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The drawing room : English country house decoration
The drawing room : English country house decoration
Musson, Jeremy2014
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A highly detailed look at the most accomplished English country house interiors, exemplifying English decorating at its best. The English drawing room, a formal place within a house of status where family and honored guests could retire from the more public arena, is one of the most important rooms in an English country house, and thus great attention has been paid to preserving the decoration of this most elegant of spaces: the center of life in the English countryside and the epitome of English country house decoration. This book offers privileged access to fifty of the finest drawing rooms of country houses and historic townhousesmany still in private handsincluding Althorp, Attingham, and Knepp Castle. Through these sumptuous rooms, readers experience a history of English decorating from the sixteenth century to the present day, including the work of design legends such as David Hicks, Nancy Lancaster, John Fowler, and David Mlinaric. Specially commissioned photographs capture the entirety of each room, as well as details of furniture, architectural elements, artwork, collections, and textiles, creating a visually seductive book that will inspire interior designers and homeowners interested in the widely popular classic English look.
Main title:
The drawing room : English country house decoration / Jeremy Musson ; foreword by Julian Fellowes ; photography by Paul Barker and Country Life.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, 2014.
272 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 26 x 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword / by Julian Fellowes -- Introduction: enter the drawing room -- Loseley Park -- South Wraxall Manor -- Chillingham Castle -- Newby Hall -- Kedleston Hall -- Althorp -- Broadlands -- Oakly Park -- Attingham Park -- Renishaw Hall -- Felbrigg Hall -- Eastnor Castle -- Knebworth -- Alnwick Castle -- Hutton in the Forest -- Madresfield Court -- Hilles House -- Dyrham Park -- The Yellow Room -- Deene Park -- Lypiatt Park -- Cholmondeley Castle -- The Grove -- Stanway House -- Bradley Court -- Wormington Grange -- Whithurst House -- Aynhoe Park -- Thame Park -- Knepp Castle -- The Temple.
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Sandringham Library ExpressHouse and Garden747.888 MUSIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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