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LLOYD, NATHANIEL. - A History of the English House: From Primitive Times to the Victorian Period.

Ware, Omega. 1985, Reprint. (ISBN: 1850070776) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 487 pp, 4to (11" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, floor plans, drawings. "(This) reissue is prompted by the growth in general interest in historic buildings, for there is no work that provides such a complete record in text, pictures, plans and drawings of the whole development of English domestic architecture. Indeed, its value to scholars is literally unique, for Nathaniel Lloyd, who devoted a lifetime to its compilation, was able to record many buildings which have either disappeared or been altered out of recognition. The book is divided into two parts. The first part consists of text which begins by tracing the development of the house from primitive times to the Norman period and, thereafter, devotes a chapter to each succeeding century. In the second part the same development is described in pictures, nearly nine hundred in number, which are grouped into sections under the headings of exteriors, entrances, windows, chimneys, interiors, wall treatment, ceilings, fireplaces, staircases, metalwork, etc. The arrangement of the illustrations allows the reader to study the chronological development of any one feature. When writing, the author considered not only the professional architect (who will find it an invaluable source of reference, particularly in relation to conservation work) but also the general reader who, in the author's words, 'finds architecture an attractive subject, but so complex as to be difficult to grasp'. Those who want to know more about identifying features and construction methods of the various periods of English architecture will find this book an unrivalled guide to the rewarding pastime of looking intelligently at our architectural heritage." Four pages with small crease at top corner, one page with small area of creasing and tiny tear at top corner. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+.
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 49.5 | £UK 44 | JPą 6225] Book number 22526

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