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Life in the English country house : a social and architectural history / Mark Girouard.

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  • ISBN: 0300022735
  • Physical Description: v, 344 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1978.

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General Note: Based on the author's Slade lectures given at Oxford University in 1975-76.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The power houses -- The mediaeval household -- The mediaeval house -- The Elizabethan and Jacobean house -- The formal house: 1630-1720 -- First interlude: virtuosos and dilettanti -- The social house: 1720-70 -- The arrival of informality: 1770-1930 -- Second interlude: early country-house technology -- The moral house: 1830-1900 -- The Indian summer: 1900-40.
Summary, etc.: From literature, social chronicles, and family documents comes a study of the evolution and social role of the English country house since the Middle Ages.
Subject: Upper class > Great Britain > History.
Country homes > Great Britain > History.
Architecture and society > Great Britain > History.

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