The English Manor House (Aurum 1999, paperback 2007)
The English Manor House is a survey of some of the important manor houses which were restored in the later 19th and early 20th century, and recorded in their recently restored state by fine architectural photography by Country Life magazine. It brings together some of the finest photography of such houses ever taken. It examines the interest in authentic historic buildings, which grew out of the writings of Ruskin and Morris, and considers the significance of the changing attitudes to antique collecting, interior design and gardening, in this critical era, when our whole idea of the image of the English country house was developed.
This book, part of a series of book based on the Country Life picture library and archive, includes familiar historic manor houses such as Great Chalfield Manor and Cothay, as well as elaborate restorations or remodellings such as, Crowhurst Place and Nymans’ Sussex. First published in 1999, it has been published in paperback in 2007.