The English House

The English House

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Long regarded as one of the most important works ever written in the field ofrchitectural criticism and architectural history qDas Englische Hausq wasirst published in 1904 and is now for the first time translated into Englishn its entirety with all its original contemporary illustrations and plans.ermann Muthesius was the cultural attache at the German Embassy in London at time of profound change in the arts and crafts and particularly in domesticrchitecture in Britain. An architect himself, and a friend of Mackintosh andethaby, Muthesius was fascinated by the English love of home and countryside, heir dislike of ostentation and their enthusiasm for cleanliness - all ofhich showed itself in the architecture of the day, and which he recorded andiscussed in astonishing and still unmatched detail. This book presents theocial and historical development of the English house from about 1860 to900 - the age of Norman Shaw, Philip Webb, Voysey and Lutyens as well asackintosh and Morris.;The planning, layout, aspect and aesthetics of theouse, are all discussed, analysed and illustrated in detail, along with theThe towns and cities of the period were little more than collections of huts of the most primitive kind. ... limited extent in England, and even the town-house plays only a modest role when set beside that of the country-houses on which secularanbsp;...

Title:The English House
Author:Hermann Muthesius, Dennis Sharp
Publisher:frances lincoln ltd - 2007


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