by Claude Arthaud
G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1972. One of our favorites--a lovely book-- massive hardcover. 378 pages devoted to fantastic and eccentric houses throughout the world. The Chinoiseries of Drottingham, the Palace of Fronteira, the Folly of Rosendael, the Chinese Palace in Palermo, the Villa Palagonia, the Palace of Isola Bella, the Gardens of Caserta, the Mystery & Monsters of Bomarzo, the Shell Cottage and the Dairy at Rambouillet, the "Desert" of Retz, the Bird's Dream, Versailles, San Simeon, the Castle of Hellbrunn, the Castle of Ambras, the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, Beckford & Fonthill Abbey, the Park of Schwetzingen, Pommersfelden, the Pavilions of the Nymphenburg, the castles of Ludwig II of Bavaria (Linderhof and Neuschmanstein and Herrenchiemsee), the Hermitage of the Margravine of Bayreuth. Attractive blue and pink dj has a few small closed tears and missing a chip at back panel- now protected in a plastic sleeve it looks very bright & striking. Under jacket, book bound in rich, deep pink cloth.