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The English Country House Explained (England's Living History) [Paperback]

Trevor Yorke
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14 May 2012 England's Living History
England's country houses have never been more popular with visitors. Most are packed with masterpieces of art and antiques, and they have vast landscaped gardens, often with lakes and fountains. They reflect all the splendour of England's glory years. Trevor Yorke, using original drawings, diagrams and photographs, takes the reader on a careful tour of the country house and describes its features, exterior and interior, upstairs and downstairs. He looks at the different periods of large country houses from the mid 1500s up to 1914, explaining the changing architectural styles. He describes the different rooms within the main house and their changing roles over the centuries. There is a glossary of architectural terms, and a quick reference time chart listing country house architects and the notable buildings they designed, with drawings of the period details that help to date them.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Countryside Books (14 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184674301X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846743016
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 356,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I trained as an artist, photographer, and map maker and use these illustrative skills to make easy to understand books about my favourite subject, English buildings. They are aimed at people who might be renovating, tracing the history of or just interested in local buildings, with clearly labelled drawings, diagrams and photos, specifically produced for each book, making them popular with beginners in the subject and students. They are published by Countryside Books who focus on value for money and hence most of my books have listed prices from only £4.99 - £9.99.
There are around twenty of my titles available on Amazon including a series on period houses from Tudor times through to the 1950s, famous buildings like Abbeys, Castles and Country Houses, and other subjects as diverse as narrowboats and gravestones!
I was born in Sussex in 1966, and currently live in Leek, on the edge of the Peak District, with my wife and two children. More details on my website: www.trevoryorke.co.uk

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About the Author

Trevor Yorke is the author of numerous related books including British Architectural Styles 1500-1950, English Churches Explained and Georgian & Regency Houses Explained.


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Very accessable and a visual pleasure as well. Brilliant to peruse or read straight through. Highly recommended. And that's it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 12 Jun 2013
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Fantastic book, I am in the business of renovating country houses and this is invaluable, well researched and illustrated. A great source of information
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Book 9 Mar 2014
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This book is very useful for not only for those studying historical buildings but also modellers as well anyone who wants to understand how something is built this is a good book to have a round
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5.0 out of 5 stars England's History 24 July 2013
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i am so excited about this book, had to get some in paper but all the more fun, e book was cheaper than in the mail, but still love getting things in the mail
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