Robert Adam

Author: Jeremy Musson
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847848515
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The definitive book on the most influential English country house architect and designer. This beautifully produced book celebrates the work of Robert Adam, the great eighteenth-century architect who influenced generations by stamping his distinctive neoclassical aesthetic vision on the English country house interior. Lavish new photography provides a deeply visual exploration of Adam's most important surviving country houses, to which the author and photographer gained unparalleled access. Included are magnificent country houses such as Syon House and Harewood House--styled and inspired by the ideal of the neoclassical--as well as Adam's castle-style Mellerstain and town houses such as Home House-- all captured in splendid detail. Original Adam design drawings, from Sir John Soane's Museum, illustrate the boldness of planning, color, and creative interpretation of Adam's domestic interiors. A biographical and contextual account of Adam's life and work describes his unique design process, his patrons, and the legacy of his design achievement. This richly illustrated volume will appeal to designers and homeowners as well as traditional architecture enthusiasts, promising to become an important addition to any architecture and interior design library.

The Readers Advisory Guide To Genre Fiction Third Edition

Author: Neal Wyatt
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891781X
Size: 34.89 MB
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Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

Baddesley Clinton

Author: National National Trust
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781843594444
Size: 78.10 MB
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Baddesley Clinton was the home of the Ferrers family for 500 years. This long history can be read in its walls. The model of a medieval moated manor house, Baddesley Clinton has much to tell us about England's historical architecture, although interpreting all that history can be a challenge.This guidebook is intended as a companion to your visit and also to help you read the trickier-to-read sections of the building's history. Indeed, Baddesley Clinton is full of intriguing corners and secret hiding places. Constant in their adherence to the Roman Catholic faith, the Ferrers family made their home a sanctuary not only for them, but also for persecuted Catholics who were hidden from priest hunters here during the 1590s.The stories of the house inspired the residents who came later, including Henry Ferrers, a lawyer, diarist and antiquarian. Proud of his family's history, he filled the house with coats of arms in stained glass, carved oak and stone. Later still, a group of artists came to Baddesley Clinton and found it a source of great inspiration; after them a couple who devoted their energies to restoring what you see today, before giving it to the National Trust for safekeeping. This house has inspired people in many ways, and with the devotion to its care now the task of the Trust, it's hoped it will inspire many more.

Henbury

Author: Jeremy Musson
Publisher: Pimpernel Press
ISBN: 9781910258118
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Henbury Hall in Cheshire has been described as the most beautiful house built in Britain in the last hundred years. This late 20th-century house rises from the rolling contours of its ancient parkland as a Palladian masterpiece of symmetry, elegance, and simplicity. Full of intriguing historic references, its form both venerable and familiar, it is unique in the story of 20th-century British architecture. Writing in Country Life in 2002, Jeremy Musson highlighted the enduring English love affair with the Palladian tradition, which, for lovers of classic country houses, makes "a first sight of the great villas of the Veneto feel like coming home." For the de Ferranti family, the Veneto was indeed home. So perhaps it is hardly surprising that when Sebastian de Ferranti (1927-2015), came to realize his vision for his house it should be based on Palladio's villa La Rotunda at Vicenza. Henbury Hall was designed by Julian Bicknell and Felix Kelly and built in the mid-1980s, with interior design by David Mlinaric. This book, drawing on more than 30 years of superb photography, is the complementary vision of Sebastian de Ferranti's widow, Gilly de Ferranti, her tribute to her husband's creation, and as beautiful a book as Henbury Hall is a house.

The 17th And 18th Centuries

Author: Frank N. Magill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135924147
Size: 38.79 MB
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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Robert Adam

Author: Richard John
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 1920744541
Size: 58.52 MB
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"Author Richard John's text is both erudite and illuminating; the captions for the hundreds of colour photos are similarly informative" Period Homes Robert Adam: The Search for a Modern Classicism examines the work of Robert Adam, director of the large

Touring And Publicizing England S Country Houses In The Long Eighteenth Century

Author: Jocelyn Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501334999
Size: 42.91 MB
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Over the course of the long 18th century, many of England's grandest country houses became known for displaying noteworthy architecture and design, large collections of sculptures and paintings, and expansive landscape gardens and parks. Although these houses continued to function as residences and spaces of elite retreat, they had powerful public identities: increasingly accessible to tourists and extensively described by travel writers, they began to be celebrated as sites of great importance to national culture. This book examines how these identities emerged, repositioning the importance of country houses in 18th-century Britain and exploring what it took to turn them into tourist attractions. Drawing on travel books, guidebooks, and dozens of tourists' diaries and letters, it explores what it meant to tour country houses such as Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth, Wilton, Kedleston and Burghley in the tumultuous 1700s. It also questions the legacies of these early tourists: both as a critical cultural practice in the 18th century and an extraordinary and controversial influence in British culture today, country-house tourism is a phenomenon that demands investigation.