The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture, 1760 - 1860 - Routledge Research in Architecture (Paperback)
  • The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture, 1760 - 1860 - Routledge Research in Architecture (Paperback)
zoom

The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture, 1760 - 1860 - Routledge Research in Architecture (Paperback)

(author)
£38.99
Paperback Published: 23/10/2017
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 10 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture is a history of the late Georgian phenomenon of the architect-designed cottage and the architectural discourse that articulated it. It is a study of small buildings built on country estates, and not so small buildings built in picturesque rural settings, resort towns and suburban developments.

At the heart of the English idea of the cottage is the Classical notion of retreat from the city to the countryside. This idea was adopted and adapted by the Augustan-infused culture of eighteenth-century England where it gained popularity with writers, artists, architects and their wealthy patrons who from the later eighteenth century commissioned retreats, gate-lodges, estate workers' housing and seaside villas designed to 'appear as cottages'.

The enthusiasm for cottages within polite society did not last. By the mid-nineteenth century, cottage-related building and book publishing had slowed and the idea of the cottage itself was eventually lost beneath the Tudor barge-boards and decorative chimneystacks of the Historic Revival. And yet while both designer and consumer have changed over time, the idea of the cottage as the ideal rural retreat continues to resonate through English architecture and English culture.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780815383895
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

You may also be interested in...

Mummers' Plays Revisited
Added to basket
Basic Cinematography
Added to basket
Urban and Regional Planning
Added to basket
Women, Art, And Power And Other Essays
Added to basket
Marvelous Modular Origami
Added to basket
Baroque
Added to basket
£48.99
Paperback
Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art
Added to basket
Curating Under Pressure
Added to basket
Feminist Art Criticism
Added to basket
Urbanization and Contemporary Chinese Art
Added to basket
The Expanding Discourse
Added to basket
Net Zero Energy Building
Added to basket
£32.99
Paperback
Engendering Cities
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.