The Victorian House Book

The Victorian House Book

by Robin Guild
     
 

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The homes built during the Victorian period are appreciated for their architecture, romantic interiors, and their often whimsical details. With a host of Victoriana this ample volume is an essential guide to this rich, eclectic, and arguably most popular American house style. Historical information is combined with design ideas and advice on how to decorate, renovate

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The homes built during the Victorian period are appreciated for their architecture, romantic interiors, and their often whimsical details. With a host of Victoriana this ample volume is an essential guide to this rich, eclectic, and arguably most popular American house style. Historical information is combined with design ideas and advice on how to decorate, renovate and maintain a Victorian house. Whether you live in a Victorian or just want to create the look and feel of one in your own home, this book is full of inspiring ideas, organized in a stepbystep, roombyroom fashion. The proper fixtures, fittings, colors, finishes, and furniture styles are discussed and construction features are highlighted. Also included are a trouble shooting guide for maintenance and a source directory.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
In this well-researched and documented guide to Victorian buildings and interiors, the author offers a comprehensive discussion of the Victorian achievement in such areas as exterior wall decoration, gables, fireplaces, wallpaper design, furniture, lighting, floor treatments, and upholstery. Over 2000 illustrations, 500 in color, demonstrate room by room the variety of detail inherent in Victorian style, encompassing such important elements as moldings, plaster work, cornices, cupboard doors, joints, and cabinet fittings. An extensive historical introduction grounds the reader in the design aspirations and successes of the age. Throughout, an appreciation of style is accompanied by practical sections on decorating, renovating, and maintaining a Victorian home. Essential for anyone interested in Victorian design and decoration.-- Margaret Jean Owens, Santa Ana P.L., Cal.
Booknews
A guide to the architecture, interiors, and often whimsical details of Victorian homes. Historical information is combined with design ideas and advice on how to decorate, renovate, and maintain a vintage home. But the pictures are the important thing--400 illustrations, 300 in color. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789310903
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
04/24/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 12.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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