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The English Country House: From the Archives of Country Life
 
 
Author
Mary Miers.
Publisher Rizzoli  
Format hardcover
ISBN 9780847830572
Pages/Publication Date 484/2009
Daedalus Item Code 29755
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A virtual immersion into the world of the English country house, this sumptuous catalog tours 62 grand manors, in architectural styles spanning seven centuries, from medieval Stokesay Castle in Shropshire to the newly built Corfe Farm in Dorset, inspired by the architecture of Edwin Lutyens. It is illustrated with more than 400 photographs (nearly all in color, and some as large as 22 x 11 inches) from the archives of Country Life magazine, describing the architecture, decor, gardens, and landscaping of these great houses. Six essays by leading architectural historians appear throughout, presented as booklets between full-sized reproductions of evocative wallpapers and fabrics.

"A feast of photos, and a tribute to the fine homes that have been featured in Country Life ... [the book] is a gorgeous tour that's sure to inspire craving for a hot cuppa, if not a trip to the emerald isle."BookPage

 
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