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A House in the Country

A House in the Country

by Jocelyn Playfair

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  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 261
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The great interest of Jocelyn Playfair's book for modern readers is its complete authenticity. Set sixty years ago at the time of the fall of Tobruk in 1942, one of the low points of the war, and written only a year later when we still had no idea which way the war was going.

A House in the Country

A House in the Country

by Ruth Adam

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  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 206
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A House in the Country

A House in the Country

by N.A

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  • Release : 2016-09-13
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780865653290
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nestled amid the lush, gently rolling hills of cattle and horse farms in Millbrook, New York, is a handsome Greek Revival house that looks like it s always been there. In fact, it is brand new the collaborative effort of architect Peter Pennoyer and his wife, interior designer Katie Ridder. This irresistible book, exquisitely illustrated with photographs, finely rendered plans, and hand-painted illustrations, tells the home s story. The design followed Pennoyer s conviction that historical examples are a springboard for the imagination and offer compelling solutions for new architecture. So, though many characteristics of the house are classical, and, more specifically, Greek Revival, it is also thoroughly contemporary and environmentally friendly, with an exuberantly colorful interior and spectacular gardens."

Life in the English Country House

Life in the English Country House
A Social and Architectural History

by Mark Girouard

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780300058703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the author's Slade lectures given at Oxford University in 1975-76.

The House in the Country

The House in the Country

by Nan Fairbrother

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  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 236
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American Country House

The American Country House

by Clive Aslet

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9780300105056
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examining the interface between the actin cytoskeleton and the myriad issues fundamental to the understanding of the nervous system, this text covers actin’s neurobiology, from its basic cellular organization and function to its roles in health and disease.

A Very Big House in the Country

A Very Big House in the Country

by Claire Sandy

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2015-07-30
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1447276248
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Holidays are about surviving the gaps between one meal and another.' For one long hot summer in Devon, three families are sharing one very big house in the country. The Herreras: made up of two tired parents, three grumbling children and one promiscuous dog; the Littles: he's loaded (despite two divorces and five kids), she's gorgeous, but maybe the equation for a truly happy marriage is a bit more complicated than that; and the Browns, who seem oddly jumpy around people, but especially each other. By the pool, new friendships blossom; at the Aga door, resentments begin to simmer. Secret crushes are formed and secret cigarettes cadged by the teens, as the adults loosen their inhibitions with litres of white wine and start to get perhaps a little too honest . . . Mother hen to all, Evie Herreras has a life-changing announcement to make, one that could rock the foundations of her family. But will someone else beat her to it?

The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century

The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century

by Christopher Christie

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9780719047251
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work explores the British country house between 1700-1830 and looks at the lives of the noblemen and the servants who inhabited them. Reference is made to the whole of the British Isles and there is a discussion of their political significance.

Technology in the Country House

Technology in the Country House

by Marilyn Palmer,Ian West

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  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9781848022805
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brings together research on the introduction of domestic technologies into country houses and their estates.

Design and Plan in the Country House

Design and Plan in the Country House
From Castle Donjons to Palladian Boxes

by Andor Harvey Gomme,Austin Harvey Gomme,Alison Maguire,Maguire Alison

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780300126457
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The way a man thinks about his day-to-day living and the needs of his household reveals a great deal about his ambitions, his idea of himself, and his role in the community. And his house or castle offers many clues to his habits as well as those of the members of his household. This intriguing book explores the evolution of country house plans throughout Britain and Ireland, from medieval times to the eighteenth century. With photographs and detailed architectural plans of each house under discussion, the book presents a whole range of new insights into how these homes were designed and what their varied designs tell us about the lives of their residents. Starting with fortified medieval tower houses, the book traces patterns that developed and sometimes repeated in country house design over the centuries. It discusses who slept in the bedchambers, where food was prepared, how rooms were arranged for official and private activities, what towers signified, and more. Groundbreaking in its depth, the volume offers a rare tour of country houses for scholar and general reader alike.

