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    The 1930s Home (Shire Library) (Paperback) By (author) Greg Stevenson

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    DescriptionThe 1930s home presented an exciting new way of living for the generation that moved out to the suburbs. Young couples who had previously rented accommodation in urban centres found themselves able to afford new-build homes with hot running water, a bathroom indoors and even aerials for the wireless already installed. Some four million houses were erected, mostly in cosy semi-detached styles that harked back to traditional cottage architecture. The design elite rejected this 'Stockbroker Tudor' look and opted instead for brave, flat-roofed modernist villas. But whether the house drew on historical references or futuristic ones, interest in interior decoration boomed. This book introduces the homes that people fell in love with in the 1930s, and the fixtures and fittings that went in them. With nearly hundred illustrations and informative chapters on architectural styles, gardens, furnishings and technology in the home, this book is the most popular introductory guide to the houses of the period. It is not only a practical and valuable companion for people who own or wish to renovate an inter-war house but also will appeal to all those interested in period design.


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    Title
    The 1930s Home
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Greg Stevenson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747804642
    ISBN 10: 0747804648
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
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    BISAC V2.8: ARC003000
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    LC classification: NA7328.S85
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    LC classification: NA7328 .S853 2000
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, AMK
    Illustrations note
    colour and b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    04 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    Dr Greg Stevenson is an architectural heritage consultant and lectures at the University of Wales, Lampeter.
    Review quote
    [In reference to "1930s Home", "1940s Home" and "1950s Home"]: "Lavishly illustrated with photographs, ephemera and wonderful period advertisements, all three of these books take one through a good overview of British architectural design, house construction, furnishings and decor, and gardens." - Kitchen Retro, "kitchenretro.blogspot.com" (October 2009)
    Table of contents
    Introduction Architectural styles Furnishings Fixtures and fittings Technology in the home The garden Conclusion Further reading Places to visit