The Georgian House in America and Britain

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Random House Incorporated, 2008 - Architecture - 240 pages
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The Georgian house - whether on a Georgetown street or in a leafy suburb- is considered among the most desireable and comfortable of homes. The Georgian style has stood the test of time, and continues to be popular today. Houses built over two hundred years ago still stand as proud and dignified as when they were first erected. The book describes the development of the Georgian style, beginning with its intro in the early 18th century up to the mid 19th century. Chapters are also devoted to each element of the house to help understand the ideas, techniques, and materials employed by the original builders. The most complete study of the historical development and importance of the Georgian style, this book is also a practical guide to preserving and restoring a Georgian house.

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Contents

The Georgian House
11
Georgian Style
19
The British House
27
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About the author (2008)

Steven Parissien is Deputy Director of the Mellon Centre in London and former Education Secretary of the Georgian Group, the organization devoted to preserving Georgian architecture in Britain. His previous books include Adam Style, Regency Style, and Palladian Style.

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