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The most popular Palaces, chateaux, country houses books currently available. Updated weekly.
Christmas at Highclere: Recipes and traditions from the real Downton Abbey
Highclere Castle, known as 'the real Downton Abbey', bustles with activity at the best of times, but it is never more alive than at Christmas. Lady Carnarvon will guide you through Advent, Christmas preparations and Christmas Eve all the way through to the day itself, and beyond.
Country House Secrets: Behind Closed Doors
Inside the country house, what exactly were the duties of the master's valet and the lady's maid? The answers to these, and many more questions, are revealed in this entertaining and intimate guide to the self-contained world of the country house.
Our Uninvited Guests: The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45
The brilliant new book from one of the country's foremost social historians celebrating those who lived through the Second World War.
Eat, Drink, Nap: Bringing the House Home
The quintessential cooking, style and decoration book from Soho House, the world's leading members club. Whether you want to recreate your favourite house regular macaroni cheese or choose the right sofa for your sitting room, the clubs' experts will share their blueprint for stylish, contemporary living the Soho House way.
Our Uninvited Guests: The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45
The brilliant new book from one of the country's foremost social historians celebrating those who lived through the Second World War.
British Castles and Palaces
British Castles and Palaces takes you on an epic tour of Britain's inspiringcastles and palaces many of which still stand proud and can be visited today
50 Greatest Castles and Palaces of the World
Explore the legends, history and secrets of great castles and palaces around the world.
Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice
The story of Venice's Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, `the Unfinished Palazzo', told through the lives of three of its most unconventional, passionate and fascinating residents - Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim.
English House Style from Archives of Country Life
An inspirational look at the most iconic interior styles of magnificent English country houses: a thousand years of decorating as told through famous and many never-published photographs, all culled from the incomparable archive of Country Life magazine.
Royal Homes and Gardens
This beautifully illustrated book looks at some of the UK's best-loved royal homes, current and former, their buildings, gardens, treasures and, of course, their inhabitants past and present. Discover how these homes have evolved over the centuries and how they are being adapted for the future and the demands of modern life.
Buckingham Palace: The Interiors
The first large-format, luxury hardcover book to comprehensively document the lavish State Rooms of Buckingham Palace.
Chateau Cantemerle: The Place Where Blackbirds Sing
The legendary and mysterious history of the great winery Chateau Cantemerle, beautifully illustrated with romantic views of this ancient French vineyard
Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland
Lavishly illustrated overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles
Windsor Castle: Official Souvenir
A beautifully illustrated official souvenir guide to Windsor Castle, published in conjunction with the Royal Collection Trust
Harewood House
Day at Chateau de Fontainebleau
Historic Houses of Paris: Residences of the Ambassadors
Houses of Power: The Places that Shaped the Tudor World
Far more than simply an architectural history - a study of private life as well as politics, diplomacy and court - it gives an entirely new and remarkable insight into the Tudor world.
Country House: Past, Present, Future: Great Houses of the British Isles
This definitive new book on British country houses offers a magnificent look at the life-style, architecture, and interior design of these historic landmark homes.
Queen Victoria's Buckingham Palace
Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of East Lothian
Escorial: Art and Power in the Renaissance
Few buildings have played so central a role in Spain's history as the monastery-palace of San Lorenzo del Escorial. This book looks at the circumstances that brought the young Philip II to commission construction of the Escorial in 1563.
Covers some of England's grandest country houses in Northamptonshire such as the Elizabethan Renaissance Kirby Hall, the Jacobean mansion at Apethorpe, the late seventeenth-century French-inspired Boughton, Hawksmoor's stately Baroque Easton Neston and the interiors of Althorp that provide a survey of changing taste through the centuries.
Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of Northern Ireland
Palazzo Te: Giulio Romano's Masterwork in Mantua
Takes the reader via photography through the atriums, halls, courtyards and gardens that constitute this elaborate masterpiece of Mannerist decoration, explaining its history and the inventiveness and versatility of its creator, Giulio Romano.
