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ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE., Mark Girouard.

Author Name    Mark Girouard.

Title   ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good-

Edition   Updated edition.

Publisher   New Haven Yale University Press 1983

ISBN Number    0300031343 / 9780300031348

Seller ID   29939

328 pp, 10 3/8" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, architectural drawings. "(B)egins with the general history of Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture and the ideas behind it. Girouard then describes the buildings that can be connected with Robert Smythson and his architect son and grandson, discussing their design and decoration, as well as the personalities who commissioned them. The Smythson patrons come vividly to life; the irascible Sir John Thynne, the neurotic classicist and industrial tycoon Sir Francis Willoughby, the conscientious and harassed Earl of Shrewsbury, and, above all, three generations of the Cavendish family - the formidable Bess of Hardwick, Sir Charles Cavendish with his curious taste for sham castles, and the cavalier Duke of Newcastle with his passion for horses and the haute-ecole." Contents: Introduction; Longleat; Wardour & Wollaton; Worksop & Related Houses; Hardwick; Robert Smythson: The Later Houses; Bolsover Castle & the Revival of Chivalry; The Buildings of John Smythson; Robert Smythson: A Summing Up; Appendix I. The Letters from Smythson & Maynard to Thynne; Appendix II. The Building Chronology of Bolsover Castle; Appendix III. The Smythson Family Tree & the Later Smythsons; Notes to the Text; List of Illustrations; Index of Names and Place; Subject Index. Large gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate title page, very light edge wear, two small corner creases, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease at top edge of rear panel, light rubbing and faint writing/line indentations on panels.

Architecture,  Elizabethan  Era,  Robert  Smythson,  Architects,  Country  Houses,  England,  William  Arnold,  Audley  End,  Barlborough  Hall,  Bolsover  Castle,  Derbyshire,  Burghley  House,  Burton  Agnes,  Sir  Charles  Cavendish,  Sir  William  Cavendish,  Robert  Cecil,  William  Cecil,  Chatsworth,  Vredeman  De  Vries,  Abrham  Diepenbeke,  Jacques  Androuet  Du  Cerceau,  Elizabeth  I,  Fountains  Hall,  Hardwick,  Derbyshire,  Hatfield  House,  Henry  VIII,  Holdenby,  Inigo  Jones,  London,  Longleat  Hose,  Alan  Maynard,  Mount  Edgcumbe,  Sebastiano  Serlio,  Sir  Philip  Sidney,  Slingsby  Castle,  Yorkshire,  Theobalds  House,  John  Thorpe,  Wardour  Castle,  Welbeck  Abbey,  Willoughby,  Wollaton  Hall,  Northamptonshire,  Worksop,  Wootton  Lodge,  Architectural  Drawings,  Banqueting  Houses,  Building  Accounts,  Devices,  Gardens,  Gothic  Architecture,  Italian  Architecture,  Lodges,  Sham-Castles,  Staircases. 

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