New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993. Paperback. 4to, 328 pages. Small black spot on the top edge. Firm binding; no loose pages. Lightly tanned edges; crease at the bottom of the front cover and some pages early in the book. This is a large or heavy book and may require additional shipping charges to mail outside of the United States. Good. Item #4649
From the back cover: "Robert Smythson is one of the least-known geniuses of English architecture. As a mason-architect, many of whose drawings survive, he was largely responsible for some of the most original, exciting, and romantic of Elizabethan and Jacobean houses, including Longlear, Wollaton, Hardwick, and Burton Agnes. With their huge areas of glass, their towers, bay windows, dramatic skylines, and, in many cases, equally dramatic hilltop sites, such houses were unlike anything else in Europe and form a fascinating and completely original chapter in the history of English architecture."