A House in the Country

A House in the Country
Author: Jocelyn Playfair
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105112847327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House in the Country Book Review:

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
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 9780865653290
ISBN 13: 0865653291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A House in the Country Book Review:

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."

A House in the Country

A House in the Country
Author: Ruth Adam
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1957
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: LCCN:gb57003208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Life in the English Country House

Life in the English Country House
Author: Mark Girouard
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 9780300058703
ISBN 13: 0300058705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life in the English Country House Book Review:

Based on the author's Slade lectures given at Oxford University in 1975-76.

The American Country House

The American Country House
Author: Clive Aslet
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780300105056
ISBN 13: 0300105053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Country House Book Review:

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.

The House in the Country

The House in the Country
Author: Nan Fairbrother
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1965
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: LCCN:65011120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century

The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century
Author: Christopher Christie
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780719047251
ISBN 13: 0719047250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century Book Review:

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
Author: Marilyn Palmer,Ian West
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781848022805
ISBN 13: 1848022808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology in the Country House Book Review:

Brings together research on the introduction of domestic technologies into country houses and their estates.

A Very Big House in the Country

A Very Big House in the Country
Author: Claire Sandy
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN 10: 1447276248
ISBN 13: 9781447276241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Very Big House in the Country Book Review:

'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?

Design and Plan in the Country House

Design and Plan in the Country House
Author: Andor Harvey Gomme,Austin Harvey Gomme,Alison Maguire,Maguire Alison
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780300126457
ISBN 13: 030012645X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Plan in the Country House Book Review:

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.

The Country House Library

The Country House Library
Author: Mark Purcell
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0300248687
ISBN 13: 9780300248685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Country House Library Book Review:

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
Author: James Peill
Publsiher: Vendome Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 9780865653061
ISBN 13: 0865653062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The English Country House Book Review:

"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. "--

The Irish Country House

The Irish Country House
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Vendome Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780865652828
ISBN 13: 0865652821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irish Country House Book Review:

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

Echoes of a Haunting

Echoes of a Haunting
Author: Clara M. Miller
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1999-12-01
ISBN 10: 0738808032
ISBN 13: 9780738808031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Echoes of a Haunting Book Review:

In the first place, the house doesnt even look haunted. With these words, a different world opens up to readers as it did some twenty nine years ago for an unsuspecting family from Buffalo, New York. Echoes of a Haunting traces the steps of this normal family whose life turned upside down when they moved to a disturbed or haunted house in Southern New York State in 1970. It is told in diary form in order to bring a semblance of order to the events. At first, the family tended to discount the happenings and come up with some rather creative explanations. Soon, however, the explanations began more and more to assume the form of rationalizations. Before long, they were forced to admit that there was no natural cause for what was occurring daily both in the house and in the surrounding area. Reluctantly, the members of the family began to reach out to others. In some cases, they encountered scorn and even a strange, unwarranted, hostility as though the whole panoply of phenomena were their fault. It was a very bad atmosphere in which to raise a family. Once the story became public, help was offered by psychics and clergy. In some cases this help even brought a temporary relief but the trouble never disappeared for long. Strange accidents, one almost fatal, happened on a regular basis. Figures were seen, both human and otherwise. In one case a house was seen where no house had existed for many, many years. Disturbing personality changes emerged, even resulting in a transformation of eye color from brown to blue. The toll taken on the emotional and physical health of the family soon became too much to endure and they were forced to abandon the house in 1974. Hopefully, this book will cause skeptics to think again to avoid a similar shock to the senses. The family had a rude awakening. Its never easy finding out that you cant always trust your senses, that nothing is really impossible and that there is a breaking point for everyone. Whether the reader is a died-in-the-wool skeptic, a searcher, a believer or somewhere in between, I hope everyone reads these pages with an open mind. It is all true! Echoes of a Haunting has recently been chosen as a textbook for a Masters´ Degree Program in Parapsychology at Texas Christian University. The Professor teaching the course, Dr. Timothy Barth, has stated that it´s the best documented case of a haunting he has ever read. The house is currently being investigated by Paranormal researchers who have taken startling photos of "energy orbs" and strange colored lights in the area. Hopefully, these photos will be available soon on the Author´s website.

The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend
Author: Adrian Tinniswood
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 0465098657
ISBN 13: 9780465098651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Weekend Book Review:

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 ARCHITECTURE OF COUNTRY HOUSES

THE ARCHITECTURE OF COUNTRY HOUSES
Author: A.J. DOWNING
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1859
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOMDLP:adq1020:0001.001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE ARCHITECTURE OF COUNTRY HOUSES Book Review:

The Country House Book

The Country House Book
Author: Barty Phillips
Publsiher: Salem House Pub
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780881623161
ISBN 13: 0881623164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Country House Book Book Review:

From America to Scandinavia, the Mediterranean to Tuscany, this mammoth project is devoted exclusively to worldwide country style. More than 400 full-color photos provide inspiration, while the practical and intelligent text provides technical skill.

Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray
Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-01-26
ISBN 10: 1407052594
ISBN 13: 9781407052595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charlotte Gray Book Review:

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

The Country House Servant

The Country House Servant
Author: Pamela A Sambrook
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002-05-13
ISBN 10: 075249466X
ISBN 13: 9780752494661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Country House Servant Book Review:

One 19th century footman complained about the work involved in drawing more than 40 baths for his household, yet Lady Grenville felt no compunction in describing her footman as a "lazy flunkey". For centuries a large body of domestic servants was an often unappreciated foundation for the smooth running of a household. Today, the warrens of "domestic offices" intrigue visitors. This book makes sense of these and the social structures behind them. It describes the skills, equipment, cleaning methods and work organization of the housemaid, laundrymaid, footman, valet and hall-boy - the servants who spent their days polishing fine furniture, and washing brilliant chandeliers, but also sponging filthy riding habits, and washing babies' nappies. The author also looks at how servants spent their leisure time. One footman enjoyed rowing on the lake every morning before work, while others had to sit up late at night sewing their own work-dresses. Contemporary manuals, diaries, accounts and first hand recollections provide a vivid insight into what life was really like for those in domestic service. A wealth of photographs, engravings and panels illustrate the domestic workings of country houses, many now looked after by the National Trust. This is an absorbing book for social historians and visitors to country houses alike.

English Country House Interiors

English Country House Interiors
Author: Jeremy Musson
Publsiher: Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0847835693
ISBN 13: 9780847835690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Country House Interiors Book Review:

A highly detailed look at the English country house interior, offering unprecedented access to England's finest rooms. In this splendid book, renowned historian Jeremy Musson explores the interiors and decoration of the great country houses of England, offering a brilliantly detailed presentation of the epitome of style in each period of the country house, including the great Jacobean manor house, the Georgian mansion, and the Gothic Revival castle. For the first time, houses known worldwide for their exquisite architecture and decoration--including Wilton, Chatsworth, and Castle Howard--are seen in unprecedented detail. With intimate views of fabric, gilding, carving, and furnishings, the book will be a source of inspiration to interior designers, architects, and home owners, and a must-have for anglophiles and historic house enthusiasts. The fifteen houses included represent the key periods in the history of English country house decoration and cover the major interior fashions and styles. Stunning new color photographs by Paul Barker-who was given unparalleled access to the houses-offer readers new insights into the enduring English country house style. Supplementing these are unique black-and-white images from the archive of the esteemed Country Life magazine. Among the aspects of these that the book covers are: paneling, textile hangings (silks to cut velvet), mural painting, plasterwork, stone carving, gilding, curtains, pelmets, heraldic decoration, classical imagery, early upholstered furniture, furniture designed by Thomas Chippendale, carved chimney-pieces, lass, use of sculpture, tapestry, carpets, picture hanging, collecting of art and antiques, impact of Grand Tour taste, silver, use of marble, different woods, the importance of mirror glass, boulle work, English Baroque style, Palladian style, neo-Classical style, rooms designed by Robert Adam, Regency, Gothic Revival taste, Baronial style, French 18th century style, and room types such as staircases, libraries, dining rooms, parlors, bedrooms, picture galleries, entrance halls and sculpture galleries. Houses covered include: Hatfield - early 1600s (Jacobean); Wilton - 1630/40s (Inigo Jones); Boughton - 1680/90s (inspired by Versailles); Chatsworth -1690/early 1700s (Baroque); Castle Howard - early 1700s (Vanbrugh); Houghton - 1720s (Kent); Holkham - 1730s-50s (Palladian); Syon Park - 1760s (Adam); Harewood - 1760s/70s (neo-Classical); Goodwood - 1790s/1800s (neo-Classical/Regency); Regency at Chatsworth/Wilton/C Howard etc - 1820/30s; Waddesdon Manor - 1870/80ss (French Chateau style); Arundel Castle -1880s/90s (Gothic Revival); Berkeley Castle - 1920/30s (period recreations and antique collections); Parham House - 1920s/30s (period restorations and antique collections). The range is from the early 17th century to present day, drawn from the authenticated interiors of fifteen great country houses, almost all still in private hands and occupied as private residences still today. The book shows work by twentieth-century designers who have helped evolve the country house look, including Nancy Lancaster, David Hicks, Colefax & Fowler, and David Mlinaric