English literature on Dutch country houses

Unfortunately not many research on the history of Dutch country houses as a phenomena has been published in foreign languages. sKBL made this short inventory. Some are books (or chapters in books), some are articles in magazines.

Author Title Editor Year of Publication and remarks
Heimerick Tromp Private Country Houses in the Netherlands Waanders Publishers 1997. Well written book on aprox. one hundred privately owned country houses in the Netherlands
Vanessa Bezemer- Sellers Courtly gardens in Holland 1600-1650 Architectura et Natura 2001. This interesting book deals primarily on gardens in the first half of the 17th century of which hardly anything remained.
John Dixon Hunt The Dutch Garden in the Seventeenth Century Dumbarton Oaks 1980.
Elyse Storms-Smeets Landscape and society in Twente & Utrecht: A geography of dutch country estates, ca 1800-1950 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 2005
Elizabeth den Hartog and Carla Teune Gaspar Fagel (1633-88): His garden and plant collection at Leeuwenhorst, Garden History; Journal of the Garden History Society, nr.30 , pp. 191-205. 2002
Marisca Sikkens-de Zwaan Magdalena Poulle (1632-99): a Dutch lady in a circle of botanical collectors Garden History; Journal of the Garden History Society, nr.30 , pp. 202-220. 2002
Claudia Swan Collecting Naturalia in the Shadow of Early Modern Dutch Trade,” Colonial Botany, Science, Commerce, and Politics in the Early Modern World University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 223-236 2005









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