Interior Design

Classicism at Home: Architecture of Alireza Sagharchi: Stanhope Gate

The first book to feature the precisely detailed, sumptuous architecture of Stanhope Gate, one of the finest firms working in the classical style anywhere.

Alireza Sagharchi, principal of Stanhope Gate Architecture, is one of the world's leading classical architects, whose projects are dazzling in their scale and accomplishment--many of which, until now, have been unpublished and little seen. From a European Palladian villa to a country house in Scotland, Sagharchi's work is a testament to the virtues of traditional planning and design as married to an informed and inspired vision that embraces the wisdom of the past, of classicism and vernacular traditions, while establishing harmony with the needs of contemporary living.

Classicism at Home, richly detailed with new photography, meticulous drawings, and beautifully written text, features Sagharchi's work around the world, from a residence in Kensington Gardens, London, a chic eco-resort on the Danube, and a rural hunting lodge to an elegantly appointed courtyard house by the sea.

The practice works within diverse styles and the tradition of the local to create stylistically unique buildings that fit their context. The book features both exteriors and interiors, as well as exquisitely manicured gardens.

About The Author

Alireza Sagharchi is a leading practitioner of contemporary classical architecture and traditional urban design and coauthor of the books New Palladians and Traditional Architecture. HRH The Prince of Wales is the author of A Vision of Britain: A Personal View of Architecture. Clive Aslet is the former editor of Country Life magazine and author of more than twenty books. Léon Krier is an architect, theorist, urban planner, and author.

  • Publish Date: March 17, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Interior Design - General
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 12
  • Pages: 304
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $115.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6420-1


"Rizzoli’s new glossy volume of Stanhope Gate’s work, Classicism at Home, edited by the frequent New Criterion contributor Clive Aslet, shows the firm’s commitment to traditional style and master craftsmanship in buildings from the isle of Jura, Scotland, to the Middle East, and many places in between." —NEW CRITERION 

"Loaded with design inspiration, this is the first book to feature the precisely detailed, sumptuous architecture of Stanhope Gate, one of the finest firms working in the classical style anywhere."

"I could fill this entire page with my thoughts on the work of Alireza Sagharchi and the work of his London based firm, Stanhope Gate. His work is that meticulous and stunning. This is certainly a book that should be at the hands of students of design and architecture and those with careers in those arts." —SPLENDID SASS

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