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HOUSES AND COTTAGES OF BRITAIN Origins and Development of Traditional Buildings

Brunskill, R. W.

ISBN 10: 0575063211 / ISBN 13: 9780575063211
Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1997
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Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-

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In this book the distinguished architectural historian R W Brunskill covers the fascinating history of vernacular housing - the dwelling-palaces of the people - from the earliest times to the 20th century. Construction techniques, materials, design, floor plans for buildings both rural and urban: all are covered in detail, alongside the author's illuminating drawings and many photographs. Particularly fascinating is the section dealing with how particular dwellings - medieval townhouses, longhouses etc - would have developed from their original erection to the state in which we might see them in historic towns of today. Houses and Cottages of Britain is an absolutely essential book for anyone interested, whether professionally or personally, in the architectural history of this country.

About the Author:

Professor R W Brunskill OBE, formerly reader in Architecture at the University of Manchester, practised as an architect and has been deeply involved in the study of vernacular architecture for many years. He is a former Commissioner of English Heritage and is Vice-Chairman of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, Chairman of the Ancient Monuments Society and of the Friends of Friendless Churches.

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