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Life in the English Country House

Mark Girouard

Life in the English Country House

A Social and Architectural History

by Mark Girouard

  • 84 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • British & Irish history,
  • Palaces, chateaux, country houses,
  • Social history,
  • Upper classes,
  • Great Britain,
  • Photography,
  • England,
  • General,
  • Art / General,
  • Country homes,
  • Country life,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages344
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9301315M
    ISBN 100140054065
    ISBN 109780140054064

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In it, renowned architectural historian Mark Girouard presents a rare and revealing glimpse of the English upper classes―their public and personal lives Cited by: This best-selling book is a beautifully illustrated history of the English country house from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

In it, renowned architectural historian Mark Girouard presents a rare and revealing glimpse of the English upper classestheir public and personal lives /5. Adrian Tinniswood distills the milieu of the English country house as it emerges from WW I up to the time the party is over in September The book is separated into 18 or so chapters.

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A wonky, veritable tell-all, a who's who of British gentry. Tales about piracy, crookery and shenanigans involving the supremely well-to-do are always intriguing and entertaining."―4/5().

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Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History avg rating — ratings — published — 6 editions Want to Read saving 4/5. The English country house has flourished over the centuries because of its ability to adapt to the changes in English society.

This book is an account of the ways in which the upper-class life style were reflected in the houses in which the wealthy and powerful lived. First published inthis is a history of the English country house from the point of view of its owners and users/5(43).

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The family ignores the Author: Blake Morrison. This best-selling book is a beautifully illustrated history of the English country house from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

In it, renowned architectural historian Mark Girouard presents a rare and revealing glimpse of the English upper classes—their public and personal lives, their servants, and their homes.

Adrian Tinniswood tells this story early on in The Long Weekend, his fantastically readable and endlessly fascinating book about life in the English country house between the wars Author: Rachel Cooke. Life in the English Country House offers a history of the great hall, the backstairs, the great chamber, the parlor, and many others.

The book also offers a history of the people who once lived in these grand homes. You will find a history of the steward, the footman, the butler, and the gradual segregation of the country house by:   The English Country House is a brilliant compendium from the archives of Country Life, the bible of the good life in Britain's late 19th and early 20th century heyday.

Whatever your interest, be it interiors, exteriors and wonderful details or history, this will not by: 1. The author was born in and lived to age in She was presented at court in to King George V and Queen Mary. In this book she describes room by room the house she lived in from the age of four.

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The English country house is a global phenomenon now. Thank Brideshead Revisited or Downton Abbey for that. At the end of the first world war the country houses of England faced changes; due to the loss of life in the trenches, economic changes, architectural changes and changes in English and British society.

/5(). The book celebrates the enduring legacy of the English country house and the families who for centuries have been guardians of their fate. For the aficionado of architecture, interiors, history or way of life, this is a keeper for your collection.