Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style

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Frances Lincoln, Sep 16, 2005 - Design - 200 pages
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Nancy Lancaster, who was born in 1897 into a wealthy Virginian family, became one of the greatest influences on interior decoration and garden design in Great Britain and America in the second half of the 20th century. She created what is known today as the 'English Country House Style' – a mixture of faded colors, chintzes and painted and antique furniture. In the garden, she worked in a formal yet romantic neo-Georgian style, which is still a strong spirit in British garden design. This book examines Nancy's contribution to the arts of interior decoration and garden design by chronicling her own homes and gardens –and her extraordinary life. Mirador, her family's Virginian country house, was to remain her key inspiration throughout her life. Nancy herself, her houses, her gardens and her friends are shown in an intriguing collection of photographs by distinguished photographers of the era, including Horst and Cecil Beaton.

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Nancy Lancaster, daughter of one of the famous five Langhorne sisters of Virginia (her aunts included Lady Nancy Astor and Irene Gibson, wife of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson), was a wife and mother ... Read full review

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Martin Wood, the co-author of Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood, is an established garden designer and writer.

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