The Classic House: Ken Tate Architect : Windy Hill (The Classic House)
Graves NelsonISBN: 1920744681; 9781920744687;
The first in Images new series of building monographs, The Classic House takes an in-depth look at one of Ken Tates magnificent classicial homes. Testament to Tates faithful attention to period details, Windy Hill appears to have evolved over centuries, rather than just a few years, and is a spectacular example of the power of classical architecture when combined with the talents of skilled specialists including landscape architects, interior designers, and master craftsmen. Exquisite detailing is captured in close-up photography. No detail escapes the cameras critical eye, from the grand scale of the home and its surroundings gardens, to the minutiae of architectural details. Through detailed site, floor, and architectural plans, the various components of the house, its outbuildings, and landscaped gardens arevealed to the reader. Superbly rendered drawings add an artistic dimension to a book already brimming with impressive detail.
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