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Tudor Houses Explained

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846741505
Genre : History
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The commanding bulk of King Henry VIII in his full regalia, and Queen Elizabeth I with her fiery red hair, are mighty royal figures who still hold our fascination over four hundred years on. The Tudor period they dominated is still personified by the houses that remain standing in England's towns and villages. Black and white timber framed buildings 'jettying' out between more recent bland structures, and rambling rows of quaint cottages around a green; these are as much the iconic image of England as that of the monarchs themselves. This book sets out to explain the rich range of houses built during the Tudor period. It is divided into five sections, looking firstly at the general changes in society and how they affected the housing of the period. The second section explains the structure of the houses and the different materials used. There is a chapter on the styles of timber frame, brick, and stone houses, together with dating details. There is a section on interiors, with information about original features, and finally some details about the gardens and landscapes that surrounded the larger Tudor homes. There is also a Glossary, and a Quick Reference Guide that helps to identify the use of Tudor styles in houses of the Victorian and more modern eras.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Tudor England

Author : John A. Wagner
ISBN : 9781598842982
Genre : History
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Authority and accessibility combine to bring the history and the drama of Tudor England to life. Almost 900 engaging entries cover the life and times of Henry VIII, Mary I, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, and much, much more. * Almost 900 entries covering people, events, ideas, movements, institutions, and publications * An extensive chronology of important events from the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 * Maps and photographs * A guide to related topics * Appendixes that include genealogies and lists of European monarchs, contemporary popes, English bishops, speakers and sessions of Parliament, and major battles, rebellions, and uprisings * A bibliography of historical novels set in the period * An annotated list of films and television programs set in the period * A list of useful websites * An extensive, up-to-date bibliography divided into topical sections
Category: History

A Field Guide To American Houses

Author : Virginia Savage McAlester
ISBN : 9780385353878
Genre : Architecture
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For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community -- here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture. Concentrating not on rare landmarks but on typical dwellings in ordinary neighborhoods all across the United States -- houses built over the past three hundred years and lived in by Americans of every social and economic background -- the book provides you with the facts (and frame of reference) that will enable you to look in a fresh way at the houses you constantly see around you. It tells you -- and shows you in more than 1,200 illustrations -- what you need to know in order to be able to recognize the several distinct architectural styles and to understand their historical significance. What does that cornice mean? Or that porch? That door? When was this house built? What does its style say about the people who built it? You'll find the answers to such questions here. This is how the book works: Each of thirty-nine chapters focuses on a particular style (and its variants). Each begins with a large schematic drawing that highlights the style's most important identifying features. Additional drawings and photographs depict the most common shapes and the principal subtypes, allowing you to see at a glance a wide range of examples of each style. Still more drawings offer close-up views of typical small details -- windows, doors, cornices, etc. -- that might be difficult to see in full-house pictures. The accompanying text is rich in information about each style -- describing in detail its identifying features, telling you where (and in what quantity) you're likely to find examples of it, discussing all of its notable variants, and revealing its origin and tracing its history. In the book's introductory chapters you'll find invaluable general discussions of house-building materials and techniques ("Structure"), house shapes ("Form"), and the many traditions of architectural fashion ("Style") that have influenced American house design through the past three centuries. A pictorial key and glossary help lead you from simple, easily recognized architectural features -- the presence of a tile roof, for example -- to the styles in which that feature is likely to be found. This eBook edition has been optimized for screen.
Category: Architecture

Tudor House

Author : Chris Ashton
ISBN : PSU:000033228211
Genre : Primary schools
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Includes school roll 1887-1997 and list of staff.
Category: Primary schools

