Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Photography was invented by William Fox Talbot in the world of the English country house. The leisured and affluent upper classes went on to make an art form of their new toy, creating intimate portraits of stunning beauty. Their work stands as poignant testament to a way of life that has all but vanished.
With a Preface by Michael Pritchard, Director-General of the Royal Photographic Society and previously unpublished photographs from the author’s archive this is a treasury of arisoctratic photography from the 1850s to 1930s.
"An unparalleled collection of photographs ... No serious student of the turn of the century or period drama can afford to be without it." - Julian Fellowes
Christopher Simon Sykes is a writer and photographer. He is the author of David Hockney: The Biography, The Big House and The National Trust Country House Album. He contributes to a number of magazines including House and Garden, World of Interiors and Vogue.
Nigel Nicolson, the son of Sir Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackvile-West, co-founded
Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the late 1940s. He was a writer for The Spectator and the
Sunday Telegraph and was the author of many books on heritage and biography.
Clive Aslet is editor-at-large of Country Life magazine. He writes on British
architecture and regularly contributes articles to the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail
and The Sunday Times.
Christopher Simon Sykes’s
Country House Camera
Publication date: 10 October 2013
£29.99 • ISBN 978-1-909022 40-9
128 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BH
Tel: 44 (0) 20 7221 7166
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