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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The Queen Anne Victorian home owned and renovated by Fitchburg State University for its president is another fine example of distinctive Victorian architecture. Built in 1890, this house was home to bicycle maker Iver Johnson and his wife from 1893 to 1895.
And while Girouard does not state this explicitly, it becomes evident from reading his admirable narrative that at least some of the blame must rest with those clever people who in their youth had decided to find Victorian architecture 'amusing'.
Its modern elegance is defined by a blend of classic Victorian architecture with outstanding craftsmanship and contemporary art, mirroring the energy, style and history of the area.
John Betjeman was a British poet and public figure who was known for his devotion to preserving Victorian architecture and satirical writings on suburban London.
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Situated in the village of Llanasa, Flintshire, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Glanaber is a stunning example of Georgian and Victorian architecture, originally dating back to the 18th century.
From there you'll drive down stately Summit Avenue, one of the longest stretches of virtually uninterrupted Victorian architecture in the United States.
C[pounds sterling]Reflecting Classical Victorian architecture, Deerfields Town Square will cater to the multi-dimensional requirements of visitors and residents, offering a perfect blend of shopping, entertainment, dining, recreation and hospitality, all under one roof," according to the company.
He suggests that the demolition of Victorian buildings after the Second World War was influenced by the climate established by Ruskin in his attacks on the city, and by Trevelyan who in his enormously influential English Social History (1942) called Victorian architecture 'deplorable' and referred to buildings by Butterfield and Waterhouse in Oxford and Cambridge as 'monstrosities of architecture' giving 'daily pain to posterity'.
Of special note is an illustration of the overall structure of this enduring and impressive example of Victorian architecture. "Treasures Of The Conservatory Of Flowers" is an excellent and recommended addition to personal, professional, and academic Gardening Studies and Floral Studies reference collection.
Lying in the fertile meadows of the Tywi Valley, this busy market town is a mix of Georgian and Victorian architecture is a far cry from the wild Wales and the tales of Twm Sion Cati, the Welsh Robin Hood, a 16th-century folk hero.
This will be an essential volume for anyone interested in Victorian architecture and religious life.

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