Design and Plan in the Country House: From Castle Donjons to Palladian Boxes (Hardback)
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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 of the 180 houses under discussion, the book presents a whole range of new insights into how these homes were designed and what their varied plans 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300126457
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'...this book represents a remarkable scholarly resource... Architectural historians are going to have much to digest and reappraise.'
--Tim Mowl, Apollo, November 2009
Titre : Design and Plan in the Country House: From ...
Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States
Date d'édition : 2008
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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