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Chatsworth, Arcadia, Now

Author: John-paul Stonard  

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A strikingly modern portrait of Chatsworth, the grandest of English country houses

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A strikingly modern portrait of Chatsworth, the grandest of English country houses

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Description

A stunningly original portrait of one of England's grandest country houses No house embodies the spirit of one dynasty better than Chatsworth. Set in an unspoilt Derbyshire valley, surrounded by wild moorland, and home to the Cavendish family for sixteen generations, this treasure house is filled with works of art and objects - from Nicolas Poussin's The Arcadian Shepherds and Antonio Canova's Endymion to great contemporary paintings by Lucian Freud and David Hockney - which have all, in their time, represented the very best of the new. As Stoker Cavendish, the twelfth Duke of Devonshire, likes to point out: 'Everything was new once.' Following the completion of a decade-long programme of renovations, the exterior of Chatsworth is gleaming, its stone fa

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Critic Reviews

“This glamorous, artistic book is a fitting tribute to a decade of renovation... One could say that the book is a collection piece in its own right... Breathtaking still-life studies underline the connections and contrasts between old and new... The sense of a great house with a vibrant past, present and a future is palpable”

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About the Author

John-Paul Stonard (Author) John-Paul Stonard is an art historian and author. His books include Creation, German Divided and, as editor and contributor, The Books that Shaped Art History . He co-curated the 2014 exhibition Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation at Tate Britain. His writing has appeared in the London Review of Books , the Times Literary Supplement , the Guardian and The Burlington Magazine . He lives in Suffolk.

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd | Particular Books
Published
21st October 2021
Pages
416
ISBN
9780241461914
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