The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century

This work explores the British country house between 1700-1830 and looks at the lives of the noblemen and the servants who inhabited them.

Author: Christopher Christie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047251

Category: Architecture

Page: 333

View: 362

This work explores the British country house between 1700-1830 and looks at the lives of the noblemen and the servants who inhabited them. Reference is made to the whole of the British Isles and there is a discussion of their political significance.

The Country House

""In this 1905 text, author Charles Hooper aims to help American homeowners and builders to create their dream homes and gardens with a minimum of mistakes.""

Author: Charles Hooper

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429014547

Category: Gardening

Page: 356

View: 117

""In this 1905 text, author Charles Hooper aims to help American homeowners and builders to create their dream homes and gardens with a minimum of mistakes.""

Society in the Country House

Author: Thomas Hay Escott

Publisher: Pringle Press

ISBN: 1445568659

Category:

Page: 508

View: 573

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


Design and Plan in the Country House

This intriguing book explores the evolution of country house plans throughout Britain and Ireland, from medieval times to the eighteenth century.

Author: Andor Harvey Gomme

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300126457

Category: Architecture

Page: 338

View: 468

The way a man thinks about his day-to-day living and the needs of his household reveals a great deal about his ambitions, his idea of himself, and his role in the community. And his house or castle offers many clues to his habits as well as those of the members of his household. This intriguing book explores the evolution of country house plans throughout Britain and Ireland, from medieval times to the eighteenth century. With photographs and detailed architectural plans of each house under discussion, the book presents a whole range of new insights into how these homes were designed and what their varied designs tell us about the lives of their residents. Starting with fortified medieval tower houses, the book traces patterns that developed and sometimes repeated in country house design over the centuries. It discusses who slept in the bedchambers, where food was prepared, how rooms were arranged for official and private activities, what towers signified, and more. Groundbreaking in its depth, the volume offers a rare tour of country houses for scholar and general reader alike.

The Country House

This book presents a series of conference papers which explored a topic that has received a good deal of interest in recent years, namely the material culture of the country house and its presentation to the public.

Author: Jon Stobart

Publisher: Historic England Publishing

ISBN: 9781848022331

Category: Nature

Page: 214

View: 481

This book presents a series of conference papers which explored a topic that has received a good deal of interest in recent years, namely the material culture of the country house and its presentation to the public. This links in with academic interest in the consumption practices of the elite, and in the country house as a lived and living space, which was consciously transformed according to fashion and personal taste; but also ties in well with our concern as curators to present a coherent narrative of English Heritage and other properties and their contents to the modern visitor.The proceedings address a number of current academic debates about elite consumption practices, and the role of landed society as arbiters of taste. By looking at the country house as lived space many of the papers throw up interesting questions about the accumulation and arrangement of objects; the way in which rooms were used and experienced by both owners and visitors, and how this sense of 'living history' can be presented meaningfully to the public. The conference was international in scope, so the experience in the United Kingdom can be compared with that in other European countries, throwing new light on our understanding of consumption and the country house.


The Country House Library

Beginning with new evidence that cites the presence of books in Roman villas and concluding with present day vicissitudes of collecting, this generously illustrated book presents a complete survey of British and Irish country house ...

Author: Mark Purcell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300248687

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 669

Beginning with new evidence that cites the presence of books in Roman villas and concluding with present day vicissitudes of collecting, this generously illustrated book presents a complete survey of British and Irish country house libraries. Replete with engaging anecdotes about owners and librarians, the book features fascinating information on acquisition bordering on obsession, the process of designing library architecture, and the care (and neglect) of collections. The author also disputes the notion that these libraries were merely for show, arguing that many of them were profoundly scholarly, assembled with meticulous care, and frequently used for intellectual pursuits. For those who love books and the libraries in which they are collected and stored, The Country House Library is an essential volume to own.

The Philadelphia Country House

Cedar Grove, The Cliffs, Grumblethorpe, Mount Airy, Bartram's House and Garden: Accommodation of the Vernacular

Author: Mark E. Reinberger

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421411636

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 259

Colonial Americans, if they could afford it, liked to emulate the fashions of London and the style and manners of English country society while at the same time thinking of themselves as distinctly American. The houses they built reflected this ongoing cultural tension. By the mid-eighteenth century, Americans had developed their own version of the bourgeois English countryseat, a class of estate equally distinct in social function and form from townhouses, rural plantations, and farms. The metropolis of Philadelphia was surrounded by a particularly extraordinary collection of country houses and landscapes. Taken together, these estates make up one of the most significant groups of homes in colonial America. In this masterly volume, Mark Reinberger, a senior architectural historian, and Elizabeth McLean, an accomplished scholar of landscape history, examine the country houses that the urban gentry built on the outskirts of Philadelphia in response to both local and international economic forces, social imperatives, and fashion. What do these structures and their gardens say about the taste of the people who conceived and executed them? How did their evolving forms demonstrate the persistence of European templates while embodying the spirit of American adaptation? The Philadelphia Country House explores the myriad ways in which these estates—which were located in the country but responded to the ideas and manners of the city—straddled the cultural divide between urban and rural. Moving from general trends and building principles to architectural interiors and landscape design, Reinberger and McLean take readers on an intimate tour of the fine, fashionable elements found in upstairs parlors and formal gardens. They also reveal the intricate working world of servants, cellars, and kitchen gardens. Highlighting an important aspect of American historic architecture, this handsome volume is illustrated with nearly 150 photographs, more than 60 line drawings, and two color galleries.


