Victorian House Book: A practical Guide to Home Repair and Decoration / Edition 4
  • Victorian House Book: A practical Guide to Home Repair and Decoration / Edition 4
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Victorian House Book: A practical Guide to Home Repair and Decoration / Edition 4

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by Robin Guild
     
 

A well-illustrated design sourcebook on Victorian homes. Organized by room it includes numerous interior and exterior styles, house plans, construction details, finishes, colors, upholstery and more as well as renovation and maintenance advice.
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A well-illustrated design sourcebook on Victorian homes. Organized by room it includes numerous interior and exterior styles, house plans, construction details, finishes, colors, upholstery and more as well as renovation and maintenance advice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554073719
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Edition description:
Fourth edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 12.25(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: The Victorian Inspiration

  • Standard House Types

Chapter 2: Exterior Features

  • The Masonry House
  • The Row House
  • The Balloon Frame House
  • The Front Entrance
  • External Walls
  • Roofs and Gables
  • Exterior Color Schemes
  • Decorative Ironwork
  • Windows

Chapter 3: Fixtures and Fittings

  • Planning Ahead
  • Halls, Stairs and Landings
  • Interior Walls, Ceilings and Their Dressings
  • Joinery
  • Bookshelves and Cabinets
  • Fireplaces
  • Floors and Floor
    Finishes
  • Tiles
  • Decorative Glass
  • Lighting
  • Brassware, Metalwork and Porcelain Fittings

Chapter 4: Decorating in the Victorian Style

  • Period Decoration
  • Color and Paint Effects
  • Wallpapers
  • Carpets and Floor Coverings
  • Curtains and Blinds
  • Furniture and Upholstery
  • Drawing Rooms
  • Dining Rooms
  • Studies, Libraries and Billiard Rooms

Chapter 5: Kitchen and Bathrooms

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms

Chapter 6: The Private Rooms

  • Bedrooms and Nurseries


Chapter 7: Gardens

  • Railings and Garden Walls
  • Gazebos and Summer Houses
  • Conservatories
  • Furnishing the Garden

Technical Advice

Chapter 8: Keeping Faith with the Past

  • Assessing the Condition
  • The External Inspection
  • The Internal Inspection
  • Structural Alterations
  • Conversions
  • Additions
  • Heating and Insulation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Adapting Victorian Fixtures and Fittings
  • Care and Maintenance

Suppliers of Goods and Services
Museums and Associations
Bibliography and Picture Credits
Index

Acknowledgements

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