"The Inspection of the Curious" , 
"The Inspection of the Curious" : the country-house guidebook c. 1750-1990.
- [London] : Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 
- Physical Description:
- 20 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 15 cm.
- Reference LibraryN1 .P373 (LC)Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- Title from cover.
"Text written by Jessica Feather, Allen Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre"--Acknowledgements.
Includes bibliographical references (page 20).
The fourth Drawing Room Display (5 September 2016 - 6 January 2017), curated by Jessica Feather (Brian Allen Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre) and Collections staff, takes material from the Centre's considerable holdings of Country House guidebooks to focus on three early adopters of the guidebook: Knole (Kent); Blenheim Palace (Oxfordshire) and Burghley (Lincolnshire/Northamptonshire). The British country-house guidebook is a very specific genre of travel guide, with particular characteristics which have, arguably, remained relatively unchanged from beginnings in the mid-eighteenth century until the present day. Generally small in size, lightweight and inexpensive, they were intended to be portable in order to be carried round the house whilst visiting. The history of the country-house guidebook relates closely to the practice of visiting country houses.--Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art website.
- Subject Terms:
- Country homes -- Great Britain -- Guidebooks.Country homes.England.Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (London)Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art -- Exhibitions.Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
- Exhibition catalogs.