House & Garden Volume 6

House & Garden Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... "in English Homes'" is a volume which shows by means of photographs taken by Mr. Charles Latham the interiors of English country houses of the manorial type. The examples embrace a wide range of England's architectural history, from the ancient and now decaying old halls such as Haddon, Little Moreton, Smithells, Bramshill and 111 In English Homes," by Charles Latham. 421 pp., folio, with many half-tone illustrations. Imported by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Price, $15.00 net. perhaps fifty others to the modern Sandringham and the new "Deanery" at Sonning, the latter designed by an architect of our own day, Mr. E. L. Lutyens. Here are great baronial halls, magnificent galleries, libraries of cultivated wealth, firesides where many generations of noble families have been reared. To contemplate these is to admire what was both the cradle of a domestic race and the expression of a mature art. That art clothed rude necessities with the grace of Britain's most prosperous ages, and rendered these manor houses such that early American builders and those of our own times still regard as ideal settings for refined and comfortable living. And yet these must be taken by us with qualification and utilized with care. Even the memory of feudalism can no longer lend grandeur to the great hall or give a plea of truth to such architectural forms as tourelles and battlements; the age of legitimate half-timber construction has now passed away forever; those long galleries are useless in a land where democracy puts a check upon pomp and pageantry; those great bays exposing half a room to chill glass are unsuited to Yankee winters. New materials and new means of producing them give rise to new architectural forms. Upon the other...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842944
  • 9781236842947