Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830

Author: John Summerson,John Newenham Summerson, Sir

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300058864

Category: Architecture

Page: 588

View: 1566

The author charts the development of architectural theory and practice from Elizabeth I to George IV. Questions of style, technology, and the social framework are resolved as separable but always essential components of the building worlds.
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The architecture of the Old South

the medieval style, 1585-1850

Author: Henry Chandlee Forman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 203

View: 2461

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The Old Water Mills of Norfolk

Author: Claude John Wilson Messent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Flour-mills

Page: 64

View: 9028

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The Old Rectory

The Story of the English Parsonage

Author: Anthony Jennings

Publisher: Sacristy Press

ISBN: 1910519510

Category: Architecture

Page: 386

View: 5832

A “humdinging page-turner of a book” (The Spectator) that will “give great pleasure” (Country Life). The Old Rectory examines the history of the English parsonage through the centuries, and their many and varied styles of architecture. Explore the lives of famous inhabitants and discover the scandals of neglect.
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House & Garden

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: N.A

View: 9082

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Norfolk 1

Norwich and North East

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner,Bill Wilson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300096071

Category: Architecture

Page: 796

View: 2811

This is a comprehensive gazetteer of buildings and monuments of the region, prefaced by an introduction to the architecture of Norfolk.
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Norfolk 2

North-west and south

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner,Bill Wilson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300096576

Category: Architecture

Page: 862

View: 3841

This second volume on Norfolk provides a comprehensive survey from prehistoric times to the present day. The 17th- and 18th-century treasures of King's Lynn are explored, as well as the market towns of Swaffham and Wymondham. Castle remains and medieval churches are also explored.
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Modern Aristocrats

Ancestral Houses and Their Stories

Author: James Reginato

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780847848980

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 3985

This stunning book presents the intriguing stories and celebrated histories of some of the leading families of Great Britain and Ireland and the opulent residences that have defined their heritages. The history of England is inextricably linked with the stories of its leading aristocratic dynasties and the great seats they have occupied for centuries. As the current owners speak of the critical roles their ancestors have played in the nation, they bring history alive. All of these houses have survived great wars, economic upheavals, and, at times, scandal. Filled with stunning photography, this book is a remarkably intimate and lively look inside some of Britain’s stateliest houses, with the modern-day aristocrats who live in them and keep them going in high style.This book presents a tour of some of England’s finest residences, with many of the interiors shown here for the first time. It includes Blenheim Palace—seven acres under one roof, eclipsing the splendor of any of the British royal family’s residences—property of the Dukes of Marlborough; the exquisite Old Vicarage in Derbyshire, last residence of the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (née Deborah Mitford); Haddon Hall, a vast crenellated 900-year-old manor house belonging to the Dukes of Rutland that has been called the most romantic house in England; and the island paradises on Mustique and St. Lucia of the 3rd Baron Glenconner. This book is perfect for history buffs and lovers of traditional interior design and English country life."
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A General History of the County of Norfolk

Intended to Convey All the Information of a Norfolk Tour, with the More Extended Details of Antiquarian, Statistical, Pictorial, Architectural, and Miscellaneous Information; Including Biographical Notices, Original and Selected

Author: John Chambers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Norfolk (England)

Page: N.A

View: 3563

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The Empress Elizabeth of Austria

Author: Karl Tschuppik

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787205207

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 5880

This is the English translation of the 1929 German language biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, by Austrian journalist and writer Karl Tschuppik. Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898) was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, and thus Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Queen consort of Croatia and Bohemia. Born into Bavarian royalty, Elisabeth (“Sisi”) enjoyed an informal upbringing before marrying Franz Joseph at the age of sixteen. The marriage thrust her into the much more formal Habsburg court life, for which she was ill-prepared and which she found uncongenial. Early in the marriage she was at odds with her mother-in-law, Princess Sophie, who took over the rearing of Elisabeth’s daughters, one of whom, Sophie, died in infancy. The birth of a male heir, Rudolf, improved her standing at court considerably, but her health suffered under the strain, and she would often visit Hungary for its more relaxed environment. She came to develop a deep kinship with Hungary, and helped to bring about the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary in 1867. The death of her only son Rudolf, and his mistress Mary Vetsera, in a murder-suicide tragedy at his hunting lodge at Mayerling in 1889 was a blow from which Elisabeth never recovered. She withdrew from court duties and travelled widely, unaccompanied by her family. She was obsessively concerned with maintaining her youthful figure and beauty, demanding to be sewn into her leather corsets and spending two or three hours a day on her coiffure. While travelling in Geneva in 1898, she was stabbed to death by an Italian anarchist named Luigi Lucheni who selected her because he had missed his chance to assassinate Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans, and wanted to kill the next member of royalty that he saw. Elisabeth was the longest serving Empress-consort of Austria, at 44 years.
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Birds

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 6214

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The Farmer's Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 4448

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Vanishing England

Author: Peter Hempson Ditchfield

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326061070

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 4409

This book is intended not to raise fears but to record facts. We wish to describe with pen and pencil those features of England which are gradually disappearing, and to preserve the memory of them. It may be said that we have begun our quest too late; that so much has already vanished that it is hardly worth while to record what is left. Although much has gone, there is still, however, much remaining that is good, that reveals the artistic skill and taste of our forefathers, and recalls the wonders of old-time. It will be our endeavour to tell of the old country houses that Time has spared, the cottages that grace the village green, the stern grey walls that still guard some few of our towns, the old moot halls and public buildings. We shall see the old-time farmers and rustics gathering together at fair and market, their games and sports and merry-makings, and whatever relics of old English life have been left for an artist and scribe of the twentieth century to record.
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The American Historical Association

(a Paper Read Before the Members of the London Branch of the Historical Association on March 17, 1911

Author: George Walter Prothero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 14

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The Antiquary

Author: Edward Walford,George Latimer Apperson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 9459

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Rustic Buildings and Barns in Watercolour

Author: Terry Harrison

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844483426

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2859

Shares accessible tips for painting realistic windmills, farmhouses, and other pastoral buildings, providing step-by-step sequences for various architectural aspects from tiled roofs and flowered window frames to old-time doors and rustic porches. Original.
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An essay towards a topographical history of the county of Norfolk

containing a description of the towns, villages, and hamlets, with the foundations of monasteries...and other religious buildings...

Author: Francis Blomefield,Charles Parkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Norfolk (England)

Page: N.A

View: 6881

Posted in Norfolk (England)