The Tyranny of Taste: The Politics of Architecture and Design in Britain, 1550-1960

The Tyranny of Taste: The Politics of Architecture and Design in Britain, 1550-1960

by Jules Lubbock
     
 

This stimulating book discusses the way in which countries acquire their distinctive features and appearance. Focusing on Britain, with its characteristic terraced houses, Georgian squares, postwar slab blocks, and Victorian floral ornamentation, Lubbock traces the fierce debates over consumerism, good design, and town planning that have raged in Britain since the… See more details below

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This stimulating book discusses the way in which countries acquire their distinctive features and appearance. Focusing on Britain, with its characteristic terraced houses, Georgian squares, postwar slab blocks, and Victorian floral ornamentation, Lubbock traces the fierce debates over consumerism, good design, and town planning that have raged in Britain since the Elizabethan period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300058895
Publisher:
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Series
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.22(d)

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