Timothy Mowl writes an engaging and interesting biography of Horace Walpole, trying to investigate his private life, as well as revealing his public personality and innovative artistic achievements.
This biography focuses on Horace Walpole as a collector of art and objects. Brownell considers Walpole as been unfairly treated as a dilettante and not given proper credit for his influential style.
Horace Walpole’s house at Strawberry Hill attracted an eclectic group of writers, artists, politicians and society figures. Learn all about him through the eyes of his friends.
Horace Walpole, the son of Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole, had instant access to fashionable society. However, not everyone did. This book explores the way an elite group maintained its exclusivity.
Horace Walpole is renowned as the creator of the first gothic novel, and the populariser of ‘Gothick’ or early gothic revival in architecture. This book examines the growth of the gothic imagination through art, architecture, gardening and more.
Early Georgian interiors reflects the architectural context that Horace Walpole inherited, and from which he developed his new “Gothick” architectural style. Walpole’s father Sir Robert Walpole created the interiors and landscapes at Houghton Hall.
This book traces the evolution of 16 quintessential interior styles found in British homes from Gothic and Tudor to Cottage and more. Many of the most important homes across Britain are featured, including Strawberry Hill, Walpole’s home.
The catalogue of the British Library exhibition 'Georgians revealed' is an illustrative overview of the time and place into which Horace Walpole was born and which his scintillating letters so often reveal.
In this fascinating history, Amanda Vickery investigates the private lives of the Georgians in their domestic spaces. She covers the whole of society, not just the aristocratic world in which Horace Walpole lived.
Horace Walpole’s gothic novel began a whole new genre of fiction. This new edition has helpful notes.
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