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Adam style ornament - the plasterer's demise
TitleRestoration HomeReduce, Reuse and RecycleMoving Rooms by John Harris

Adam style ornament - the plasterer's demise
BOOKS : A REVIEW OF PLASTERING PLAIN AND DECORATIVE BY WILLIAM MILLAR
Plastering Plain and Decorative by William Millar

Donhead Publishing has reprinted in facsimile the book described as the plasterer's bible, Plastering Plain & Decorative, written by William Millar in the 1890s, and edited and revised in 1927 by George Bankart, an architect turned craftsperson in lead and plaster who worked with the Bromsgrove Guild and Ernest Gimson of the Arts & Crafts movement.

The first chapter, on the history of plaster, written by George Robinson, and the date of the book at the peak of the English Arts & Crafts movement, is affirmed in comments made about Robert Adam that 'very little work was left to the art of the plasterer' who chiefly cast 'monotonously repetitive' elements, and now 'it is no longer the plasterer who adorns the house - it is the compo man'.

Chapter 5 on modelling and design in relief, written by Bankart, shows photos of the author's own work inspired by poems of William Morris and installed in Exeter (could this be Bystock?). The panels, in light relief and cleverly done, are pre-Raphaelite in style but almost like Flaxman in their modelling. 'Another bad habit is working with a wet sponge and finger,' he writes, because it 'leaves the surface smooth and shiny'.

Chapter 6 on plaster tools gives common names, except for riffle files, and while most tools are owned by plasterers, employers usually supply files and rasps. There are group photos and drawings of plaster tools, including American ones from Goldblatt Tool Co of Kansas City. What is the difference between a larry and a rake? A larry or drag has three or four prongs with a handle of six to nine feet for mixing hair with coarse stuff and knocking it up for use, while a rake has a plain blade and is used for making setting stuff.

The book marches on through materials into composition, including gesso, papier-mâché, compo and carton-pierre, and where, among others we are treated to Walter Crane's recipe for gesso.

The last chapters on plasterers' memoranda gives quantities, weights and recipes. A bundle of split laths contains 360 running feet and will cover about five superficial yards, using 500 nails. Sawn laths are usually used in America. Pumice concrete weighs 70 lbs / cu ft, brick concrete 120 lbs, limestone concrete 130 lbs, slag concrete 140 lbw. Victorians used scrap material such as broken reclaimed brick to good effect. Plaster casts can be made extremely hard and tough (and able to take a polish) by adding pulverised marshmallow root to the mix, or by using gauging water in which marshmallow roots have been boiled. To make plaster look like polished marble, take clean skimmed milk and coat the figure until it will absorb no more, then lay it in a place free from dust until dry. Plaster gauged with milk and water will enable the casts to be polished. A hawk boy - 'now past history' the book says in 1897 - would wait on two plasterers, and could throw a serverful of stuff to a man on a scaffold ten foot high. Hawk boys were banned because 'knowing the names and uses of the tools, a cute boy developed into a so-called plasterer, to the detriment of apprenticeship'.

The appendix has developments in America including those of Mr. O. A. Malone, president and founder in 1927 of the Californian Stucco Products Co, and known as the man who put the colour into California with so-called 'Jazz Plaster'.

Early Christmas present anyone?

Reviewed by T Kay
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Adam style ornament - the plasterer's demise Plaster relief by Bankart in Exeter Plaster tools in the 1880s

Location : UK > Dorset
Category : Architectural STONE & TERRACOTTA
ID : 56215
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Date Created : 10 Nov 2010 14:13:16
Date Modified : 10 Nov 2010 15:20:45;

BOOKS : THRIFTY CHIC: INTERIOR STYLE ON A SHOESTRING
When it comes to creating a home, "Thrifty Chic" shows you how to reuse and restore, revive and revamp, and recycle and reclaim, in order to create a stylish yet individual home without spending a small fortune.

Room by room, the book explains how to give old furniture a new lease of life and how to bring a vintage charm to a room through an inspired use of fabrics and paints. There are ideas for window dressings as well as bed and table linens. There are projects for jazzing up old wooden furniture for both house and garden, and suggestions for pulling together mismatched items into cohesive schemes.The all-important finishing touches - display, china and ceramics, glassware, paintings and frames, fabrics and trims - are covered in detail, and you can learn how to create a variety of stylish accessories for your home.

