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Design and plan in the country house : from castle donjons to Palladian boxes

Author: A H Gomme; Alison Maguire
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book explores the evolution of country house plans throughout Britain and Ireland, from medieval times to the eighteenth century. With photographs and detailed architectural plans of each of the houses under discussion, the book presents a whole range of new insights into how these homes were designed and what their varied designs tell us about the lives of their residents." "Starting with fortified medieval  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Architectural drawings
Designs and plans
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A H Gomme; Alison Maguire
ISBN: 9780300126457 030012645X
OCLC Number: 123767202
Description: 338 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Building high --
Experimentation and pragmatic doubling --
The inner needs: social life and family life --
Squares and 'access plans' --
Fully developed compact plans --
Conclusion: the eighteenth-century stasis.
Responsibility: Andor Gomme and Alison Maguire.
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The way a man thinks about his day-to-day living and the needs of his household reveals a great deal about his ambitions, his idea of himself, and his role in the community. This book explores the  Read more...


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