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The Elements of Style

An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail
(Book - 2012)
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An in-depth chronological survey of the key styles and periods of British and American architectural design over the past 500 years, this work is a comprehensive visual survey, period by period, feature by feature, of the key styles in American and British domestic architecture from the Tudor period to present day. As a reference guide, the book is designed for owners of period houses, restorers, architects, interior designers and all those interested in our architectural heritage. This revised edition includes a fully updated chapter covering the Contemporary era (1975-present) and a new list of suppliers and resources. More than 3,000 analytical drawings and historical engravings, 500 color and 1,000 black-and-white photographs provide a clearly presented guide to the features appropriate for every part of a building. Major components, such as doors, windows, walls, floors, ceilings and staircases, the small but important embellishments, such as molding and door hardware, and permanent or semi-permanent fixtures, such as lighting and wallcoverings, populate this wide-ranging encyclopedic resource. A system of color-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, and a detailed glossary are included.
Title: The elements of style
an encyclopedia of domestic architectural detail
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2012
Edition: 4th ed.
Characteristics: 592 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: general editor, Stephen Calloway ; consultant editor, Elizabeth Cromley
Contents: Tudor and Jacobean (1485-1625) / by Simon Thurley
Baroque (1625-1714) / by Richard Hewlings
Early Georgian (1714-1765) / by Stephen Calloway
Colonial (1607-1780) / by William Macintire
Late Georgian (1765-1811) / by Stephen Jones
Regency and early 19th century (1811-1837) / by Stephen Calloway
Federal and Empire (1780-1850) / by Jonathan Poston
British Victorian (1837-1901) / by Robin Wyatt
American Victorian (1840-1910) / by Thomas Jayne
Arts and Crafts (1860-1925) / by Stephen Jones
Art Nouveau (1888-1905) / by Margaret Knight
Edwardian (1901-1914) / by Robin Wyatt
American Beaux Arts (1870-1920) / by David Reese
Twenties and thirties / by Margaret Knight
The Modern Movement (1920-1950) ; Beyond Modern (1950-1975) / by Alan Powers
Contemporary era (1975-present) / by Alan Powers
British vernacular / by Anthony Quiney
American vernacular / by Elizabeth Cromley
Restoration and maintenance / by Peter Sutton
Biographies / by Valerie Clack
Glossary
Directory of suppliers
Summary: An in-depth chronological survey of the key styles and periods of British and American architectural design over the past 500 years, this work is a comprehensive visual survey, period by period, feature by feature, of the key styles in American and British domestic architecture from the Tudor period to present day. As a reference guide, the book is designed for owners of period houses, restorers, architects, interior designers and all those interested in our architectural heritage. This revised edition includes a fully updated chapter covering the Contemporary era (1975-present) and a new list of suppliers and resources. More than 3,000 analytical drawings and historical engravings, 500 color and 1,000 black-and-white photographs provide a clearly presented guide to the features appropriate for every part of a building. Major components, such as doors, windows, walls, floors, ceilings and staircases, the small but important embellishments, such as molding and door hardware, and permanent or semi-permanent fixtures, such as lighting and wallcoverings, populate this wide-ranging encyclopedic resource. A system of color-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, and a detailed glossary are included.
Additional Contributors: Calloway, Stephen
Cromley, Elizabeth C.
Powers, Alan 1955-
ISBN: 9781770850866
1770850864
Branch Call Number: 721 E38 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 581-583) and index
Subject Headings: Interior architecture Architecture Details Architecture, Domestic Great Britain Architecture, Domestic United States
Topical Term: Interior architecture
Architecture
Architecture, Domestic
Architecture, Domestic
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