pigs, and a paying guest who tells harrowing stories of her time in the French Resistance, not to mention the friends' conscientious efforts to offer staff a fair 40-hour work week and paid overtime. And then there's the ghost of an overworked scullery maid . . . Based on the actual experiences of Ruth Adam, her husband, and their friends, A House in the Country is a witty and touching novel about the perils of dreams come true. But it's also a constantly entertaining tale packed with fascinating details of post-war life-and about the realities of life in the kind of house most of us only experience via Downton Abbey.

Life in the English Country House

Life in the English Country House
  • Author : Mark Girouard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1978-01-01
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 0300058705
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Summary : Based on the author's Slade lectures given at Oxford University in 1975-76.

The American Country House

The American Country House
  • Author : Clive Aslet
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-01-01
  • Total pages :302
  • ISBN : 0300105053
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Summary : 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 English Country House

The English Country House
  • Author : James Peill
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10-22
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0865653062
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Summary : "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 to a ducal palace (Badminton) to stately Goodwood House, England's greatest sporting estate, this beautifully illustrated book showcases ten outstanding British country houses--all still in the hands of descendants of the original owners. James Peill, co-author of Vendome's The Irish Country House and curator of Goodwood House, recounts the ups and downs of such deep-rooted clans as the Cracrofts, landowners in Lincolnshire since the twelfth century, whose late-eighteenth-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, the photographer of this volume and its Scottish and Irish companions, has once again provided 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. "--

Technology in the Country House

Technology in the Country House
  • Author : Marilyn Palmer,Ian West
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :205
  • ISBN : 1848022808
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Summary : Brings together research on the introduction of domestic technologies into country houses and their estates.

The Country House Library

The Country House Library
  • Author : Mark Purcell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-03
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780300248685
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Summary : Beginning with new evidence that cites the presence of books in Roman villas and concluding with present day vicissitudes of collecting, this generously illustrated book presents a complete survey of British and Irish country house libraries. Replete with engaging anecdotes about owners and librarians, the book features fascinating information on acquisition bordering on obsession, the process of designing library architecture, and the care (and neglect) of collections. The author also disputes the notion that these libraries were merely for show, arguing that many of them were profoundly scholarly, assembled with meticulous care, and frequently used for intellectual pursuits. For those who love books and the libraries in which they are collected and stored, The Country House Library is an essential volume to own.

A Very Big House in the Country

A Very Big House in the Country
  • Author : Claire Sandy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-30
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781447276241
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Summary : 'Holidays are about surviving the gaps between one meal and another.' For one long hot summer in Devon, three families are sharing one very big house in the country. The Herreras: made up of two tired parents, three grumbling children and one promiscuous dog; the Littles: he's loaded (despite two divorces and five kids), she's gorgeous, but maybe the equation for a truly happy marriage is a bit more complicated than that; and the Browns, who seem oddly jumpy around people, but especially each other. By the pool, new friendships blossom; at the Aga door, resentments begin to simmer. Secret crushes are formed and secret cigarettes cadged by the teens, as the adults loosen their inhibitions with litres of white wine and start to get perhaps a little too honest . . . Mother hen to all, Evie Herreras has a life-changing announcement to make, one that could rock the foundations of her family. But will someone else beat her to it?

The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century

The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century
  • Author : Christopher Christie
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :333
  • ISBN : 0719047250
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Summary : This work explores the British country house between 1700-1830 and looks at the lives of the noblemen and the servants who inhabited them. Reference is made to the whole of the British Isles and there is a discussion of their political significance.

The English Country House

The English Country House
  • Author : James Peill,Julian Fellowes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-01-31
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0500293074
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Summary : 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.

Country House

Country House
  • Author : Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :59
  • ISBN : 9057020017
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Summary : Country House, a ''comedy with corpses, '' is a wicked subversion of all those realistic psychological dramas of jealousy, adultery, murder and suicide that ask to be taken seriously. Witkacy's send-up assumes the form of a ghost story full of surprises, in the course of which an entire family of four is gleefully dispatched to the other world. When it was first performed in 1923 in Torun, Country House was judged unsuitable for the general public because it derided moral, social and dramatic convention. Three years later, as directed by the playwright himself in Lwów, the drama proved an unexpected success with audiences (although it only ran for four nights) and ever since has been among Witkacy's most frequently performed works. Today we can appreciate Country House not only as a systematic demolition of stage realism, but also as an anxious probing of the elusive boundaries between life and death, exposing the ''dark places'' of the human psyche that make us laugh nervously.

How to Read a Country House

How to Read a Country House
  • Author : Jeremy Musson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : UOM:39015063237807
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Summary : Why was heraldry so important to the families for whom houses were built? How does the layout of a house reveal the values of the people who lived in it? By reading the architectural features of a house - even simple items such as windows, doors, chimneys and staircases - we can learn so much about the past. Interiors, as well as exteriors, have a story to tell, with floor layouts and contents of rooms revealing much about the people who built and lived in them. We can also read the iconography of a house: its symbols and images, spanning subjects such as classical mythology, religion and British history. Heraldry too is an essential tool for understanding much of the details found in country houses, from coats of arms to crests, or fireplace decorations and ceiling bosses. Through all this, we gain a glimpse into the social world of the families who lived there - and discover that the stories of many country houses are inextricably linked by marriage, royalty or political or military service. Richly illustrated with stunning photographs from the unique archive of Country Life magazine, this book is a joy for all those who want to learn more about our heritage, art and architecture, and the essential characteristics of a classic country house.

