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    DescriptionDanson House (1762-66) is one of the finest surviving villas by the architect Robert Taylor (1714-88). Restrained, compact and ingeniously planned, it was built for the City merchant John Boyd (1718-1800), who had made his fortune in the West Indies sugar trade. This book tells the story of the house, the estate, its owners, and its restoration by English Heritage between 1995 and 2004 after a long period of neglect. It explains how the building evolved from the start of construction in 1762, as wings were added and then demolished, and how the interiors were later modified to accommodate Victorian standards of comfort.

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    Danson House
    The Anatomy of a Georgian Villa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Lea, By (author) Chris Miele, By (author) Gordon Higgott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 102
    Width: 219 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9781873592755
    ISBN 10: 1873592752

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMKH
    BISAC V2.8: ARC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    DC22: 728
    Abridged Dewey: 721
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    BIC subject category V2: TNKX
    BISAC V2.8: ARC014000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 942.177
    Thema V1.0: AMK, TNKX
    LC classification: NA7625.D36 L43 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    col illus t/out
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    Publication date
    31 December 2011
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    Author Information
    Richard Lea is a historian and historic building analyst in the Properties Presentation department of English Heritage who has contributed to many English Heritage guidebooks. Chris Miele is an architectural historian and planning consultant who has written widely on British architecture and town planning, and in particular on William Morris. He is a trustee of the Bexley Heritage Trust, which maintains the house.
    Review quote
    'Danson's story is told by Lea and Miele in a clear, lucid style, mercifully free of the jargon and half-baked theorising which nowadays bedevils some academic writing on eighteenth-century architecture. The book is beautifully produced to the impeccable standards we have come to expect of English Heritage - long may their publications department flourish! - with copious illustrations and specially-drawn plans.' -- Geoffrey Tyack
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements|Preface|1. The origins of Danson|2. Augustus and John Boyd|3. Robert Taylor, architect of Danson|4. Proportion and structure in Taylor's villa at Danson|5. Completing the house and landscaping the park, 1765-1773|6. Planning, decoration and iconography|7. The cost of life as a gentleman|8. Nineteenth-century Danson|9. Danson House and Park since 1924: decline and restoration|Appendix 1 Transcription of Rev Joseph Spence's comments, May 1763|Appendix 2 Sale Inventory of 1805|Notes|Bibliography|Index|