Highland Retreats: The Architecture and Interiors of Scotland's Romantic North

By: Miers, Mary.

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Large hardback 26 x 29cm in green covers, with dustwrapper in Near Fine condition, with dustwrapper, also in Near Fine condition. First edition. With pp 288, colour illustrations, with index. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. Featuring breathtaking 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 ornées 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. Images from the famous Country Life Picture Library and specially commissioned photographs evoke the dramatic settings and arresting detail of these houses, making the book as appealing to decorators and architectural historians as it is to travelers and sportsmen.

Title: Highland Retreats: The Architecture and Interiors of Scotland's Romantic North

Author Name: Miers, Mary.

Categories: Scottish Architecture, Architecture,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Rizzoli: 2017

ISBN Number: 0847844765

ISBN Number 13: 9780847844760

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 007255

Keywords: Scotland, Scotland North, Scottish Architecture, ,