Plasterwork: 100 Period Details from the Archives of Country Life
Plasterwork provides the reader with an introduction to the importance of plasterwork in British decoration. An opening essay on the history and chronology of plasterwork -- from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras to its glorious peak in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and subsequent use in various Revivals -- is followed by a gallery of 100 superb black-and-white photographs. Here are magnificent plasterwork ceilings, their ornamentation and inset painting, elegant capitals and columns, and elaborate stucco overmantels -- the fruits of some of the most famous craftsmen in history.
100 Period Details Aberdeenshire Adam brothers Arbury Hall architect architecture Artari attributed to Charles attributed to Francesco attributed to Thomas Baroque Beard Blickling Hall Broughton Castle Buckinghamshire Castle Howard ceiling decoration Charles Stanley chimneypiece Compton Place country houses deco Decorative Plasterwork Denham Place Derbyshire designed dining room Ditchley Park Drawing Room drawing-room ceiling Edward Goudge eighteenth century England Forde Abbey Francesco Vassalli Franchini fret or parge frieze Gallery Geoffrey gilded Giovanni Bagutti Giuseppe Hagley Hall Harlaxton Manor Holkham Hall Italian stuccatori Jackson-Stops James Gibbs John Joseph Enzer Joseph Rose Kent Kildare Lancashire Langley Park library ceiling Lincolnshire London Lord Manderston Mereworth Castle Middlesex Midlothian moulds Norfolk Northamptonshire ornament Osterley Park Oxfordshire painting photographs plaster decoration plasterwork Plasterwork ceiling plasterwork decoration relief Robert Adam Rococo saloon ceiling Saltram staircase hall stucco stucco decoration stuccowork Sudbury Hall Sussex Syon House vri vri vri Warwickshire Wightwick Manor William Adam Yester House