Описание: If you love the designs, fabrics, and sheer beauty of 19th and early 20th century womens fashions, this book will be your guide and time machine. It presents over 450 enchanting color photographs of modern-day models wearing the dresses, waists, undergarments, and accessories of this elegant era, including daywear, sportswear, and formalwear. Unusual items such as fancy dress, aesthetic garments, and reform styles are explained and illustrated. This book will help both novice and expert collectors accurately identify and date their collections by evaluating the silhouette, construction, style, and details of fashionable garments. Sound advice for maintaining, laundering, and repairing them is also provided, as is an updated price guide.
Описание: The magnificent country houses built in Britain between 1890 and 1939 were the last monuments to a vanishing age. Many of these great mammoths of domestic architecture were unsuited to the changes in economic and social priorities that followed the two world wars, and rapidly became extinct. Those that survive, however, provide tangible evidence of the life and death of an extraordinarily prosperous age.
Originally published in 1980, long out of print and now thoroughly revised and reillustrated, this book recounts the architectural and social history of the era, describing the clients, the architects, the styles and accoutrements of the country houses. The people who could afford them - the Carnegies, the Astors, the Leverhulmes - had grown rich by exploiting the new economic opportunities of the age, and the houses they built in the years before the First World War reflect the desire for two contrasting ways of life. The social country house was the setting for the opulent world associated with Edward VII. The romantic country house was simpler, more genuinely rural, for those who wanted to be in closer contact with the countryside and the vanishing rural crafts, or who wanted an idyll of the past that did not suggest the world of the motor car. These traditions lost coherence after the war, and the period ended with a number of spectacular, and often eccentric, houses. Some of the most remarkable were those that not only replicated the look of old buildings, but used genuinely old materials and even incorporated whole Tudor buildings moved from other places.
Clive Aslet writes of the immense changes in the way country houses of this period were lived in and used. The shortage of servants, aggravated by the First World War, spurred numerous developments in the technology of the country house - vacuum cleaners, washing machines, telephones and central heating were called upon to replace the army of servants who never returned from the trenches or the factories. Interior decorators, becoming increasingly in vogue, developed the style Louis Seize into the last word in Edwardian chic. Gardens came to be seen as integral to the concept of the country house and reconciled formal planning with informal planting.
This fascinating world, so popularly depicted in Downton Abbey, can now be viewed from a new perspective. The Edwardian Country House will enlighten and entertain all those interested in glimpsing the lost life style of another age.
Название: The Edwardian Garden ISBN: 0300043384 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300043389 Издательство: Yale University Press Цена: 8250 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Jeremy Cooper Название: Victorian & Edwardian Furn. PB ISBN: 0500280223 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500280225 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 3292 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Contains a range of photographs and drawings offering comprehensive coverage of 19th-century furniture, from the Gothic revival to Art Nouveau. This work represents major designers and is suitable for collectors, dealers and scholars, and also to those concerned with the history of design or interior decoration.
Название: Edwardian Scrapbook, The ISBN: 1872727344 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781872727349 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Цена: 2467 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: With Edward VII on the throne and the dawn of a new century, Britain embraced the technology of the future. Motor transport began to replace the horse, and by the end of the Edwardian era, the possibilities of the aeroplane could be seen. While the telephone was for business communication, the popular craze was to send picture postcards, especially from the seaside. In the home, vacuum cleaners were the latest innovation, while in the streets women protested for their rights. Ping Pong was the fashionable parlour game for adults, whilst the teddy bear quickly became the cuddly companion for children. Like the other vibrant titles in the series, The Edwardian Scrapbook offers a glimpse at what used to be using Robert Opie's unrivalled collection of ephemera and packaging. It adds to our knowledge of the recent past and is a treasure-trove of information and nostalgia.
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