The Story of the Country House

Clive Aslet

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The Story of the Country House is an authoritative and vivid account of the British country house, from its Roman precursors to today, exploring how country houses have evolved with the changing political and economic landscape. Clive Aslet reveals the captivating stories behind individual houses, their architects and occupants, and paints a vivid picture of the wider context in which the country house in Britain flourished and subsequently fell into decline before enjoying a renaissance in the twenty-first century. The genesis, style and purpose of architectural masterpieces such as Hardwick Hall, Hatfield House and Chatsworth are explored, alongside the numerous country houses lost to war and economic decline. The Story of the Country House takes a fresh look at this enduringly popular building type, exploring why it continues to hold such fascination for us today.

Clive Aslet is a writer, commentator, historian, editor and academic. He has written around 20 books on architecture and history and was editor of Country Life magazine from 1993 to 2006.

ISBN: 9780300255058
Publication Date: September 14, 2021
224 pages, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
60 color + b/w illus.