THE VICTORIAN COUNTRY HOUSE Mark Girouard 1979
The great wealth of nineteenth-century Britain led to an astonishing boom in the building of country houses. These houses were generally of an enormous size and complexity and exhibited a remarkable variety of design. Mark Girouard displays his variety of design. Mark Girouard displays his vast knowledge and critical insight in a wide-ranging approach to this fascinating subject. He deals not only with the houses themselves but also with the architects involved, the social and economic conditions that made such massive structures possible, the cumbersome domestic organization that dictated their design, and the ingenious technological developments in plumbing, heating and construction that enhanced the comfort of country living…
Writing with his distinctive blend of scholarship, fluency and wit, Mark Girouard has achieved a lucid and engrossing mixture of architectural and social history, of interest and importance not only to serious scholars but to anyone who is curious about the attitudes and way of live of a past generation…
Filled with black and white photographs – designs – architectural drawings and colour pictures.
• Hardcover: 480 pages
• Publisher: Yale University Press; Revised edition (1 July 1979)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 9780300023909
• ISBN-13: 978-0300023909
• ASIN: 0300023901
• Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 20.3 x 26.3 cm
Hardback book with dj – revised and enlarged edition BOOK CLUB ASSOCIATES LONDON – 467 pages – Large book 26 x 21 x 4 cm – Condition: as new.
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