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The Great Family Houses of Europe - Alexis Gregory

The Great Family Houses of Europe

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Packed with luscious photographs, this beautiful volume explores eight European estates that, despite war, taxes and the passage of time, have remained in the same families for centuries.

The photographs are redolent in atmosphere and the text is revealing, owing to the author's long friendships with the owners of these great houses. Offering an inside view of a highly refined way of life, The Great Family Houses of Europe reveals the secrets that kept these homes in private hands.

About the Author

Alexis Gregory is the author of numerous books, including Families of Fortune, Paris de Luxe and The Golden Age of Travel.

Introduction; Palazzo Gangi: A Leopard's Palace; Kasteel de Haar: Gothic Revival in the Lowlands; Haroue: La Vie de Chateau; Casa Pilatos: Miraculous Marriage of Antiquity, Islam and the West; Harewood House: The Best of Adam, Chippendale and Capability Brown; Casa Fronteira: Portugal's Perfect Quinta; Palazzo Sacchetti: The Most Roman of Palaces; Schloss Regensburg: Christmas with Princess Thurn and Taxis.

ISBN: 9780500513286
ISBN-10: 0500513287
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 2nd February 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 32.7 x 25.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 1.79
Edition Number: 1