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The Resource English houses, 1300-1800 : vernacular architecture, social life, Matthew Johnson

English houses, 1300-1800 : vernacular architecture, social life, Matthew Johnson

Label
English houses, 1300-1800 : vernacular architecture, social life
Title
English houses, 1300-1800
Title remainder
vernacular architecture, social life
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Houses are more than a shelter from the elements: they also offer an unparalleled insight into the beliefs, ideas and experiences of the people who built and lived in them." "In this engaging book, Matthew Johnson looks at the traditional houses that still exist throughout the English countryside and examines the lives of the ordinary people who once occupied them. His wide-ranging narrative takes in the medieval hall and the community it framed, the rebuilding and 'improvement' of houses in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the rise of the Georgian Order in both architecture and eighteenth-century culture." "This passionate book is animated by the conviction that old houses are much more than just pretty tableaux of an idyllic, unchanging rural England. Vernacular houses are compared to their larger 'polite' counterparts, and English houses are placed in the wider context of the British Isles and the Atlantic world beyond. The result is a dynamic, compelling account of the development of houses in the English countryside £ and through this, a portrait of changing patterns of social life from medieval to modern times." "Richly illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. this book will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand the significance of our built heritage and the historic landscape."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Matthew
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA7328
LC item number
.J53 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Vernacular architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
Label
English houses, 1300-1800 : vernacular architecture, social life, Matthew Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the study of vernacular architecture -- Building traditional houses -- Houses in the landscape -- Houses in the later Middle Ages --Rebuilding and reformation -- Polite and rustic -- Everyday life in the traditional house -- The Georgian order
Control code
ocn501396804
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 240 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780582772182
Lccn
2010003455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, plans
Label
English houses, 1300-1800 : vernacular architecture, social life, Matthew Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the study of vernacular architecture -- Building traditional houses -- Houses in the landscape -- Houses in the later Middle Ages --Rebuilding and reformation -- Polite and rustic -- Everyday life in the traditional house -- The Georgian order
Control code
ocn501396804
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 240 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780582772182
Lccn
2010003455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, plans

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