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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'It is difficult to imagine that the history of the house will ever be better traced than in this beautifully produced and elegantly written book. It is an object lesson in how the biography of a house should be put together.'

House and Garden

'Prettily illustrated and absorbing.'

Evening Standard

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)

Meet the Author

Anna Chalcraft is a guide at Strawberry Hill. Her research helped secure the future of that historic building.Judith Viscardi is a guide at Strawberry Hill. Her research helped secure the future of that historic building.

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