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Secret Houses of the Cotswolds (Hardback)
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Secret Houses of the Cotswolds (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 01/03/2018
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A personal tour of twenty of the UK's most beguiling houses in this much loved area of western England.

Author and architectural historian, Jeremy Musson, and Cotswolds-based photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, offer privileged access to twenty houses, from castles and manor houses, as well as eighteenth- and nineteenth-century mansions, revealing their history, architecture and interiors, in the company of their devoted owners.

In the footsteps of artists and designers including Humphry and George Repton, and Victorian visionary, William Morris, who inspired the arts and crafts movement, and others such as Detmar Blow, Norman Jewson, Clough Williams-Ellis
and Oliver Hill, we find a series of fascinating country houses of different sizes and atmospheres, which have shaped the English identity. Each house has their own story, but their distinctive honey-coloured stone walls, set amongst rolling
hills, in different ways express the ideals of English life.

Most of the houses included here are privately owned and not usually open to the public. In this beautifully produced book, they can now be enjoyed through the eyes of their owners, as well as an experienced architectural historian, and an award-winning photographer.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780711239241
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 270 x 227 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Some real gems, including a seventeenth-century manor house and a remodelled medieval moated house. The owners of each take their role as guardians seriously.' * House & Garden *
`Unless you're lucky enough to be on dinner party terms with the owners, there are many historic treasures you're unlikely to ever peer behind the doors of, but thanks to this beautiful book all that has changed. Sumptuous full-colour images lovingly laid out across spreads to great effect, showing everything from seeping lawns to personal, quirky details. Just gorgeous.' * Cotswold Life *
'Fascinating (mostly privately owned) castles, estates, palaces and manor houses in this much-loved area that have shaped the English identity.' * Country Life *
'Any lover of the Costwolds would find this book a very attractive and informative addition to their library.' * Historic House *
`A fabulous choice for lovers of traditional architecture, grand house interiors and all-round nosey parkers.' * Reclaim Magazine *

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