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Victorian architecture in Britain

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Published by A & C Black, W.W. Norton in London, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Architecture, Victorian -- Great Britain -- Guidebooks.,
    • Architecture -- Great Britain -- Guidebooks.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementJulian Orbach.
      SeriesBlue guide
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNA967 .O74 1987
      The Physical Object
      Pagination622 p. :
      Number of Pages622
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2444273M
      ISBN 100393300706
      LC Control Number87140153

      The first took the form of a revolt against industrial society and an attempt to re-establish the workmanship and style of building found in medieval crafts. A Roman Catholic fromhe designed many churches across the country and pioneered the Gothic revival witnessed in England and abroad. At first sight, Lost Victorian Britain seems terribly depressing. But no one could be left in any doubt as to the importance of cast iron in the Victorian age. Watts studied under the sculptor Behnes before winning a prize in the competition for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament,

      But railway stations, termini, and railway hotels were lost all over the country, and one of the strengths as well as the sorrows of Stamp's book is its nationwide reach. Victorian architecture in Britain book of a deadly combination of neglect, delay, storms and finally arson, its remains are currently being dismantled. Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace was a wonder of modern engineering — plate glass bolted together by cast iron to create a vast segmented umbrella under which mature elm trees, as well as teeming crowds, nestled happily. Rococo architects applied Baroque ideas with a lighter, more graceful touch. In the first place, Lost Victorian Britain serves as a dazzling tribute to Victorian architecture. Documentary photography and, later, Pictorialism were two of the most popular photographic genres of the period.

      Some of the old landed families, too, found themselves with plenty of money to spare as the result of swelling ground rents from the towns, or the discovery of minerals on Victorian architecture in Britain book estates. The latest of these to be demolished, as recently aswas Bradford Exchange Station. Dobraszczyk has a brief but useful section with the sub-title "Love, Death and Iron on the Pier," dealing with some of the creative work that has grown out of it. He painted occasional portraits Mrs Coleman; Mrs Young Mitchellbut his principal surviving works are drawingschiefly in sanguine, imbued with the spirit of the Italian Renaissance. For more, see: 19th-Century Photographers. However, British art nouveau designers were overshadowed by their Continental rivals, like Victor Hortawho designed the Hotel Tassel in Brussels ; and Hector Guimardnoted for his wonderful Art Nouveau entrances to the Paris Metro.


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They may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose, but please credit the photographer or source, and link your document to this URL in a web document Victorian architecture in Britain book cite the Victorian Web in a print one.

It was so solidly constructed that five attempts to demolish it failed. Dobraszczyk suggests both — perhaps it is the tension between the two that makes the painting so memorable.

Again, the heartbreak: the loss of Philip Hardwick's grand Doric propylaeum at Euston, for instance, which the recently founded Victorian Society fought tooth and nail to preserve, Victorian architecture in Britain book without success.

He brought Impressionism with him from his time in Paris, as did the society portraitist John Singer Sargent Architectural historians have largely ignored these frivolities, yet, as Dobraszczyk says, they marked the seaside out as a fantasy land removed from mundane realities. Gothic architecture began mainly in France where builders began to adapt the earlier Romanesque style.

His Kelmscott Press, founded indid much to raise the standards of book design and printing. As Stamp so accurately says, it is one of the most melancholy sights in London. The leaders of this trend - each a writer as well as an artist - were Augustus PuginJohn Ruskin and William Morris But the whole scheme proved totally impracticable, and even though Niklaus Pevsner declared in that the structure itself should be "preserved at all costs" qtd.

The group initially came under attack, but in John Ruskin came to their defence and success followed. During their 17 years of marriage until Albert died of typhoid in the couple had nine children.

As queen, she was the one to propose. But railway stations, termini, and railway hotels were lost all over the country, and one of the strengths as well as the sorrows of Stamp's book is its nationwide reach.

Finally, there are chapters on public buildings, public and private institutions, and domestic architecture, with unsurprisingly again a separate chapter on country houses. That, though, was for people with money.

The interplay between the political complexities of the time and the interests of the protagonist is gripping. Lord Frederic Leighton produced highly skilled but somewhat lifeless work; A. Encompasses two great arched train sheds.

You may also see medieval ideas such as Gothic windows and exposed trusses. His paintings evoke a dreamy, romantic literary never-never land King Cophetua and the Beggar-Maid, Later, in the s, with the French no longer Britain's naturalenemies, Second Empire architecture became popular, with its telltale mansard roofs, dormer windows and bracketed balconies.

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Three of my novels, The Quincunx, The Unburied and my latest, Rustication, happen wholly or partly over Christmas and show the darker — even menacing — side of family and friendship. Victorian architecture in Britain book creative carpenter with a newly-invented jigsaw may have created complicated trim, but look beyond the fancy dressing and you'll see a no-nonsense farmhouse right there beyond the architectural detail.

Lewis, Arnold and Keith Morgan. Built in red-brick Gothic Revival style. They are all set in the 19th century and evoke the fiction of that period. Whether as a structural element, or as decoration, Victorian cast iron is still all around us, giving an extra fillip to our leisure activities, our shopping, our journeys and even our recourse to public conveniences: Brighton seafront's "Birdcage" bandstand, featured on Dobraszczyk's cover, was designed in the s as a double-decker affair with conveniences tucked discretely underneath it.

It has much more to tell us about the visual culture, lives and ideas of the Victorians than we might have expected, and this study of it brings up important issues about aesthetics in the most readable and enjoyable way.

This time she speaks for herself and, plunged into her dislocated and disorienting world, readers have to decide for themselves what is the truth.The best books on Life in the Victorian Age recommended by Judith Flanders.

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But there's much to learn from studying the way people lived, Victorian architecture in Britain book what made the Victorian age both like and unlike our own, as Judith Flanders explains.

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