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An exuberant catalogue of dreams : the Americans who revived the country house in Britain

Author: Clive Aslet
Publisher: London : Aurum Press Ltd, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Clive Aslet's fabulously illustrated book is the first study of this remarkable and unlikely juxtaposition of two very different cultures.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Aslet
ISBN: 9781781310946 1781310947
OCLC Number: 840477309
Notes: "Covering eighteen Americans and their houses--from the captivating May Goelet and Floors castle in Scotland to the big game hunter Willie James and West Dean Park on the south coast--he illustrates the varied destinies by which stupendously wealthy Americans ended up owning great stately piles, and the variety of transformations they wrought upon them."--Jacket flap.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 30 cm
Contents: Flora Sharon at Easton Neston --
Walter Burns at Brook Street and North Mymms Park --
The Astors at Cliveden and Hever Castle --
Willie James at West Dean Park --
Consuelo Vanderbilt at Blenheim Palace and Crowhurst Place --
Andrew Carnegie at Skibo Castle --
May Goelet at Floors Castle --
Wilfred and Bertha Buckley at Moundsmere Manor --
Maud Cunard at Nevill Holt --
Gordon Selfridge and Hengistbury Head --
Nancy Lancaster at Kelmarsh Hall, Ditchley Park and Haseley Court --
William Randolph Hearst at St Donat's --
Lady Baillie at Leeds Castle --
The Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson at Fort Belvedere --
Chips Channon at 5 Belgrave Square and Kelvedon Hall --
J. Paul Getty at Sutton Place --
Sir Paul Getty at Wormsley Park.
Other Titles: Americans who revived the country house in Britain
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