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Classic Georgian style / Henrietta Spencer-Churchill.

By: Spencer-Churchill, Henrietta, Lady.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Collins & Brown, 2001Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1855854783.Subject(s): Soft furnishings | Interior decoration -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Architecture, Georgian -- Great Britain | Design -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Architecture, Georgian | Interior decorationDDC classification: 747.22
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Henrietta Spencer-Churchill tours a variety of Georgian houses throughout the British Isles to give a fascinating overview of the period 1700 to 1830.

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Library Journal Review

As with her other books, Classic English Interiors (LJ 10/15/92) and Classic Fabrics (LJ 1/97), Spencer-Churchill presents a lavishly illustrated primer on the subject even when claiming that it is "not meant to be an historical reference book." Beginning with a review of the Georgian and Regency period in England from 1714 to 1830, the author mostly focuses on the landscaping and interior design that define Georgian style. She concludes with a glossary and design directory that discusses those people who shaped the style, including 16th-century architect Palladio, cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale, and landscape architect Humphrey Repton. Purchase where there is an interest in Georgian design or 18th-century England. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

In interior design, there is absolutely no substitute for visuals--photographs, illustrations, etc.--as major teaching aids. Designer, author, and British TV host Spencer-Churchill wisely lets her four-color pictures do most of the instruction as she tackles the subject of Georgian style. Encompassing the reigns of four King Georges, and including four different artistic movements, Georgian interiors and exteriors have become synonymous with the age of elegance prominent from 1700 to 1830. Photographs peek into every room and corner, featuring the stateliest terraced city houses to humble gatehouses. Accompanying text discusses general design trends, whether the 1616 introduction of marble floors to England or the application of coffering, ornamented recessed panels that form a pattern. Ten well-known and influential architects cum designers are profiled, including such household names as Chippendale, Hope, and Sheraton. --Barbara Jacobs