Treasure Houses of Britain

Treasure Houses of Britain

DVD - 2012
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Join Scott as she discovers the astonishing affluence and fascinating stories behind these cherished properties. Explore the parlors, suites, and grounds of homes that are more than simply architectural masterpieces: they're snapshots of the tastes and sensibilities of bygone eras and part of the fabric of the nation's history. Bonus features included.
Publisher: [United States] : Athena, c2012
ISBN: 9781598287493
Branch Call Number: DVD 728.8094 TRE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 231 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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EuSei Jan 12, 2013

This could have been a wonderful program. The houses are stunning, the interiors and surroundings to die for. But they repeatedly show the same rooms, furniture, objects, paintings, objects-d’art—over and over again, ad infinitum, and I caught myself fast-forwarding. Too often Selina would comment on some portrait/art work in front or behind her without a close up view of it. Also there were pointless, excruciatingly long interviews with the present owners. (I was taken aback by one of them who wore a pair of jeans with frayed seams; to me it denotes lack of respect for the viewer.) Half way through the first house we knew a couple of rooms in detail! So, we tried the second episode: same thing. A program we thought would be a pleasure, ended up being frustrating. Hopefully there are books about these gorgeous houses we can get and be able to see the whole thing.

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winston16
Jul 02, 2012

Really interesting look at five great English country houses with stunning photography and interviews with current owners/caretakers. Only wish Highclere (Downton Abbey) was one of them, but still a worthwhile show.

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