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Follies (Fabulous, Fanciful and Frivolous Buildings)

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9781907892301
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Bringing together Britain's best-loved ornamental, fantastical, and sometimes just plain mystifying buildings, this charming gift book is packed with beautiful photos and fascinating historical information written in a chatty and accessible style
Britain's countryside is liberally sprinkled with follies—eccentric, original buildings built for fun by landowners and aristocrats over the centuries. They include prospect towers, ornamental temples, rustic hermits' cottages, faux-prehistoric stone circles, and some buildings that don't seem to have had any purpose at all. In this fascinating and stylish book, folly expert Gwyn Headley brings together some of the most beautiful and intriguing follies, from the craggy fake ruin at Mow Cop in Cheshire to the elegant buildings created by Henry Hoare for his great landscape garden at Stourhead. He also introduces some very extraordinary characters, such as Frederick Hervey, the "Earl-Bishop," who had an obsession with women, volcanoes, and rotundas, and Sir Thomas Tresham, whose fervent Catholicism inspired him to create the extraordinary Lyveden New Bield, an unfinished building suffused with religious symbolism. Fully illustrated with exquisite images of these remarkable buildings, this insightful book will inspire the folly hunter in everyone.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Gwyn Headley
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    128
    Publisher:
    National Trust (October 9, 2012)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781907892301
    ISBN-10:
    1907892303
    Weight:
    12oz
    Dimensions:
    7.5" x 6"
    Case Pack:
    36
    File:
    Eloquence-IPG_10012017_complete_onix21-20171003.xml
    Folder:
    Eloquence
    As low as:
    $13.40
    List Price:
    $15.95
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