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The villa: ideal type or vernacular variant?

McKellar, Elizabeth (2011). The villa: ideal type or vernacular variant? In: Guillery, Peter ed. Built from Below: British Architecture and the Vernacular. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 49–72.

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This chapter explores the small middle-class villa in outer London from c. 1650-1800. It argues that far from being an elite ideal type villas in this context tended to ignore the well-documented Palladian model. Using the example of Greenwich as a case study the article argues for the small outer London villa as early and widespread evidence for a 'London suburban vernacular' architecture.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Author, 2011 Peter Guillery, selection and editorial material
ISBN: 0-415-56532-4, 978-0-415-56532-5
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Art History
Item ID: 24062
Depositing User: Elizabeth McKellar
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2011 16:24
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:25
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