Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. But more importantly, it should be high on the list of both the student and the casual traveler to England who intends to share that country's greatest tourist attraction. The book is great, and happily it is also reasonably priced. Expédié en direct de Grande-Bretagne sous 7 à 10 jours ouvrés. This book is an account of the ways in which the upper-class life style were reflected in the houses in which the wealthy and powerful lived. There were picnics in the grounds which catered to two thousand people or more sometimes, so these were not little affairs with a glass of orange squash and a Jaffa Cake on a blanket. You had nobles -- and everyone of noble descent was noble -- and then the rest of them.
A class hierarchy, a tax and a legal regime allowed successive generations to amass and consolidate their riches and their status in society. The spine may show signs of wear. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. About this Item: Yale University Press, 1978. Life in the English Country House - A Social an. Connecting readers with great books since 1972.
I borrowed this book to do research for my first Regency romance. In it, renowned architectural historian Mark Girouard presents a rare and revealing glimpse of the English upper classes—their public and personal lives, their servants, and their homes. New books: 1 - 50 of 78 Bookseller Notes Price 1. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used - Very Good, Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days, Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges.
My experience with keeping warm with a real open fire is too hot on one side, and too cold on the other. Nonetheless , I find it a pleasure and a delight that one is able to visit so many of these old grand homes- places such as Hampton court, Chatsworth, Harewood House, Castle Howard, Blenheim, Waddesdon ,Woburn — still show treasures and a glimpse into older lifestyles to delight the voyeur and the serious scholar. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Used - Very Good, Normalmente se despacha en 24 horas, The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. About this Item: Yale University Press. Your purchase also supports literacy charities. The household comprised the landowning family but also their dependents and their servants.
The book itself is a physical artifact of surpassing beauty which could fit on the grandest table in the houses it describes. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Definitely my shortcoming as opposed to that of the author. This book is an account of the ways in which the upper-class life style were reflected in the houses in which the wealthy and powerful lived. Any refusal to join a smoking party was considered to be very rude.
It is a life's work—the writing is scholarly, the illustrations beyond reproach. Since the 1950s as the viability of the country house in private hands was under threat due of a changing economic underpinning, death duties and the change in the locus of power in Britain, country houses have passed in increasing numbers to the National Trust to be preserved , marketed as heritage and enjoyed by an every increasing number of ordinary people who seek to experience what it must have been like to have lived in a country house in its hey day. Tutto nasce da lontano, al termine del corso degli studi universitari all'I. A survey of country houses through the past five centuries, from a broad range of materials: family archives, literature, plans and photographs. About this Item: Yale University Press, 1978. Place Of Publication: New Haven.
The volume is heavily illustrated mostly in black-and-white, unfortunately with paintings, portraits, architectural plans, and photographs, and the narrative never becomes too specialized or technical. Most homes sell souvenir guide books but this is a work that puts the detailed studies into a wider historical context. And the introduction of female servants, and the addition of libraries, and how the rise of the merchant class changed their ethos -- it was a major factor in their coming to regard some things as proper for the country and some for the city, because they represented the country and the agriculture while the merchants represented the city, and they embodied this architecturally. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History — Mark Girouard 1978 Having visited numerous stately homes in winter during my life and times, I can attest to the fact that these places can be The English country house has flourished over the centuries because of its ability to adapt to the changes in English society. Минимальные следы износа на переплете.
Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. A brilliant, handsome, engrossing book. No much info was offered for that period of time. Customer service is our top priority!. Both books start out with the medieval houses and households of lords and kings and lesser gentlemen and trace the history up to modern times. In it, renowned architectural historian Mark Girouard presents a rare and revealing glimpse of the English upper classes-their public and personal lives, their servants, and their homes.