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BOOK - Ancestral Houses: Lost Mansions of Wales
BOOK - Ancestral Houses: Lost Mansions of Wales
£19.99

BACK IN STOCK - October 2012





ANCESTRAL HOUSES: THE LOST MANSIONS OF WALES / TAI MAWR A MIERI: PLASTAI COLL CYMRU
by Damian Walford Davies, Siân Melangell Dafydd and Paul White

Hardback with dust jacket - book costs £19.99 with free 2nd class postage - UK only -
Total £19.99 (comes complete with two free greetings cards - of my choosing but will be of colour images of a mansion found in the book)

Illustrated by: Paul White
Language: : Bilingual


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Paul White's portfolio of stunning black-and-white photographs of these houses represents a significant cultural and historical document, and it is with these images that Damian Walford Davies's English text and Siân Melangell Dafydd's Welsh text continue a keen and intriguing dialogue.

Y rhain gynt oedd yn ymgorffori'r grym a'r braint a oedd wrth wraidd yr hen diroedd teuluol. Erbyn hyn, dadfeilio'n dawel a wnânt, wedi i'r drefn gymdeithasol a'u cynhaliodd dorri'n deilchion a chreu rhywbeth mwy cyfiawn ond mwy dieithr hefyd. Ac eto, mynnant hawlio'n sylw o hyd, gan gorddi'r dychymyg a chymell ystyriaethau o berthyn. Dyma blastai coll Cymru.

Mae portffolio Paul White o luniau du-a-gwyn syfrdanol o'r tai hyn yn ddogfen ddiwylliannol a hanesyddol awgrymog, ac mae testun Saesneg Damian Walford Davies a thestun Cymraeg Siân Melangell Dafydd yn cynnal dialog graff a chyfareddol â'r delweddau hyn.