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British Architectural Styles

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846740827
Genre : Architecture
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Here is a compact and useful guide, filled with detailed drawings, to help put a date to the variety of buildings we see around us.

British Interior House Styles

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846743001
Genre : Architecture
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Here is a compact and useful guide, filled with original drawings, which detail the changing uses of space within houses over the centuries. In addition, it shows developments in fashion, decoration, and furniture within different rooms and how these have steadily evolved with the passage of time. The book covers an immense range of interior styles from 1500 to 1960. In addition there is a glossary of terms and a historical time chart. The book will prove invaluable to those who visit period homes, and at the same time will give useful pointers to those planning to restore their own home in a particular period style.

Georgian And Regency Houses Explained

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846740517
Genre : Architecture
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The Georgian and Regency house conjures up a distinct and much admired image. Elegance, refinement and beautiful proportions have made this period an inspiration for later architects and a popular choice for today's house buyer. Using his own drawings, diagrams and photographs, author Trevor Yorke explains all aspects of the Georgian and Regency house and provides a comprehensive guide to the houses of this notable peiod. The book is divided into three sections, outling the history of the period; stepping inside the different rooms and their fittings, what they were used for and how they would have appeared; and the final section contains a quick reference guide with notes on dating houses, suggestions for further reading, a glossary of unfamiliar terms and details of places to visit.

The Country House Explained

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1853067938
Genre : Architecture
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Thousands of people visit country houses every years and spend a few pounds on a visitor's guide, but what if you want a more general guide to English houses as a whole. The Country House Explained is just such a book. With lots of photographs and sketches Trevor Yorke looks at the exteriors, interiors, gardens and parks of English country houses and at those who designed and built them. From Baroque-styled facades to elaborately decorated plasterwork ceilings, from Victorian reception rooms to the servants' quarters, this book explores some of the most significant and most visited country houses. Yorke explores and exploits our deep fascination with historic houses, `the ultimate expression of power and wealth' from the late medieval to Edwardian period.

How To Date Buildings

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846743435
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From the black and white Tudor cottage with contorted timbers to the colorful Victorian town hall with patterned brickwork, older buildings often inspire investigation and query. Who built them and why, who lived there and what events were witnessed from their windows? Perhaps the first question, before the others can be put into context is 'how old is the building?' A lot of key information about age and date can be gleaned from just observing the exterior. By recognizing dateable features it is not hard to begin piecing together a building's history, and then understand how it developed over the centuries. This illustrated and easy reference guide is packed with hundreds of photos, chosen to highlight these tell tale pieces of information. With its help, the buildings you notice need no longer remain just bricks and mortar; their history can come to life in front of you.

The 1940s 1950s House Explained

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846742218
Genre : Architecture
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After a golden era of house building in the 1930s, Britain emerged from the Second World War with a desperate need to rebuild its bomb-damaged towns and cities. But there was precious little money to buy the necessary materials, a shortage of skilled labour and a pervading mood of austerity. Nevertheless, there followed a determination to focus upon the future rather than the past. Brighter design, careful planning, and what was called `townscape' began to replace the traditional character of Victorian housing. The 1951 Festival of Britain was regarded as a tonic to the nation and epitomised a sense of direction towards modernity in all aspects of living. Now homes, whether simple prefab bungalows, high-rise flats, or concrete and steel detached houses, all showed this vision. For new owners they were a dream come true as they stepped into living areas draped in sunlight and swathed in vinyl and formica. This book tells the story of the bold new era. It describes the craze for DIY, the growing awareness of colour schemes, and novel ideas in interior decor. It also describes the steady increase in consumerism as new technology introduced the everyday gadgets of modern living to us all. This is the ideal book for those who live or have lived in a property built during the post-war years and who want to learn more about the background to the period; how houses and flats were built and fitted out; and the different styles of decoration that were popular in the 1940s and 1950s. For some it may be a nostalgia trip and for others a useful starting point for renovating a period home. Trevor Yorke is a full-time artist and author. His other books in this series include The Tudor House Explained, Georgian & Regency Houses Explained, The Victorian House Explained, The Edwardian House Explained and The 1930s House Explained. He is also the author of British Architectural Styles --- An Easy Reference Guide.

Period House Fixtures And Fittings 1300 1900

Author : Linda Hall
ISBN : 1853067423
Genre : Architecture
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This definitive reference book charts the development of the fixtures and fittings we can see in our homes today - from medieval and Tudor times to Georgian and Victorian. Each component has its own chapter and photographs and line drawings make recognition easier.

Walden

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : UCAL:B3575856
Genre : Authors, American
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Arts Crafts House Styles

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846748240
Genre : Architecture
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The Arts & Crafts movement began as an instinctive reaction to the new Industrial Age. Seeking a return to simple craftsmanship, with traditional materials, its influence spread both to Europe and North America, where the term 'craftsman' denoted a traditional style of architecture and interior design prevalent before the 1920s. In England the Arts & Crafts influence upon house building was far-reaching between 1870 and 1914. This was not least because its cosmetic (rather than ethical) details were copied by commercial builders. The result was some superb buildings by key architects like Norman Shaw and Voysey, but also a significant number of others ranging from simple terraces to the finest detached houses of the period. Using both illustrations and photographs, Trevor Yorke shows the distinctive features of genuine Arts & Crafts homes. These range from wide-arched porches, elongated mullioned windows and sloping buttresses, to terracotta plaques, decorative ironwork and patterned bargeboards. There are also chapters on the use of interior space and on the furnishings and fittings which characterised Arts & Crafts house interiors, including examples of furniture, wallpapers, fabrics, door handles, hinges and light fittings. This is the perfect book for those who want to learn more about the simplicity and elegance of the Arts & Crafts style.

The Borrowers

Author : Mary Norton
ISBN : 0152047379
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.

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