Classic Georgian Style

Classic Georgian Style

by Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, Spencer Churchill
     
 

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The fourth volume in a related series by Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill glorifies the historic style that originated in King George's 18th-century England. In her inimitable fashion, Lady Henrietta explains the history of Georgian-style architecture, interiors, and gardens, while a profusion of color photography spotlights details of the style's individual features.…  See more details below

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The fourth volume in a related series by Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill glorifies the historic style that originated in King George's 18th-century England. In her inimitable fashion, Lady Henrietta explains the history of Georgian-style architecture, interiors, and gardens, while a profusion of color photography spotlights details of the style's individual features. 200 color illustrations. 25 drawings. Size D. 192 pp.

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Library Journal
As with her other books, Classic English Interiors (LJ 10/15/92) and Classic Fabrics (LJ 1/97), Spencer-Churchill presents a lavishly illustrated primer on the subject even when claiming that it is "not meant to be an historical reference book." Beginning with a review of the Georgian and Regency period in England from 1714 to 1830, the author mostly focuses on the landscaping and interior design that define Georgian style. She concludes with a glossary and design directory that discusses those people who shaped the style, including 16th-century architect Palladio, cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale, and landscape architect Humphrey Repton. Purchase where there is an interest in Georgian design or 18th-century England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847820429
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
09/15/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.42(w) x 12.07(h) x 0.76(d)

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