The Resource The fall and rise of the stately home, Peter Mandler

The fall and rise of the stately home, Peter Mandler

Label
The fall and rise of the stately home
Title
The fall and rise of the stately home
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mandler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • How much do the English really care about this stately homes? In this path-breaking and wide-ranging account of the changing fortunes and status of the stately homes of England over the past two centuries, Peter Mandler melds social, cultural, artistic and political perspectives and reveals much about the relationship of the nation to its past and its traditional ruling elite. Challenging the prevailing view of a modern English culture besotted with its history and its aristocracy, Mandler portrays instead a continuously changing and modernizing society in which both popular and intellectual attitudes towards the aristocracy - and its stately homes - have veered from selective appreciation to outright hostility, and only recently to thoroughgoing admiration
  • With great panache, Mandler adds the missing pieces to the story of the country house. Going beyond its architects and its owners, he brings to centre stage a much wider cast of characters - aristocratic entrepreneurs, anti-aristocratic politicians, campaigning conservationists, ordinary sightseers, and votersand a scenario full of incident and of local and national colour. He traces attitudes towards stately homes, beginning in the first half of the nineteenth century when public feeling about the aristocracy was mixed and divided, and criticism of the 'foreign' and 'exclusive' image of the aristocratic country house was widespread. At the same time, interest grew in those older houses that symbolized an olden time of imagined national harmony
  • The Victorian period saw also the first mass tourist industry, and a strong popular demand emerged for the right to visit all the stately homes. By the 1880s, however, hostility towards the aristocracy made appreciation of any country house politically treacherous, and interest in aristocratic heritage declined steadily for sixty years. Only after 1945, when the aristocracy was no longer seen as a threat, was a gentle revival of the stately homes possible, Mandler contends, and only since the 1970s has that revival become a triumphant appreciation. He enters the current debate with a discussion of how far people today - and tomorrow - are willing to see the aristocracy's heritage as their own
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mandler, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA655
LC item number
.M26 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historic buildings
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Country homes
  • Dwellings
  • Manors
  • Cultural property
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Architecture and society
  • Heritage tourism
  • Art and society
  • Conservatie
  • Landhuizen
  • Restauratie
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Art and society
  • Country homes
  • Cultural property
  • Dwellings
  • Heritage tourism
  • Historic buildings
  • Manors
  • Landhuizen
  • Conservatie
  • Restauratie
  • Adelshaus
  • Architektur
  • Baudenkmal
  • Gentry
  • Herrenhaus
  • Soziologie
  • Gentry
  • Herrenhaus
  • England
  • England
  • Großbritannien
  • England
Label
The fall and rise of the stately home, Peter Mandler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [476]-500) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Philistines vs. Barbarians: Popular Politics and the Failure of Preservation
  • 5.
  • 'Splendid Paupers': The Closing of the Country House
  • 6.
  • Land without Lords: The Nadir of the Country House
  • 7.
  • Brideshead Rehabilitated: Georgian Salvage in the 1930s
  • 8.
  • The Country House and the Welfare State
  • Introduction: The Stately Homes and England
  • 9.
  • The Country House and the Affluent Society
  • Epilogue: Treasure Houses (since 1974)
  • Prelude: Houses of Taste (to 1815)
  • 1.
  • The Victorian Idea of Heritage
  • 2.
  • Hosts and Guests: The Opening of the Country House
  • 3.
  • Philistines, Barbarians and Aesthetes
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 523 pages
Isbn
9780300067033
Lccn
96024203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34984112
  • (OCoLC)ocm34984112
Label
The fall and rise of the stately home, Peter Mandler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [476]-500) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Philistines vs. Barbarians: Popular Politics and the Failure of Preservation
  • 5.
  • 'Splendid Paupers': The Closing of the Country House
  • 6.
  • Land without Lords: The Nadir of the Country House
  • 7.
  • Brideshead Rehabilitated: Georgian Salvage in the 1930s
  • 8.
  • The Country House and the Welfare State
  • Introduction: The Stately Homes and England
  • 9.
  • The Country House and the Affluent Society
  • Epilogue: Treasure Houses (since 1974)
  • Prelude: Houses of Taste (to 1815)
  • 1.
  • The Victorian Idea of Heritage
  • 2.
  • Hosts and Guests: The Opening of the Country House
  • 3.
  • Philistines, Barbarians and Aesthetes
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 523 pages
Isbn
9780300067033
Lccn
96024203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34984112
  • (OCoLC)ocm34984112

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