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Highland Retreats

Highland Retreats Author Mary Miers
ISBN-10 0847844765
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 288
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A glimpse inside the jewels of Scottish country houses. The Scottish Highlands are a hugely popular vacation destination and the setting for the richest fantasies of life in the British countryside, and this book is the first to examine the architecture, history, and appeal of the Highlands house. Readers will find breathtaking houses set amid the beautiful landscapes of Scotland, as well as the most authentic decorative use of Scottish tartan, arms, and armor, which have influenced the decoration of country houses worldwide. This book features stunning photographs of Scotland's most remarkable and romantic country houses. Built as seasonal homes, they range from Picturesque cottages ornés and Scotch baronial castles inspired by Queen Victoria's Balmoral, to Arts and Crafts mansions and modern fantasies set among wild mountains and remote glens. A strong element of the book is the shooting lodge, designed to accommodate parties of guests who flock north for the annual sporting season. Images from Country Life and specially commissioned photographs evoke the dramatic settings and arresting detail of these houses, making the book as appealing to decorators and historians as it is to travelers and sportsmen.

The Scottish Country House

The Scottish Country House Author James Knox
ISBN-10 0500291721
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 208
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At the heart of this stirring tale and visual delight is a group of ten extraordinary houses and castles that have survived the vicissitudes of Scotland's history with almost all of the original families who built them still in residence today. Their histories are peopled with strongwilled men and women--from the notorious General Tam Dalyell of the House of the Binns, who served not only the Stuart kings but the czar of Russia, to the first Duke of Queensberry, who built one of the most sensational castles in Britain, to a love match worthy of the "auld alliance" between the Earl of Stair and his French-born countess. Each house also represents a landmark in Scotland's architectural history, ranging from the early seventeenth to the early twentieth century. The cutting-edge classicism of William Bruce at Balcaskie, the sensational French chateau-inspired Drumlanrig, the splendor of William Adam's baroque at Arniston, and the sublime Palladianism of his sons, the Adam brothers, at Dumfries House, are a roll call of architectural genius. The Victorian passion for all things Scottish is displayed in Lochinch Castle, a bravura example of the Baronial style, bristling with turrets, bartizans, and stepped roofs. And Robert Lorimer's beautifully crafted reconstruction at Monzie at the turn of the twentieth century reveals him as a major talent who synthesized European and purely Scottish styles, expressing, like his fellow architects in this book, a uniquely Scottish sensibility. The architectural revelation is matched by the houses' sensational settings, which merge the historically designed gardens and landscape with the unparalleled wildness and vistas of Scotland. But, as author James Knox writes in his lively, insightful text, "The glory of Scottish country houses is not just their architecture but their contents, which add layers of personality to the interiors." As Knox guides the reader on an intimate tour of the houses, he recounts their fascinating histories and profi les the colorful, often eccentric, lairds, lady lairds, clan chiefs, and nobles who have called them home. And James Fennell's masterly photographs, which rely solely on natural light for effect, capture the distinctive atmosphere of each residence. The Duchess of Buccleuch's boudoir at Bowhill is a frenzy of chinoiserie, needlepoint, and silk tassels. At Ballindalloch, the Macpherson-Grant tartan carpets the entrance hall and Victorian paintings of the family's prized Aberdeen Angus herd--the oldest in Scotland--adorn many a room. The motto of the Munro clan, "Dread God," is emblazoned throughout Foulis Castle--on china, wall plaques, not to mention the clan chief 's bonnet. All of these cherished houses are chockablock with memories of the past, from swagger portraits to sporrans, from vintage photographs to ancient weaponry, from curling stones to fading chintz. Some are also treasure houses, not least Dumfries House, saved from the auction block by a consortium headed by the Prince of Wales, which boasts an unrivaled collection of documented Chippendale and Scottish rococo furniture. "The Scottish Country House" will enthrall anyone with an interest in Scotland, history, architecture, or interior decoration--all wrapped in a compelling narrative of past lives and taste. Praise for "The Scottish Country House" "If you like historic homes, this book is for you. It's filled with beautiful photos of historic Scottish castles and grand estates." -"Design*Sponge" "Who can resist a beautiful chateau set in the lush green countryside of Scotland? I, for one, cannot. In James Knox's new book, he focuses on ten standout examples of Scottish country living. With each house, he details the history of the establishment, and follows through to how it stands today." --"Home Design with Kevin Sharkey" "This book, filled with lavish photography by James Fennell, profiles ten outstanding Scottish castles and mansions, from sprawling Walter Scott

