Houses of the Gentry 1480-1680 - The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (Hardback)Nicholas Cooper (author)
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The book begins with a discussion of the members of the gentry class, their increasing influence, notions of gentility, and evolving attitudes toward the art of architecture and the craft of building. Cooper then traces changes in the architecture and layout of many specific upper class houses and shows how broader social trends and needs were reflected in such developments as the reception of classicism and the evolution of the new types of plans. This book is a treasury of information about English upper-class houses of 1480 to 1680, and about the attitudes and motives of those who built, owned, and lived in them.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 2177 g
Dimensions: 286 x 241 x 31 mm