Strawberry Hill: Horace Walpole's Gothic Castle

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 th building, its decoration and its

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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 th building, its decoration and its furniture. The book is illustrated with photographs and with many of the engravings Walpole himself commissioned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711226876
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
11/25/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.87(h) x 0.68(d)

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