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by Marc Walter,Alexis Gregory

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ISBN:
0865651701
ISBN13:
978-0865651708
Author:
Marc Walter,Alexis Gregory
Publisher:
Vendome Press (November 7, 2006)
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208 pages
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Private Splendor book. Alexis Gregory, Marc Walter (Photographer).

Private Splendor book. This beautiful volume explores eight European estates that, despite war, taxes, and the passage of time, have remained in the same families for centuries. The photographs are redolent in atmosphere and the text is revealing, due to the author's long friendships with the owners of these great houses.

Private Splendor : Great Families at Home. By (author) Alexis Gregory, By (photographer) Marc Walter.

From the book Private Splendor: Great Families at Home, Alexis Gregory and Marc Walter, The . Neoclassical gilt moldings were added to the ceiling, and the bed is a reproduction of an original in Ryan's great house in Ireland. Colefax and Fowler wallcovering.

From the book Private Splendor: Great Families at Home, Alexis Gregory and Marc Walter, The Vendome Press . Peter Sweatt. mansion 1. What others are saying. ancient-serpent: Palazzo Valguarnera Gangi, Palermo (Photo by Marc Walte). Palazzo Gangi Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi is the large ancestral townhouse first of the Princes Valguarnera and then of the Princes Gangi, situated in the Piazza Croce dei Vespri, Palermo, Sicily. Ornate, to say the least.

Great Families At Home. Photographs by Marc Walter

Great Families At Home. This book offers an inside view of. 8 European estates, revealing a highly. refined manner of living, and the secrets. that have kept these great homes in the. hands of the same families for centuries. Photographs by Marc Walter. This book offers an inside view of 8 European estates, revealing a highly refined manner of living, and the secrets that have kept these great homes in the hands of the same families for centuries. 208 pp, 200 illus, 9 1 ⁄2 x 12 1 ⁄2 0865651701 $ 5. 0 Tuscan Escapes Inspirational Homes in Tuscany and Umbria Caroline Clifton-Mogg. . Scala Regia Inspirational Archives: Home Sweet Home

From the book Private Splendor: Great Families at Home, Alexis Gregory and Marc Walter, The Vendome Press . Scala Regia Inspirational Archives: Home Sweet Home.

Author Alexis Gregory and photographer Marc Walter are guests in eight great houses still inhabited by their . Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. This is a fabulous book

Author Alexis Gregory and photographer Marc Walter are guests in eight great houses still inhabited by their aristocratic families. An intimate view into the lifestyle of today's owners is presented in a good blend of the scholarly and the artistic. Granted, more about the architecture, art, furnishings, family history, et. could have been told and shown, but each palace is worthy of its own book. This is a fabulous book. I bought the book because of my connection and time spent at Harewood House in England.

Author Alexis Gregory. Pages 192. Year of production 2006.

The Walters Art Museum welcomes families to explore, play, and create together. From tours to drop-in art-making, from Art Babies to Summer Camp, every visit opens up new pathways for discovery. Our broad range of programs for kids of all ages offers first-hand experiences with art that encourage learning and creativity. Early childhood and family programs are supported in part by Bank of America, Joan & Milton Baxt Foundation, Bernard and Vivien Manekin Foundation, PNC Foundation, and Lynn & Phil Rauch.

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Alexis Gregory ’57 is a collector of Renaissance and Baroque bronzes, a member of the Harvard University Art Museums Collections Committee. He and photographer Marc Walter roam inside eight great European houses that have been owned by the same families since they were first built. They were permitted so close a look round not merely because the owners are friends of Gregory’s, but because, one supposes, exposure is among the economic indignities facing palace dwellers today.

