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The Victorian Home (Shire Library) [Paperback]

Kathryn Ferry
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10 May 2010 Shire Library
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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Shire Publications (10 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747807485
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747807483
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 14.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kathryn Ferry graduated from Cambridge University in 2004 with a PhD in Architectural History. Until 2007 she worked as Senior Architectural Adviser to the Victorian Society, campaigning for the preservation of nineteenth century buildings. She has written for national magazines and newspapers on Owen Jones, the Victorian architect and designer, whom she studied for her thesis, as well as on beach huts. She has also published several academic articles and regularly lectures on the above subjects.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only the prosporous 30 Mar 2013
By ellie
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Beautiful book, small and interesting but I am looking for research material which will tell me about the working class home.
Respectable poor should be addressed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars interesting and thorough 15 April 2012
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its a comprehensive and interesting book. important for those who are interested in history and/ or in home decoration in general.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Can be abit long winded at times 5 April 2014
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Nice photos but they are quite short works and the binding is relatively cheap. Good for design ideas though and an easy history lesson.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Victorian Home 30 Oct 2012
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very informative book, brought back a lot of memories of how it used to be,it is great for the research I am doing, a great book well laid out with smashing pictures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Living Home 5 Jan 2011
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The Victorian Home by Kathryn Ferry is the story of how the evolving middle class lived, their manners and customs, the architecture of their homes, their eclectic tastes in décor, and all manner of small domestic matters from the use of "Bath Stones" for cleaning chores to the favored colors for nurseries. All of this is told in an enjoyable compact book.

The illustrations are well chosen and truly "illuminate" every point. For example a discussion of status seeking Victorians is accompanied by a must-see drawing of a pair of attached houses, not so classy, designed to look like a very large villa, much classier.
In exploring all these subjects the author supplies much additional context to augment her topics.

In her discussion of Mrs. Beeton, famous author of the "Book of Household Management", Ferry adds the interesting information that Mr. Beeton received a complimentary season railroad ticket to London from the owner as a premium when the Beetons rented a suburban house.

Almost anyone can learn something new and fascinating from it. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in the evolution of the middle class family and the antecedents of today's middle class houses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All the Comforts of Home 21 Oct 2010
By Lucille Gordon - Published on Amazon.com
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Reading this small book was a great pleasure. I must say I don't think I have ever found so much agreeable information packed into a small book and presented in such readable style. A great blend of the society, its daily artifacts and the artists, architects and theorists who created them. The author's background as a Victorian architectural expert brings depth to the subject without being didactic.

As a devoted cook, my favorite chapter was "Below Stairs" with all its material on refrigerating, sinks, cooking methods. As part of the general tasks of housekeeping the author describes how the family wash might take as long as a week! No wonder that those who could afford to, sent the washing out.

The numerous illustrations are a marvelous selection culled from catalogs, magazines of the times, stereopticon views and photographs.

If you are interested in how they lived then don't miss this.
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