"Domestic Interiors" by James Ayres

Domestic Interiors The British Tradition 1500-1850 James Ayres

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
28 Jul 2003
ISBN:
9780300084450
Imprint:
Paul Mellon Centre BA
Dimensions:
272 pages: 279 x 203mm
Illustrations:
250 b/w + 50 color illus.

?Aimed at restorers and decorators, this inspiring book investigates the concealed or forgotten details of decoration and construction in ?ordinary? houses.??BBC Homes & Antiques


?The research undertaken for this fine book is tremendously impressive.??Richard Edmonds, Birmingham Post?Owners, architects, curators, decorators or anyone involved in the preservation, restoration, decoration and furnishing of modest vernacular interiors will find this book invaluable, inspiring and informative.??Frances Collard, Country Life


?The particular virtue of James Ayres?s study is that his own intimate knowledge of craft practice and decades of accumulated information are combined in a thoroughly Illuminating and enjoyable fashion.??Neil Burton, Georgian Magazine (UK)


"The author is to be congratulated on gathering together so much fascinating material in this volume. . . . It is easy to be enthusiastic about this volume, as it is both highly readable and extremely informative.  The breadth of knowledge presented in such an accessible form is formidable and it is thoroughly recommencded to anyone interested in not only architecture and the decorative arts but also in social history.  Lastly, but certainly by no means least, Domestic Interiors is beautifully illustrated in colour and black and white to the high standard one has come to expect from the Yale University Press."?Stephen Croad, Somerset Archaeology and Natural History


"A welcome revision and expansion of James Ayres' earlier work.  The fruits of extensive fieldwork and wide-ranging library research have been brought together in a highly readable volume with an authoritative text ably supported by a set of illustrations which have been well chosen and carefully reproduced and which contribute substantially to a most attractive volume.  It is wholeheartedly recommended to all who are interested in our ancestors, their houses and their way of life."?R. W. Brunskill, Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society


"One of the greatest pleasures of reading Domestic Interiors is its goldmine of evidence, both visual and written, for vernacular dwellings. . . . Domestic Interiors presents us with a cornucopia of valuable information and important issues to consider."?Robert Leath, Winterthur Portfolio