The Fall and Rise of the Stately Home

The Fall and Rise of the Stately Home

by Peter Mandler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300078692

ISBN-13: 9780300078695

Pub. Date: 06/10/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

This pathbreaking account of England's stately homes over the past two centuries reveals much about the relationship of the nation to its past and its aristocracy. Mandler melds social, cultural, artistic, and political perspectives to show how attitudes toward the great country houses have veered from selective appreciation to outright hostility and only

Overview

This pathbreaking account of England's stately homes over the past two centuries reveals much about the relationship of the nation to its past and its aristocracy. Mandler melds social, cultural, artistic, and political perspectives to show how attitudes toward the great country houses have veered from selective appreciation to outright hostility and only recently to thoroughgoing admiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300078695
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/10/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
534
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Stately Homes and England 1(6)
Prelude Houses of Taste (to 1815) 7(14)
PART I MANSIONS OF ENGLAND, 1815-1880 21(88)
1 The Victorian Idea of Heritage
21(50)
The Origins of National Heritage
22(16)
Mansions of the Olden Time
38(33)
2 Hosts and Guests: The Opening of the Country House
71(38)
The First Age of Mass Visiting
71(14)
Varieties of Visiting: Historic Shrines and Show-places
85(24)
PART II FORTRESSES OF BARBARISM, 1867-1914 109(116)
3 Philistines, Barbarians and Aesthetes
109(44)
The Philistines: Modernizing the Nation
110(7)
The Barbarians: Privatizing the Country House
117(15)
The Aesthetes: Refining the Olden Time
132(21)
4 Philistines vs. Barbarians: Popular Politics and the Failure of Preservation
153(40)
Radicalism and Heritage, 1867-1885
154(6)
Radicalism against Heritage, 1885-1905
160(13)
Crisis of the Aristocracy, 1905-1914
173(20)
5 'Splendid Paupers': The Closing of the Country House
193(32)
Restriction, Riot and Resentment
196(13)
Tourism Refined
209(16)
PART III WHITE ELEPHANTS, 1914-1939 225(86)
6 Land without Lords: The Nadir of the Country House
225(40)
The Modern Countryside
227(15)
Desertion, Demolition, Disuse
242(12)
A Ghostly Presence
254(11)
7 Brideshead Rehabilitated: Georgian Salvage in the 1930s
265(46)
Order in the Countryside
266(12)
The Rule of Taste from George V to George VI
278(17)
Saving the Country House
295(16)
PART IV OPEN HOUSES, 1939-1974 311(90)
8 The Country House and the Welfare State
311(44)
Old Houses in the New Jerusalem
312(17)
Nationalizing the Country House?
329(14)
Doles for Dukes
343(12)
9 The Country House and the Affluent Society
355(46)
Aristocratic Renaissance
356(13)
The Stately-Home Business, 1945-1964
369(19)
Culture, Leisure or Heritage, 1964-1974
388(13)
Epilogue Treasure Houses (since 1974) 401(18)
Notes 419(57)
Select Bibliography 476(25)
Acknowledgements 501(3)
Photograph Credits 504(1)
Index 505

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >