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Country Houses from the Air By Adrian Tinniswood

Country Houses from the Air
by Adrian Tinniswood

A collection of aerial photographs of 40 country houses and their estates contrasted with historical portraits and engravings of the same houses in centuries past. The text tells the stories behind each house, the lives of the owners and alterations to house and garden. Originally published in 1994 by Weidenfeld and Nicholson.
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Country Houses from the Air by Adrian Tinniswood

Striking aerial photographs combined with bird's-eye engravings from the 17th and 18th centuries give a unique insight into the history of English country houses and their pleasure grounds. The book details the struggles for power and prestige that inspired them, the daily life of the great families and their servants, and the dramatic changes wrought by fashion, fortune, time or progress. Thes stories behind each of the 40 houses are told with anecdotes and historical perspective. Research points out the connection between the lives of theowners and the alterations to house and garden as a result of the shifting sands of fortune.

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GOR001226274
Country Houses from the Air by Adrian Tinniswood
Adrian Tinniswood
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
1994-05-01
160
0297832638
9780297832638
N/A
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