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Edwardian architecture

Antrim House is a historic building of Edwardian architecture in Wellington, New Zealand.

Edwardian architecture is the style popular during King Edward VII of the United Kingdom's reign; he reigned from 1901 to 1910, but the architecture style is generally considered to be indicative of the years 1901 to 1914.[1]

Edwardian architecture is generally less ornate than high or late Victorian architecture,[2] apart from a subset used for major buildings known as Edwardian Baroque architecture.

Masonic Temple, Aberdeen, Scotland built in 1910.

Contents

  • Characteristics 1
  • Architectural influences 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6

Characteristics

Edwardian houses in Sutton, Greater London, England.
  • Colour: lighter colours were used; the use of gas and later electric lights caused designers to be less concerned about the need to disguise soot buildup on walls compared to Victorian era architecture.[2]
  • Patterns: "Decorative patterns were less complex; both wallpaper and curtain designs were more plain."[2]
  • Clutter: "There was less clutter than in the Victorian era. Ornaments were perhaps grouped rather than everywhere."

Architectural influences

See also

References

  1. ^ Edwardian Architecture.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Bricks & Brass: Edwardian Style.

Further reading

  • Gray, A.S., Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary (1985).
  • Long, H., The Edwardian House: The Middle-Class Home in Britain 1880-1914 (1993).
  • Hockman, H.,
  • Service, A., Edwardian Architecture Edwardian House Style Handbook (2007) David & Charles ISBN 0-7153-2780-1 (1977) Thames & Hudson ISBN 0-500-18158-6

External links

  • www.buildinghistory.org Edwardian Architecture (1901-14)
  • www.bbc.co.uk Period Style: Edwardian (1901 to 1910)
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