Ancestral Houses: The Lost Mansions Of Wales / Tai Mawr A Mieri: Plastai Coll Cymru

Language: bilingual/dwyieithog

Illustrated by: Paul White

ISBN: 9781848513891

Current Publication Date: 2012

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 120

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They were the visible representations of power and privilege at the core of ancestral lands. Now they are quietly decaying, the social order that sustained them fragmented into something more equitable yet also more alienating. But they still have the power to compel our gaze and to stir the imagination with thoughts of belonging. They are the lost mansions of Wales.

Paul White's portfolio of stunning black-and-white photographs of these houses represents a significant cultural and historical document, and it is with these images that Damian Walford Davies's English text and Siân Melangell Dafydd's Welsh text continue a keen and intriguing dialogue.