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The Resource Sassoon : the worlds of Philip and Sybil, Peter Stansky

Sassoon : the worlds of Philip and Sybil, Peter Stansky

Label
Sassoon : the worlds of Philip and Sybil
Title
Sassoon
Title remainder
the worlds of Philip and Sybil
Statement of responsibility
Peter Stansky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sir Philip Sassoon (1888-1939), a glamorous and well-known figure in Britain for the first four decades of the twentieth century, was the most eligible bachelor and the greatest host of his time. He attained prominence in the art world, high society and politics. In contrast, his sister Sybil (1894-1989) lived a more private life. Yet she was fascinating in her own right, marrying into the grandest level of the English aristocracy, restoring Houghton - formerly the house of Sir Robert Walpole - to magnificence and serving in the high command of the Women's Royal Naval Service during both world wars." "In this book, Peter Stansky offers the intriguing findings of new archival research and a generous collection of photographs to bring the Sassons and their period into sharp focus. He provides a full account of Philip's election as the youngest Member of Parliament and his service as military secretary to Douglas Haig during the First World War and as parliamentary private secretary to Lloyd George after the war. He follows Philip as he undertakes the building and renovation of town and country houses, cultivates friendships in a wide circle that includes the Royal Family, stages influential art exhibitions and serves as patron to John Singer Sargent and other artists. At the same time Philip was Under-Secretary of State for Air and later First Commissioner of Works. The author also considers Sybil's development from wealthy debutante to the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, and her less celebrated but nonetheless important patronage and conservation work. Using the lives of the Sassoon siblings as a lens through which to view English life, particularly in its highest reaches, Stansky offers new insights into British attitudes toward power, politics, old versus new money, homosexuality, war, Jews, taste and style."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stansky, Peter
Dewey number
  • 328.41/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.S68
LC item number
S37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art patrons
  • Nobility
  • Jewish families
  • Politicians
  • Sassoon, Philip
  • Sassoon, Sybil
  • Sassoon family
  • Great Britain
Label
Sassoon : the worlds of Philip and Sybil, Peter Stansky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
India : establishing a dynasty -- England : becoming English -- Philip and Sybil serve their country -- Becoming a politician in the 1920s -- Setting the stage in London and in the country -- The role of art : making an aesthetic -- The bomber always get through : politics in the 1930s -- Sybil
Control code
50643640
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780300095470
Lccn
2002014918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Sassoon : the worlds of Philip and Sybil, Peter Stansky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
India : establishing a dynasty -- England : becoming English -- Philip and Sybil serve their country -- Becoming a politician in the 1920s -- Setting the stage in London and in the country -- The role of art : making an aesthetic -- The bomber always get through : politics in the 1930s -- Sybil
Control code
50643640
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780300095470
Lccn
2002014918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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