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Victorian House Style: An Architectural and Interior Design Source Book [Paperback]

Linda Osband
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28 Feb 2002 House Style
Whether you wish to restore a period Victorian house, or simply recreate the intimate splendour of the period, this comprehensive book will show you how. Drawing on original catalogue material, Victorian House Style features many specially commissioned colour photographs of modern 'Victorian' interiors. This material helps shed light on the many artistic influences on Victorian style, and provides a pictorial social history of domestic life at the end of the 19th century. After looking at the development of the Victorian house and the main architectural styles that evolved, further chapters examine the design potential of the various structural features. The author looks at doors and windows, halls and staircases, cornices and ceiligs. Victorian style in individual rooms, from living rooms and kitchens to bathrooms and bedrooms is also explored in detail. Together with the facade and the garden, these rooms are examined in terms of how they would have been then, and how that look can be recreated now by using a combination of contemporary artefacts and modern reproduction furniture and fittings. Taking into account the requirements of the modern-day home, this book offers both practical advice and inspiration which will enable you to strike your own balance between Victorian style and twentieth-century living.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles; New edition edition (28 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715313193
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715313190
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 19.7 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Packed with information on every aspect of the Victorian house, this is a book which can be read for pleasure and referred to time and time again. Ideal Home

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Linda Osband has edited many books on a wide range of non-fiction subjects, including her compilated anthology of Victorian travellers.

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Queen Victoria ruled from 1837 to 1901, an era in which great social and technological changes occurred, many of which had profound effects on the architectural development of the period. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ideas and inspirational content.... 26 Sep 2002
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This is a must for everyone attempting to renovate or decorate a period building. It is always daunting; respecting the age, style and feel are never easy and often tricky. This book provides an inspirational and honest companion when designing or approaching tasks. Having a concise insight to the past, a "bench mark" allows you to inject your character while maintaining a consistent respect and theme throughout the house. Read, Create and have fun!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Insight 15 Jan 2010
I never have any time for reviewing books so even the few words I write hear are something of an anomaly. This book gave an excellent insight and guide to the world of the Victorian house and will be used extensively in my current house conversion. Thanks to the authors who've done a brilliant job with this book. Enjoy!
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My daughter is doing her A Level History of Art project on architecture from the renaissance in relation to social class and this litttle book has been very helpful
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 3 July 2011
By Ben
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Nice cover but inside it's obviously very dated, just a reprint of a 20 year old book. Also not very comprehensive.
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Great product, great price, easy transaction. Book was exactly what I needed for the project I was involved in. .thanks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book with beautiful illustrations! 8 Jan 2013
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I am working on building my dream home; a Victorian that is slightly modern. I needed tons of ideas for it, so this book was perfect!
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