Get insider's tips on what to look for at antique markets and in charity shops, and how to care for and restore your bargain purchases. Whether you are creating your first home on a tight budget, or wanting to give your existing home a new look, "Thrifty Chic" contains a treasure trove of irresistible ideas.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Innovative Reuse
ID : 44744
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Date Created : 31 Mar 2009 14:16:47
Date Modified : 31 Mar 2009 14:16:48;

BOOKS : LOST BUILDINGS: DEMOLISHED, DESTROYED, IMAGINED, REBORN
Have you ever wished that you could have seen King Solomon's mighty Temple in Jerusalem or climbed to the top of the legendary Tower of Babel? What must it have been like to have paraded up and down the great glass galleries of the Crystal Palace in London in 1851? Why is the Euston Arch, demolished in 1961, still missed? What would buildings described in much loved books have been like if these had existed outside their author's imaginations?

Imagine walking through the labyrinthine corridors of Mervyn Peake's mythical Gothic fortress Gormenghast, or visiting Toad Hall. And what of the current trend for reconstructing buildings which were destroyed in wartime or for political reasons?"Lost Buildings" is an invitation to visit buildings long vanished or those demolished within living history, some by dim politicians, others by war or "acts of God", that we would pay good money and travel a long way to see, if only they existed, today.

It looks, too, at buildings from literature, myth and children's stories, and some lost opportunities - fantastic, ambitious designs that were never built. There are countless buildings that remain vivid in the collective memory, whether they were once real or were only ever imagined. "Lost Buildings" brings these together for the reader's curiosity and delight.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Complete Large Buildings
ID : 44743
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Date Created : 31 Mar 2009 13:55:29
Date Modified : 31 Mar 2009 14:02:27;

BOOKS : OLD HOUSE HANDBOOK
A practical guide to care and repair
by Roger Hunt & Marianne Suhr

A motivating, well illustrated book that makes even the most derelict of buildings seem a little less daunting. Whether it's a timber framed medieval cottage, an eighteenth century urban terrace or an example of Victorian or Edwardian speculative development. It shows you how to maintain an old house and cope with any problems without damaging the patina that builds up over the ages.

Whether you want to simply maintain an old building or are taking on a wreck in need of major work, there is no shortage of information available in the Old House Handbook. It provides you with a practical approach and it is full of useful advice based on the best current practice. Advice sections from experts are scattered throughout the book which gives invaluable tips on what to consider when repairing certain areas of your home.

From the foundations to the roof, from the need for modern services to the maintenance of traditional paintwork and finishes, from windows and doors to breathability and damp in walls and floors, Old House Handbook provides deeply informed no-nonsense advice.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : D.I.Y. Tips
ID : 43985
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Date Created : 24 Feb 2009 13:58:23
Date Modified : 24 Feb 2009 14:19:24;

BOOKS : BAZAAR STYLE: DECORATIING WITH MARKET AND VINTAGE FINDS
With the vibrant range of markets around the country - from antique to bric-a-brac - this book is the perfect companion to a day at any Fair. Subtitled decorating with market and vintage finds, this book work as through the elements of how to make the most of your market finds from furniture and textiles to lighting and collectables. Create a beautifully individual home combining vintage, retro and flea-market finds with Bazaar Style. In this book stylist Selina Lake and writer Joanna Simmons show you real homes furnished with intriguing pieces from different eras and cultures, which mix and match colours, patterns and design. You'll discover a wonderful mix of vintage and retro influences, flea-market finds, and pieces inspired by a French brocante or Moroccan bazaar. The book begins with Elements of the style, covering Furniture, Textiles, Lighting, Collectables, Display and Colour. In the second half, Rooms, find out how the style works brilliantly in every part of your home. Finally, a Directory will help you source great items.

