English Country Houses. Baroque 1685-1715

English Country Houses. Baroque 1685-1715
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James Lees-Milne.

Woodbridge. Antique Collectors' Club. 1986. Reprint edition. First published in 1970 by Country Life. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 303 pages. 465 b&w illustrations. 300 by 240mm (11 by 9 inches). 1.5kg. 1851490434. English. Near fine; fading to spine and a small area on the front jacket, small area of wrinkling to plastic-coating of jacket on front lower edge.

The Baroque volume in the 5-part series of English Country Houses. In the introduction James Lees-Milne looks at the development of the Baroque movement in terms of architectural, political and social history. This is followed by detailed descriptions of 28 outstanding houses including Winslow Hall, Petworth, Chatsworth, DyrhamPark, Easton Neston, Castle Howard, Blenheim and Seaton Delaval. There is also an illustrated appendix with notes on 161 houses, many of which no longer exist.