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Highland Retreats: The Architecture and Interiors of Scotland's… (edition 2017)

by Mary Miers (Author), Paul Barker (Photographer), Country Life Magazine (Photographer), Simon Jauncey (Photographer)

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Title:Highland Retreats: The Architecture and Interiors of Scotland's Romantic North
Authors:Mary Miers (Author)
Other authors:Paul Barker (Photographer), Country Life Magazine (Photographer), Simon Jauncey (Photographer)
Info:Rizzoli (2017), 288 pages
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Highland Retreats: The Architecture and Interior Decoration of Scotland's Romantic North by Mary Miers

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0847844765, Hardcover)

A glimpse inside the jewels of Scottish country houses.

The Scottish Highlands are a hugely popular vacation destination and the setting for the richest fantasies of life in the British countryside, and this book is the first to examine the architecture, history, and appeal of the Highlands house. Readers will find breathtaking houses set amid the beautiful landscapes of Scotland, as well as the most authentic decorative use of Scottish tartan, arms, and armor, which have influenced the decoration of country houses worldwide.
 
This book features stunning photographs of Scotland’s most remarkable and romantic country houses. Built as seasonal homes, they range from Picturesque cottages ornés and Scotch baronial castles inspired by Queen Victoria’s Balmoral, to Arts and Crafts mansions and modern fantasies set among wild mountains and remote glens. A strong element of the book is the shooting lodge, designed to accommodate parties of guests who flock north for the annual sporting season.
 
Images from Country Life and specially commissioned photographs evoke the dramatic settings and arresting detail of these houses, making the book as appealing to decorators and historians as it is to travelers and sportsmen.

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"Featuring breathtaking photographs of some of Scotland's most remarkable and little-known houses, this book tells the story of how incomers adopted the North of Scotland as a recreational paradise and left an astonishing legacy of architecture and decoration inspired by the romanticized image of the Highlands. Known as shooting lodges because they were designed principally to accommodate the parties of guests that flocked north for the annual sporting season, these houses range from Picturesque cottages ornes and Scotch Baronial castles to Arts and Crafts mansions and modern eco-lodges. While their designs respond to some of Britain's wildest and most stirring landscapes, inside many were equipped with the latest domestic technology and boasted opulent decoration and furnishings from the smartest London and Parisian firms. A good number survive little altered in their original state, and some are still owned by descendants of the families that built them"--… (more)

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