Sweetness and Light: The Queen Anne Movement 1860-1900 (1972)

Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Mark Girouard
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1977
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 250
Illustrations: Lavishly illustrated


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Queen Anne’ was more than a style of architecture: its influence can be traced in furniture, pictures and decorations of the period, in children’s books such as Kate Greenaway’s, and in the revival of the ‘old-fashioned’ garden. In this book, Mark Girouard describes the ‘Queen Anne’ movement in all its manifestations, tracing its origin in the 1860s the spread of its subsequent vogue from London to the provinces, and from England to America, and its fall from grace in the 1890s, when it was taken up the architects of pubs and waterside villas. In doing so he does more than chart the style for the first time: he also throws light on an important segment of English life in the last decades of the nineteenth century. Condition: very good in edge-worn and price-clipped dust-jacket.


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