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Splendour! : art in living craftsmanship / edited by Adam Busiakiewicz and John Martin Robinson with assistance from David McKinstry ; with photography by Justin Paget.

Contributor(s): Charles, Prince of Wales, 1948- [writer of foreword.] | Busiakiewicz, Adam [editor.] | Robinson, John Martin [editor.] | McKinstry, David [editor.] | Paget, Justin [photographer.] | Georgian Group (London, England) [issuing body,, host institution.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Unicorn, an imprint of Unicorn Publishing Group LLP : The Georgian Group, 2017Description: 126 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781910787779; 1910787779.Other title: Splendor! art in living craftsmanship.Subject(s): Georgian Group (London, England) | Historic buildings -- England -- Conservation and restoration | Historic buildings -- Wales -- Conservation and restoration | Interior decoration -- England -- History | Interior decoration -- Wales -- History | Architecture, Georgian -- Georgian | Architecture -- Details | Decoration and ornament -- Georgian style | Design -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century -- Exhibitions | Design -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- ExhibitionsGenre/Form: Exhibition catalogs.DDC classification: 709.42 Summary: This exhibition celebrates 80 years of conservation work by the Georgian Group. It aims to transport the visitor into a world of craftsmanship, beauty and design. Gathering together an eclectic selection of traditional 'Georgian' crafts practised in the 21st century, objects range from silk wallpaper and chandeliers to carved stone sculpture and ceiling designs. The works on display demonstrate that the Georgian tradition is a living tradition, and is one that should be supported and preserved. Founded in 1937, the Georgian Group is a conservation organisation created to campaign for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Exhibition: The Georgian Group, London, UK (02.02 - 25.02.2017).
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Founded in 1937, the Georgian Group is an English and Welsh conservation organization that was created to campaign for the preservation of historic buildings and landscapes of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Originally part of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, the group counted among its early members poet John Betjeman and architectural writer (and famed diarist) James Lees-Milne, while it also attracted the interest over the years of Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford.

​This book celebrates eighty years of the Georgian Group, transporting readers into a breathtaking world of craftsmanship, beauty, and design. Bringing together an eclectic selection of traditional Georgian crafts that are still being practiced today, it offers stunning images of silk wallpapers, chandeliers, stone sculptures, and ceiling designs. The Georgian tradition, we see here, remains alive--and should be supported and preserved.

Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Published in conjunction with an exhibition celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Georgian Group.

This exhibition celebrates 80 years of conservation work by the Georgian Group. It aims to transport the visitor into a world of craftsmanship, beauty and design. Gathering together an eclectic selection of traditional 'Georgian' crafts practised in the 21st century, objects range from silk wallpaper and chandeliers to carved stone sculpture and ceiling designs. The works on display demonstrate that the Georgian tradition is a living tradition, and is one that should be supported and preserved. Founded in 1937, the Georgian Group is a conservation organisation created to campaign for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Exhibition: The Georgian Group, London, UK (02.02 - 25.02.2017).