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Building Reputations : Architecture and the Artisan, 1750-1830 - by Conor Lucey (Hardcover)

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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.
Number of Pages: 244
Genre: Art, Architecture
Series Title: Studies in Design & Material Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Conor Lucey
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2018
TCIN: 53923088
UPC: 9781526119940
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-2962
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