Location : UK > London West
Category : D.I.Y. Tips
ID : 42810
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Date Created : 12 Dec 2008 16:39:01
Date Modified : 12 Dec 2008 16:39:03;

BOOKS : HORSE-DRAWN FARM MACHINERY
The eighteenth century Agricultural Revolution saw centuries-old methods of farming discarded and new improvements made. Draught oxen were replaced with more versatile and heavy breeds of horses and the Industrial Revolution produced an enormous range of horse-drawn agricultural machinery, such as cultivators, roof lifters and maure spreaders. This book describes and illustrates these machines, the horses and their harness, inventors and manufacturers and lists the places where the machines can be seen today.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Various, mixed, misc and other
ID : 42105
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Date Created : 10 Nov 2008 10:33:45
Date Modified : 10 Nov 2008 10:33:47;

BOOKS : DISCOVERING OIL LAMPS
This book traces the design and evolution of oil lighting, examining in detail the varieties and design features of many of the lamps that were made, particulary in the Victorian period.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Various, mixed, misc and other
ID : 42104
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Date Created : 10 Nov 2008 10:25:42
Date Modified : 10 Nov 2008 10:25:44;

BOOKS : EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS AND MASTABA TOMBS
The Egyptian pyramids are iconic symbols of ancient Egyptian civilisation and mythology. This book traces the early development of ancient pyramids and tombs, from the Mastaba burial tombs of the first dynasty, to the Great Pyramids of the fourth. Also exploring the lesser-known pyramids of the Old Middle Kingdon, the author discusses the construction methods involved and reveals the elaborate decorations used to celebrate the afterlife.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Various, mixed, misc and other
ID : 42103
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Date Created : 10 Nov 2008 10:18:41
Date Modified : 10 Nov 2008 10:18:43;

BOOKS : PIERS AND OTHER SEASIDE ARCHITECTURE
Originally constructed as landing stages for trippers by boat in the nineteenth century, piers later developed into attractions in themselves, with ornate pavilions, delicate ironworks and exotic lighting. Lynn F Pearson and architectural historian, outlines the fascinating history of pier and pavilion construction, using colour illustrations and photographs to show the development of these attractions from simple wooden structures to complex entertainment venues.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Various, mixed, misc and other
ID : 42085
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Date Created : 07 Nov 2008 16:45:06
Date Modified : 07 Nov 2008 16:45:10;

BOOKS : PRIVIES AND WATER CLOSETS
Although Thomas Crapper is the most commonly associated with the invention of the toilet, his models were in fact the result of a long line of improvements to earlier designs which date back to ancient times. This book is an ideal introduction to the history of the toilet, tracing its development from the primitive and very smelly to todays one-piece, all ceramic WC.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Various, mixed, misc and other
ID : 42084
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Date Created : 07 Nov 2008 16:34:27
Date Modified : 07 Nov 2008 16:34:29;

BOOKS : THE VICTORIAN CEMETERY
Public cemeteries provide a place for commemoration and contemplation, but they also have great relevance for their social history and their specific designs. The Victorians perceived that cemeteries were not just essential to burying the dead, but that they should be a part of people's lives and culture.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Various, mixed, misc and other
ID : 42082
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Date Created : 07 Nov 2008 16:20:39
Date Modified : 07 Nov 2008 16:20:41;

BOOKS : BUCKLES
The humble buckle is often taken for granted, yet its usefulness and sturdiness has endured that it has survived from ancient times through to the present day. The author provides a comprehensive typology of buckles, from the earliest designs to the most recent uses.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Various, mixed, misc and other
ID : 42078
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Date Created : 07 Nov 2008 15:42:22
Date Modified : 07 Nov 2008 15:42:23;

BOOKS : CHURCH CLOCKS
Since the medieval period, mechanical clocks located in churches across Britain have told the time to local communities, or displayed the phases of the moon and the heavens on an elaborate astrological face. Focusing on some of the most noteworthy church clocks in Britain, and the intriguing stories behind them, this book traces the history of church clocks from the wealthy abbeys and cathedrals of the medieval period to the electric movements of the present day.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Various, mixed, misc and other
ID : 42076
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Date Created : 07 Nov 2008 15:32:25
Date Modified : 07 Nov 2008 15:32:27;

