English Country Houses

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First published in 1941, with illustrations by Felicity Price-Smith, this brief survey of English country houses is by the writer and gardener Vita Sackville-West, whose family home was Knole House, one of the very finest. Arranged chronologically from Norman castles to Vanbrugh’s ’monsters of construction’, the book emphasizes the country house as part of rural England, and how ‘its peculiar genius … lies in its knack of fitting in’. Reprinted in the In Arcadia series.

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English Country Houses

English Country Houses

Paperback96pp Illustrated192x140mm

9781910065112     Product Code: 225549

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First published in 1941, with illustrations by Felicity Price-Smith, this brief survey of English country houses is by the writer and gardener Vita Sackville-West, whose family home was Knole House, one of the very finest. Arranged chronologically from Norman castles to Vanbrugh’s ’monsters of construction’, the book emphasizes the country house as part of rural England, and how ‘its peculiar genius … lies in its knack of fitting in’. Reprinted in the In Arcadia series.

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