The Last Country Houses

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1985 - History - 344 pages
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The magnificent country houses built in Britain between 1890 and 1939 were the last monuments to a vanishing age. Many of these great mammoths of domestic architecture were unsuited to the changes in economic and social priorities that followed the two world wars, and rapidly became extinct. Those that survive, however, provide tangible evidence of the life and death of an extraordinarily prosperous age.The fascinating world, so vividly depicted in Evelyn Waughs Brideshead Revisited, can now be viewed from a new perspective. The Last Country Houses will enlighten all those interested in glimpsing the lost life style of another age.

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User Review  - Abbey - Goodreads

BOTTOM LINE: Another sumptuous look at that rarefied world of the large English country house of the early 20th century, one of my favorite sorts of books to get lost in. Written commentary is a bit ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Heath-Caldwell - Goodreads

Very interesting book on the tail end of the big houses building spree in the UK. Read full review

About the author (1985)

Clive Aslet is the editor of the English magazine, Country Life, and the author of several books, including The American Country House.

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