BOOKS : LONDON'S BRIDGES
Often overshadowed by the imposing buildings that line the River Thames, the bridges of London are an intriguing part of the capital. This book traces the history of all 33 Thames bridges within Greater london, exploring the fascinating architecture and unique stories from Hampton Court Bridge in the west to the iconic Tower Bridge in the east and beyond, to the Queen Elizabeth II bridge at Dartford.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Various, mixed, misc and other
ID : 42075
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Date Created : 07 Nov 2008 15:25:00
Date Modified : 07 Nov 2008 15:25:03;

BOOKS : THE GREEN BUILDING BIBLE VOLUME 1
A comprehensive snapshot of the 'green building' movement in the UK and essential information to help you make your home, buildings and outdoor areas less harmful to the environment, the community and your family.

Includes a special feature by Thornton Kay of Salvo on Reclaim and Reuse.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : News Stories
ID : 42071
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Date Created : 07 Nov 2008 15:03:32
Date Modified : 07 Nov 2008 15:05:50;

BOOKS : THE BRITISH SOLDIER OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR
This book portrays the life of the average solider of the 'poor bloody infantry' in the Great War from joining to demobilisation. Among other topics it examines what they ate, where they slept, what they wore, how they fought and what they endured. Most families have someone who served in the First World War; this book might help interpret the fragments of memory passed down to them.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : Various, mixed, misc and other
ID : 42069
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Date Created : 07 Nov 2008 14:42:54
Date Modified : 07 Nov 2008 14:46:40;

BOOKS : HARDMAN OF BIRMINGHAM - GOLDSMITH AND GLASSPAINTER
Hardman of Birmingham is the first in-depth study of John Hardman & Co. Over the whole period of its history. Michael Fisher, who is the firm's archivist and a recognised authority on the work of A.W.N Pugin, has based this study upon his researches into the extensive Hardman records held in the Birmingham City Archives, the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and in private collections. Illustrated with many original drawings and watercolours published here for the first time, along with photographs of some of the firm's most spectacular achievements.

Location : UK > London West
Category : WINDOWS & accessories
ID : 39919
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Date Created : 30 Jun 2008 15:46:53
Date Modified : 07 Jul 2008 09:41:23;

BOOKS : ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION
Provides concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge sufficient for the professional to appreciate the subject better. It takes you on local and international journeys, each of which highlights the complexities and demands of conservation projects that are ever present, however exotic the location.

Location : UK > London West
Category : Architectural STONE & TERRACOTTA
ID : 38247
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Date Created : 19 Mar 2008 16:12:42
Date Modified : 07 Jul 2008 09:41:56;

BOOKS : ALL GONE - SALVO 2008 WALLPLANNER
ALL GONE * ALL GONE * ALL GONE * ALL GONE * ALL GONE * ALL GONE *

Get organised and plan your year ahead, with a Salvo WALLPLANNER. This year's is A1 size, printed on recycled paper and contains dates for auctions and fairs, including the Salvo Fair. If you would like a FREE copy (UK only), please send us your name and address, by filling in the message box on the right hand side of this page, headed 'Email Salvo.

*TO ADVERTISE ON NEXT YEARS WALLPLANNER CONTACT SALVO*

Salvo will not pass on your address to any third parties, and will not use it for junk mailing.

(Ps. You cannot buy this wallplanner on Amazon)
Contact : Salvo Llp, Somerset, UK. Tel: 01225 422300.

Location : UK > Somerset
Category : Events
ID : 36350
User : 1 ; Antique/Reclamation/Salvage Trade ; (Administrator)
Date Created : 14 Jan 2008 21:28:36
Date Modified : 28 Aug 2008 09:50:56;

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BOOKS : 2008 GUIDE TO ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE COMPANIES USA
The 2007-2008 Guide to architectural salvage and antique lumber dealers in the USA.
Just publised. Valuable referance work for anyone intending to sell or buy from the USA.
Hundreds of entries with full contact details and specialisations by state.

