Design and Plan in the Country House: From Castle Donjons to Palladian Boxes, ..

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Design and Plan in the Country House: From Castle Donjons to Palladian Boxes (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
Gomme, Andor; Maguire, Alison
Yale University Press
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Notes: Near Fine 10" x 11 1/2" hardcover in navy blue cloth over boards, bright silver gilt lettering stamped to spine, very minor bumping to spine else sharp tips, clean, tightly bound and unmarked throughout. Near Fine grey pictorial dustjacket featuring an image of Westwood House to the front, Brymptin d"Evercy to the back, and white lettering to front, back and spine, unclipped and intact with no visible shelf wear, and protected by a paper-backed mylar sleeve. 338pp. replete with full-color and black-and-white floor plans, architectural drawings, interior and exterior photographs and scale models. Includes a Preface and Introduction by noted architectural historians Andor Gomme and Alison Maquire, an Index, a Bibliography, and Notes. From the dustjacket: "Starting with fortified medieval tower houses, the book traces patterns that developed and sometimes repeated in country house design over the centuries. It discusses who slept in the bedchambers, where food was prepared, how rooms were arranged for official and private activities, what towers signified, and more. Groundbreaking in its depth, the volume offers a rare tour of country houses for scholar and general reader alike." A gift-worthy copy. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.