The Edwardian Home

The Edwardian Home

by Yvonne Bell
     
 

Edward VII became king in January 1901 and Britain, a very prosperous country after Victoria's long reign, now began a new era that woudl bring enormous changes. After the stuffiness of Victorian life, there was a desire for less clutter in the home, more fresh air and sunshine. The changes begun during the few years before the First World War would leave their

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Overview

Edward VII became king in January 1901 and Britain, a very prosperous country after Victoria's long reign, now began a new era that woudl bring enormous changes. After the stuffiness of Victorian life, there was a desire for less clutter in the home, more fresh air and sunshine. The changes begun during the few years before the First World War would leave their mark on the whole country. This book looks at some of the varied houses of this period, including the homes of the wealthy, as well as those of the middle and lower classes. The Arts and Crafts Movement, the Georgian revival, and a desire for 'the latest thing' were among the influences that contributed to an electric mixture of styles. This book will be of interest to those who live in an Edwardian house, and to many more who share the author's fascination for this period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747806318
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Yvonne Bell became interested in the Edwardian era when her family moved into a villa of that period. She gives talks on topics relating to the Edwardians, has appeared on television and radio, and has had several articles published.

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