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England's Lost Houses: From the Archives of Country Life Paperback – 25 May 2011
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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)
About the Author
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.
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A good book for the living room as it is good to browse through.
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