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Inhaltsangabe: Great Houses of Scotland: A History and a Guide provides the historic traveler with a witty, visually spectacular guide to more than twenty-five of the greatest houses in Scotland, some of which appear here for the first time ever on public view. Writer Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd and photographer Christopher Simon Sykes, the team responsible for the popular guide Great Houses of England and Wales, return to provide this humorous, poetic view of the development of architectural style in Scotland.
From old tower houses such as Cawdor and Traquair, to the burgeoning bartizans of Glamis, this book will lead travelers to delightful historic surprises. Beloved old architectural favorites such as Blair, Hopetoun, Mellerstain, and Abbotsford are seen from the inside out, accompanied by views of spectacular Baroque examples such as Drumlanrig, or pioneering classicist edifices like Kinross. A selection of work by famed architect William Adam is included, seen in his little-known masterpieces such as Arniston, the House of Dun, and the palatial Duff House.
In the Spectator, Patrick James commended Sykes's "Well-trained eye, always scanning an unusual view or a forgotten corner," as well as Massingberd's wit and authoritative view on opulent Edwardian artifacts such as Manderston and Ardkinglas. "Another bull's eye!" wrote John McEwan in the Literary Review. "As before, it is the charm that tells, the humorous and poetic eye for idiosyncrasy which distinguishes both the writing and the photography."
Whether traveling to Scotland or traveling by armchair, aficionados of great house style will appreciate the lush, detailed photographs of each manor's interior and exterior. Informational and approachable, Great Houses of Scotland: A History and a Guide is an ideal travel companion and guide through the fascinating social, political, and architectural history that constructed the magnificent great houses of Scotland.
About the Author:
Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd has been writing about country houses and their owners since the 1960s. He was the instigator and editor of an acclaimed four volume Guide to Country Houses, and wrote a weekly Heritage column for over twenty years, first for The Field and then for the Weekend section of The Daily Telegraph. He served on the research committee of the Historic Houses Association and edited its survey, The Disintegration of a Heritage. His many other books on heritage subjects include The Country Life Book of Royal Palaces, Castles, Residences and Homes; The Field Book of Country Houses and Their Owners: Family Seats of the British Isles; Heritage of Royal Britain; Royal Palaces of Europe; Blenheim Revisited; Great Houses of England & Wales; Great Houses of Scotland and Great Houses of Ireland.
Christopher Simon Sykes specializes in the photography of architecture and interiors, and is the author of numerous books including The Visitors' Book; Country House Camera; Black Sheep; Private Palaces; The Perfect House; English Country; Scottish Country; Ancient English Houses; Living with Art and Living with Books. His photographs appear regularly in many periodicals, including The World of Interiors, House & Garden, Town & Country, Vogue, Vanity Fair and The Sunday Telegraph Magazine. In 1998 he presented his own television series, Upper Crust, and he is currently writing a biography of his family's house Sledmere in Yorkshire, England.
Buchbeschreibung Laurence King Publishing, London, 1997. Large Format Hardback. Buchzustand: Almost As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. Very heavy. FOR SALE WITHIN UK ONLY. Light general signs of use. D/w lightly rubbed to top edge. Almost as new hardcover in very good d/w. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 048489
Buchbeschreibung Laurence King, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Some light wear to edges and corners of dustjacket, edges a little creased, Underjacket in good condition, some light wear to edges and corners, Internally in good condition, pages crisp and clear, Previous owners name embossed on edge of title page. The Price includes postage and packing to a UK Mainland address, due to the weight (2.5kg) there will be additional charges to everywhere else, please ask for a quote. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006895
Buchbeschreibung Laurence King, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Damaged book. Please note this is a damaged book. The condition of this book is as stated above, however this book is slightly damaged in some way. Typically a grazed corner or torn cover. Thanks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CHL2405725
Buchbeschreibung Laurence King, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ships from our shop in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. We are open from 9 - 5, Monday to Saturday, all year round - come and visit! A personal and efficient service from a traditional bookshop located in Wigtown, South West Scotland. Thank you for your order!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000024566
Buchbeschreibung Laurence King, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. 1st Ed.. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP91853675
Buchbeschreibung Laurence King Publishing, London, 1997. Hardcover. Blue boards; gilt lettering. Color-photographic dj with white letterin on royal purple spine. 272 pp. with 300 color illustrations, mostly photographs. A bit heavy at 6 pounds and may require extra postage. Reveals Scots architecture in its grandest forms. This work carries photographs depicting stunning close-ups of architectural details and objects, and capturing the spirit and style of the houses. It aims to offer refreshingly personal and informal text that is as much about the families, who in live in these places, as about the architecture. With fantastic photographs of the Scottish landscape in which these houses are located. NF/VG; a lovely, clean, tight copy with only a hint of ruffling to top edge of dj. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 162473
Buchbeschreibung Laurence King Publishing, 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine - See Description. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. 272 pages, 300 colour illustrations. A timely chronicle of the living history of these great architectural achievements. Bibliography. Hb in dw, upper corner of half-title clipped (presumably to remove previous owner's embossed address) otherwise a near fine copy. A very heavy book, additional postage may be requested. Size: 12 7/8" x 10 3/4". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005320
Buchbeschreibung Laurence King, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021856691063
Buchbeschreibung Laurence King, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Almost new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P011856691063
Buchbeschreibung Laurence King, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111856691063