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Great palaces

Author: Sacheverell Sitwell
Publisher: London ; New York : Spring Books, 1969, ©1964.
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Great palaces.
London ; New York : Spring Books, 1969, ©1964
(OCoLC)742303511
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sacheverell Sitwell
ISBN: 060001682X 9780600016823
OCLC Number: 18141087
Notes: Originally published: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1964.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations, plans, portraits ; 33 cm
Contents: Great Britain. Hampton Court : a fine combination of the Tudor and English baroque styles / Sir John Summerson ; Windsor Castle : a fortress gradually converted into the residence of kings / B.J.W. Hill ; Holyroodhouse : the most romantic of all the palaces in the British Isles / Christopher Gibbs --
France. Versailles : Europe's greatest palace, a scene of splendour and despair / Jean-Dominique Rey ; Malmaison : the favourite country residence of Napoleon and Josephine / Princesse de Chimay ; Fontainebleau : a hunting-lodge which saw four centuries of French history / Princesse de Chimay --
Germany. Charlottenburg : the interior is a superb example of German decorative art / Nicolas Powell ; Linderhof : Ludwig II's flamboyant fantasy in the neo-baroque manner / Monk Gibbon ; Sans Souci : the light-hearted summer-house of King Frederick the Great / Nicolas Powell --
Italy. The Quirinal : the most venerable of the palaces in this city of palaces / Olive Cook ; The Royal Palace, Naples : a majestic situation for the palace of a vanished kingdom / Olive Cook ; Caserta : the monumental scale of a palace executed for the Bourbons / Olive Cook ; The Royal Palace, Turin : the former residence of the kings of Sardinia and of Italy / Olive Cook --
Spain. The Alhambra : cool courtyards of the Moorish kings overlooking Granada / Anthony Denney ; Aranjuez : Philip. II's leafy palace on the banks of the River Tagus / Anthony Hobson ; The Escorial : 'nobility without arrogance, majesty without ostentation' / Anthony Hobson --
Portugal. Sintra : the palace of the Portuguese sovereigns in the Moorish style / Xan Fielding ; Queluz : a rose-pink palace in the French eighteenth-century style / Susan Lowndes --
Russia. Tsarskoe Selo : the magnificent palace of the Empress Catherine the Great / Moura Budberg ; The Winter Palace : a masterpiece by Italian and French architects on the Neva / Moura Budberg --
Monaco. The Royal Palace : a Mediterranean fortress transformed into a gracious house / Albert Lisimachio --
Austria. Schönbrunn : the palace which symbolizes the peak of Viennese maturity / Gordon Brook-Shepherd ; The Belvedere : a palatial but infinitely graceful achievement of baroque / Gordon Brook-Shepherd --
Holland. Huis Ten Bosch : the elegant 'House in the Wood' of the Dutch Royal Family / C.M. Cremers --
Sweden. Tullgarn : a charming lakeside summer-palace of the Swedish monarchy / Peter Thornton ; The Royal Palace, Stockholm : one of the finest examples of French taste outside France / Peter Thornton --
Denmark. The Amalienborg : a group of four lovely palaces around an octagonal piazza / Svend Eriksen ; Kronborg : Hamlet's pinnacled castle at Elsinore on the Baltic shore / Svend Eriksen --
Greece. Corfu : the palace erected in honour of St. Michael and St. George / Nigel Nicolson --
Poland. The Wawel Castle, Cracow : the centre of a splendid historical and cultural tradition / Stefan Kozakiewicz.
Responsibility: introduction by Sacheverell Sitwell.

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