The Scottish House

The Scottish House Author Malise Ruthven
ISBN-10 UVA:X004487687
Release 2000
Pages 176
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This is an evocative and visually arresting book giving a sense of Scotland's heritage and of the people who have contributed so much to it. It features a range of never-before photographed houses which capture the spirit of Scottish living.

The English Country House

The English Country House Author Mary Miers
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036416857
Release 2009
Pages 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.

Inverness Through Time

Inverness Through Time Author Adrian Harvey
ISBN-10 9781445642079
Release 2015-10-15
Pages 96
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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Inverness has changed and developed over the last century.

Poetry of Place

Poetry of Place Author Bobby McAlpine
ISBN-10 9780847860340
Release 2017-09-26
Pages 288
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An appealing approach to creating dwellings blending vernacular styles, fine craftsmanship, and indigenous materials. This volume features the recent projects of McAlpine, one of the country's most highly respected architecture and interior design firms, renowned for its timeless houses exemplifying the charm and elegance of traditional and vernacular English, American, and European styles blended with a modern sensibility. Following from their first book, The Home Within Us, this book profiles twenty stunning projects, from a stone tower folly standing in the gardens of a Tudor-style house to a humble yet elegant wooden lakeside retreat. Through his poetic voice, Bobby McAlpine narrates the story of each residence, pointing out its unique qualities. Featured are an exotic Florida Panhandle beach house; a Tuscan-style horse farm; a rambling Colonial Revival com£ and a miniature European manor house, among others. These dwellings are classically understated and welcoming. With its gorgeous photography of inspiring interiors and exteriors, Poetry of Place will appeal to those interested in design romancing the past.

Mosaics in the Medieval World

Mosaics in the Medieval World Author Liz James
ISBN-10 1107011981
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 650
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In this book, Liz James offers a comprehensive history of wall mosaics produced in the European and Islamic middle ages. Taking into account a wide range of issues, including style and iconography, technique and material, and function and patronage, she examines mosaics within their historical context. She asks why the mosaic was such a popular medium and considers how mosaics work as historical 'documents' that tell us about attitudes and beliefs in the medieval world. The book is divided into two part. Part I explores the technical aspects of mosaics, including glass production, labour and materials, and costs. In Part II, James provides a chronological history of mosaics, charting the low and high points of mosaic art up until its abrupt end in the late middle ages. Written in a clear and engaging style, her book will serve as an essential resource for scholars and students of medieval mosaics.

How to Be Asked Again

How to Be Asked Again Author Rosie Nickerson
ISBN-10 1846890578
Release 2009-09-14
Pages 159
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A step by step guide to modern shooting etiquette stuffed full of amusing quotes and anecdotes, which will instruct the Gun on how to be the perfect guest out shooting - and hence, how to be asked again. Inspired by the fact that so many more people are taking up shooting as adults and may have missed out on the vital apprenticeship in the field as a child, it encapsulates everything you need to know but no one will ever tell you out shooting as `you are just expected to know'. The book covers in a logical way what happens, or should happen: from the moment you receive a shooting invitation, to arriving at the shoot, shooting safely and courteously, how to hold your own, how to mark your birds, what never to say and how to tip the keeper. Much of this information comes from almost a hundred interviews with beaters, keepers, flankers, pickers up, shoot organisers, shoot owners, and grouse moor owning earls and dukes. Hilarious cartoons by Oliver Preston make this a very entertaining book on shooting, the perfect gift for any shooting man or woman, either novice shot or experienced Gun.

