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The Arts and Crafts Country House: From the Archives of Country Life Hardcover – 1 Nov 2011


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (1 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845136802
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845136802
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 2.5 x 31.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 214,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘This large and magnificent book is a glorious celebration of one of the most enduring periods of architecture’

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'Extraordinarily fascinating'

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Clive Aslet is an award-winning writer and journalist, and an acknowledged authority on British architecture. He joined Country Life in 1977, was for thirteen years its Editor, and is now Editor-at-Large. He writes extensively for The Daily Telegraph and other publications. He is the author of many books, including The English House, Landmarks of Britain and Villages of Britain.


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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By J. Suyderhoud on 18 Nov. 2011
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Aurum Press has published more than twenty books on houses and gardens based on the archives of Country Life Magazine. Each book has selected the houses, their interiors and gardens from a certain perspective, such as region, period, architect or having been demolished. This book is the latest in these series, now based on the Arts & Crafts movement. Country Life displayed clearly some preferences in their magazine. The magazine had favourites such as Edwin Lutyens and his collaboration with Gertrude Jekyll, this is also the case for this book, which gives therefore some overlap with the volumes published earlier on both and also a limited view on the Arts & Crafts movement. You will miss Charles Rennie Mackintosh. From Voysey and Baillie Scott only a few examples are given. The text of this volume is still informative and well documented, with chapters on different perspectives and views on the subject, including typical examples of houses and interiors as presented in Country Life. The greatest strength of this book is the selection and arrangement of the beautiful photographs along the text. The time span of these pictures is more than hundred years, from old fashioned black and white to modern colour photographs, here presented in an coherent manner, by selecting either colour or black and white photographs for most houses or topics discussed, which gives the book a pleasant presentation. Some of the pictures will be familiar, if you own more books of the series. As stated by the author, The Studio Magazine has been much more the promoters of Arts & Crafts. Their archives have unfortunately been bombed in the war. Reediting their "Year-Book of Decorative Art" which were published from 1906 onwards, could perhaps be an idea for another series of books on this subject.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr P.Blackburn on 14 Oct. 2013
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I bought this book as a birthday gift for my neice and had it delivered directly to her so I haven't seen it but she has found it impossible to find words to describe how magnicient it is, particularly the photos..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. M. H. Flood on 14 Feb. 2014
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It was some years ago that I purchased my own copy and on the strength of that I purchased another copy as a present for a member of my family. The photography is superb as is the text and presentation, having visited many of the properties covered in this volume I can say its in my experience very accurate and will not disappoint
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Clive Aslet writes regularly for Country Life and has produced a typically charming, beautifully written and stimulating account of the period in architectural history that coincided with a growing desire among the wealthy to regain the ideal of an English arcadia which inspired the magazine itself.

Readers who enjoyed the subtle undercurrent of the march of history and social change, which is a background theme to his equally delightful book on the English House, will not be disappointed. The insightful understanding of the dynamics that shaped the period takes his architectural writing beyond a mere account of the technical details of these spectacular houses into the stories of their owners and architects and the broader social history of which they form part.

In my opinion this is a book that anyone with an interest in the country houses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and in good writing will heartily enjoy.
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I bought this for a relation who lives in a modestly A & C inspired property which doubtless will be done up over the years. Having glanced thro it (!) it is a lovely book
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