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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

8.28.2008

Attingham


After Janet mentioned to me that Emily Eerdmans, author of the upcoming Regency Redux, was one of her Attingham classmates, I read a bit more about the institution. Begun in 1952, this charitable educational trust offers focused studies of English country houses.

The courses are designed primarily for curators and other professionals, but I think a wide audience will enjoy browsing the Attingham site. The list of links to celebrated country homes, like Nancy Lancaster's Kelmarsh, is outstanding. In fact I've added Attingham to the resource list here in the blog's right hand sidebar.

BTW: Jennifer gave us a wonderful preview of Eerdmans' book a while back.

Shown above is The Dining Room, Attingham Park. pen and wash drawing by Ptolemy Dean (SS '97)

7 comments:

Mrs. Blandings said...

A focused study of English country houses? A wonder to behold. The thought of it leaves me speechless.

Style Court said...

me too patricia!

Anonymous said...

Love the links....quite a treasure trove! Their history is in good hands. Ginny

Style Court said...

Ginny -- quite a list, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Attingham was the best time of me life - a must do for all who love gardens, the fine and decorative arts, and architecural history (all readers of style court!) KDM

Style Court said...

KDM -- I think we are all envious of you studying there!

Pigtown-Design said...

And KDM is such a great guy! He needs to write a blog about what he does, and his adventures!