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Girouard, Mark 1931-

Works: 76 works in 511 publications in 7 languages and 15,644 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Sources  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HT653.G7, 301.441
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Most widely held works about Mark Girouard
Most widely held works by Mark Girouard
Life in the English country house : a social and architectural history by Mark Girouard( Book )

60 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From literature, social chronicles, and family documents comes a study of the evolution and social role of the English country house since the Middle Ages
Cities & people : a social and architectural history by Mark Girouard( Book )

44 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This social and aesthetic history of the world's major cities from antiquity to the present focuses on crucial periods of the cities' past and examines their architecture in light of the men and women who used it
The Victorian country house by Mark Girouard( Book )

53 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In-depth look at thirty individual houses" ... "built as the centres of sizeable country estates"--Preface
The return to Camelot : chivalry and the English gentleman by Mark Girouard( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde studie over de herleving van de codes van het middeleeuwse ridderschap van het einde van de 18e eeuw tot de eerste wereldoorlog
The English town : [a history of urban life] by Mark Girouard( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of English towns and cities through the centuries
Sweetness and light : the Queen Anne movement, 1860-1900 by Mark Girouard( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Queen Anne' was more than a style of architecture: its influence can be traced in furniture, pictures and decorations of the period, in children's books such as Kate Greenaway's, and in the revival of the 'old-fashioned' garden. In this book, Mark Girouard describes the 'Queen Anne' movement in all its manifestations, tracing its origin in the 1860s the spread of its subsequent vogue from London to the provinces, and from England to America, and its fall from grace in the 1890s, when it was taken up the architects of pubs and waterside villas. In doing so he does more than chart the style for the first time: he also throws light on an important segment of English life in the last decades of the nineteenth century."--Back cover
Robert Smythson & the Elizabethan country house by Mark Girouard( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Engelse architect Robert Smythson (ca 1534-1614)
Life in the French country house by Mark Girouard( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girouard (architectural historian and author) leads a tour through the architecture's rooms, grounds, plans, and developments, providing frequent snippets of primary sources; historical background to the political situation, owners, builders, locale, individual buildings and architectural elements; and chapters on useful details too often omitted, such as plumbing, lighting, servants' quarters, kitchens, and stables
Victorian pubs by Mark Girouard( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan architecture : its rise and fall, 1540-1640 by Mark Girouard( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture - not the friendly unassuming architecture of the vernacular but the uniquely strange and exciting buildings put up by the great and powerful, ranging from huge houses to gem-like pavilions and lodges designed for feasting and hunting - is a phenomenon as remarkable as the literature which accompanied it, the literature of Shakespeare, Spenser, Sidney, Marlow, Jonson, Campion and others. Forty years after adventuring into this world in his first book, 'Robert Smythson', in which he discussed one family of mason-architects and the great houses with which they were connected, Mark Girouard has returned to the subject to cover the whole rich field in detail. In this beautiful and fascinating book, Girouard discusses social structure and the way of life behind it, the evolution of the house plan, the ferment of excitement aroused in English patrons and craftsmen as they learnt about the classic Five Orders and the buildings of Ancient Rome from publications and engravings, the surprising wealth of architectural drawings which survive from the period, the inroads of foreign craftsmen who brought new fashions in ornament with them, but also the strength of the native tradition which was creatively integrated with the 'antique' style. Behind the book is a vivid consciousness of the European scene, and the different ways in which different countries reacted to new influences yet did not abandon their native traditions. Italy, France, central Europe and above all the Low Countries provide the background, and England was influenced by all of them. But the principal argument of the book is the individuality of the English achievement. Girouard's pioneering work on Elizabethan architecture, then an unfashionable period, has helped inspire an increasing number of architectural historians to venture into the field. His new book benefits from their researches and publications, but is essentially a product of new research and travel on his part. The results are displayed with his own unique sense of style, and are fired by the excitement which the architecture of the period still generates in him."--Jacket
A country house companion by Mark Girouard( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Town and country by Mark Girouard( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resort, recreates the Georgian architecture and polite society of Jane Austen's world, and traces changing attitudes toward the landscape in architecture from eighteenth-century Britain to twentieth-century America. Old Slaughter's Coffee-House in the mid-eighteenth century; Holdenby, an Elizabethan great house built by a royal favourite who was called by one of his contemporaries "a mere vegetable of the court that sprung up at night and sank again at noon"; Belvedere
Historic houses of Britain by Mark Girouard( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Smythson and the architecture of the Elizabethan era by Mark Girouard( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Waterhouse and the Natural History Museum by Mark Girouard( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big Jim : the life and work of James Stirling by Mark Girouard( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author knew the controversial British architect James Stirling for many years. This biography is crushingly honest about the great man's genius and character defects and endearingly intimate providing an candid critique of his work
Windsor : the most romantic castle by Mark Girouard( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthusiasms by Mark Girouard( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does a neglected masterpiece by Jane Austen enshrine her first love affair? Who was Vita Sackville West's real grandfather? What clues are there to the identity of 'Walter', doyen of Victorian pornographers? When and why did P.G. Wodehouse mutate from hack to genius? Was Oscar Wilde really down and out in Paris? Was Brideshead really Madresfield? These and other excursions into literary or social history have developed out of Mark Girouard's spare time enthusiasms, as diversions from his main occupation as an architectural historian. In nine essays he calls attention to points that have not been noticed before, corrects fallacies that have got into general circulation, suggests, identifies, redates, refutes, or pours a little cold water on unjustified romanticisms. Three further essays sample another enthusiasm, his own family background, and introduce characters such as the dwarf who had to stand on a bench to address the South African Parliament, the colonial governor who fell in love with his niece, and the dowager duchess with whom he spent his childhood on the edge of the park at Chatsworth." --Publisher description
Timeless architecture : 1 by Dan Cruickshank( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardwick Hall by Mark Girouard( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Life in the English country house : a social and architectural history
Alternative Names
Girouard, Mark

Mark Girouard

Mark Girouard British architectural historian

기로워드, 마크 1931-

ジルアード, マーク


English (371)

German (10)

French (6)

Japanese (1)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

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Cities & people : a social and architectural historyThe Victorian country houseThe return to Camelot : chivalry and the English gentlemanThe English town : [a history of urban life]Sweetness and light : the Queen Anne movement, 1860-1900Robert Smythson & the Elizabethan country houseLife in the French country houseVictorian pubs