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Harewood House (Pocket Photo Books)

Harry Cory Wright, David Lascelles, Earl of Harewood

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More than 100 photographs showcase the magnificent spaces of Harewood House, one of Britain's greatest country houses

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Harewood House is one of the greatest country houses in Britain. Situated in the heart of Yorkshire, the house was commissioned in the 18th century by Edwin Lascelles, 1st Earl of Harewood. He employed the finest artists and craftsmen of the time, including John Carr of York for the Palladian exterior, Robert Adam for the interiors and Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown for the landscape. Exquisitely furnished, Harewood was Thomas Chippendale’s largest single commission. Harewood displays an extraordinary collection of Renaissance masterpieces alongside fine works of 20th-century art, and was the first country house in England to have a designated space for contemporary art. All Saints’ Church, on the Harewood Estate, contains one of the most magnificent collections of late medieval alabaster tombs in Britain.

This exquisite album of photographs by Harry Cory Wright allows us to experience Harewood as if for the first time. With an introduction by David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood, who shares with us his own experience of living in such a remarkable house, this book evokes an incredibly vivid sense of place.

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'Wright’s impressive photographs capture the spirit of the building and the fine artistry and craftsmanship contained inside'
Yorkshire Post

'Breathtaking … portraits of a magnificent country house'
Town & Country

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with Jacket

Size: 17.0 x 12.0 cm

Extent: 176 pp

Illustrations: 108

Publication date: 4 July 2019

ISBN: 9780500295007

About the Author

Harry Cory Wright is a leading landscape photographer whose work is concerned with the fundamental sense of place.

David Lascelles, the 8th Earl of Harewood, is Chairman of Harewood House Trust.