Design and Plan in the Country House by Andor Harvey Gomme
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Design and Plan in the Country House
By Andor Harvey Gomme

Design and Plan in the Country House

From Castle Donjons to Palladian Boxes

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Design and Plan in the Country House by Andor Harvey Gomme

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The way a man thinks about his day-to-day living and the needs of his household reveals a great deal about his ambitions, his idea of himself, and his role in the community. And his house or castle offers many clues to his habits as well as those of the members of his household. This intriguing book explores the evolution of country house plans throughout Britain and Ireland, from medieval times to the eighteenth century. With photographs and detailed architectural plans of each of the 180 houses under discussion, the book presents a whole range of new insights into how these homes were designed and what their varied plans tell us about the lives of their residents. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300126457
ISBN-10: 030012645X
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 230mm x 25mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Andor Harvey Gomme

Andor Gomme is Emeritus Professor of English Literature and Architectural History, Keele University, and former chairman of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. Alison Maguire is an independent architectural historian. Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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