Victorian Houses and Their Details: The Role of Publications in Their Building and Decoration

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Routledge, 2002 - Architecture - 131 pages
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'Victorian Houses' presents the architectural detailing of the time in the context of the era - providing a comprehensive understanding of its architecture and design.

Pattern books played a vital role in the dissemination of taste between architect, builder and client in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. By focusing on the contribution of the pattern book to the architecture of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the various trends of the time are documented.

The types of publications and other sources of taste available at different points over this period reflected social and economic factors, such as the changing demand or changes in organisation of manufacturing and retail.

* Gain a comprehensive understanding of Victorian architecture from an experienced author
* 160 pages of illustrations and an accessible writing style make this an excellent reference source
* Discover invaluable information on the role of architectural pattern books in victorian design
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Architectural Pattern Books and Manuals for Victorian Houses
21
Chapter 3 Pattern Books and Manuals of Victorian Exterior and Interior Details
71
Chapter 4 Trade Catalogues and Journals
97
Postscript
121
Bibliography
123
Index
127
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Helen Long is a senior lecturer in design history at The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

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