Hardwick Hall: A Great Old Castle Of Romance by David Adshead

Hardwick Hall: A Great Old Castle Of Romance

EditorDavid Adshead, David TaylorContribution byNicholas Cooper

Hardcover | December 6, 2016

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Originally constructed in the late 16th century for the notorious Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury, Hardwick Hall is now among the National Trust’s greatest architectural landmarks, with much of its original interior and ornamentation still intact. This splendid publication is the definitive source of scholarship on the remarkably well-preserved exemplar of late-Elizabethan style. Composed of extensive research and newly commissioned photography, this beautifully illustrated book traces the history of the house and its inhabitants through the centuries, showcasing a remarkable collection of portraiture, tapestries, furniture, and gardens, and providing readers with a genuine sense of the house’s environment. 

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David Adshead is chief curator and David Taylor is curator of paintings, both at the National Trust. 

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Title:Hardwick Hall: A Great Old Castle Of RomanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:402 pages, 11.5 × 9.5 × 0.98 inPublished:December 6, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300218907

ISBN - 13:9780300218909

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“How welcome to have a major new assessment of architecture, furnishings and collection of this celebrated and vastly important house.”—John Goodall, Country Life