Great Houses Of London by James StourtonGreat Houses Of London by James Stourton

Great Houses Of London

byJames StourtonPhotographerFritz Von Der Schulenburg

Hardcover | October 20, 2015

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'This lavishly illustrated compendium suggest that the age of elegance endures' Mail on Sunday 

The great houses of London represent one of the marvels of English architecture and yet they are almost entirely unknown. They are for the most part disguised behind sober facades but their riches within are astonishing.

There are many architectural wonders, among them Robert Adamâ??s 20 St Jamesâ??s Square and William Burgesâ??s Tower House. Several â?? including Bridgewater House with its Raphaels and Titians â?? have held great art collections.

These are houses that hold extraordinary stories: half the Cabinet resigned after breakfast at Stratford House; and on 4 August 1914, at 9 Carlton House Terrace, then the German Embassy, young duty clerk Harold Nicholson deftly substituted one declaration of war for another.

Great Houses of London opens the door to some of the greatest and grandest houses in the world to tell the stories of their owners and occupants, artists and architects, their restoration, adaptation and change. 

During a photographic career that has spanned over 35 years, FRITZ VON DER SCHULENBURG has achieved international acclaim. His photographs have been published in numerous interior design and architectural magazines, including The World of Interiors, House & Garden and Architectural Digest. He has also published several volumes of his o...
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Title:Great Houses Of LondonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 12.38 × 10.12 × 1.25 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711237220

ISBN - 13:9780711237223

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"A treasure ... Best of all are the authors personal asides on builders and those who inspired them"
- Economist