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Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden

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    Quentin Bell(Author) Virginia Nicholson(Author) Alen MacWeeney(Photographer)

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This volume encapsulates the artistic sensibility and casual sophistication of the Bloomsbury Group. In 1916, Virginia Woolf wrote to her sister, Vanessa Bell, that though the farmhouse at Charleston in Sussex was primitive, "you could make it lovely." Six months later, Bell moved in and, treating the house as a blank canvas, went on to create a treasury of Bloomsbury art. As the best remaining example of the decorative style of Duncan Grant and Vanessa bell, Charleston presents the visitor with insights into the art of the Bloomsbury Group. The book provides family memories and anecdotes drawn from a lifetime's experience of Charleston. Each room links the interiors with some of the leading cultural figures of the 20th century, guests such as Vanessa's sister Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey. Specially commissioned photographs portray the esence of the Bloomsbury style both throughout the house, with its painted furniture and walls, decorative items and paintings and in the garden.
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  • By Leser on 24 August 2016

    I have been to Charleston and was enchanted by it. This book does a good job to capture the beauty and uniqueness of the house and explain the stories of its inhabitants and the artistic work done here. It reads well and the photos are lovely. A beautiful book, wonderful as a memory of Charleston for those who have been there or as information for those who have not seen it live.

  • By Trot on 23 January 2017

    After a visit to the house this book explained so much

  • By Dorset Dolly on 6 June 2013

    A recent visit to Charleston in Lewes after a 17 year gap left me completely in awe of the Bloomsbury group. This book is well illustrated and informative and a must if you are interested in Sackville West, Bell, Lytton Strachey, Woolf or any of the other members of this alternative bohemian set. I have also bought the an embroidery/tapestry book via Abebooks so that I can recreate some of the incredible and still contemporary looking textiles.

  • By James on 9 September 2017

    As Described

  • By chris hudson on 20 November 2014

    Really high quality print of the house and artefacts with pictures, often full page, on every spread and text to take you through each room. A must for the avid Bloomsbury fan but also a delightful coffee table book for the unfamiliar.

  • By artdealer on 14 July 2012

    An excellent book, full of interesting text, and packed with first-class colour plates. This book completely captures the magic of the Bloomsbury group of artists. A book, which I can strongly recommend.

  • By S Greenwood on 6 November 2015

    Bought to read before I visited this amazing house - really really well written, love it and the house.

  • By sophia h on 12 April 2013

    I have visited Charleston Farmhouse a number of times. You either love it or dislike it. I love it and this book is fabulous. The photographs cover nearly everything in the house and garden. This is a real quality book, well worth the low price considering the amount of brilliant photography. Reading it brought many happy memories.

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