Highland Retreats

Highland Retreats

The Architecture and Interiors of Scotland's Romantic North

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"Featuring photographs of some of Scotland's most remarkable and little-known houses, this book tells the story of how incomers adopted the North of Scotland as a recreational paradise and left an astonishing legacy of architecture and decoration inspired by the romanticized image of the Highlands. Known as shooting lodges because they were designed principally to accommodate the parties of guests that flocked north for the annual sporting season, these houses range from Picturesque cottages ornés and Scotch Baronial castles to Arts and Crafts mansions and modern eco-lodges. While their designs respond to some of Britain's wildest and most stirring landscapes, inside many were equipped with the latest domestic technology and boasted opulent decoration and furnishings from the smartest London and Parisian firms. A good number survive little altered in their original state, and some are still owned by descendants of the families that built them."--
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780847844760
0847844765
Branch Call Number: 728.8094115 MIERS
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Country life (London, England)

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