Palaces, chateaux, country houses


    By David Nelson Wren

    Hardback £42.96

    A chronicle of the construction and furnishings of an early 20th-century country house, brought to life by letters from the family archive and previously unpublished drawings from Horace Trumbauer's architectural office.


    By Catherine Pegard

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    Houses of Power

    By Simon Thurley

    Hardback Save £9.54 = £20.46

    The palaces of Tudors were genuine power houses - the nerve-centre of military operations, the boardroom for all executive decisions and the core of international politics. The author picks through architectural digs, examines financial accounts, plans and drawings to reconstruct the great Tudor houses and understand how they shaped their...

    Troy House

    By Ann Benson

    Hardback Save £2.04 = £27.95

    This extensive new research volume on the architectural, landscape and ownership histories of the Duke of Beaufort's Welsh Troy estate, from the twelfth century to the present, reveals its prime historical importance.

    Hardwick Hall: A Great Old Castle of Romance

    Hardback Save £8.79 = £66.21

    Originally constructed in the late 16th century for the notorious Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury, Hardwick Hall is now among the National Trust's greatest architectural landmarks, with much of its original interior and ornamentation still intact. This splendid publication is the definitive source of scholarship on the remarkably well-preserved...

    Country Houses and the British Empire, 1700-1930

    By Stephanie Barczewski

    Paperback £18.45

    Assesses the economic and cultural links between country houses and the empire between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries -- .


    Hardback £53.46

    This beautiful publication narrates the romantic biography of an architecturally significant country residence and its rescue from decline. Dating from the mid-15th century, Apethorpe in Northamptonshire was home to a succession of leading courtiers and politicians. At the command of King James I, the house was refurbished with a richly...

    Great Houses, Modern Aristocrats

    By James Reginato

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    This stunning book presents the intriguing stories and celebrated histories of some of the leading families of Great Britain and Ireland and the opulent residences that have defined their heritages.

    Lost Country Houses of Norfolk: History, Archaeology and Myth

    By Tom Williamson

    Hardback Save £9.52 = £20.43

    Norfolk is a county sadly rich in "lost" country houses; this account and gazetteer offer a comprehensive account of them.

    Country House Ideal: Recent Work by Adam Architecture

    By Clive Aslet

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    ADAM Architecture has a worldwide reputation for traditional Western design. Although the practice is based in the UK, it has built award-winning projects of all types around the world, and is known for combining modern interpretations of the Classical tradition with the latest technology. Among its most admired work are...

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