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The Secret Life of Victorian Houses

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The Secret Life of Victorian Houses traces the fascinating connections between the eras domestic tastes and its social history. The Victorians were the first Americans to enjoy a bounty of affordable, mass-produced goods. But the Industrial Revolution, which supplied those comforts, was hardly sedate. The authors explore how the outpouring of styles, from Greek Revival columns to Gothic crenelations, from Turkish carpets to Eastlake tables, reflected the Victorians' new concepts of morality, culture, and manners.Tim Field's ...

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The Secret Life of Victorian Houses
1993, Elliott & Clark Pub., Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781880216101

Hardcover

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