Victorian Designs for the Home

Victorian Designs for the Home

by Charles Newton (Author)

Synopsis

A survey of Victorian style and design, covering key movements and featuring seminal work by key designers - from Morris and de Morgan to Voysey and Mackintosh. The Victorian period (from 1837 to 1901) produced a wealth of innovative design. It was characterised by diversity and conflicting desires for tradition and progress which gave rise to a rich variety of styles such as revivals of Gothic and Rococo, a new fascination with the East in Japonisme and the appearance of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Elaborate designs for furniture by Pugin and Burges, or ceramics and silver by Mackintosh and Knox, are seen alongside actual pieces as they were eventually created, while a range of room designs reflect changing tastes in form and colour and different lifestyles.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: V & A Publications
Published: 30 Jul 1999

ISBN 10: 1851772847
ISBN 13: 9781851772841