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Strawberry Hill Horace Walpole's Gothic Castle by Anna Chalcraft, Judith Viscardi
  

Strawberry Hill Horace Walpole's Gothic Castle

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Strawberry Hill Horace Walpole's Gothic Castle by Anna Chalcraft, Judith Viscardi

Strawberry Hill, Horace Walpole's 'Little play-thing house', became one of the wonders of the 18th-century architectural world. The authors take us round the house (now being restored) and room by room reveal the theatrical planning, the deliberate contrasts of light and colour and the love of drama invested in every detail of the building, its decoration and its furniture. The book is illustrated with photographs and with many of the engravings Walpole himself commissioned.

Reviews

'It is difficult to imagine that the history of the house will ever be better traced than in this beautifully produced and elegantly written book. It is an object lesson in how the biography of a house should be put together.'
House and Garden

'Prettily illustrated and absorbing.'
Evening Standard

About the Author

Anna Chalcraft is a guide at Strawberry Hill. Her research helped secure the future of that historic building. Judith Viscardi is a guide at Strawberry Hill. Her research helped secure the future of that historic building.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th May 2011

Author

Anna Chalcraft, Judith Viscardi

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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
168 pages

Categories

Palaces, chateaux, country houses
Conservation of buildings & building materials
Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

ISBN

9780711231849

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