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by Mark Girouard

  • ISBN: 0304354007
  • Category: Photo and Art
  • Author: Mark Girouard
  • Subcategory: Architecture
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  • Language: German
  • Publisher: Orion Pub Co; 1st edition (February 29, 2000)
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • FB2 size: 1356 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Mark Girouard is a wonderful writer he brings the era to life. His campanion 'Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History' is marvelous also.

Mark Girouard is a wonderful writer he brings the era to life. Architectural students should not be without both of these books. If you are interested in architecture, this book gives you a fascinating perspective on the use of houses, buildings and property as well as how people lived in French country houses. The book traces French country houses back to the Middle Ages and brings one up to current times, with an explication of how houses changed to meet standards of the times. 3 people found this helpful.

Mark Girouard, author of Life in the English Country House and other superb books, extends his realm to France in this perceptive and witty portrait of the upper classes at home in their châteaux, manoirs, and gentilhommières. In these lavishly illustrated pages we experience all the variety and beauty of the châteaux.

Mark Girouard FSA (born 7 October 1931) is a British architectural writer, an authority on the country house, an architectural historian, and biographer of Sir James Stirling. He was Slade Professor of Fine Art from 1975 to 1976 and elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1987.

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Girouard worked for Country Life magazine from about 1958, firstly as its Architectural Writer . His Life in the English Country House won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize for 1978, and the WH Smith Literary Award in 1979.

He was Slade Professor of Fine Art from 1975 to 1976. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1987. He has been on the Board of Trustees of The Architecture Foundation. Montacute House, Somerset (1964).

This best-selling book is a beautifully illustrated history of the English country house from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. In it, renowned architectural historian Mark Girouard presents a rare and revealing glimpse of the English upper classes-their public and personal lives, their servants, and their homes. A deeply important book, one of the most interesting contributions to architectural history.

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Reviews about Life in the French Country House (7):
Arlelond
This is a content-rich survey of life in French country houses by architectural historian Mark Girouard. Some of the topics which he covers include private places, the curious history of the salon, in and around the boudoir, the theaters in homes, and the 20th century. As Girouard has written books on English architectural history, he compares and contrasts the French and English country homes. There are ample photos, but the text dominates. The writing is lively - you will want to google some of the chateaux he mentions to see more images of them. If you enjoy French design and architecture, this is an invaluable and comprehensive resource.
Yozshujinn
Love it love it love it - I have most all of Mark Girouard's fascinating books about historic country homes be they in France or England. Wonderfully illustrated - all. Mouth-watering. Sorry when I reach The End of these marvelous armchair college lecture-type tours.
Bluddefender
I have read this book twice and wanted to do it again but I didn't want to wait for it from the library so I thought it best to have it as a permanent part of my library. I can now reach for it when I need it.
Mark Girouard is a wonderful writer he brings the era to life. His campanion 'Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History' is marvelous also. Architectural students should not be without both of these books.
Netlandinhabitant
A superb book and a goodread. A fine balance between political history and architectural history.
Prof Yme Kuiper (University of Groningen; Faculty of Arts; chair Historic Country Houses and Estates)
Arashitilar
If you are interested in architecture, this book gives you a fascinating perspective on the use of houses, buildings and property as well as how people lived in French country houses. The book traces French country houses back to the Middle Ages and brings one up to current times, with an explication of how houses changed to meet standards of the times.
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Very informative book, and gives good insight to how the French lived in small towns and country. Wonderful illustrations and photos
SING
Very fast and good.
The author's _Life in the English Country House_ has become a classic of domestic anthropology, an examination of the British aristocracy and landed gentry through an exploration of its preferred places of residence. When I became aware of this successor volume (it's not a "sequel") shortly after it first appeared, I had my doubts. I know enough about the history of the upper classes in Britain, compared to nobility on the Continent, to be aware of the very great differences between them, both in origin and in psychology. Girouard tells you up front that what he's considering here are the châteaux and seigneurial mansions from the 14th century to the modern era, leaving out Parisian residences and also royal palaces. (Fontainebleau and Versailles are not at all typical of French chateaux, the way Windsor Castle might be regarded as basically an oversized English gentleman's country house.) The architectural traditions in France are quite different from those in Britain, of course, because the political and social history is so different -- France also has been overrun by occupying forces on several occasions who either heavily damaged or completely destroyed many of the châteaux -- and the author does his usual excellent job of leading through them and sorting out what was typical from what was innovative. French country residences among the wealthy and titled tend to be far more lavish (on average) than is the case in Britain, but this is largely because the château had a rather different traditional role in the French family. As the narrative approaches the present, it becomes obvious that the French upper class has sought solutions to the greatly increased expense of maintaining a large country home which are not that much different from those in Britain.

One of the best sections of the book, actually, are the first two chapters, "A Quick Run Round the French Noblesse" and "The Language of Chivalry," which are one of the best introductions I have seen to the French system of titles and nobility. Girouard has no new insights here but he provides a very good and understandable explanation of those differences I mentioned above. If you loved his earlier classic, you ought to appreciate this one as well.

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