Domestic Interiors: The British Tradition 1500-1850


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Although the interiors found in aristocratic houses have received much attention over the years, little has been written about how the interiors of middle-class homes have evolved. This attractive and deeply informed book traces the development--in word and picture--of vernacular British interiors. The book is a greatly expanded and revised version of Ayres's earlier work The Book of the Home in Britain and deals with a wide range of subjects, including heating and lighting, details of doors, doorways and staircases, ...

Domestic Interiors: The British Tradition 1500-1850 2003, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300084450

2nd edition