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‘This grave compilation of Country Life photographs of great houses, burned, stripped, wrecked, demolished and otherwise ruined since 1900 feels like an illustrated supplement to English fiction, high and low, over the same period… Haunting’(Guardian)
‘Both sad and fascinating’(Best of British)
‘Provides a powerful impression of the richness and variety of the English country house and of the treasures that were destroyed.’(Echo Magazine (Dorset Echo))
'An elegant testimonial to these vanished houses'(Apollo magazine)
Giles Worsley (1961-2006) was a distinguished architectural writer and critic and the architecture correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. He was formerly architectural editor of Country Life and then editor of Perspectives on Architecture. He was the author of many books, including Architectural Drawings of the Regency Period (1991), Classical Architecture in Britain: The Heroic Age (1994), which won the Yorkshire Post Best Art Book Award in 1995, and editor of The Life and Works of John Carr by Brian Wragg (2000). His critically acclaimed Inigo Jones and the European Classicist Tradition was published posthumously in 2007.
A huge and wonderful book.Very profusely illustrated. very very ineresting.Published 8 months ago by Rosemary S. Perrett
Really interesting especially as there are some pictures from near me.Published 9 months ago by J. A. Thompson
Really enjoyed reading this fascinating look at our lost historyPublished 13 months ago by AngelaBurton
As with my previous posts, this book explained to this American why Britain has lost so much of its cultural heritage due to two World Wars and their subsequent costs.Published 18 months ago by retired and happy
I found this very interesting also had great pictures and information about the various old houses some destroyed some saved.Published 19 months ago by Hugie R