The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House covers every facet of building and decorationafrom roofs, brickwork, and chimneys to paint effects, curtains, and floor coverings. It abounds with information on the development of Victorian domestic architecture, building methods, and materials, and offers a wealth of practical and authoritative advice on restoration, maintenance, and preservation. Throughout, the emphasis is on family houses of various sizes and styles, with particular emphasis on finding ways in which period authenticity can be combined with modern standards and convenience of lifestyle. Kit Wedd is a former deputy director of Britain's Victorian Society. She currently works as a freelance editor and writer specializing in the conservation of historic buildings and interiors.... book is not a DIY manual (there are already several detailed house repair manuals on the market: see Further Reading, p. ... John Fidler, William Filmer- Sankey, Tony and Kathy Herbert, Chris Miele, Ian Parry, Beata Reynolds, Brian Ridout, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House|
|Publisher||:||Aurum Press - 2002|