Architecture Of The Victorian Era
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This paper explores and describes the various architectural achievements of the Victorian era, which include the use of glass and iron in the centerpiece of the Great Exposition in 1851. The paper further highlights some truly unlivable mansions in Gothic, Tudor and Italinate style, plus the upscale housing some of which still remains today in the Regency terrace style. A downside of the Victorian age of architecture, namely the urbanization and growth of slums, is also highlighted.
From the Paper:"There has always been the idea that the Victorian Age was one of comfort. Comfort in the sense of looking back on the events and ideas that created the world of Victoria and Albert and, through them, the entire British Empire. While much of this period is often remembered basically for its prudery and, to some degree, the inequality of women, despite a female queen, it is also an Age where literature, art and architecture provided that sense of comfort in some, perhaps unease in a few. While modes in dress, even theater and poetry changed over the decades of the era, one fairly constant art form was that of architecture."
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