Montgomery-Massingberg, Hugh and Christopher Simon Sykes
Title Great Houses of England & Wales
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New York Rizzoli 1994
0847818241 / 9780847818242
Seller ID 11736
This book presents thirty-two notable buildings and their estates that represent a characteristically English combination of architectural splendor and domestic comfort. This chronological selection presents a panoramic history of the evolution of the great house from Elizabethan through Edwardian times and up to the present ongoing battle for preservation. Acknowledged architectural masterpieces as well as lesser-known houses represent the work of Inigo Jones, Sir John Vanbrugh, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and Robert Adams among many other celebrated architects. Profusely illustrated with color photographs specifically taken for this volume.