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Highland Retreats free pdf A glimpse inside the finest country houses of the Scottish Highlands. This book features breath-taking photographs of Scotland's most remarkable and romantic country houses. Built as seasonal homes, they range from picturesque cottages ornees and Scotch baronial castles inspired by Queen Victoria's Balmoral to Arts and Crafts mansions and modern fantasies set among wild mountains and remote glens. A strong element of the book is the shooting lodge, designed to accommodate parties of guests who flocked north for the annual sporting season. While the exteriors were designed in response to the dramatic landscape and Romantic notions of Scotland's past, the interiors were comfortably equipped for leisure and entertaining. Furniture and upholstery were sourced from leading London and Parisian firms: tartan, taxidermy, and weapons were used decoratively to enhance the Scottish theme. Images from Country Life and specially commissioned photographs evoke the dramatic settings and arresting detail of these houses, making the book as appealing to decorators and historians as it is to travellers and sportsmen.

About Mary Miers

Mary Miers commutes between her home in the Scottish Highlands and the London offices of Country Life magazine, where she works as fine arts and books editor. Her books include American Houses: The Architecture of Fairfax and Sammons and The English Country House. Paul Barker is one of England's premier interior and architectural photographers, whose books include English Country House Interiors, England's Thousand Best Churches, and English Ruins.

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Author : Mary Miers
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Data Published :
ISBN : 0847844765
EAN : 9780847844760
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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