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The Elements of Style: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail

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ISBN: 9781845331276    Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group Year of publishing: 2005     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 592        Language: English
An in-depth chronological survey of the key styles and periods of architectural design in the UK and US over the past 500 years, with over 4,000 images. This new edition brings the book up to date with...Read more
An in-depth chronological survey of the key styles and periods of architectural design in the UK and US over the past 500 years, with over 4,000 images. This new edition brings the book up to date with a fully revised chapter on the postwar to the Post-Modernist period (1950-75) plus a brand new chapter on contemporary style. Each chapter begins with a broad introduction to the era, summarizing its key style features. Within the chapter there follows a clearly presented guide to the features appropriate for every part of a building, from the major components such as doors, windows, walls, floors, ceilings, and staircases to embellishments such as mouldings and door furniture. A system of colour-coded tabs enables the reader to compare specific features as they have evolved over time. Additional information on restoration and maintenance, biographies of key architects, a detailed glossary, and an updated directory of suppliers are included.
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About the author: Stephen Calloway , Elizabeth Collins Cromley
Stephen Calloway, the General Editor and contributor of the chapters on the early Georgian and Regency periods, is Curator of prints and books at the Victoria... Read more
Stephen Calloway, the General Editor and contributor of the chapters on the early Georgian and Regency periods, is Curator of prints and books at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He writes, lectures, and consults on architecture and interior design. His books include Twentieth-century Decoration and Baroque Baroque. He writes regularly for The World of Interiors, House and Garden, and Elle Decoration and the US periodicals Nest, Architectural Digest, and Antiques. Elizabeth Cromley, the Consultant Editor and contributor of the chapter on the American Vernacular, is Professor of Architecture at Northeastern University, Boston. She is the author of Alone Together: a History of New York's Early Apartments and has co-edited two collections of essays for the University of Tennessee Press: Gender, Class and Shelter and Shaping Community - volumes 5 and 6 in the series Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture.
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