Lasting Elegance



    Lasting Elegance

    English Country Houses 1830-1900

    Michael Hall

    Monacelli 2009

    Hardback 192pp Illustrated 314x260mm

    9781580932561   Product Code: 19271

    The English stately home reached its apotheosis in the 19th century as the most eminent architects of the era blended tradition and innovation to create larger, more elaborate and more luxurious houses than ever before. This magnificent volume draws on the archive of Country Life magazine to present 150 colour and black and white photographs - the fullest visual record yet - of the greatest houses of the age, including Pugin's Scarisbrick Hall and Barry's Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey.

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