Great Houses of London

Great Houses of London

by James StourtonFritz von der Schulenburg and Fritz Von der Schulenburg

Hardback Publication Date: 01/10/2012

  $75.00
'This lavishly illustrated compendium suggest that the age of elegance endures' Mail on Sunday The great houses of London represent one of the marvels of English architecture and yet they are almost entirely unknown. They are for the most part disguised behind sober facades but their riches within are astonishing. There are many architectural wonders, among them Robert Adam's 20 St James's Square and William Burges's Tower House. Several - including Bridgewater House with its Raphaels and Titians - have held great art collections. These are houses that hold extraordinary stories: half the Cabinet resigned after breakfast at Stratford House; and on 4 August 1914, at 9 Carlton House Terrace, then the German Embassy, young duty clerk Harold Nicholson deftly substituted one declaration of war for another. Great Houses of London opens the door to some of the greatest and grandest houses in the world to tell the stories of their owners and occupants, artists and architects, their restoration, adaptation and change.
ISBN:
9780711233669
9780711233669
Category:
Palaces
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-10-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
305x250x30mm
Weight:
2.36kg

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