Winfield House

Winfield House
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Maria Tuttle & Marcus Binney. Photographs by James Mortimer.

London. Thames & Hudson. 2008. First edition. Oatmeal cloth hardback with image pasted to front board, no dust jacket (as issued). 172 pages. 176 illustrations, including 149 in colour and several folding plates. 330 by 280mm (13 by 11 inches). 1.7kg. 9780500976784. English. Fine; as new (in shrink-wrap).

'This is the first book ever published on Winfield House, the official residence of the American Ambassador to the Court of St James's. James Mortimers glorious photographs reveal every aspect of this elegant London house and garden. Maria Tuttle, the wife of the present Ambassador, provides personal insights into the life of the house and its role as a tool of modern public diplomacy, while the distinguished architectural historian Marcus Binney contributes an informative introduction to the history and design of this remarkable house.' (from the publisher's description). Now out of print this is already a scarce title. Winfield House was formerly the residence of Barbara Hutton and much of her original decoration remains, as well as rooms designed by the great American decorator Billy Haines.