The American Country House

The American Country House

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This magnificent book describes the great country houses built with American industrial fortunes from the end of the Civil War until 1940. The American Country House draws on the rich and often amusing writings of contemporaries to evoke the lives the buildings served as well as architectural shapes they took. 275 illustrations.The House Beautiful wrote approvingly of the aquot;well-simulated texture of long weatheringaquot; that had been achieved. ... International Studio.24 East Anglia yielded quantities of Jacobean paneling, much of it discovered in old pubs hidden beneath layers of paint. ... In this case what strikes one is how much newer it looks than some early-twentieth-century houses in the Tudor style, built of carefully selectedanbsp;...

Title:The American Country House
Author:Clive Aslet
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2004


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