Country house visiting is one of Britain's favorite leisure activities. For more than five centuries, historic buildings have opened their doors, inviting the tourist to step inside. Elizabethans strolled around palaces, royal and private, like Hampton Court and Hardwick Hall, while Georgians appreciated the classical refinement of properties like Kedleston Hall and Osterley Park, admiring the treasures brought back from the Grand Tour.
With the help of sumptuous illustrations, Adrian Tinniswood takes the reader on a grand tour around the historic houses of England, and discovers how, throughout the centuries, the idea of national heritage has developed.
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...an entertaining and scholarly account of the shifting ground that the country house and its ever-increasing throng of admirers have occupied. -- The New York Times Book Review, Angeline Goreau
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Book Description Abrams, NY, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. NEW BOOK and DJ, both MINT and with new Mylar; price-clipped. // Hardcover, 224 pages, nicely illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 007068
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