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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

A history of Scottish architecture

A history of Scottish architecture Author Miles Glendinning
ISBN-10 UOM:39015036087396
Release 1996
Pages 626
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A history of Scottish architecture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A history of Scottish architecture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A history of Scottish architecture book for free.

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.

Baroque Between the Wars

Baroque Between the Wars Author Jane Stevenson
ISBN-10 0198808771
Release 2018-01-11
Pages 336
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Baroque between the Wars is a fascinating and new account of the arts in the twenties and thirties. We often think of this time as being dominated by modernism, yet the period saw a dialogue between modern baroque--eclectic, playful, camp, open to influence from popular culture yet in dialogue with the past, and unafraid of the grotesque or surreal--and modernism, which was theory-driven, didactic, exclusive, and essentially neo-classical. Jane Stevenson argues that both baroque and classical forms were equally valid responses to the challenge of modernity, by setting painting and literature in the context of 'minor arts' such as interior design, photography, fashion, ballet, and flower arranging, and by highlighting the social context and sexual politics of creative production. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, the volume focuses on artists, artefacts, clients, places, and publicists to demonstrate how baroque offered a whole way of being modern which was actively subversive of the tenets of modernism and practised by the people modernism habitually defined as not worth listening to, particularly women and homosexuals.

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.

Highland and Islands

Highland and Islands Author John Gifford
ISBN-10 014071071X
Release 1992
Pages 683
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This volume, the fifth in the Buildings of Scotland series founded by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, aims to describe every building of importance from prehistory to the present in the Highland region, Western Islands, Orkney and Shetland.

The Shoot Lunch

The Shoot Lunch Author J. C. Jeremy Hobson
ISBN-10 1846890926
Release 2011-09-30
Pages 176
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A selection of practical and useful recipes Photographs capturing the atmosphere of the lunches and Mandy Shepherd watercolors Fascination history of shooting lunches from Edwardian times with anecdotes and experiences of guns

Brigadoon Songbook

Brigadoon  Songbook Author
ISBN-10 9781458452764
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 56
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(Vocal Selections). 13 selections from the Lerner & Loewe classic presented in standard piano/vocal format with the melody in the piano part. Includes: Almost like Being in Love * Brigadoon * Come to Me, Bend to Me * Down on MacConnachy Square * From This Day On * The Heather on the Hill * I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean * Jeannie's Packin' Up * The Love of My Life * My Mother's Weddin' Day * Prologue * There but for You Go I * Waitin' for My Dearie.

Secret Houses of the Cotswolds

Secret Houses of the Cotswolds Author Jeremy Musson
ISBN-10 9781781012413
Release 2018-03-01
Pages 144
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Secret Houses of the Cotswolds is a personal tour of twenty of the UK’s most beguiling houses in this much loved area of western England, defined by its distinctive honey-coloured stone, rolling hills, picturesque villages and the most traditional English landscape. Author and architectural historian, Jeremy Musson, and Cotswolds-based photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, offer privileged access to twenty houses, from castles and manor houses, by way of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century mansions, revealing their history, architecture and interiors, in the company of their devoted owners. In the footsteps of artists and designers from Georgian designers such as William Kent to Victorian visionary, William Morris, founder of the arts and crafts movement, we find a series of fascinating country houses of different sizes and atmospheres, which have shaped the English identity, and in different ways express the ideals of English life. Most of the houses included here are privately owned and not usually open to the public, and all of these houses featured in this book can be enjoyed through the eyes of owners, as well as an experienced architectural historian, and an award-winning photographer.

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.

Highlands and Islands

Highlands and Islands Author Mary Miers
ISBN-10 190601129X
Release 2010
Pages 160
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Songs, satires, laments, poems, and incantions from various artists familiar with the mountain glens of the Scottish Highlands.

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.

Victorian Summer

Victorian Summer Author Matt Bernard
ISBN-10 1939621755
Release 2017-11-15
Pages 260
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At the height of the Gilded Age, America's wealthiest families began to cluster in Newport, Southampton, Bar Harbor, and Tuxedo Park. In these idyllic locales they built luxurious summer "cottages" away from the grit and grime of New York or Boston or Philadelphia.The Belle Haven peninsula, in Greenwich, Connecticut, is home to one of the first and most spectacular residence parks in the country. Its development occurred rapidly, and between 1884 and 1894 Belle Haven Park was transformed from scenic pastureland set above the glistening ribbon of Long Island Sound into a bastion of Victorian luxury. Successful American magazine described the Belle Haven of 1902 as "a nonpareil spot, surpassing in beauty, while equaling in elegance, the pet of the fashionable world, Newport, and outshining Tuxedo in brilliance and gaiety." The New York Times, meanwhile, called it "the flower garden of Greenwich, and, indeed, of the whole Connecticut shore."Victorian Summer: The Historic Houses of Belle Haven Park, Greenwich, Connecticut focuses on that great flowering of Belle Haven, from 1884 to 1929. The 45-year span began with Robert Law Olmsted's storied firm laying out Belle Haven's graceful, lamp-lit streets, and continued with the Gilded Age's most renowned architects designing masterpieces, in styles ranging from the whimsical Queen Anne to the ponderous Richardsonian Romanesque, for the illustrious movers and shakers of the day - men who raised up the Manhattan skyline, co-founded U.S. Steel, formed Nabisco, ran Standard Oil's domestic business, and mined gold, silver, and iron ore to supply an exploding railroad industry.Victorian Summer features estate biographies - each telling the story of a house, an architect, and a predominant owner. Some of these houses are sadly gone or unrecognizably changed--though preserved here in photographs--but many shine on as brightly as ever. Together the biographies weave a portrait of the Gilded Age and its aftermath, with an emphasis on the architecture, but touching on such events as the Civil War, the industrial boom, and the sinking of the Titanic.


Gothic Author Rolf Toman
ISBN-10 3848000407
Release 2012
Pages 568
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"• COMPLETELY NEW breath-taking photographs by Achim Bednorz • The composition will pull the reader into the book emotionally • Completely new texts by the editor of bestseller Ars Sacra (Rolf Toman) • Contains the most current scientific knowledge on the topic "

The Country House Library

The Country House Library Author Mark Purcell
ISBN-10 030022740X
Release 2017
Pages 352
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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.

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.