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Victorian Designs for the Home
     

Victorian Designs for the Home

by Charles Newton
 
A survey of Victorian style and design, covering key movements and featuring seminal work by key designers - from Morris and de Morgan to Voysey and Mackintosh. The Victorian period (from 1837 to 1901) produced a wealth of innovative design. It was characterised by diversity and conflicting desires for tradition and progress which gave rise to a rich variety of styles

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A survey of Victorian style and design, covering key movements and featuring seminal work by key designers - from Morris and de Morgan to Voysey and Mackintosh. The Victorian period (from 1837 to 1901) produced a wealth of innovative design. It was characterised by diversity and conflicting desires for tradition and progress which gave rise to a rich variety of styles such as revivals of Gothic and Rococo, a new fascination with the East in Japonisme and the appearance of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Elaborate designs for furniture by Pugin and Burges, or ceramics and silver by Mackintosh and Knox, are seen alongside actual pieces as they were eventually created, while a range of room designs reflect changing tastes in form and colour and different lifestyles.

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Library Journal
Newton, curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum's Department of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings, has assembled a collection of designs from the museum that show the breadth of Victorian design, from the Gothic and Rococo revivals to the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. These designs comprise watercolors showing interiors, sketches for furniture and architectural detail, and patterns used for textiles and wallpaper, some with the finished object itself. Since many of these works have never been published before, this book provides a unique view of the design history of Victorian England that will be useful for design schools and professional collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781851772841
Publisher:
V & A Publications
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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