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Great houses of Europe.

Author: Sacheverell Sitwell; Edwin Smith
Publisher: New York, Putnam [1961]
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Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-1988.
Great houses of Europe.
New York, Putnam [1961]
(OCoLC)747116953
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sacheverell Sitwell; Edwin Smith
OCLC Number: 513719
Description: 318 pages illustrations (some color) 33 cm
Contents: Introduction / Sacheverell Sitwell --
Ducal Palace Urbino : The Renaissance ideal of a preincely residence --
Chateaudun : A fortress transformed into a palace --
Casa de pilatos : Cool courtyards in the heart of Seville --
Villa Lante : Twin pavillions in a water-garden --
Schloss Tratzberg : A Tirolean castle unspoiled by time --
Palazzo del te : 'Chambers of transgression, now forlorn!' --
Chambord : A French château of ingenious vastness --
Villa d'este : A Cardinal's villa amoung the cypresses and cascades --
Egeskov : The proud memorial of a Danish nobleman --
Villa Barbaro, maser : Palladio's charming villa, embellished by Veronese --
Hardwick Hall : Elizabethan architecture at its most adventurous --
Caprarola : Vignola's masterpiece in the Monti Cimini --
Hotel Lambert : A President's house on an island in the Seine --
Château de tanlay a : A splendid union of stone and clear water --
Isola bella : Grandeur which does not destroy romance --
Vaux-le-vicomte : The most splendid house and garden in all France --
Wilton : A classical scene created by centuries of discernment --
Drottningholm : The white palace of the Swedish Royal Family --
Palacio Liria : The Alba town-house with its superb art-collection --
Blenheim Palace : 'England's biggest house for England's biggest man' --
475 Heerengracht : A fine example of a Dutch patrician town- house --
Palais Schwarzenberg : the grandson preserves the dees of his ancestors --
Palazzo Labia : A Venetian palace immortalized by Tiepolo --
The Nymphenburg : The airy palace of the Bavarian Electors --
Stupinigi : Juvara's hunting-lodge in Piedmont --
Pommesfelden : The ease and spaciousness of German Baroque --
Brühl : The pleasure-palace of an Archbishop --
The residenz. Würzburg : The highest flight of Baroque daring --
Claydon : A smaller English country-house of delightful elegance --
Russborough : The Palladian facade of an Irish country-house --
Sans Souci : A retreat for a philosopher-king --
Benrath : A marvel of delicacy and ingenuity --
Syon House : A house transformed by Adam with imperial lavishness --
Youssoupoff Palace : The shade of Rasputin stirs beneath these saloons --
Queluz : A rose-pink palace set in a water-garden --
Petit Trianon : The jewel of de Pompador and Marie Antoinette --
Arbury Hall : Tudor in origin, gothicized in the 18th century --
Hotel D'hane-Steenhuyse : The King's retreat during the hundred days --
Lazienki : The island-palace of the last King of Poland --
Casita de Labrador : 'A little corner of France beside the Tagus'.
Responsibility: Photos. by Edwin Smith.

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