Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Scottish Country House Hardcover – November 1, 2012
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
James Knox, a native of Ayrshire, is a literary historian, editor, and critic. He is publisher of the Art Newspaper, the leading international journal of art, artists, and exhibitions. James Fennell specializes in interiors, portraiture, fashion, and travel photography. His previous books include The Irish Country House.
Top Customer Reviews
Weighing in at 4.1 pounds, with 208 pages, this book is a beautiful focal point on my table. Inside, it is full of page after page of gorgeous pictures by James Fennell. The book is a fascinating read too. Each chapter delves into a single house, its history, the architectural background and features, the contents of the house (the furniture and collections that create the layers of personality unique to each house), the landscape, and the story of its inhabitants.
In the author's words, "the Scots are known for their hardiness, and this tale of ten houses is one of remarkable longevity played out against the background of Scottish history. With one exception, all of the houses are still lived in either by the families who built them or by those who have owned them for generations". This is fascinating stuff coming from a place (Atlanta) where a house from the 1920s is considered very old.
I highly recommend. This book is going to be a Christmas gift for several on my list this year.
volumes cove England and Ireland Each house is described with a brief History and contains numerous interior and
Exterior photographs in colour. This book is well wort adding to the collection of anyone interested in architecture, History
or interior decoration.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was expecting a bit more exterior photos, otherwise the book is well written and fully met my expectations. A great buy if you are a history/architecture buff.Published 4 months ago by Karel Tittelbach
This book skillfully combines history, architecture and decoration in a dozen tidy packages with each chapter devoted to one particular country house and the selection spans... Read morePublished on February 1, 2014 by susan_grimshaw
The photos in this book are beautiful. A nice selection of homes and a good representation of Scottish county homes.Published on March 3, 2013 by FMPink