A Lust for Window Sills: A Lover's Guide to British Buildings from Portcullis to Pebble Dash

A Lust for Window Sills: A Lover's Guide to British Buildings from Portcullis to Pebble Dash

By: Harry Mount (author)Paperback

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A brilliant, offbeat celebration of the great hodgepodge of British buildings' Thomas Marks, Sunday Telegraph From soaring Victorian railway stations to Edwardian terraces, from Perpendicular churches to Strawberry Hill, Britain has an architecture unrivalled in fertility, invention and heart-stopping beauty. And with some very strong feelings about window sills, Harry Mount could not be better qualified to survey it. Meandering through garden suburbs and cathedral closes, discovering Moghul palaces in Gloucestershire and Egyptian sphinxes in Islington, A Lust for Window Sills is rich with anecdote, allusion and such inspired digressions as where to find the ugliest gargoyles and a liquid history of watering holes from gin palaces to the Rovers Return.

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About Author

Born in 1971, Harry Mount has degrees in Ancient & Modern History from Oxford and Architectural History from the Courtauld Institute. He is a writer and journalist who regularly writes for a range of national newspapers including the Telegraph, Daily Mail and Guardian.

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780349121062
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780349121062
  • weight: 304
  • ISBN10: 0349121060

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