The Finest Road in the World

The Finest Road in the World Author James Miller
ISBN-10 1780274300
Release 2017-06
Pages 320
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The Finest Road in the World has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Finest Road in the World also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Finest Road in the World book for free.

A Heritage in Stone

A Heritage in Stone Author Ian Mitchell Davidson
ISBN-10 1910985295
Release 2017-11-16
Pages 255
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A Heritage in Stone has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Heritage in Stone also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Heritage in Stone book for free.

Robert Adam

Robert Adam Author Jeremy Musson
ISBN-10 9780847848515
Release 2017
Pages 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.

Dumfries House

Dumfries House Author Simon Green
ISBN-10 1902419952
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 280
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Dumfries House has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dumfries House also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dumfries House book for free.

The Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino

The Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino Author Martina Mondadori Sartogo
ISBN-10 9780847860296
Release 2017-09-28
Pages 272
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A fresh look at the interiors of Renzo Mongiardino--considered one of the finest designers of the late twentieth century--that will both appeal to past devotees and introduce his work to a new generation of design enthusiasts. This book explores the sublime work of Renzo Mongiardino (1916-1998), reinforcing his place as a legend in the field. Mongiardino has a background as an acclaimed set designer for stage and film, which had an effect on his work--lush interiors with trompe l'oeil finishes, museum-quality antiques, sumptuous fabrics, and a bewitching theatricality. Clients included elite members of the worlds of fashion, art, and society: Agnelli, Rothschild, Peretti, Radziwill, and Onassis. Cabana, the au courant interiors magazine, investigates Mongiardino's work with stunning new photography (many interiors are published here for the first time), thoughtful prose, and animated layouts. This is the most contemporary book on the creations of the modern master and will appeal to connoisseurs of beauty and interior design.

American Houses

American Houses Author Mary Miers
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114441707
Release 2006
Pages 254
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An architectural monograph of twenty-four of the nation's most refined and elegant new classical residences from the last decade includes examples that demonstrate Colonial, Mediterranean, and other styles and surveys a number of East-Coast projects and renovations.

Houses of the Lake District

Houses of the Lake District Author Christopher Holliday
ISBN-10 0711231613
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 208
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The houses and castles of the Lake District, secreted among the lakes and fells, are inextricably linked with their dramatic setting. Many are architecturally distinguished, even more have intriguing tales to tell. In this book Christopher Holliday explores in detail the history and architecture of the houses and the personal stories of their owners through the centuries right up to the present day. Clive Boursnell's stunning photographs capture the houses, inside and out, their gardens and their setting. Houses covered include: Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle, Holker Hall, Blackwell, Dalemain, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Dove Cottage, Rydal, Mirehouse, Brantwood, Hill Top, and many more.

Great Houses of London

Great Houses of London Author James Stourton
ISBN-10 0711237220
Release 2015-11-05
Pages 352
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'This lavishly illustrated compendium suggest that the age of elegance endures' Mail on Sunday The great houses of London represent one of the marvels of English architecture and yet they are almost entirely unknown. They are for the most part disguised behind sober facades but their riches within are astonishing. There are many architectural wonders, among them Robert Adam's 20 St James's Square and William Burges's Tower House. Several - including Bridgewater House with its Raphaels and Titians - have held great art collections. These are houses that hold extraordinary stories: half the Cabinet resigned after breakfast at Stratford House; and on 4 August 1914, at 9 Carlton House Terrace, then the German Embassy, young duty clerk Harold Nicholson deftly substituted one declaration of war for another. Great Houses of London opens the door to some of the greatest and grandest houses in the world to tell the stories of their owners and occupants, artists and architects, their restoration, adaptation and change.

House Beautiful Kitchens

House Beautiful Kitchens Author Lisa Cregan
ISBN-10 1588169006
Release 2012
Pages 335
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A showcase of diverse kitchen styles--from “Farm Nouveau” to quintessential Scandinavian to a bright “Rhapsody in Blue”--covers lighting, appliances, colors and so much more.