Years of social, economic and political upheaval left the Irish Country House adrift in a changed land. The once great houses arouse curiosity but are for gotten architectural masterpieces. Now we can comprehend in this book the loss of architectural heritage by cross-referencing period images of houses and contents in their prime with what are often only vestiges today. Their history shares common threads and the stories of those who built and once called these stately edifices home are highly entertaining. David Hicks was granted unprecedented access to houses, castles, and unpublished photographs to produce this visual record of once beautiful buildings. Hundreds of color and black and white photos.
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DAVID HICKS has always been interested in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Irish history. Research into his family background led to investigating the history of Irish country houses and the circumstances of their downfall. A designer and architectural technician, he has contributed to My Showhouse on RTE.
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Description du livre The Collins Press, 2012. Hardcover. État : Brand New. 272 pages. 13.00x11.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire __184889161X
Description du livre Collins Pr, 2013. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P11184889161X