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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.

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.

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.

Enemy Brothers

Author : Constance Savery
ISBN : 9781883937508
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This is a private war formally declared between Tony and the inhabitants of the White Priory. British airman Dym Ingleford is convinced that young Max Eckermann is his brother, Anthony, who was kidnapped years before. Raised in the Nazi ideology, Tony has by chance tumbled into British hands. Dym has brought him back, at least temporarily, to the family he neither remembers nor will acknowledge as his own. As Tony uses his nine attempts to escape, his stubborn anger is wittled away by the patient kindness he finds at the White Priory. Then, just as he is resigning himself to the English family, a new chance suddenly opens for him to return home to Germany.

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.

Victorian Domestic Architectural Plans And Details

Author : William T. Comstock
ISBN : 9780486140421
Genre : House & Home
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Rare treasury of floor plans, elevations, perspective drawings for houses and cottages in Queen Anne, Eastlake, Elizabethan, Colonial, other styles. Large engraved plates also contain scaled drawings of nearly 700 architectural details.

The 1930s House Explained

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846748402
Genre : Architecture
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The Art Deco exhibition in Paris in 1925 ushered in a new style of architecture based on the latest designs from Europe and American flat roofs, plain facades, reinforced concrete and white paint inside and out. Streamlining was the watchword and houses, from bungalows to detached family homes, were planned around their internal use. Using his own drawings, diagrams and photographs, author Trevor Yorke explains in an easy-to-understand manner all aspects of the 1930s house, and provides a definitive guide for those who are renovating, tracing the history of their own home, or simply interested in houses of the period. The book is divided into four sections. The first outlines the history of the period; the second steps inside and looks at the different rooms and their fittings and goes on to describe the gardens and garages.; the third section explains briefly the developments in housing after this period; and the final section contains a quick reference guide, including notes on how to date houses, a glossary of unfamiliar terms, further reading and details of places to visit.

English Churches Explained

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846741912
Genre : Architecture
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The local church is a familiar landmark in every town, city and village. The story of its past is the story of the people for whom, down the centuries, it was the centre of the community. But how many people actually understand the reason for it being built in that particular place, how it was constructed, or why it was decorated in such a style? Discovering this information can sometimes be difficult due to the diversity of local building materials used, and to the renovation and rebuilding of more recent years. But there are always clues, both inside and outside. In this informative guide, Trevor Yorke places the period styles of church fabric and decoration into an easy to read form that is packed with photographs, pictures, and diagrams. His simple but graphic approach will be welcomed by all for whom a visit to a church is also a brief journey through time itself.

The Building Of England How The History Of England Has Shaped Our Buildings

Author : Simon Thurley
ISBN : 9780007527908
Genre : Architecture
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From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of today, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world.

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