Creating Authentic Victorian Rooms

Creating Authentic Victorian Rooms

by Elan Zingman-Leith
     
 
During the late 19th century, tastes in interiors changed rapidly. Not one, but many different decorating styles fall under the category "Victorian". Creating Authentic Victorian Rooms explains the whys and wherefores of Greek, Gothic, Rococo, Renaissance and Colonial Revival, High Victorian Gothic, the Aesthetic Movement, the William Morris tradition, the Arts and

Overview

During the late 19th century, tastes in interiors changed rapidly. Not one, but many different decorating styles fall under the category "Victorian". Creating Authentic Victorian Rooms explains the whys and wherefores of Greek, Gothic, Rococo, Renaissance and Colonial Revival, High Victorian Gothic, the Aesthetic Movement, the William Morris tradition, the Arts and Crafts Movement, and other interior decors of the Victorian era, down to the very last doily.

Lavishly illustrated with photographs and engravings from vintage catalogues, Creating Authentic Victorian Rooms offers an armchair excursion through Victorian houses from each period, with representative parlors, dining rooms, and bedrooms shown in detail. Sections on floor coverings, walls, ceilings, mantels, trim, window treatments, lighting, and furnishings show what is authentic to a particular style.

The authors explain why modern people cannot perfectly recreate Victorian-period rooms, and probably wouldn't like the results anyway. But lovers of Victoriana can come close, and with the help of this book can learn how to create beautiful rooms that are true to the spirit of the age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880216279
Publisher:
River City Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Pages:
153
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.62(d)

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