An Exuberant Catalogue of Dreams: The Americans who Revived the Country House in Britain Hardcover – 17 Oct 2013
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‘Magnificent book with stunning photographs and glorious anecdotage.’(Tatler)
‘From cover to cover, we are met with a magnificent array of images, both period and contemporary, that prove just how greatly we, as a nation, are indebted to those men and women who embraced our landscapes and our culture so generously. Combine this with a narrative distinguished as much by its effortless style as by its intelligent insights, and we have a truly exceptional work, every bit as entertaining as it is informative.’(Country Life)
About the Author
CLIVE ASLET is a former editor of Country Life and an eminent architectural historian and author whose previous books include (for Aurum) The Arts & Crafts House, (for Frances Lincoln) The Edwardian Country House and, most recently, War Memorial: The Story of One Village's Sacrifice from 1914 to 2003. He lives in London and Ramsgate.
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you simply cannot put it down .... unless you finished it... and you will always pick it up again ..
the stories of the various houses and how they were saved , or taken over by people who had the means to bring the houses Back to their former glory and better!!!
a great buy ... and a great present to give...
What cannot be disputed is the correct research, archive pictures and range of the contents. I'd happily have read much more on each house that has been documented. However, this book has 'nailed' the topic brilliantly.
My criticism is the book's title, this is too factual a book for it.
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A beautiful book with an especially beautiful front cover! Bought for my mother's birthday & will update when I've read every word.Published 2 months ago by Lindsey Clare Gee-Turner
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