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English Domestic Architecture By Anthony Quiney

English Domestic Architecture by Anthony Quiney

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An illustrated survey of domestic architecture in Kent from the 13th century to the 1990s. Beginning with a discussion of the county, its history and its builders, the text then covers design, technique and materials and finally looks at typical and distinctive features of the houses themselves.

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English Domestic Architecture: Kent Houses by Anthony Quiney

Rich in domestic architecture, Kent contains a wealth of distinctive cottages, yeomen's halls, manor houses and ecclesiastical palaces. Kent Houses is a fully illustrated survey of domestic architecture as it developed here from the 13th century to the 1990s. The book opens with a discussion of the county, its history and its builders. Of particular interest here are the everyday houses of yeomen. These structures built between the 14th and 17th centuries were to emerge as a major contribution to domestic architecture, not just in England but in all Europe. The text explains the peculiar circumstances that enabled Kent yeomen to build in this lavish way. The second chapter is devoted to design, technique and materials - timber, of course, but also stone and brick. The third chapter concentrates on typical and distinctive features of houses themselves. A parish by parish Gazetteer covering 210 parishes describes about l000 houses in some detail. The book is illustrated throughout by several hundred drawings and photographs, many in colour, specially prepared by the author for this book. The book is aimed at designers, architects, historians, tourists, house buyers and anyone interested in domestic architecture.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Kent - the county and its buildings: geography and topography; Roman Kent; the foundation of the Kingdom of Kent and the advent of Christianity; free peasantry and gavelkind; the Middle Ages; towns; the later Middle Ages and prosperous yeoman; prosperity and the Tudors; industry and new markets; fruit and hops; the Civil War; depression and newcomers; spas and the seaside; the Industrial Revolution; transport, war and the 20th century; Kent today. Part 2 Materials, construction and design: stone; timber; timber supply; timber framing; plaster and paint; brick; foreign influences; shaped gables; coloured brick and bonding; tile and thatch; windows; the 19th century. Part 3 Houses: halls and chambers; aisled halls; chambers and upper halls; undercrofts; the H-plan and courtyards; halls without aisles; subsidiary rooms; yeoman halls; the Wealden hall; urban halls; terraces; chimney-stacks and new plans; smoke bays; use of rooms; gentry houses; symmetrical planning; symmetrical brick and stone houses; double piles; architects and style; modernized urban plans; the standardized terrace; complex planning in the gentleman's home; style in the small house; adaptation and modern usage.

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English Domestic Architecture: Kent Houses by Anthony Quiney
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