This volume of essays emanates from the highly successful Historic Houses of Ireland Conference, held annually at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth since 2003. "From academics interested in accessing some of the latest research in the field of historic house, estate and demesne landscape studies, to those involved in the management and running of these houses as educational facilities and tourist attractions, to local and state authorities and the general public this well illustrated, very readable book comes highly recommended." Irish Literary Supplement, Fall 2012, Vol. 32, No. 1
Henbury Hall in Cheshire has been described as the most beautiful house built in Britain in the last hundred years. This late 20th-century house rises from the rolling contours of its ancient parkland as a Palladian masterpiece of symmetry, elegance, and simplicity. Full of intriguing historic references, its form both venerable and familiar, it is unique in the story of 20th-century British architecture. Writing in Country Life in 2002, Jeremy Musson highlighted the enduring English love affair with the Palladian tradition, which, for lovers of classic country houses, makes "a first sight of the great villas of the Veneto feel like coming home." For the de Ferranti family, the Veneto was indeed home. So perhaps it is hardly surprising that when Sebastian de Ferranti (1927-2015), came to realize his vision for his house it should be based on Palladio's villa La Rotunda at Vicenza. Henbury Hall was designed by Julian Bicknell and Felix Kelly and built in the mid-1980s, with interior design by David Mlinaric. This book, drawing on more than 30 years of superb photography, is the complementary vision of Sebastian de Ferranti's widow, Gilly de Ferranti, her tribute to her husband's creation, and as beautiful a book as Henbury Hall is a house.
Earthen architecture is widespread all over the world and demonstrates a significant richness of varieties both in application and in materials used. This book discusses and debates the lessons that can be learned from earthen architecture to create sustainable architecture today, both for the conservation of traditional existing buildings and the
Flash cars and country house, but all is at stake. JUST ONE CLICK is all it would take for thirty-something mother-of-two Nicole Hollis to remove the sexy 'what if' man she lusts after from her Facebook... But she just can 't do it. Instead she allows his games to undermine her relationship with older, sophisticated Richard and her sanity spirals when events she can't fathom escalate. Nothing in her life is what it seems and who is really in control? A novel inspired by real events sensationally featured in the Daily Mail, Daily Mirror and Woman Magazine in 2012.
The mystery of Haiti's history is a story waiting to be told. Today, the reality of Haiti's need has captivated the global community. As the poorest country in the western hemisphere, there seems to be little hope. Opportunity awaits like never before for the country once known as the Pearl of the Antillies. You may be newly aware to understanding the history of Haiti, or could have been an advocate for its progress for years. Take hold of the treasures in this book, learn the history of Haiti, and how the future can be better. Will hope come and build a bridge of opportunity for generations? It may, but it starts with one. One person like you to be part of the future. Tim DeTellis first went to Haiti in 1983 at the age of eleven when his parents started a mission to the poorest of the poor. He learned the Haitian Creole language and speaks it fluently. At the time of the January 12, 2010 historic earthquake, Tim and his wife Sheryl were in Haiti. Tim DeTellis serves as President of New Missions.
The Pharoahs were masters of the Nile: they had a detailed understanding of the ways of the river. Modern Egyptians see themselves as heirs to this tradition, and as owners of the Nile waters. In the 1960's, Egypt decided to protect its increasingly-populated Nile valley from the ravages of annual flooding by building a dam. A relatively small dam in the valley of Nubia, in the region of Tushka, would have enabled the excess floodwaters to safely be diverted towards the fossil valley of the pre-Nile. However, it was decided to select a site near Aswan, making it necessary to inundate more than 250km of river valley. Over the years, this strategy has been revealed to have been faulty, and numerous irrigation schemes in upriver countries have progressively reduced the amount of water descending into Egypt. The dire warning of the 14th century oracle appears to be prophetic: "the water of the river in my country will be stopped from reaching yours, which I shall cause to die of thirst..."