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The noble houses of Scotland.

Author: Charles Wemyss
Publisher: München : Prestel Verlag 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written from a perspective that is at once personal and scholarly, this unique book examines Scotland's distinctive country-house architecture. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, drawings and plans, the book guides the reader through the singular features of Scottish noble homes: the stately setting, the balanced facade, the formal appointments and fashionable furnishings, explaining how each was achieved.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Wemyss
ISBN: 9783791347622 3791347624
OCLC Number: 892303683
Description: 340 pages
Contents: Ch. 1 Ancestry and Architecture --
ch. 2 The Vital Role of the Scottish Treasury --
ch. 3 The Principles and Practice of Architecture --
ch. 4 Noble Houses of the Post-Restoration Era --
ch. 5 Noble Houses of the Early Eighteenth Century --
ch. 6 Noble Houses of the Late Eighteenth Century --
ch. 7 Conclusion.
Responsibility: Charles Wemyss.

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This enlightening, lavishly illustrated architectural and historical tour explores the unique flavour of Scotland's great houses.  Read more...

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"this is a book that has something to say...the book wends through a spectacular cornucopia of buildings...in an appropriately lavish manner"-John Goodall, Country Life Magazine, 19th November 2014.

 
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