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The Elements of Style: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail (Mitchell Beazley Art & Design)


The Elements of Style: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail (Mitchell Beazley Art & Design)

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    Available in PDF Format | The Elements of Style: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail (Mitchell Beazley Art & Design).pdf | English
    Stephen Calloway(Author)
An in-depth chronological survey of the key styles and periods of architectural design in the UK and US over the past 500 years, with over 4,000 images. This new edition brings the book up to date with a fully revised chapter on the postwar to the Post-Modernist period (1950-75) plus a brand new chapter on contemporary style. Each chapter begins with a broad introduction to the era, summarizing its key style features. Within the chapter there follows a clearly presented guide to the features appropriate for every part of a building, from the major components such as doors, windows, walls, floors, ceilings, and staircases to embellishments such as mouldings and door furniture. A system of colour-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, a detailed glossary, and an updated directory of suppliers are included.

Stephen Calloway, the General Editor and contributor of the chapters on the early Georgian and Regency periods, is Curator of prints and books at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He writes, lectures, and consults on architecture and interior design. His books include Twentieth-century Decoration and Baroque Baroque. He writes regularly for The World of Interiors, House and Garden, and Elle Decoration and the US periodicals Nest, Architectural Digest, and Antiques. Elizabeth Cromley, the Consultant Editor and contributor of the chapter on the American Vernacular, is Professor of Architecture at Northeastern University, Boston. She is the author of Alone Together: a History of New York's Early Apartments and has co-edited two collections of essays for the University of Tennessee Press: Gender, Class and Shelter and Shaping Community - volumes 5 and 6 in the series Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture.

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  • PDF | 592 pages
  • Stephen Calloway(Author)
  • Mitchell Beazley; 01 edition (15 Sept. 2005)
  • English
  • 6
  • Art, Architecture & Photography
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  • By C. E. Francis on 28 January 2014

    I purchased this for information whilst doing my degree in interior design. It is a must for interior design students. The presentation is excellent and research conducted for this book is immense. For anyone who owns a period property and is looking for advice on restoration- get it.

  • By M Attwood on 31 August 2013

    There are not enough stars to tell you how brilliant this book is. The details and pictures are excellent and I would advise anyone who is studying or simply interested, to go ahead and buy it. It was well packed and delivered on time.

  • By Limnad on 30 June 2009

    Easily amongst the best books of it's kind. The detail, information and layoutare pure class. I cannot fault it

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