Nora Murphy's Country House Style

Nora Murphy's Country House Style
  • Author : Nora Murphy,Duanne Simon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-25
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 0865653542
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Summary : Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment--her own home in Newtown, Connecticut--into a multimedia juggernaut. Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned her a devoted following all over the country. Now she has distilled the essence of her knowledge about country house style and how to achieve it in this irresistible volume. The first part of the book lays out the universal elements of the style; the second reveals how she has incorporated these elements into her own home; and the third shows how the elements of this comfortable, comforting, easy aesthetic and approach to life can be applied in different ways and in different locations to striking, individual effect. Five homes, each of which expresses a unique take on the style, are featured. Part primer, part wish book, Nora Murphy's Country House Style is all inspiration.

The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend
  • Author : Adrian Tinniswood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-03
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 9780465098651
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Summary : From an acclaimed social and architectural historian, the tumultuous, scandalous, glitzy, and glamourous history of English country houses and high society during the interwar period

Doll's House Sticker Book Country House Gardens Sticker Book

Doll's House Sticker Book Country House Gardens Sticker Book
  • Author : Struan Reid
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-01
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : 1474917941
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Summary : The gardens of stately homes are often spectacular in their own right and this sticker book encourages the reader to create an imaginative garden, laid out exactly as they feel inspired. Smaller stickers can be layered over the top of larger stickers to create garden features. A lovely addition to the Doll's House Sticker Book series.

The Philadelphia Country House

The Philadelphia Country House
  • Author : Mark E. Reinberger,Elizabeth McLean
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-11-06
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781421411637
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Summary : Colonial Americans, if they could afford it, liked to emulate the fashions of London and the style and manners of English country society while at the same time thinking of themselves as distinctly American. The houses they built reflected this ongoing cultural tension. By the mid-eighteenth century, Americans had developed their own version of the bourgeois English countryseat, a class of estate equally distinct in social function and form from townhouses, rural plantations, and farms. The metropolis of Philadelphia was surrounded by a particularly extraordinary collection of country houses and landscapes. Taken together, these estates make up one of the most significant groups of homes in colonial America. In this masterly volume, Mark Reinberger, a senior architectural historian, and Elizabeth McLean, an accomplished scholar of landscape history, examine the country houses that the urban gentry built on the outskirts of Philadelphia in response to both local and international economic forces, social imperatives, and fashion. What do these structures and their gardens say about the taste of the people who conceived and executed them? How did their evolving forms demonstrate the persistence of European templates while embodying the spirit of American adaptation? The Philadelphia Country House explores the myriad ways in which these estates—which were located in the country but responded to the ideas and manners of the city—straddled the cultural divide between urban and rural. Moving from general trends and building principles to architectural interiors and landscape design, Reinberger and McLean take readers on an intimate tour of the fine, fashionable elements found in upstairs parlors and formal gardens. They also reveal the intricate working world of servants, cellars, and kitchen gardens. Highlighting an important aspect of American historic architecture, this handsome volume is illustrated with nearly 150 photographs, more than 60 line drawings, and two color galleries.

The Irish Country House

The Irish Country House
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-03-01
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 0865652821
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Summary : A land of legend and lore, Ireland is also home to some of the most breathtaking residences in the world, 10 of which are explored in this charming book. Take a once-in-a-lifetime tour through these historical homes and castles--all still owned and lived in by the original families--furnished with heirlooms and cherished hand-me-downs. From cabinets filled with monogrammed china to cabbage-rose slipcovered sofas nestled beneath tall Gothic windows, the lavish living rooms and bedrooms, print-lined hallways, and well-used mudrooms capture the distinctive personalities of their owners. Praise for The Irish Country House: "This book examines the houses and castles that have not only survived, but are also in the hands of their original families." - Design*Sponge

'A House in the Country'

'A House in the Country'
  • Author : Sabin Galleries Ltd
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1971
  • Total pages :20
  • ISBN : OCLC:272539468
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The Rebirth of an English Country House

The Rebirth of an English Country House
  • Author : The Earl The Earl of Shaftsbury,Tim Knox
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-04-12
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780847863204
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Summary : After being deserted for four decades, sixteenth-century English country house St. Giles House undergoes a thorough restoration from roof, structural walls, and interiors (including furnishings, decorative elements, and works of art) to landscape, lake, shell-lined grotto, and outbuildings. The history of the Ashley-Cooper family is described along with the evolution of the house and grounds, as well as the saga in bringing the grand house back to life.

The Country House

The Country House
  • Author : John Galsworthy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-11-01
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : 9781775450115
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Summary : English novelist and playwright John Galsworthy was one of the most acclaimed writers of his time, and his fan base has continued to expand in the years since his death as new generations of readers discover his work. The Country House touches on many same themes that Galsworthy's best-known works explore, including the tribulations facing a new class of landed gentry in nineteenth-century England.