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Georgian & Regency Houses Explained (England's Living History)

Georgian & Regency Houses Explained (England's Living History) [Kindle Edition]

Trevor Yorke
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Product Description

A Georgian or 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. Whether it is the grand, symmetrical facades embellished with classical motifs or elegant terraces arranged around spacious communal gardens, this easy to understand guide looks behind the distinctive public face of houses dating from 1714 to 1830. It explains how and why they were built, laid out and designed; how they appeared inside and who owned them. Using his own drawings, diagrams and photographs, author Trevor Yorke explains all aspects of the Georgian and Regency house and provides a comprehensive guide for those who are renovating, tracing the history of their own home or simply interested in houses of this notable period. The book is divided into three sections. The first outlines the history of the period, which affected how houses were planned and built, explains the development, structure and design, and describes the plans, materials and construction. The second steps inside and looks at the different rooms and their fittings, what they were used for and how they would have appeared. 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4305 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Countryside Books (18 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DIANE2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #145,550 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I trained as an artist, photographer, and map maker and use these illustrative skills to make easy to understand books about my favourite subject, English buildings. They are aimed at people who might be renovating, tracing the history of or just interested in local buildings, with clearly labelled drawings, diagrams and photos, specifically produced for each book, making them popular with beginners in the subject and students. They are published by Countryside Books who focus on value for money and hence most of my books have listed prices from only £4.99 - £9.99.
There are around twenty of my titles available on Amazon including a series on period houses from Tudor times through to the 1950s, famous buildings like Abbeys, Castles and Country Houses, and other subjects as diverse as narrowboats and gravestones!
I was born in Sussex in 1966, and currently live in Leek, on the edge of the Peak District, with my wife and two children. More details on my website:

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 10 Nov 2009
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Both this, and other architectural books from Countryside Books are excellent. I am an interior design student and found this book indispensable when studying the Georgian era (I also used 'British Architectural Styles' by Trevor Yorke - which I would also recommend highly). The illustrations are very good, and the text to the point and readable - although this is a 'simple' book, it is by no means 'simplistic', and is a perfect introduction to the subject. Small enough to put in your bag (or a large pocket!)- it is invaluable for taking out and about with you if you are interested in historical architecture.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
I particulary enjoyed reviewing the blueprints of the houses along with the explanations of the logic behind them. Beauty, simplicity and symmetry were of primary importance with comfort lagging somewhat behind. Certainly a fireplace decorated by Robert Adams beats out a Swedish or German stove for beauty any day of the week even if it does mean adding a shawl or two or three. The book is a must for any lover of Georgian or Regency houses. Who could have guessed the horror of the Victorian house with its choppy over-filled rooms was coming around the corner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great information in a compact form 29 Feb 2012
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This book has been very helpful in researching the Georgian and Regency (Late Georgian) styles of London. It contains both illustrations of how rooms would look as well as black and white photographs of real details to assist in identifying buildings. It also has a few illustrations of interior details like fireplaces, mouldings, ironworking and stairs as well as how certain aspects of the house worked mechanically. It's 128 pages including the index.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book 27 Mar 2013
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it is small and convenient to bring. the content describes the history and details of the georgian house. deserve to buy
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4.0 out of 5 stars Georgian & Regency Houses 6 Mar 2013
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A concise and informative guide to houses of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Written in plain English, with Numerous photographs and drawings to illustrate points mentioned in the text. Recommended to anyone who wishes to ascertain the date of a building, or who is just interested in houses of this period.
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