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Houses And Cottages Of Britain

By R.W. Brunskill

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Looks inside traditional buildings and shows how and why they were originally planned. It reveals fascinating details about the occupiers lifestyles, their work and social life.

Houses and Cottages is based on Professor Brunskill¿s considerable research work and on archaeological and documentary discoveries. It looks inside the buildings and shows how and why they were originally planned and how they have evolved, often from very simple structures. In the process, a great amount of fascinating information is revealed about the lifestyles of the people for whom the houses were built, both in terms of their work and of their social lives. In addition there are detailed chapters on materials and methods of construction and on rooms and their uses, all of which provide further insights into why structures as we see them now evolved in the way they did from the original plans.

Biographical Notes

Professor Brunskill is the leading authority on vernacular architecture. He was a practising architect, reader in architecture at the University of Manchester, a former commissioner of English Heritage and vice-chairman of RCAHMW.

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  • ISBN: 9780575071223
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2000
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: No Imprint
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