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Revealing the CharterhouseThe Making of a London Landmark

Published by GILES in association with the Charterhouse

Add to Cart US$49.95

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 224 pages, 260 x 240 mm (9 ½ x 10 in)

Illustrations — 175 colour

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£34.95 / US$49.95

ISBN — 978-1-907804-98-4

Press Release — A fascinating journey through the life of one the...

About the Book

The Charterhouse is one of London’s great survivals. It was established as a Carthusian monastery in 1371 on a site next to a Black Death burial ground, and over the centuries it has served as private house, a boys’ school and since 1611 as an almshouse, which it remains to this day.

This major publication celebrates Charterhouse’s reopening as a museum in 2016. It includes a series of illustrated essays on the archaeology, history, landscape, environment and architecture of the Charterhouse. It follows its story from its foundation as a monastery, dissolution in 1535 and subsequent transformation into a fine Tudor Mansion in the grounds, its establishment as both a school for boys and hospital for elderly men, to its continuing role today as a charity providing care for over 40 Brothers.

About the Author(s)

Cathy Ross is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Museum of London; Dr Nigel Llewellyn recently retired from Tate where he established and ran the Research Department, 2007–2015; Todd Longstaffe-Gowan is a landscape historian and gardens adviser to Historic Royal Palaces Julian Luxford is reader in Art History at the University of St Andrews; Eric Parry established Eric Parry Architects in 1983 and was elected Royal Academician (RA) in 2006; Stephen Porter has published a definitive history of the charity The London Charterhouse (2012) Catherine Smith has been the Archivist at Charterhouse School since 2009; Lawrence Watson is a renowned photographer, best-known for his contributions to the New Musical Express.