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Publications: A Passion for Building: the Amateur Architect in England 1650 -1850


A Passion for Building Catalogue
by John Harris and Robert Hardsky

£14.00
Softback, 48 pages.
ISBN: 978-0-9549041-6-6

In  the 18th century foreign travel to Italy and France (the grand tour) inspired many landowning gentlemen (and some women) to dabble in design and architecture in England. The results were exciting, ambitious and often eccentric. The catalogue highlights a number of these so called 'amateurs' and places them in a national context. 42 colour illustrations and 25 black and white.

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