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Life in the French Country House Hardcover – November 7, 2000

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With scholarship and style, Girouard turns from England (Life in the English Country House) to France. Not a study of royal residences, sculptured gardens, or interior design, this look into life in the ch teaux and manoirs over the past six centuries is architecture as social history. The author investigates the development of lifestyles and the settings in which they flourished, from the grand salon to the boudoir, from the separate "downstairs" world to the courtyard. From the nobility to the petit bourgeoisie, the landed gentry to the nouveau riche, the country house was, and remains, an important sign of status and taste. The extravagant house parties, the large private family gatherings, outings in the newly invented motor cars, and the marvelous introduction of indoor plumbing, all these and more are depicted with expertise and elegance. If entry into these marvelous buildings is only for the elect, this work allows the reader a fine look behind the fa ade and into the life behind the fences and hedges. Recommended for larger public libraries.DPaula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The author of the immensely popular Life in the English Country House (1978) moves across the English Channel, expertly scrutinizing the chateaux and seigneurial residences that adorn the French countryside. Girouard explores a multitude of stunning manoirs, providing insightful commentaries detailing the many ways in which these homes were utilized and lived in from the fourteenth to the twentieth century. Since most of these buildings were specifically designed to reflect the status and the ambitions of their owners, informative cultural and structural evaluations are also included. Brimming with sumptuous illustrations, this delightful social and architectural history will appeal to a broad cross section of serious scholars and casual browsers. Margaret Flanagan
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Knopf (November 7, 2000)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0679427112
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0679427117
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.05 x 1.16 x 10.7 inches
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