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Georgian & Regency Houses Explained

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The Georgian and Regency house conjures up a distinct and much admired image. Elegance, refinement and beautiful proportions have made this period an inspiration for later architects and a popular choice for today's house buyer. Using his own drawings, diagrams and photographs, author Trevor Yorke explains all aspects of the Georgian and Regency house and provides a compre ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Countryside Books (GB)
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Nicki Markus
Aug 02, 2012 Nicki Markus rated it liked it
Shelves: read-non-fiction
This is not the most riveting of books, but it does contain some interesting information that will be of use to me as I write my new book set in a Regency house.

The information on facades and layout of the rooms was pretty good, but I had hoped for a little more on the furniture, too, which the book didn't really go into, so I will have to look elsewhere for that knowledge.

Still, it was worth the money I paid for it and is an interesting and useful resource for anyone interested in the architect
K.M. Weiland
Aug 13, 2014 K.M. Weiland rated it it was amazing
I grabbed this book as a research tool, fully expecting it to be dry reading. Happy surprise! This is a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of the intimate daily lives of centuries-old England. I'd go so far as to see it's a must-read for anyone researching the period and wanting to gain crucial facts for writing about it. The author covers architectural styles, building materials, interior decorating, and room-by-room discussions of urban and country homes.
Mary Robinette Kowal
Dec 12, 2011 Mary Robinette Kowal rated it it was amazing
This was incredibly detailed and helpful. While the volume is quite slim, there is no wasted space in it. Mr. Yorke not only discusses the architecture, but also the social conditions that led to the adoption of various building practices.

If you are a writer working in the Georgian or Regency periods, this is absolutely a must read.
This book is essential for anyone writing fiction set in these periods. It is well-illustrated with clear B&W photographs, plans, and layouts of houses and rooms. It is a superb guide to anyone renovating their Regency house,
Jillian Leigh
May 06, 2013 Jillian Leigh rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent research tool. It details the architectural styles of Georgian houses, with illustrations, and does a creditable job of discussing rooms and fittings (although not in the same detail).
May 12, 2010 Vic rated it really liked it
Informative and to the point. I like it more than thicker books on the topic, for Mr. Yorke is able to discuss a complex topic in an interesting, informative and organized way.
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Great book - very complete and it goes beyond the actual architecture and furniture and includes some history and customs of the period.
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