Elizabethan & Jacobean Style

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Phaidon Press, 1993 - Architecture - 240 pages
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During the age that brought the great flowering of the English language inhe work of Shakespeare, Jonson, and the King James version of the Biblehere also emerged a truly English style of architecture and decoration thatas had a romantic appeal ever since. So strong was this appeal to theictorians that they were to christen it `Jacobethan' and incorporate it intoumerous houses of their own period in England and America.;From theccession of Elizabeth in 1558 to James I's death in 1625, a delayedenaissance swept England, and pervaded the domestic architecture andnteriors of the day. Far from taking on a purely Italianate style, however, peculiarly English form emerged, which was not only to be expressed in thereat houses, the typical castle-palace of the period, but also in themaller houses of town and country.;This illustrated book shows not only theagnificence of the architecture through specially commissioned photographyf Elizabethan and Jacobean houses, but also plunders the great pattern booksf the time to show the roots of the often wild elaboration of the period. In

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Contents

Chapter One The Challenge of Style
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Chapter Two DEATH THE DECORATOR AND THE
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Chapter Three DOMESTIC STYLE
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Mowl is an architectural historian and lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Bristol.

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