Georgian And Regency Houses Explained

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846740517
Genre : Architecture
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The Georgian and Regency house conjures up a distinct and much admired image. Elegance, refinement and beautiful proportions have made this period an inspiration for later architects and a popular choice for today's house buyer. Using his own drawings, diagrams and photographs, author Trevor Yorke explains all aspects of the Georgian and Regency house and provides a comprehensive guide to the houses of this notable peiod. The book is divided into three sections, outling the history of the period; stepping inside the different rooms and their fittings, what they were used for and how they would have appeared; and the final section contains a quick reference guide with notes on dating houses, suggestions for further reading, a glossary of unfamiliar terms and details of places to visit.
Category: Architecture

Everything To Gain And A Secret Affair

Author : Barbara Taylor Bradford
ISBN : 9780062312624
Genre : Fiction
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When you lose yourself in a novel by New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford, you surrender to real emotion, heartbreaking crisis, unassailable love, triumphant reawakening, and the breathtaking power of an exceptional story beautifully told. Now two of her classic novels have been combined in one magnificent volume, offering incontrovertible proof why this unparalleled dreamspinner is one of the most beloved and successful authors of our time. With wealth, a beautiful home, a caring, supportive husband, and two wonderful children, Mallory Keswick's life is a constant joy -- until her spirit is brutally tested, forcing her to discover new reserves of courage and strength when violent tragedy leaves her with nothing more to lose and . . . everything to gain. In Venice, a chance encounter between a fearless television war correspondent and a lovely, unhappily married glass designer from New York leads to unanticipated affection, irresistible passion, and . . . a secret affair. Two classic novels in one volume!
Category: Fiction

The 1940s 1950s House Explained

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846742218
Genre : Architecture
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After a golden era of house building in the 1930s, Britain emerged from the Second World War with a desperate need to rebuild its bomb-damaged towns and cities. But there was precious little money to buy the necessary materials, a shortage of skilled labour and a pervading mood of austerity. Nevertheless, there followed a determination to focus upon the future rather than the past. Brighter design, careful planning, and what was called `townscape' began to replace the traditional character of Victorian housing. The 1951 Festival of Britain was regarded as a tonic to the nation and epitomised a sense of direction towards modernity in all aspects of living. Now homes, whether simple prefab bungalows, high-rise flats, or concrete and steel detached houses, all showed this vision. For new owners they were a dream come true as they stepped into living areas draped in sunlight and swathed in vinyl and formica. This book tells the story of the bold new era. It describes the craze for DIY, the growing awareness of colour schemes, and novel ideas in interior decor. It also describes the steady increase in consumerism as new technology introduced the everyday gadgets of modern living to us all. This is the ideal book for those who live or have lived in a property built during the post-war years and who want to learn more about the background to the period; how houses and flats were built and fitted out; and the different styles of decoration that were popular in the 1940s and 1950s. For some it may be a nostalgia trip and for others a useful starting point for renovating a period home. Trevor Yorke is a full-time artist and author. His other books in this series include The Tudor House Explained, Georgian & Regency Houses Explained, The Victorian House Explained, The Edwardian House Explained and The 1930s House Explained. He is also the author of British Architectural Styles --- An Easy Reference Guide.
Category: Architecture

Tudor Style

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ISBN : UOM:39015056677209
Genre : Architecture
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The Tudor house is one of America's keystones-- a type of home that has attracted homeowners for more than a century. Its basic elements-- the steep gabled roofs, mullioned windows made of leaded glass, and half-timbering-- are instantly recognizable and iconic. Tudor Style showcases the wide variety of Tudor homes and how American Tudor style differs from their English counterparts. Renowned photographer Paul Rocheleau and architectural historian Lee Goff have traveled across the United States, from the suburbs of metropolitan New York to Lake Forest, Illinois, from St. Louis to Los Angeles, capturing the unique Tudor styles each geographic location offers. The Tudors featured in the book range from modest homes to grand estates, making this a perfectly accessible book for all Tudor homeowners and aficionados. In addition to displaying the architectural structures of these buildings, Goff examined the history of these houses, why they became so popular in the United States, and what their appeal is today. The first book ever on this wildly popular style, Tudor Style will delight architecture enthusiasts who have been desperately waiting for a book on this favorite architectural style.
Category: Architecture