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The country house revealed : a secret history of the British ancestral home

Author: Dan Cruickshank
Publisher: London : BBC Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spanning the architectural history of the country house, from the Tudor ebullience of East Barsham Manor, the beauty and ingenuity of Hawksmoor's Easton Neston, the palatial Georgian sweep of Wentworth Woodhouse.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Cruickshank
ISBN: 9781849902069 1849902062
OCLC Number: 701112024
Notes: "This book is published to accompany the television series entitled The Country House Revealed, produced by Oxford Film & Television and first broadcast on BBC2 in 2011"--Page 288.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, plans, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: South Wraxall Manor --
Kinross House --
Easton Neston --
Wentworth Woodhouse --
Clandeboye House --
Marshcourt.
Responsibility: by Dan Cruickshank.

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