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Author Ayres, James.

Title Domestic interiors : the British tradition, 1500-1850 / James Ayres.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  728.370941 AYRE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Although the interiors found in aristocratic houses have received much attention over the years, little has been written about how the interiors of middle-class homes have evolved. This attractive and deeply informed book traces the development--in word and picture--of vernacular British interiors. The book is a greatly expanded and revised version of Ayres's earlier work The Book of the Home in Britain and deals with a wide range of subjects, including heating and lighting, details of doors, doorways and staircases, and the use of color. Embellished with illustrations from early sources and the author's own line drawings together with photographs of surviving interiors and their details, the book provides evidence for the treatment of historic interiors and inspiration for schemes of decoration today.
Subject Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain -- History.
Vernacular architecture -- Great Britain -- History.
Interior decoration -- Great Britain -- History.
Vernacular architecture -- Great Britain -- Sources.
ISBN 0300084455 (alk. paper)