on 13 September 2010
I cannot recommend this book series highly enough! Each volume contains a treasure trove of usefula and fascinating information about each type of architecture, and what's more, is fully illustated - not just a windbag of text. No, these books are fun! There are a wealth of diagrams, fully labelled, plus lots of photos to explain all those large and small features of a period house, much of which I hadn't noticed and very much wish I had. These books are an excellent first choice for any student of historical architecture, house renovators, and dolls house modellers, especially the latter.
on 26 May 2014
I have a Grade II listed manor house, part of which is Tudor. This is a very handy little book, which gets you started with good initial information. Part of a series of little books on houses through the ages & other subjects. They are an easy, interesting read & a good quick reference guide.
on 14 February 2014
This was bought as a used item and came in very good condition, as described. The seller was very prompt posting it; it arrived within a couple of days, which was excellent.
The book nearly met all of my requirements, explaining in comprehensive language to a lay person most aspects of Tudor houses, great to small, with excellent illustrations and diagrams. It was a little too slim for me, though. I expected a few more examples, illustrations and written descriptions. But, nevertheless, it's great for beginners.