Hardwick Hall A Great Old Castle of Romance David Adshead, David Taylor, Nicholas Cooper, Ben Cowell, Oliver Garnett, Paula Henderson, Matthew Hirst, Simon Jervis, Mark Purcell, Christopher Rowell, Emma Slocombe, Nicholas Thwaite, Anthony Wells-Cole, Annabel Westman, Richard Wheeler, Helen Wyld

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
15 Nov 2016
ISBN:
9780300218909
Imprint:
Paul Mellon Centre BA
Dimensions:
384 pages: 292 x 241mm
Illustrations:
320 color + 20 b/w illus.

Originally constructed in the late 16th century for the notorious Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury, Hardwick Hall is now among the National Trust’s greatest architectural landmarks, with much of its original interior and ornamentation still intact. This splendid publication is the definitive source of scholarship on the remarkably well-preserved exemplar of late-Elizabethan style. Composed of extensive research and newly commissioned photography, this beautifully illustrated book traces the history of the house and its inhabitants through the centuries, showcasing a remarkable collection of portraiture, tapestries, furniture, and gardens, and providing readers with a genuine sense of the house’s environment. 

David Adshead is chief curator and David Taylor is curator of paintings, both at the National Trust.