WorldCat Identities

Sykes, Christopher Simon 1948-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 334 publications in 5 languages and 9,720 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Creator, Illustrator, Other, Editor
Classifications: N6797.H57, 740.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Simon Sykes
At home with books : how booklovers live with and care for their libraries by Estelle Ellis( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and German and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Co-authored by Caroline Seebohm and Christopher Simon Sykes
David Hockney : the biography by Christopher Simon Sykes( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authorized account of the life and work of the influential British artist covers his education at the Royal College of Art, the role of the 1960s in shaping his vision, and his relationship with Peter Schlesinger during the turbulent emergence of gay rights
Private palaces : life in the great London houses by Christopher Simon Sykes( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English country : living in England's private houses by Caroline Seebohm( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an indepth look at eleven private English homes, covers decorative details, and features a directory of tours and dates
Great houses of England & Wales by Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented here are thirty-two notable buildings and their estates that represent a characteristically English combination of architectural splendor and domestic comfort. This chronological selection presents a panoramic history of the evolution of the great house from Elizabethan through Edwardian times and up to the present ongoing battle for preservation. Acknowledged architectural masterpieces as well as lesser-known houses represent the work of Inigo Jones, Sir John Vanbrugh, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and Robert Adam among many other celebrated architects. The photographs, specially taken for this volume, show the familiar as well as the unexpected. In addition to splendid state rooms, grand exteriors and gardens there are photographs of private rooms and servants' quarters. These illuminating photographs offer access to the houses from an insider's point of view, presenting contemporary homes rather than museum interiors. The informed text combines architectural and social history with the individual stories of the great families and the houses they created, where their descendants in many cases still live today. Full of memorable characters and anecdotal insight, this book is a glorious tribute to what Evelyn Waugh in his preface to Brideshead Revisited called "Britain's chief national artistic achievement."
Black sheep by Christopher Simon Sykes( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great houses of Scotland by Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This substantive compact volume presents the most magnificent houses and historic castles from the ancient land of Scotland in rich detail. Featuring over 250 specially commissioned color photographs, this excellent book offers a complete survey of Scotland's famous houses. Detailed history, architectural commentaries, and informed descriptions of life on country estates represent considerable new research on these houses, while useful information, such as directions and opening and closing times, are also included, making it a perfect companion for architecture enthusiasts and prospective visitors to Scotland alike
Eric Clapton : the autobiography by Eric Clapton( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Book jacket's blurb: Eric Clapton is far more than a rock star. Like Dylan and McCartney he is an icon and a living legend. He has sold tens of millions of records, played sell-out concerts all over the world and been central to the significant musical developments of his era. His guitar playing has seen him hailed as 'God". Tracks such as Layla, Sunshine of your love, Wonderful tonight and Tears in heaven have become anthems for generations of music fans. Now for the first time, Eric tells the story of his personal and professional journeys in this pungent, witty and painfully honest autobiography. Eric was born illegitimate in 1945 and raised by his grandparents. He never knew his father and until the age of nine believed his absentee mother to be his sister. In his teens his solace was the guitar and he soon became a cult hero in the club circuits of Britain. With the foundation of the world's first super group, Cream in 1966 he became a world superstar. But the rock star lifestyle has had a darker side. In more than forty years at the forefront of his profession he has twice survived near fatal addictions to drugs and alcohol, the death of his four-year-old son, the death of friends such as Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon, the break-up of marriage and the disintegration of relationships with a succession of beautiful women. These are the memoirs of a survivor, someone who has reached the pinnacle of success, who has had it all, but whose demons have never left him. At the age of 62, Eric is now ready to tell his story as it is, hiding nothing, with a directness and searing honesty that makes this book one of the most compelling memoirs of our time
Private landscapes : creating form, vistas, and mystery in the garden by Caroline Seebohm( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden at Buckingham Palace : an illustrated history by Jane Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the renowned Buckingham Palace garden in London, from its beginnings as a seventeenth-century mulberry plantation frequented by Samuel Pepys to the role it plays today in the private and public life of the royal family, accompanied by photographs and historic illustrations
Ancient English houses, 1240-1612 by Christopher Simon Sykes( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden at Highgrove by Charles( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golden age of the country house by Christopher Simon Sykes( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Hockney : the biography, 1975-2012 : a pilgrim's progress by Christopher Simon Sykes( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With unprecedented access to Hockney's paintings, notebooks, diaries, and the man himself, this second volume continues the lively and revelatory account of an acclaimed artist and an extraordinary man"--Publisher's website
The perfect English country house by Candida Lycett Green( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Trust country house album by Christopher Simon Sykes( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home with art : how art-lovers live with and care for their treasures by Estelle Ellis( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How art lovers integrate their art into their homes and display their art
The English room by Chippy Irvine( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and German and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great houses of Ireland by Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and Irish and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish country by Charles MacLean( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 350 color photographs survey landscapes, gardens, and houses of Scotland revealing the essence of Scottish style
 
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At home with books : how booklovers live with and care for their libraries
Alternative Names
Christopher Simon Sykes

Simon Sykes, Christopher

Sykes, Christopher

Sykes Christopher 1948-....

Sykes, Christopher S.

Languages
English (190)

French (9)

German (8)

Chinese (5)

Irish (1)

Covers
David Hockney : the biographyEnglish country : living in England's private housesGreat houses of England & WalesGreat houses of ScotlandEric Clapton : the autobiographyThe garden at Buckingham Palace : an illustrated historyThe garden at HighgroveAt home with art : how art-lovers live with and care for their treasures