ART . TRAVEL . HISTORIES . SOCIAL STUDIES . STUDIO WORK
Country House Collection November 2021
Book format: 200x150mm
300 properties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Full plate colour ill.
Specialist contributors. Articles, essays, interviews.
Country House Collection documents the development of stately homes in England with a trajectory from Medieval times to a burgeoning of the neo-classical style of building in the early to mid 18th Century. The grand houses that appeared in rural locations manifested statements of a ruling class composed of self-made landowners, merchants and families of historic lineage and title. Often built on a vast scale such as Cliveden or Blenheim Palace, the grand residences were set in a beautifully conceived landscape, and contained a wealth of personal collections: artefacts, objects and furniture, often gathered in cultural tours of Italy and European capitals. The families often passed their propertyand land to succeeding generations, preserving a historic lineage. The pattern of these stately homes echo Royal Palaces and Residences that form the bedrock and lodestone of the continuing social order. The neo-classical style made a civilised answer beyond the brutal power struggles of early medieval barons, whose castles formidable buttressed towers still dominate the English landscape.
ROYAL COLLECTIONS - why are they important parts of our national and international life? First they embody, literally, century upon century of history; they show international connections, changing aesthetic taste, the evolution of relationships both national and international, and in the opening out of such collections to a national and international public, they also embody the changing relationships of the royal family to the public. The family and its history is no longer isolated and barricaded but part of the national fabric, from the opening of the gardens of Buckingham Palace to the varied royal art galleries and publicly accessible royal palaces.
Articles by Marina Vaizey
The Queens Gallery
Kenwood House (Iveagh Bequest)
Interviews with curators:
Hampton Court Palace
Cv Publications 2012 to 2021
Audio, print & kindle editions
Cv/Visual Arts Research series 1 to 286 1996 to 2020 >
2012 January Work Bank March David Medalla David Hockney Lucian Freud Monumenta Anish Kapoor April Wiltshire May Damien Hirst June Being Tracey July Cumbria: A County Guide August London Festival October Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Cahill/Lucie-Smith November The Ring of Minos
2013 January Francesco Clemente James Cahill February Edward Lucie-Smith The Decline & Fall of the Avant-Garde March Kurt Schwitters Anne Blood April Robert Rauschenberg Cahill/James Chuck Close Lucie-Smith July Photography and Art Marina Vaizey/Anne Blood John Dugger October The Dance of Death Lucie-Smith December Art, Criticism & Display
2014 January Tracks 2014 July Art, Poetry and WW1 Lucie-Smith September Les Berberes et Moi Magdalena Wasiura October Liverpool Biennal Visiting Frieze Art Fair 2014 November Between Dream and Nightmare Kiefer, Polke, Richter Modern German Art Marina Vaizey December Rembrandt and Turner Edward Lucie-Smith
2015 February The Private John Singer Sargent Lucie-Smith March Leon Golub Political Painting Goya Between Two Worlds Lucie-Smith October Ai Weiwei November Through the Lens Marina Vaizey Giacometti/Auerbach December Artist & Empire Michael Craig-Martin Julia Margaret Cameron
2018 September/October William Blake Tate Britain Frieze Masters London Beautiful and Determined: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters National Portrait Gallery November Nam June Paik Tate Modern Antony Gormley Royal Academy December London Review Museums and Galleries 2019
April Book of The Gallery Projects Between Artists Painted Vistas Book of the landscape Aspects of London and Oxford City Views Artists from Cv Archive: Phillip King Therese Oulton Hughie O Donoghue Anthony Caro June Redfern David Nash Eduardo Paolozzi John Latham Stuart Brisley Felicity Powell Louise Sheridan Geoff Uglow Sheila Vollmer Richard Wilson
May/June/July/August Aubrey Beardsley by Edward Lucie-Smith Seminar on The Gallery recorded at Flat Time House October 2019 audio here Photo Works 1972-2020 Titian at the National Gallery Andy Warhol at Tate Modern Review of Tate Britain by Edward Lucie-Smith The Art World The Lives of Others Marina Vaizey
September/October Artemesia Gentileschi at the National Gallery London. Lucy Skaer at Bloomberg Space. Damien Hirst: Early Works Newport Street Gallery.
November/December Marina Vaizey:Visible Women 1 Barbara Hepworth/Bridget Riley; Anthology of Fables
January/February Richard Hamilton Cristea Roberts ; Marina Vaizey Visible Women Rachel Whiteread, Cornelia Parker, Tracey Emin.; Damien Hirst: Mental Escapology St. Moritz
April Painters On Painting: Morag Ballard Nicola Bealing Claudia Carr Brian Clarke Jim Dine Luke Frost Leslie Hakim-Dowek Anthea Holmes Rachel Howard Ben Johnson; Tam Joseph Ansel Krut Christopher Le Brun Jock McFadyen Elizabeth Magill Therese Oulton Michael Porter Rebecca Price June Redfern Nikola Savic Terry Setch Louise Sheridan Paramjit Takhar Gerard Titus-Carmel Geoff Uglow Lara Viana Jonathan Yeo
June Rodin Tate Modern, Rosalind Nashishibi National Gallery
July Being Tracey: Life Into Art Marina Vaizey (revised 2012 study)
Forthcoming Autumn 2021: Country House Collection-Estates of Art view here >