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The Victorian House Book: A Practical Guide to Home Repair and Decoration / Edition 4
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The Victorian House Book: A Practical Guide to Home Repair and Decoration / Edition 4

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by Robin Guild, Vernon Gibberd
 

ISBN-10: 1554073715

ISBN-13: 9781554073719

Pub. Date: 02/15/2008

Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited

Historical information plus design ideas and advice for a Victorian vintage home.

[Praise for the UK edition:] Well-researched and documented... Essential for anyone interested in Victorian design and decoration.
- Library Journal

The Victorian House Book is a fascinating and essential guide to a

Overview

Historical information plus design ideas and advice for a Victorian vintage home.

[Praise for the UK edition:] Well-researched and documented... Essential for anyone interested in Victorian design and decoration.
- Library Journal

The Victorian House Book is a fascinating and essential guide to a rich and varied design age. The book details numerous interior and exterior styles — from the High Victorian and Queen Anne Revival to the Classical and Gothic — and showcases homes from the United States and Great Britain.

Full of inspiring ideas and fascinating information, the book is organized room by room including conservatories, libraries and billiard rooms. More than 500 color photographs and 1,500 line drawings show the beauty and elegance of Victorian homes and reveal details of their architectural features. A wide range of design elements is examined, including:

  • House styles and plans
  • Traditional colors and finishes
  • Construction features
  • Furniture styles
  • Roofs and gables
  • Ceilings and fireplaces
  • Wallpapers and upholstery
  • Decorative glass and moldings
  • Curtains and floor coverings
  • Railings and ironwork.

The Victorian House Book also includes a trouble-shooting guide with information and advice on renovation techniques and care and maintenance. A source list provides the names, addresses and websites of manufacturers and suppliers.

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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