An Exuberant Catalogue of Dreams

    An Exuberant Catalogue of Dreams

    The Americans Who Revived the Country House in Britain

    Clive Aslet

    Aurum 2013

    Hardback 208pp Illustrated 285x227mm

    9781781310946   Product Code: 20063

    What could seem more British than a country house like Cliveden, Leeds Castle or Blenheim Palace? Yet their survival - and present appearance - is largely due to American money and American taste. Magnificently illustrated with period and modern colour photographs, this handsome book offers a fascinating account of how magnates such as Andrew Carnegie at Skibo and Paul Getty at Wormsley created idylls of baronial splendour, and how the 'country house look' was codified by an American, Nancy Lancaster.

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