Victorian Brick and Terra-Cotta Architecture in Full Colour

Victorian Brick and Terra-Cotta Architecture in Full Colour

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Описание
This sumptuous book presents over 550 full-color illustrations of a distinctive architectural style that enlivened the cities and countryside of Europe in the Victorian era. Widely considered the book on brickwork, and unavailable elsewhere, it documents the ways in which that style incorporated imaginative brickwork and bright appliques of terra-cotta into its bold aesthetic.
Reprinted from a rare portfolio of architectural drawings by the well-known 19th-century French architect and educator, Pierre Chabat, the large-format illustrations depict many actual buildings of the 1870's and 1880's, among them villas, town houses, churches, railroad stations, restaurants and schools. Most of the structures, ranging in inspiration from every type of Victorian style to very functional designs, are shown in front and side elevations, floor plans and detailed sections. Illustrations of individual tile designs and the exterior uses of brick and tile in decorative patterns are included as well.
Among the buildings shown are town houses in Paris, row houses in Brussels, a two-family home in Rotterdam, a house in Houlgate and the Palais des Beaux-Arts built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. The architects and builders represented include such well-known figures as Davioud, Auguste-Joseph Magne and the illustrious Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel.
Complete with new English captions and a new introduction, plus alphabetical lists of architects, builders, decorators and artists represented in the book, this magnificent work offers professionals, students and enthusiasts of architecture and its history a rare contemporary visual record of a building style now recognized as one of the supreme achievements of the Victorian era. The exceptionally handsome plates may be removed for mounting; they are also an invaluable source of full-color copyright-free designs for artists.

Формат издания: 23,5 см х 31 см.