This beautiful volume explores eight European estates that, despite war, taxes, and the passage of time, have remained in the same families for centuries. The photographs are redolent in atmosphere and the text is revealing, due to the authors long friendships with the owners of these great houses. Offering an inside view of a highly refined way of life, Private Splendor reveals the secrets that kept these homes in private hands. The houses include Sevilles Casa de Pilatos, owned by Spains most illustrious grandee; Harewood House in Yorkshire, owned by a cousin of Queen Elizabeth; Germanys Schloss Regensburg, occupied by the flamboyant Princess Gloria von Thurn and Taxis; and the Palazzo Sachetti near Vatican City, whose enormous Sala dei Mapi is entirely frescoed by Francesco Salviati (15101563). This beautiful volume explores eight European estates that, despite war, taxes, and the passage of time, have remained in the same families for centuries. The photographs are redolent in atmosphere and the text is revealing, due to the authors long friendships with the owners of these great houses. Offering an inside view of a highly refined way of life, Private Splendor reveals the secrets that kept these homes in private hands. The houses include Sevilles Casa de Pilatos, owned by Spains most illustrious grandee; Harewood House in Yorkshire, owned by a cousin of Queen Elizabeth; Germanys Schloss Regensburg, occupied by the flamboyant Princess Gloria von Thurn and Taxis; and the Palazzo Sachetti near Vatican City, whose enormous Sala dei Mapi is entirely frescoed by Francesco Salviati (15101563).
Reviews:
  • Groll
Not accurately described. The book was described as Very Good but the binding was loose and in very poor quality.
  • Steamy Ibis
Beautiful objects, great architecture, photos show dark inhospitable living conditions of a time gone by. I would have liked more photos of living areas and brighter conditions
  • Onnell
The author has arranged to enter some of the oldest, most ornate historical family residences in Europe -- homes we would not otherwise be able to see or tour, in many instances -- thereby providing an opportunity to see what generations have accumulated in these grand mansions. Unfortunately, the photographer is, like so many French photographers of interiors, incompetent.

Virtually all of the images have deep shadows over much of the interior, allowing very little to be seen. We see this repeatedly in French publications focused on interiors, leading us to believe that perhaps French photographers have never learned how to use any supplemental lighting at all, certainly not effectively. This is usually essential in allowing one to actually look at the detail of the decor. Only Naudin and Bardlay, among French architectural photographers, are generally able to make the "available lighting only" approach work and when their work is looked at alongside that of a Skrebneski (as in the Givenchy book), it pales by comparison. Why would the publishing house have accepted these photographs?

A further, minor observation: in two of the homes, the owners are shown. Aside from Princess TNT, (and this is a bit nasty, but what the hell, these books are supposed to be fun to look at) showing the owners in these cases was not a wise editorial choice. When a Conde Nast publication shows a homeowner in an interior, you can be certain he (or far more often, she) will be highly photogenic. If, when showing a home, the resident duchess could, at best, be described as having an "unfortunate" visage, Slim Aarons could usually find a comely young housemaid going about her duties to include in the photos instead.

Poor photography results in a waste of unusual access.
  • Jusari
This is a fabulous book. I bought the book because of my connection and time spent at Harewood House in England. The photographs are so fantastic and the text very competent. Which in the case of Harewood is quite an accomplishment since the history is long and quite complicated. Alexis Gregory is to be congratulated on getting all the facts right. I know this home intimately and the photos show Harewood just as it is in all its glory.

I was also fascinated with St. Emmeram Palace in which I have also spent much time. Again the images and the accompanying text are best examples of their craft.

But the best part of the book was discovering other stately homes and palaces that I did not know about. It was exciting to get a look inside these private spaces. A more beautiful book will be hard to come by. I could not put it down. The only complaint with the whole book is that there was not more of it- more photos and more homes included!

I am often disappointed by such photography/history books, but this is the exception to that rule.

My highest compliments!
  • Direbringer
PRIVATE SPLENDOR is by far one of the best of its type. Author Alexis Gregory and photographer Marc Walter are guests in eight great houses still inhabited by their aristocratic families. An intimate view into the lifestyle of today's owners is presented in a good blend of the scholarly and the artistic. Granted, more about the architecture, art, furnishings, family history, etc., could have been told and shown, but each palace is worthy of its own book. This is a very good book that shows life in great houses beyond the velvet rope that would restrict the casual visitor.
  • Aedem
This book is excellent! If you've ever wondered what it must be like to live in grandeur like the British nobility and some European Royal Families, then this is the book for you!

Buy it today!
  • mIni-Like
I find this to be a beautifully photographed book, I have dupilcated one of the floral arrangements already. A great idea book.