Great Houses of Scotland

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Laurence King Publishing, Jan 1, 1997 - Architecture, Domestic - 272 pages
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The Great Houses featured in this book reveal Scots architecture in its grandest forms. The specially commissioned photographs by Christopher Simon Sykes include stunning close-ups of architectural details and objects, and capture the spirit and style of the houses while Hugh Montgomery-Massingberds refreshingly personal and informal text is as much about the families, who in many cases still live in these fascinating places, as about the architecture and decoration. The personal selection of twenty-six houses reflects the development of style in Scotland, from old tower houses such as Cawdor through Baroque masterpieces like Drumlanrig and the pioneering Classicism of Kinross right up to the Edwardian opulence of Manderston and Ardkinglas.
  

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Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd is instigator and editor of an index covering some ten thousand country houses in Great Britain. He has published numerous books including "Family Seats," "Great British Families," and "Royal Palaces of Europe." He is also a regular contributor to "The Field," "The Spectator," and "Town and Country" among other magazines.
Christopher Simon Sykes specializes in the photography of architecture and interiors, and has written a number of books including "Private Palaces," "Country House Camera," and "Ancient English Houses." His photographs have appeared in many periodicals including "Vogue,"" Vanity Fair," "The World of Interiors," and "House and Garden."

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