"A House in the Country"

'A House in the Country'
An Exhibition of Early English Watercolours and Drawings

by N.A

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  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 329
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Country House in English Renaissance Poetry

The Country House in English Renaissance Poetry

by William A. McClung,William A.. McClung,McClung, Lee

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1977-01-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780520031371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Country House

The Country House
Material Culture and Consumption

by Jon Stobart,Andrew Hann

  • Publisher : Historic England Publishing
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9781848022331
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents a series of conference papers which explored a topic that has received a good deal of interest in recent years, namely the material culture of the country house and its presentation to the public. This links in with academic interest in the consumption practices of the elite, and in the country house as a lived and living space, which was consciously transformed according to fashion and personal taste; but also ties in well with our concern as curators to present a coherent narrative of English Heritage and other properties and their contents to the modern visitor.The proceedings address a number of current academic debates about elite consumption practices, and the role of landed society as arbiters of taste. By looking at the country house as lived space many of the papers throw up interesting questions about the accumulation and arrangement of objects; the way in which rooms were used and experienced by both owners and visitors, and how this sense of 'living history' can be presented meaningfully to the public. The conference was international in scope, so the experience in the United Kingdom can be compared with that in other European countries, throwing new light on our understanding of consumption and the country house.

The Country House Library

The Country House Library

by Mark Purcell

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2019-09-03
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0300248687
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The English Country House

The English Country House

by James Peill

  • Publisher : Vendome Press
  • Release : 2013-10-22
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780865653061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Ranging from Kentchurch Court, a former fortified medieval manor house that has been the seat of the Scudamore family for nearly 1,000 years to a delightful Strawberry Hill-style Gothic house in rural Cornwall to a ducal palace (Badminton) to stately Goodwood House, England's greatest sporting estate, this beautifully illustrated book showcases ten outstanding British country houses--all still in the hands of descendants of the original owners. James Peill, co-author of Vendome's The Irish Country House and curator of Goodwood House, recounts the ups and downs of such deep-rooted clans as the Cracrofts, landowners in Lincolnshire since the twelfth century, whose late-eighteenth-century Hackthorn Hall is a perfect example of the kind of house Jane Austen describes in her novels (indeed, she appears on their family tree), as well as the relatively newly arrived Biddulphs, who constructed Rodmarton, an Arts & Crafts masterpiece, in the first decades of the last century. James Fennell, the photographer of this volume and its Scottish and Irish companions, has once again provided a wealth of gardens, charming interiors, bygone sporting trophies, fine art collections, and fanciful family memorabilia, making The English Country House a delicious treat for Anglophiles and lovers of old houses. "--

Women and the Country House in Ireland and Britain

Women and the Country House in Ireland and Britain

by Terence Dooley,Maeve O'Riordan,Christopher Ridgway

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  • Release : 2017-11-30
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781846826474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In recent years, the role of women in country houses and estates across Ireland and the UK has been the focus of greater attention. Chatelaines, mothers, wives, daughters, widows, sisters, housekeepers, and maids were ever-present figures in the microcosm of the country house. New research has begun to reveal the extent of their involvement in managing households and estates, influencing design, adopting public roles, championing good causes, as well as raising families and committing their thoughts to paper in literary expression. This volume of essays, many of which draw on hitherto unseen family archives, will bring new perspectives to our understanding of the country house as a place where many women often held powerful roles. Contributors include: Amy Boyinton (U Cambridge), Kerry Bristol (U Leeds), Philip Bull (La Trobe U, Melbourne), Anne Casement (ind.), Jonathan Cherry (Maynooth U), Arlene Crampsie (Maynooth U), Caroline Dakers (Central St Martins), William Fraher (U Limerick), Judith Hill (Trinity College Dublin), Edmund Joyce (Carlow IT ), Ruth Larsen (U Derby), Anna Pilz (University College Cork), Lowri Ann Rees (Bangor U), Ciar���¡n Reilly (Maynooth U), Regina Sexton (University College Cork), Brendan Twomey (Trinity College Dublin), and Fiona White (Galway-Mayo IT). [Subject: History, Women's History, Gender Studies, Archives, Home Design, Sociology, Irish Studies, British Studies]

