Town House Architecture: 1640-1980

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The architectural history of Britain's towns is a rich tapestry of changing styles and materials that gives each place a unique character. From the classically inspired architecture of the Georgians, through the Victorian gothic revival, to the stark lines of the 1960s, British buildings have undergone many changes of style, and each of these is expertly introduced and explained in this highly illustrated account.

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Overview

The architectural history of Britain's towns is a rich tapestry of changing styles and materials that gives each place a unique character. From the classically inspired architecture of the Georgians, through the Victorian gothic revival, to the stark lines of the 1960s, British buildings have undergone many changes of style, and each of these is expertly introduced and explained in this highly illustrated account.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780747808329
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Series: Shire Library Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David J. Eveleigh is a museum curator, historian and lecturer, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He specializes in Victorian social History and is an authority on the history of household fittings and equipment.

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Table of Contents

A New Style, 1640-1714 4

Georgian, 1714-1815 10

Regency, 1815-40 20

Victorian and Edwardian, 1840-1914 28

Between the Wars, 1918-39 52

Post-War Housing, 1945-75 66

Further Reading 79

Index 80

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