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    Treasures from the National Trust (Hardback) By (author) National Trust, Foreword by Adrian Tinniswood

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    DescriptionThe National Trust owns and cares for the most important, varied and valuable collection of antiques in Britain. From Rubens paintings to Paul McCartney's bedroom paraphenalia, its enormous range is unequalled and many of these antiques are still housed in the properties for which they were designed or bought. 'Treasures of the National Trust' is the only book to detail this collection in an accessible and enlightening way. Divided into themed chapters such as Paintings, Sculpture, Tapestry and Needlework, French and English Furniture, European Pottery and Porcelain - 'Treasures' is suitable for those with little knowledge of art history and antiques as well as those more versed in the subjects. Special features illuminate the work of key painters, designers and craftsmen; historical timelines give a quick visual context for the artworks, and cross-referencing ensures that readers can see what else is held at that Trust property. The 'treasures' range from single pieces, such as Rubens' The Garden of Love at Waddesdon and St Michael Overcoming Satan by Flaxman at Ickworth, to collections of multiple pieces, such as the miniatures at Ham House and Petworth's 16th-century maiolica plates and teapots. Some have been chosen for their rare beauty and artistry, others for their value or history, but each will be illuminated for the reader. With sumptuous photography and authoritative text (written in conjunction with the Trust's renowned curators), 'Treasures of the National Trust' will prove an essential reference title on the best of British heritage.


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    Title
    Treasures from the National Trust
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) National Trust, Foreword by Adrian Tinniswood
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 244 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,842 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905400454
    ISBN 10: 1905400454
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    BIC subject category V2: WCN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    BIC subject category V2: WCL
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T General Subject: 625
    BISAC V2.8: ANT000000
    Abridged Dewey: 778
    LC classification: TR
    BISAC V2.8: ART015030, PHO019000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15810
    DC22: 708.2, 708
    Thema V1.0: WCN, WCL
    Illustrations note
    Over 700 illustrations
    Publisher
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Imprint name
    National Trust Books
    Publication date
    28 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Adrian Tinniswood has acted as a consultant to the National Trust. He is the author of several books on historic British houses and antiques.