£15 inclusive of P+P

Credit cards accepted.
Contact : Cox's Yard , Gloucestershire, UK. Tel: 01608 652505.
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Location : UK > Gloucestershire
Category : Salvage
ID : 35940
User : 22 ; Antique/Reclamation/Salvage Trade ; (Salvo Code Dealer)
Date Created : 08 Dec 2007 16:11:57
Date Modified : 07 Jul 2008 09:44:24;

BOOKS : RECYCLED HOME, MARK BAILEY & SALLY BAILEY
Discover the potential of rescued objects, by reusing objects in the home, and creating a unique sense of style.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : D.I.Y. Tips
ID : 35367
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Date Created : 05 Nov 2007 15:28:46
Date Modified : 07 Jul 2008 10:07:45;

Restoration Home
BOOKS : RESTORATION HOME BY MARK AND SALLY BAILEY
Mark and Sally Bailey have a background in architecture, interior design and furniture making and a knack for unearthing salvage for the home. The book is full of ideas on how to mix reclaimed objects along side everyday home pieces. It makes you think twice before throwing away anything and guides you into getting the best out of them.
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Restoration Home

Location : UK > London West
Category : D.I.Y. Tips
ID : 35366
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Date Created : 05 Nov 2007 15:01:53
Date Modified : 07 Jul 2008 10:08:23;

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
BOOKS : REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: AN EASY HOUSEHOLD GUIDE, NICKY SCOTT
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An easy household guide, Nicky Scott

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is packed with ideas for cutting your consumption, reducing your rubbish, reusing, and recycling. It will also tell you where your old plastic goes to, what happens to your old glass jars, how they handle waste in other countries.
With a comprehensive resources section and information on getting more involved, it's an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to slim their bin and help stop the earth going to waste.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Location : UK > London West
Category : Innovative Reuse
ID : 35187
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Date Created : 25 Oct 2007 10:49:59
Date Modified : 07 Jul 2008 10:09:06;

BOOKS : RECYCLE: SALVAGE STYLE IN YOUR HOME & GARDEN
Recycle: Salvage style in your home & garden, Moira & Nicholas Hankinson

Moira and Nicholas Hankinson are masters of fashioning the coveted from the cast-off, and this book is their invaluable compendium of over 60 practical projects for the home and garden. Whether your motives are those of environmental conservation, or just desperation to avoid more identical furniture this book is full of examples of ersatz style which all of us can achieve. These celebrated designers give concise instructions on how to create each design, from the modest transformation of a shutter into a CD rack to the sizeable excavations of railway sleeper steps. Their clear step-by-step advice and photography will guide you through your projects as well as a list of all the equipment and resources you will need. More than a practical design manual it offers readers a whole new perception of everyday objects around us: as the authors themselves warn, once you attempt one design, you could very soon find yourself giving a discarded breadbin deep gazes of appraisal, or making nocturnal visits to your local tip.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Location : UK > London West
Category : D.I.Y. Tips
ID : 35186
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Date Created : 25 Oct 2007 10:43:04
Date Modified : 07 Jul 2008 10:09:57;

Moving Rooms by John Harris
BOOKS : MOVING ROOMS: THE TRADE IN ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGES
Moving Rooms: The Trade in Architectural Salvage, John Harris, Yale

Since at least Tudor times there have been architectural salvages: panelling, chimney pieces, doorways, or any fixtures and fittings might be removed from an old interior to be replaced by more fashionable ones. Not surprisingly a trade developed and architects, builders, masons, and sculptors sought out these salvages. By 1820 there was a growing profession of brokers and dealers in London, and a century later antique shops were commonplace throughout England.

This fascinating book documents the break-up, sale, and re-use of salvages in Britain and America, where the fashion for so-called "Period Rooms" became a mainstay of the transatlantic trade. Much appreciated by museum visitors, period rooms have become something of a scholarly embarrassment, as research reveals that many were assembled from a variety of sources. One American embraced the trade as no other--the larger-than-life William Randolph Hearst--who purchased tens of thousands of architectural salvages between 1900 and 1935.

John Harris is Curator Emeritus of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is an architectural historian.
Contact : Colleen Gowlett, Buckinghamshire, UK. Tel: 020 8400 6222.
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Moving Rooms by John Harris

Location : UK > London West
Category : Salvage
ID : 35185
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Date Created : 25 Oct 2007 10:30:52
Date Modified : 07 Jul 2008 10:10:43;


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