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English CottagesEnglish Cottages (Country S.) Cottages Of England. Capturing the English genius for mixing practicality with beauty, English Cottages is a rich visual anthology of the evolution of the cottage. Ranging from some of England s earliest dwellings, built without plans and with whatever was to hand, to purpose built railway or canal cottages, from model cottages built by wealthy philanthropists to the bucolic follies of the eighteenth-century rich.

Victorian Cottages Of EnglandVictorian Cottages (Country S.) Cottages Of England. The Victorians idealised country life as a rural idyll far away from the smoke and grime of the growing cities. Artists of the late nineteenth century sought to perpetuate this nostalgic vision, and their work found its greatest expression in images of cottages and cottage life. Cerulean skies, thatched roofs, flower gardens and carefree children playing beside the cottage gate epitomize this delightful genre. Drawing on the watercolours of Helen Allingham, Myles Birket Foster and Charles Wilson and the writings of Flora Thompson and Thomas Hardy, Andrew Clayton-Payne describes the cottages themselves, how they were built and organized internally and the farming and domestic traditions that determined the cottagers' lives. Harvesting, cider-making and wash day are a few of the activities he describes, as well as some of the more unusual customs associated with the 'cottage pig' and beehives. By contrasting the truth with the reality he finds that these nostalgic cottage paintings often convey more of the truth than a casual glance might suggest.

English Cottage ArchitectureCottage Architecture (Discovering S.) Cottages Of England. Country cottages have an almost universal appeal. They are probably the most popular of all building types. Yet how well do we know what we like? How much is understood about their origins, nature, use and form? The myths and misapprehensions about cottages are equalled only by the extraordinary variety of different ways in which they were built. This book will aid the recognition, understanding and historical interpretation of the wealth of surviving cottages in England and Wales. Their changing forms, quality and methods of building are explained and illustrated, along with the great range of regional differences. Architectural aspects are brought into touch with social and economic ones, such as the identity, motives and practices of people who once provided and occupied cottages.

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