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Acknowledgments
Note to Reader
Introduction
Part I
1. The Bourgeois Country House in England
The Changing Nature of the English Gentry
The Rearrangement of the House
Country House and Town House
The Compact House in the Seventeenth Century
Seventeenth-Century English Landscape and Gardens
The "Reform" of Eighteenth-Century English Architecture and Lands
2. The Bourgeois Country House in the Colonies
Colonial Architecture at Pennsylvania's Founding
The Later Colonial Bourgeois Country House
The Colonial Landscape
3. The Rise of the Philadelphia Country House
William Penn and the Country Life
The Lure of the Country in the First Generation, 1682–1722
Hiatus in the 1730s
4. Fulfillment in the Middle and Late Colonial Periods
A New Generation of Country Seats
The Proliferation of Country Seats in the 1740s and 1750s
The General Character and Use of Country Seats at Midcentury
The Flowering of the 1760s and Denouement in the 1770s
Part II
5. The Process of Design and Building
Design and Drawing
The Process of Building
Labor
Chapter
Elements of Landscape and Architecture
Landscape
Architectural Exteriors
Interiors
Framing
Urban and Rural
7. Organizing the Fabric
Proportion
Hierarchy
Room Use and Parade
8. The Logic of Service Spaces
Service Spaces
The Working Landscape and Agriculture
Part III
9. Diversity in the First Generation of Country Houses
William Penn's Pennsbury Manor
Fairhill
Belair
Fountain Low (Later Graeme Park)
10. Establishing an Architectural Norm
Stenton
The Progeny of Stenton, Especially Hope Lodge
11. The New Ideal of the Villa
Springettsbury
Bush Hill
Belmont
The New Ideal of Retirement
12. An Explosion and Variety of Country Houses at Midcentury
Woodford
The Jacob Marks House and Whitby Hall
Cedar Grove, The Cliffs, Grumblethorpe, Mount Airy, Bartram's House and Garden
Fountain Low to Graeme Park
13. The Flowering of the 1760s
Mount Pleasant
Port Royal
Cliveden
14. Denouement
Laurel Hill
Waln Grove
Summerseat
The Deshler-Morris House
The Thomas Mifflin House (with an Aside on Smith's Octagon)
Chalkley Hall
The Hills
Lansdowne
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Essay on Sources
Index

The Philadelphia Country House
Architecture and Landscape in Colonial America
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Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 464 pages
Illustrations: 20 color photos, 142 b&w photos, 62 line drawings, 6 maps
ISBN: 9781421411637