Palaces, chateaux, country houses

    Preserving Post-War Heritage: The Care and Conservation of Mid-Twentieth Century Architecture

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    Since 1990, 300 buildings have been added to the list of buildings of historic interest. The debate continues as to whether the design rationale places these buildings outside the scope of normal conservation principles. This work looks at the practical issues posed by our post-war heritage.

    Houses of the Gentry 1480-1680

    By Nicholas Cooper

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    An account of the houses that were built and inhabited by the upper classes from 1480 to 1680. Architectural historian Nicholas Cooper explores hundreds of gentry houses, well known and less familiar, and considers their evolution in the light of economic, social and political changes of the age.

    Life in the English Country House

    By Mark Girouard

    Paperback £23.71

    First published in 1978, this is a history of the English country house from the point of view of its owners and users. Ranging from the Middle Ages to the world of Evelyn Waugh, the author also discusses the life of the upper classes, how they entertained, how they ran...

    Boughton House: The English Versailles

    By Tessa Murdoch

    Hardback Save £37.54 = £62.46

    Boughton House in Northamptonshire is a house of contrasts. Involvement with the law and politics at the highest level generated the wealth of its founders and builders, but enlightened artistic patronage and a strong aesthetic sense have been characteristic of many generations of the Dukes of Montagu and of Buccleuch...

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