Cottages ornés : the charms of the simple life / Roger White
- White, Roger, 1950-
- New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
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- 271 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
- Rustic roots -- Housing the peasants -- An abstract of Eden : the middle-class/genteel cottage -- Cottages to order : the role of the pattern book -- The Regency heyday -- The cottage of the Celtic fringes -- The social apotheosis -- The continental cottage orné -- Distant shores -- Postlude : the ornamental cottage in the Victorian era and after.
- Tracing the history of cottages ornes (ornamental cottages), this copiously illustrated volume offers an engaging survey of an often-overlooked architectural genre. An invention of mid-18th-century England, these cottages were designed to facilitate a more informal way of living and were built in different guises that range from royal and imperial cottages to the working-class lodges that still dot the English countryside. Analyzing cottage designs by some of the leading architects of late-Georgian England-including Robert Adam, John Soane, and John Nash-Roger White explores the aesthetic values that made the form so appealing. As he follows the development of cottages ornes from the Celtic fringes to the Continent and the British colonies, White reveals the significant impact of the genre on social, cultural, and political history and examines the influence of cottage design on the architectural developments of the Victorian period and even the 20th century.
- 9780300226775 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0300226772 hardcover ; alkaline paper
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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