English Country Houses by Martin Dunning
Model Number: 9780753714058
An Englishman’s home is his castle, says the old proverb. And a castle provides security and expresses status. Security and status – these two words go some way to explain the evolution of the English country house.
Whether in public or private hands, English country houses, from the perfect little medieval manor of Cotehele on the banks of the Tamar to the Gothic splendour of Knebworth, represent much of the greatest art and design accomplished in this country, and also constitute a record in stone, brick, glass and timber, of the nation’s history.
This evocative collection of archive photographs from the world-famous Francis Frith Collection shows English country houses in all their glory.
Frith’s historic photographs are renowned the world over for their clarity and fine detail. Unlike many local history books that reproduce old postcards, this book is packed with high-quality photographs carefully chosen from the Frith archive, and in which you will find much fascinating detail. Most have not been published in book form before.