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London's "Golden Mile". Great Houses of the Strand, 1550-1650

Guerci, Manolo (2021) London's "Golden Mile". Great Houses of the Strand, 1550-1650. Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art/Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 262 pp. ISBN 978-1-913107-23-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:28124)

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Abstract

This book reconstructs the so-called "Strand palaces"—eleven great houses that once stood along the Strand in London. Between 1550 and 1650, this was the capital’s "Golden Mile": home to a unique concentration of patrons and artists, and where England’s early-modern and post-Reformation elites jostled to establish themselves by building and furnishing new, secular cathedrals. Their inventive, eclectic, and yet carefully-crafted mix of vernacular and continental features not only shaped some of the greatest country houses of the day, but also the image of English power on the world stage. It also gave rise to a distinctly English style, which was to become the symbol of a unique architectural period. The product of almost two decades of research, and benefitting from close archival investigation, this book brings together an incredible array of unpublished sources that sheds new light on one of the most important chapters in London’s architectural history, and on English architecture more broadly.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Manolo Guerci
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 14:40 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021 18:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28124 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Guerci, Manolo: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8058-7451
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