The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh: From the Archives of Country Life by Jeremy Musson
The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh: From the Archives of Country Life by Jeremy Musson

The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh: From the Archives of Country Life by Jeremy Musson

2012 UK

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For those unfamiliar with the "From the Archives of Country Life ..." books, it is a tasteful series of fine architectural volumes that presents well composed black and white photos from articles originally appearing in the magazine of that name. Occasionally, as in the present volume, the archival material is supplemented by new color photography and current texts which do reference the former articles and commentary.

Vanbrugh's almost meteoric rise to fame rests on remarkably few commissions, but such were their scale and detail that it is easy to comprehend how fully they must have occupied his time. This book exclusively features his country estates. The fine selection of images range from full buildings in their park-like settings to close ups of carvings, moldings, ironwork and numerous other features, all combining to present a thorough picture of Vanbrugh's capabilities as an architect. The text is kept at a reasonable minimum, allowing the images to tell the splendid story without clutter.

This sumptuous and handsome volume perfectly complements the grandeur of two of Vanbrugh's most important houses, Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. It is a fine addition to the 'Country Life' Series. Out of print hardback book, prestine condition
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