DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
Museum curators, conservators, architects and scholars have long swooned over Great Britainís storied Attingham Summer School
, operated since 1952 by the Attingham Trust
in Teddington, England. "Transforming" and "life-enhancing" are some of the terms bandied about for this highly targeted immersion in the world of the English country house, offering behind-the-scenes tours at 29 stately mansions during a three-week stint, chock-a-block with lectures on Sevres, silver and stained glass.