- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Unicorn (7 Nov. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 191078768X
- ISBN-13: 978-1910787687
- Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 2.8 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Longford Castle: The Treasures and the Collectors Hardcover – 7 Nov 2017
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Smith s well-illustrated book provides an excellent introduction to the family, house, and collections...and should stimulate further research --Thomas Tuohy, The British Art Journal
Longford is one of the finest houses in England...Since 1717, the Wiltshire castle has belonged to the Bouveries....They redecorated and remodelled the house in the 18th and 19th centuries, and established the magnificent art collection that is its principal glory...The theme is the story of the Bouveries as collectors, concentrating on their taste, patronage and acquisitions....it s good to have a history of the pictures and it is all beautifully designed' --John Martin Robinson, Country Life
Longford Castle is beautifully produced and well researched --Historic Gardens Review
About the Author
Amelia Smith grew up in Surrey and attended university in London. She recently completed a PhD on the Longford Castle art collections at Birkbeck College in collaboration with the National Gallery. Amelia Smith graduated in 2012 with a First Class degree in History of Art from University College London, where she was awarded the Gombrich Prize and Zilkha Prize. She went on to gain an MA in Curating the Art Museum at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2013, and undertook a curatorial internship at the National Portrait Gallery, researching for the exhibition 'The Great War in Portraits' (2014).
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I know this is a book about the art collection, but it’s also a book about the house, design, decoration and its development over four centuries.
Maybe the fantastically illustrated books on Chatsworth, Belvoir Castle and Alnwick Castle are more visual than containing written content, but this book is too far other way... shame.
His book brings it to life in the most fabulous way.
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