The Cotswold House, Stone Houses and Interiors From the English Countryside

The Cotswold House, Stone Houses and Interiors From the English Countryside

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Featuring exceptional photographs from Country Life, the renowned magazine of English country living, The Cotswold House profiles over fifty of the region’s signature stone houses. The region is the second most popular destination in Britain for Americans, and these stone houses have inspired American residential architecture and landscaping for generations, making this book a must-have for anyone interested in architecture and interiors. The book spans centuries of stone masterpieces. The first section focuses on the earliest medieval houses, such as Sudeley, and manor houses, such as Owlpen and Snowshill, as well as important Jacobean homes. The second section looks at the classic country houses, like Badminton and Dyrham Park, while the third documents stone houses up to the present, including Arts and Crafts masterpieces like Ernest Barnsley’s Rodmarton Manor and William Morris’s Kelmscott. Also included are notable recent additions such as Rosemary Verey’s Barnsley House and the "New Classicism" houses of Quinlan Terry.

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With an assist from Country Life magazine (for which Mandel writes), Coswold manor houses and their rural setting have assumed iconic status as symbols of traditional English values. A Coswold native active in the conservation of historic houses introduces the region's landscape, Cotswold limestone, craftsmen, architectural style, and current role of these country houses in tourism and heritage education. B&w and some color photographs feature exterior and interior views of extant castles, classic manor houses, 19th century revivals, the Arts & Crafts movement- influenced Kelmscott Manor, and more recent reinventions that emphasize gardens. The volume includes a bibliography. Originally published in Great Britain in 2008 as Country Houses of the Cotswolds by Aurum Press Limited. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2009
ISBN: 9780847831807
Branch Call Number: 728.3709 MANDE
Characteristics: 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm


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