Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c7rlzh/the_life_of_the_br) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "The Life of the British Home: An Architectural History" to their offering.
Unlocking the history of the British home, this book reveals how its layout has evolved from the Stone Age to the present day, to cater for the very different needs and lifestyles of its occupants. From modest ancient dwellings and medieval merchants' houses to imposing stately mansions and modern urban estates, the book explores the forces that have shaped our homes and examines the attitudes and innovations of each age.
The story begins with the earliest Neolithic houses, built by the first people to surrender a nomadic way of life and settle on the land. It moves on to the Iron Age, and continues via the period of Roman invasion and classical order, the medieval era, the ostentatious mansions erected in Tudor times to display the wealth and social standing of their owners, and the urban civility of the Georgian terraces. It then turns to the villas and high-rise apartments of the Victorian period and, lastly, the 20th century, when domestic architecture had to respond to industrialization and unprecedented urbanization.
Each chapter brings these ideas to life by focussing on buildings that are accessible and open to the public.
- Features specially commissioned color photography by Edward Denison.
- Includes new hand-drawn illustrations and plans by Guang Yu Ren.
Edward Denison is an author, photographer and independent consultant whose work concentrates on architecture and the built environment. He has worked independently for over 10 years with various international organizations on a wide range of projects, authored many books, and recently completed a funded PhD in Architectural History at The Bartlett, UCL.
Guang Yu Ren is an architect, researcher and independent consultant with over a decade of experience in work for international organizations in places as diverse as China, Africa and Europe.
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Source: John Wiley and Sons Ltd