Castles & Great Houses of the Middle Ages
Secret Houses of the Cotswolds
Secret Houses of the Cotswolds is a private tour of 20 of the most beguiling castles, estates, palaces and manor houses in this much-loved region including Asthall Manor, Broughton Castle, Stanway, Sudeley Castle and Hilles House.
Abandoned Mansions of Ireland II
Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection
The Royal Collection is the last great collection formed by the European monarchies to have survived into the twenty-first century. This fully illustrated guide to the British monarchy's treasures of the art world traces the history of this national institution from the Middle Ages onwards.
Touring and Publicizing England's Country Houses in the Long Eighteenth Century
Abandoned Palaces
From imperial residences and aristocratic estates to hotels and urban mansions, Abandoned Palaces uses stunning photographs to tell the stories behind dilapidated structures from all around the world.
Lost Country Houses of Suffolk
Lavishly illustrated account of forty magnificent country houses, destroyed in the last century.
Frescos: In the Rooms of Palladio Malcontenta 1557-1575
- After Andrea Palladio - Unbuilt Venice and Tumult and Order, the third volume by Antonio Foscari focuses on the frescos in the Villa Malcontenta in Venice - The publication deals with the relationship between the three arts of architecture, painting and sculpture in the Renaissance era
Story of Hampton Court Palace
As commissioned by Hampton Court Palace, this bold new account of a world-renowned palace reveals the captivating lifestyles of its monarchs, mistresses, courtiers and servants as told through the stories of its illustrious residents over the past 500 years. It contains over 200 illustrations accompanied by narrative-style captions.
Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of Selkirkshire
Blithfield Hall: A Country House Saved
London's Houses
Great English Interiors
Step into British history with this marvelous collection of photographs of the country's greatest interiors.
Lost Country Houses of Norfolk: History, Archaeology and Myth
Norfolk is a county sadly rich in "lost" country houses; this account and gazetteer offer a comprehensive account of them.
Holkham: The Social, Architectural and Landscape History of a Great English Country House
First published history of this famous grade 1 listed Norfolk hall and estate. Fully illustrated with reproductions of estate maps and archive photographs and pictures of family and staff. An important addition to the study of life in the English country house.
English Country House
`Glorious ... a must for anyone interested in the English country house' Historic House
William Morris and his Palace of Art: Architecture, Interiors and Design at Red House
A previously unwritten chapter in the design history of William Morris.
Travel and the British Country House: Cultures, Critiques and Consumption in the Long Eighteenth Century
Provides readers with fresh insights into the country house and the ways it was shaped by domestic and foreign travel. It brings famous and less familiar houses to life through the aspirations and acquisitions of owners; the admiring or caustic comments of visitors, and the constant flows of goods, people and ideas. -- .
Versailles: The Great and Hidden Splendours of the Sun King's Palace
Versailles as you've never seen it... A lavish, large-format journey through the Palace's breathtaking rooms and grounds by its official photographers.
Lost Country Houses of Kent
The first book to feature the lost country houses of the `Garden of England'.
Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film
White Elephants: The Country House and the State in Independent Ireland, 1922-73
In post-independence Ireland, the country house was not regarded as an integral part of the national heritage. Despite this, the relationship between the Irish state and the country house has not been examined in detail to date. White Elephants illustrates the complex nature of attitudes to the country house.
Decorated Tenement: How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral--Boston University, 2014) under the title: The decorated tenement: working-class housing in Boston and New York, 1860-1910.
Pitzhanger Manor: John Soane's Country Home
Sir John Soane was one of Britain's most influential architects when he designed and built Pitzhanger Manor between 1800 and 1804. The story of this remarkable house and of its creator, whose influence is as strong today as ever.
Palaces of St. Petersburg: Art and Life in Imperial Russia
An unprecedented tour of the most stunning and architecturally significant palatial homes of Russia s nobility, many not previously un-photographed and inaccessible to visitors.