Clouds: The Biography of a Country House

By: Dakers, Caroline

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Book Condition: Very Good


Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptons. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine and immediate surrounding area. 278pp. Many b/w and some colour illustrations. Clouds House, is a Grade II* listed building at East Knoyle in Wiltshire. Designed by Arts and Crafts architect Philip Webb for Percy Wyndham and his wife Madeline, it was first completed in 1886, but an 1889 fire necessitated its rebuilding, finished in 1891. Clouds was Webb's grandest design and it was frequented by artists such as Edward Burne-Jones. This book not only shows the significance of Clouds within the history of architecture, art, and design, but also uses the house to trace the changing relationship between patrons and artists and the decline of the political and economic power of the landed classes at the beginning of the 20th century.

Title: Clouds: The Biography of a Country House

Author Name: Dakers, Caroline

Categories: Architecture (19th and 20th Century),

Publisher: Newhaven and London, Yale University Press: 1993

ISBN Number: 0300057768

ISBN Number 13: 9780300057768

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Book

Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

Seller ID: 006598

Keywords: philip webb, percy wyndham,