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A potentially interesting historical take on the English country house made virtually useless by Google's failure to properly scan the plates. Check out the sample pages before you buy to see what I mean.
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accommodation apartment architect architectural arrangement aspect attached Basement becomes Bedchambers Bedrooms Boudoir Bridgewater House building Castle Castle Acre Priory Castle Rising Cellar century Chamber Chapel CHAPTER character characteristic Charney Bassett chief Classic closet comfort compactness considerable contrived convenience Corridor Cortile Dining-room domestic plan door Drawing-room Edition Elizabethan England English Entrance Entrance-Hall example external Family-rooms Fcap feature feet fireplace floor Gallery Gentleman's House Gentleman's-room Gothic Gothic revival Hengrave illustration importance Inigo Jones instance Italian Kitchen Larder less light Little Wenham Longleat manner Manor-house Mansion Mediaeval ment Morning-room ordinary Oxburgh Hall Palladian Pantry Parlour peculiar perhaps placed Plate Porch position Post 8vo present Principal Staircase principle prospect purpose question reference regards respect roof rule Saloon scale Scullery servants side sideboard sometimes Stables Stair story style Suite Sutton Courtenay symmetry Thoroughfares tion Toddington Tudor period ventilation wall Woodcuts
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Page 334 - A bewildered gentleman may venture to suggest that he wants only a simple comfortable house, "in no style at all — except the comfortable style, if there be one." The architect agrees ; but they are all comfortable. " Sir, you are paymaster, and must therefore be pattern-master ; you choose the style of your house just as you choose the build of your hat ; — you can have Classical...
Page 103 - The character to be always aimed at in a drawing room is especial cheerfulness, refinement of elegance, and what is called lightness as opposed to massiveness. Decoration and furniture ought therefore to be comparatively delicate; in short, the rule in every thing is this ... to be entirely ladylike.