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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Castles, Palaces & Stately Houses of Britain & Ireland: A magnificent visual account of Britain's architectural and historical heritage celebrated in over 500 beautiful photographs, fine-art paintings, drawings and maps
     

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Castles, Palaces & Stately Houses of Britain & Ireland: A magnificent visual account of Britain's architectural and historical heritage celebrated in over 500 beautiful photographs, fine-art paintings, drawings and maps

by Charles Phillips
 

An unrivalled account of Britain's magnificent architectural and historical heritage celebrated with over 500 beautiful photographs, fine-art paintings, drawings and maps

A truly impressive reference guide to the historic buildings of the United Kingdom - the castles, fortresses, royal palaces, stately homes, fortified manors and great country houses

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An unrivalled account of Britain's magnificent architectural and historical heritage celebrated with over 500 beautiful photographs, fine-art paintings, drawings and maps

A truly impressive reference guide to the historic buildings of the United Kingdom - the castles, fortresses, royal palaces, stately homes, fortified manors and great country houses

In-depth features describe the architectural importance of over 120 of the most significant buildings, and the famous people who lived there, from the glories of Hampton Court Palace and Castle Howard to Chatsworth and Holyroodhouse, and modern building and restoration work at Uppark, Plas Newydd, Eilean Donan and Clandon Park

Full coverage of the World Heritage Sites of Edward I's castles at Beaumaris, Harlech, Caernarvon and Conwy; Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor's magnificent Blenheim Palace; the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster; and the first Palladian building in England, the Queen's House in Greenwich, built by Inigo Jones, England's pre-eminent architect

Explore Britain's unique historic architectural legacy with the aid of specially commissioned location maps and an A-Z gazetteer of every castle, palace and stately house mentioned

The architectural, historical and cultural heritage of Britain and Ireland is vividly brought to life in an expert and comprehensive survey from earliest times to the present day

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754824756
Publisher:
Anness Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
386,300
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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