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Cottage Architecture Christopher Powell

Cottage Architecture By Christopher Powell

Cottage Architecture by Christopher Powell


$11.99
Condition - Very Good
7 in stock

Summary

This book aids the recognition, understanding and historical interpretation of the surviving cottages in England and Wales. Their changing forms, quality and methods of building are explained and illustrated.

Cottage Architecture Summary

Cottage Architecture by Christopher Powell

Country cottages have an almost universal appeal. They are probably the most popular of all building types. Yet how well do we know what we like? How much is understood about their origins, nature, use and form? The myths and misapprehensions about cottages are equalled only by the extraordinary variety of different ways in which they were built. This book will aid the recognition, understanding and historical interpretation of the wealth of surviving cottages in England and Wales. Their changing forms, quality and methods of building are explained and illustrated, along with the great range of regional differences. Architectural aspects are brought into touch with social and economic ones, such as the identity, motives and practices of people who once provided and occupied cottages.

About Christopher Powell

Christopher Powell studied architecture at the University of Bristol and social history at Brunel University. He practised as an architect in London before becoming a lecturer at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. He is currently joint editor of 'Construction History', the journal of the Construction History Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Early cottages, before 1750; Georgian vernacular, 1750-1815; Georgian polite, 1750-1815; Victorian vernacular, 1815-75; Victorian polite, 1815-75; Late cottages, 1875-1914; Rarity recorded; Places to visit; Further reading

Additional information

GOR001369630
9780852636732
0852636733
Cottage Architecture by Christopher Powell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
19840801
104
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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