Victorian architecture

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Victorian architecture

A term that encompasses a number of ornate and highly decorative architectural styles, such as High Victorian Italianate, Shingle, Victorian Romanesque, Gingerbread, Queen Anne, and Gothic Revival.

Victorian architecture

1. The Revival and Eclectic architecture in 19th century Great Britain, named after the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901); also its American counterpart. Many architectural historians avoid the term Victorian architecture, considering the adjective “Victorian” merely as descriptive of an age that encompassed a number of specific exuberant, ornate, and highly decorative architectural styles.
2. A loose term that sometimes covers three picturesque phases of architecture in America: Early Victorian (1840–1860), High Victorian (1860–1880), and Late Victorian (1880– 1890) and beyond; the adjective “Victorian” is descriptive of an age that encompassed a number of specific exuberant, ornate, and highly decorative architectural styles, such as High Victorian Italianate (1860–1885), High Victorian Gothic (1860–1890), Second Empire style (1855– 1890), Stick style (1860–1885), Shingle style (1880–1890), Victorian Romanesque (1870– 1900), Gingerbread Folk architecture (1870– 1910), and Queen Anne style (1870–1910). The adjectives Victorian or High Victorian are sometimes applied to Gothic Revival and Italianate style to indicate their later, more detailed, and more elaborate phases.
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He has specialized in British Victorian Literature and Creative Writing and published criticism, on a wide range of subjects, as well as creative work.
This thin volume--122 pages of text and thirty of notes--examines the theory and practice of British Victorian sermons.
With fascinating guest books in every room, this welcoming, antique- strewn place knocks spots off most British Victorian hotels.
No longer disguised as a man, but instead displayed as a specimen of Victorian femininity, Ellen was "exhibited" to British Victorian sentiments in the service of abolition.
Scholarly monographs on Matthew Arnold have not been numerous in recent years, though Arnold is still generally considered to be an eminent poet and the preeminent critic of the British Victorian period.
Kathryn Ledbetter's British Victorian Women's Periodicals: Beauty, Civilization, and Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) makes a spirited case for the importance of poetry in nineteenth-century periodicals for women.
traces the British Victorian cultural reaction to the events of the Indian Mutiny of 1857 (also known as the Sepoy Rebellion or, in India, the First War of Independence).
Its ethos was not too dissimilar to the British Victorian values on which companies such as Cadbury's and the Co-operative Group were founded.
Despite this, in traditional scholarship, the nude in British Victorian art, in contrast with its supposedly more sexy French equivalents, has been seen as prudish, woefully academic and unavant-garde.
To get the best views of the city we made our way up by bus to the 541-year-old Meherangarh Fort, abandoned by Jodhpur's royal family (Maharajas) 90 years ago for a palace kitted-out in British Victorian decor.
This too, despite its name and imagery--a picturesque, very pink and British Victorian lady--is of Italian origin.
During the period from 1989 to 2001 when the journal resided at Mesa State, Nineteenth-Century Prose grew from a small-format journal of about 80 pages to a standard format approaching 250 pages an issue, and its scope, which only a few years earlier had been restricted to Matthew Arnold, changed from British Victorian literature to British, American, and Continental literature of the "long nineteenth century.

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