The Irish Country House

The Irish Country House
New, smaller format

by N.A

  • Publisher : Vendome Press
  • Release : 2012-03-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780865652828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A land of legend and lore, Ireland is also home to some of the most breathtaking residences in the world, 10 of which are explored in this charming book. Take a once-in-a-lifetime tour through these historical homes and castles--all still owned and lived in by the original families--furnished with heirlooms and cherished hand-me-downs. From cabinets filled with monogrammed china to cabbage-rose slipcovered sofas nestled beneath tall Gothic windows, the lavish living rooms and bedrooms, print-lined hallways, and well-used mudrooms capture the distinctive personalities of their owners. Praise for The Irish Country House: "This book examines the houses and castles that have not only survived, but are also in the hands of their original families." - Design*Sponge

The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend
Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939

by Adrian Tinniswood

  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2016-05-03
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0465098657
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From an acclaimed social and architectural historian, the tumultuous, scandalous, glitzy, and glamourous history of English country houses and high society during the interwar period

The Philadelphia Country House

The Philadelphia Country House
Architecture and Landscape in Colonial America

by Mark E. Reinberger,Elizabeth McLean

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2015-11-06
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1421411636
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Colonial Americans, if they could afford it, liked to emulate the fashions of London and the style and manners of English country society while at the same time thinking of themselves as distinctly American. The houses they built reflected this ongoing cultural tension. By the mid-eighteenth century, Americans had developed their own version of the bourgeois English countryseat, a class of estate equally distinct in social function and form from townhouses, rural plantations, and farms. The metropolis of Philadelphia was surrounded by a particularly extraordinary collection of country houses and landscapes. Taken together, these estates make up one of the most significant groups of homes in colonial America. In this masterly volume, Mark Reinberger, a senior architectural historian, and Elizabeth McLean, an accomplished scholar of landscape history, examine the country houses that the urban gentry built on the outskirts of Philadelphia in response to both local and international economic forces, social imperatives, and fashion. What do these structures and their gardens say about the taste of the people who conceived and executed them? How did their evolving forms demonstrate the persistence of European templates while embodying the spirit of American adaptation? The Philadelphia Country House explores the myriad ways in which these estates—which were located in the country but responded to the ideas and manners of the city—straddled the cultural divide between urban and rural. Moving from general trends and building principles to architectural interiors and landscape design, Reinberger and McLean take readers on an intimate tour of the fine, fashionable elements found in upstairs parlors and formal gardens. They also reveal the intricate working world of servants, cellars, and kitchen gardens. Highlighting an important aspect of American historic architecture, this handsome volume is illustrated with nearly 150 photographs, more than 60 line drawings, and two color galleries.

Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray

by Sebastian Faulks

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-01-26
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1407052594
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A remarkable story of a Scottish woman in Occupied France pursuing a perilous mission of her own FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER BIRDSONG In 1942, Charlotte Gray, a young Scottish woman, heads for Occupied France on a dual mission - officially, to run an apparently simple errand for a British special operations group and unofficially, to search for her lover, an English airman missing in action. She travels to the village of Lavaurette, dyeing her hair and changing her name to conceal her identity. As the people in the small town prepare to meet their terrible destiny, Charlotte must come face-to-face with the harrowing truth of what took place in Europe’s darkest years, and confront a terrifying secret that threatens to cast its shadow over the remainder of her days. ‘There is no shortage of dramatic tension, excitement or persuasive detail... Faulks is a prodigiously talented writer’ New York Times ---- Also available by Sebastian Faulks as part of the French trilogy series: Girl at The Lion d’Or Birdsong