A Lust For Window Sills: A Lover's Guide To British Buildings From Portcullis To Pebble Dash

  • Title: A Lust For Window Sills: A Lover's Guide To British Buildings From Portcullis To Pebble Dash
  • Author: Harry Mount
  • ISBN: 9781408700907
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Lust For Window Sills A Lover s Guide To British Buildings From Portcullis To Pebble Dash Harry Mount takes us on an engrossing tour of the nation s architecture exploring the quirks foibles and tiny details that make our buildings unique and revealing the fascinating stories and anecdo
    Harry Mount takes us on an engrossing tour of the nation s architecture, exploring the quirks, foibles and tiny details that make our buildings unique, and revealing the fascinating stories and anecdotes behind them along the way.

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    1. I confess I am more of a 20th century architecture kind of girl. I find the sweeping curves and arches of what Mount calls "the not so handsome concrete bridge" in Berwick to be heartachingly lovely (and really do consider him a bit of a Philistine for this throwaway comment!).However, my main complaint about this book is its lack of structure. Mount knows it's a flaw, and tries to cover it up by stating right away that "this book is a dipper, not a reader-straight-througher." I think that's a p [...]

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    2. I bought this book last Christmas because the title looked interesting. It was definitely a worthwhile purchase.A witty and enjoyable read, Mount skilfully covers a lot of ground, although I don't think the book is quite as dip-in and dip-out as he suggests in the foreword, as the chapters build upon each other, particular in the technical details of the buildings, so that I'm not sure that someone who'd read the book out of order without previous knowledge of architectural terms would be able t [...]

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    3. England is endowed with a magnificent collection of buildings, as eclectic and diverse as the country and its people. Living in Oxford I am spoiled for choice, I mean, I am writing this from Duke Humfries medieval library and looking out one window at a young Christopher Wren’s Sheldonian Theater and another at James Webb’s Palladian masterpiece, the Radcliffe Camera. Frequently, though, I found myself wishing I knew a bit more about the buildings I encounter, and not just the significant on [...]

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    4. Very readable but also comprehensive0651frombrighton.u

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    5. Interesting and amusing guide to architectural hisory.

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    6. As a non-UKer, I would have appreciated more images and maps to help illustrate his points, but overall, it was an enjoyable overview.

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