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A Unique Resource to Understand the Architectural and Cultural Heritage of the U.K.
A comprehensive archive (1897 to 2005) of the weekly British culture and lifestyle magazine, Country Life Archive focuses on fine art and architecture, the great country houses, society news, and rural living. Beyond this, Country Life Archive chronicles affairs of interest to the United Kingdom’s upper classes across the whole of the twentieth century.
This British popular magazine serves as an important record of the changing ownership of the United Kingdom’s great houses, sometimes serving as the only source for restoration of early 20th-century structures. With significant coverage of not only art and art history, but also pursuits relevant to its audience, such as equestrian news, landscaping, hunting, and shooting, this archive illustrates a unique and rich piece of UK history and culture. Every page is fully searchable, and reproduced in full color and high resolution.
Coverage spanning 1897 to 2005 – over 100 years of content
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Article-level metadata and searchable text
Easy retrieval of content such as advertisements, photographs, and illustrations
Cover-to-cover full-color digitization to maximize the visual content
The House Beautiful Archive
This archive consists of the full run of House Beautiful magazine, a leading voice of U.S. domestic life, from 1896 to present day. Access a century's worth of articles, photoshoots, and features that document the history of art, architecture, design, and domesticity, as well as offering valuable insights into social trends and consumer technology.Read more
Art and Architecture Archive
Support scholarship and creative inspiration with Art and Architecture Archive. This primary source collection spans the arts and the history of architecture, from fine and applied arts, through to interior and industrial design, landscape gardening and restoration.Read more
Offering comprehensive full-run coverage for popular periodicals, this growing resource will offer facsimile page images and searchable full text for nearly 500 British periodicals published from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries, totaling almost five million pages.Read more