The Country House Kitchen 1650 1900

This book, compiled by experts on the history of food and domestic skills and techniques, offers a comprehensive, fully illustrated survey of how country houses were provided for.

Author: Pamela Sambrook

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: House & Home

Page: 266

View: 638

An overview of the working elements of the country house kitchen, looking at the evolution of the cooking fire and the range, cooking vessels and gadgets and the staff who used them, providing insight into the realities of life below stairs in the great country houses of Britain.



How to Read a Country House

Richly illustrated with stunning photographs from the unique archive of Country Life magazine, this book is a joy for all those who want to learn more about our heritage, art and architecture, and the essential characteristics of a classic ...

Author: Jeremy Musson

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 585

Why was heraldry so important to the families for whom houses were built? How does the layout of a house reveal the values of the people who lived in it? By reading the architectural features of a house - even simple items such as windows, doors, chimneys and staircases - we can learn so much about the past. Interiors, as well as exteriors, have a story to tell, with floor layouts and contents of rooms revealing much about the people who built and lived in them. We can also read the iconography of a house: its symbols and images, spanning subjects such as classical mythology, religion and British history. Heraldry too is an essential tool for understanding much of the details found in country houses, from coats of arms to crests, or fireplace decorations and ceiling bosses. Through all this, we gain a glimpse into the social world of the families who lived there - and discover that the stories of many country houses are inextricably linked by marriage, royalty or political or military service. Richly illustrated with stunning photographs from the unique archive of Country Life magazine, this book is a joy for all those who want to learn more about our heritage, art and architecture, and the essential characteristics of a classic country house.


Celebrations at the Country House

Carolyn Westbrook is a lifestyle designer known for her romantic French-inspired best-selling design books that feature lifestyle, design, home products, entertaining, and food. She lives in Central Texas.

Author: Carolyn Westbrook

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423645782

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 742

A celebration of hospitality and leisurely meals in a historic country home. Step into the romance of country home living with 75 simple recipes by the author of Through the French Door and A Romance with French Living. In her newest book, lifestyle designer and blogger Carolyn Westbrook shares menus, recipes, tablescapes, and other signature hospitality approaches alongside the picturesque backdrop of her Texas country home. Celebrate special occasions in every season, from a summer Fish Fry to a winter Night Before Christmas dinner; a spring Southern Brunch, to an Autumn Dinner Al Fresco. Sample recipes include: Spicy Stuff Cornbread Scratch Buttermilk Biscuits Down Home Chicken and Dumplings Southern Salmon Patties Fencerow Blackberry Preserves Sugar-Free Pecan Pie Strawberry Layer Cake Those who have yearned to spend a season at a country house will love getting lost in the pages of Celebrations at the Country House. Carolyn Westbrook is a lifestyle designer known for her romantic French-inspired best-selling design books that feature lifestyle, design, home products, entertaining, and food. She lives in Central Texas.


Country House

Country House, a ''comedy with corpses, '' is a wicked subversion of all those realistic psychological dramas of jealousy, adultery, murder and suicide that ask to be taken seriously.

Author: Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789057020018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 59

View: 170

Country House, a ''comedy with corpses, '' is a wicked subversion of all those realistic psychological dramas of jealousy, adultery, murder and suicide that ask to be taken seriously. Witkacy's send-up assumes the form of a ghost story full of surprises, in the course of which an entire family of four is gleefully dispatched to the other world. When it was first performed in 1923 in Torun, Country House was judged unsuitable for the general public because it derided moral, social and dramatic convention. Three years later, as directed by the playwright himself in Lwów, the drama proved an unexpected success with audiences (although it only ran for four nights) and ever since has been among Witkacy's most frequently performed works. Today we can appreciate Country House not only as a systematic demolition of stage realism, but also as an anxious probing of the elusive boundaries between life and death, exposing the ''dark places'' of the human psyche that make us laugh nervously.

Technology in the Country House

Brings together research on the introduction of domestic technologies into country houses and their estates.

Author: Marilyn Palmer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781848022805

Category: Country homes

Page: 205

View: 563

Brings together research on the introduction of domestic technologies into country houses and their estates.