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An Exuberant Catalogue of Dreams: The Americans Who Revived the Country House in Britain

Clive Aslet
Format
Book
Published
London : Aurum Press Ltd, 2013.
Language
English
Variant Title
Americans who revived the country house in Britain
ISBN
9781781310946, 1781310947
Summary
"Covering eighteen Americans and their houses--from the captivating May Goelet and Floors castle in Scotland to the big game hunter Willie James and West Dean Park on the south coast--he illustrates the varied destinies by which stupendously wealthy Americans ended up owning great stately piles, and the variety of transformations they wrought upon them"--Jacket flap.
Description
208 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 30 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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