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ISBN: 0719561493
Author: John Harris
Language: English
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Ltd (September 1, 2000)
Pages: 253
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 366
Size Fb2: 1616 kb
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Echoing Voices: More Memories of a Country House Snooper.

Echoing Voices: More Memories of a Country House Snooper. Requisitioned: The British Country House in the Second World War. John Martin Robinson. The atmosphere he manages to generate makes it seem as if one is witnessing the scene at first hand, and leave one with a feeling of great sadness and anger.

Such a wonderful book. John Harris looks back to an era when the I do like this book and over the years since it was published I have read it a good many times

Such a wonderful book. A memoir of snooping around English country houses before most of them were tragically demolished. Such a terrible architectural waste. Sometimes Harris is a bit too flowery for my taste, but the stories he had to tell (the desiccated Alsatian in a bath, the 'Museum' full of stuffed animal heads, the wallpaper with all the peacock's eyes cut out) made me forgive Harris his purple prose. John Harris looks back to an era when the I do like this book and over the years since it was published I have read it a good many times. It may not be for everyone, but it has always had a place on my book shelves.

Harris was a co-curator of the seminal Destruction of the Country House exhibition held at the V&A in 1974, with Sir Roy Strong and . No Voice from the Hall: Early Memories of a Country House Snooper (1998) John Murray, ISBN 0-7195-5567-1, ISBN 978-0-7195-5567-1.

Harris was a co-curator of the seminal Destruction of the Country House exhibition held at the V&A in 1974, with Sir Roy Strong and Marcus Binney, which gave impetus to the movement to conserve British country houses and the founding in 1975 of Save Britain's Heritage.

This volume recounts an odyssey through country houses in the years following World War II. Most had been requisitioned by the armed forces and, when de-requisitioned, were left to stand empty awaiting their owners' return. It was then that John Harris first discovered country houses.

No Voice from the Hall: Early Memories of a Country House Snooper by John Harris, ISBN 978-0-7195-5567-1. England's Lost Houses by Giles Worsley

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Recounts an odyssey through country houses in the years after World War II. Between 1946 and 1961 the author visited over 200 houses, becoming aware of the riches they contained, which were under threat from demolition men and dealers. This book describes country houses in their death throes.

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JOHN Harris, now Curator Emeritus of the RIBA’s Drawings Collection, has published many books on architecture and .

JOHN Harris, now Curator Emeritus of the RIBA’s Drawings Collection, has published many books on architecture and the decorative arts. He is perhaps better known to a wider public through his book No Voice from the Hall: Early Memories of a Country House Snooper, in which Harris takes a pop at Nicholas Pevsner and John Betjeman, writes compellingly and nostalgically about the romance of ruins and the discovery of country house gems around the world, with a joyful and eccentric curiosity and a. honed sense of trespass.

No voice from the hall. Early Memories of a. Country House Snooper. John Harris could have been a very successful burglar. Instead, he became a very successful architectural historian.

John Harris chronicles his visits to England's great country houses, most of which were requisitioned during World War II, then abandoned and left to ruin.

Comments:

Andromakus
The book was very interesting and informative.. It was well written and easy to read. I would recommend it to anyone interested in English Country Houses.
Gelgen
Excellent treatment of the vanishing English Country House. Very sad but also Harris includes some wonderful commentary on local color and humorous personal experiences. A very entertaining book, full of the great names in British conservation efforts and architectural historians, of which he is one, working for RIBA. All in all a very nice little book on not only the loss of great houses but the passing of an age--a civilization gone with the winds of the First and Second World Wars.
Thomand
It's an OK book - the writing is plain and factual with limited analysis.

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