Free Standard UK Delivery Over £10 | Free Delivery Europe Over £25

How To Read A Country House

Be the first to review this product

Why was heraldry so important to the families for whom houses were built? How does the layout of a house reveal the values of the people who lived in it? By reading the architectural features of a house even simple items such as windows, doors, chimneys and staircases we can learn so much about the past. Interiors, as well as exteriors, have a story to tell, with floor layouts and contents of rooms revealing much about the people who built and lived in them. We can also read the iconography of a house, its symbols and images, spanning subjects such as classical mythology, religion and British history. Heraldry too is an essential tool for understanding much of the details found in country houses, from coats of arms to crests, or fireplace decorations and ceiling bosses. Through all this, we gain a glimpse into the social world of the families who lived there and discover that the stories of many country houses are inextricably linked by marriage, royalty or political or military service. Richly illustrated with stunning photographs from the unique archive of Country Life magazine, this book is a joy for all those who want to learn more about our heritage, art and architecture, and the essential characteristics of a classic country house.

Availability: In stock

Only 1 left

Regular Price: £25.00

Special Price £16.99

Regular Price: £25.00

Special Price £16.99

In stock books dispatched within 24 hours. Read more...

Ask a question? Call, Email or Skype now.

30 days returns policy. Guaranteed!.

It's good to share!

Additional Information

Additional Information

Author Jeremy Musson
Binding Hardback
Condition New
Pages 272
ISBN-13 9780091900762
Publisher Ebury Press

Reviews

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: How To Read A Country House

Product Tags

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.