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The English Country House Explained
Most of England s country houses are packed with masterpieces of art and antiques. They also have vast landscaped gardens, often with lakes and fountains. Recent television series and films (such as Downton Abbey and Gosford Park) have spurred on the public s interest in these grand and glamorous houses which reflect all the splendour of England s glory years. Using ...more
ebook, 129 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Countryside Books (GB)
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A quick and easy guide to a subsection of architectural history, complete with a series of illustrations (one at the end of each relevant chapter) showing how a typical house might have been added to and modified over the centuries. Worth buying for that aspect alone, although it's also handy as a quick and easy reference guide while out and about, to supplement a library of more extensive and specialised books.