Building Reputations

Building Reputations Architecture and the Artisan, 1750-1830 - Studies in Design and Material Culture

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Synopsis

Taking a cue from revisionist scholarship on early modern vernacular architectures and their relationship to the classical canon, this book rehabilitates the reputations of a representative if misunderstood building typology - the eighteenth-century brick terraced house - and the artisan communities of bricklayers, carpenters and plasterers responsible for its design and construction. Opening with a cultural history of the building tradesman in terms of his reception within contemporary architectural discourse, chapters consider the design, decoration and marketing of the town house in the principal cities of the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British Atlantic world. The book is essential reading for students and scholars of the history of architectural design and interior decoration specifically, and of eighteenth-century society and culture generally.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526119940
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 728.31209033
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 812g
Height: 178mm
Width: 248mm
Spine width: 20mm