LIFE IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE Mark Girouard 1978
The English country house has flourished over the centuries because of its ability to adapt to changes in English society. This book is the first account of the ways in which changes in upper-class life style were reflected in the houses in which the wealthy and powerful lived…
‘This enthralling and immensely informative book… tells, with wit, scholarship and lucidity, how the country house evolved to meet the needs and reflect the social attitudes of the times… Having read it, I view the country house in an entirely new light and itch to visit again new-found understanding. Mr Girouard has enriched my life and will do the same for countless others.’ – Philip Zieglar, The Times.
26 x 21 x 3 cm large book 344 pages
Condition – good.
This best-selling book is a beautifully illustrated history of the English country house from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. In it, renowned architectural historian Mark Girouard presents a rare and revealing glimpse of the English upper classes-their public and personal lives, their servants, and their homes.
Hardback book with price clipped dj. ISBN 0-300-02273-5. A SOCIAL AND ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY – Yale University Press New Haven and London 1978.
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