ENGLISH STYLES FROM THE XVLL,XIX CENTURIES
This paper is done regarding the different English styles of Architecture and interior design in that era (Mainly Stuarts, Georgian and Victorian)
INTRODUCTION (1 page. text, no illustrations)
When, where and how did the style arise? How long was it prevalent?
Who are its best-known representatives? (Just the names, if known.)
What are the best-known works representing this style?
GENERAL HISTORICAL CONTEXT (1 Page. text + not more than 2 small illustrations if any)
What were the general economic, political and social conditions of the period?
Do you, or others, think they were important for the emergence of the style?
ART / DESIGN CONTEXT (1 p. text + not more than 3 illustrations)
What was the artistic/design background of the day?What were the dominating trend(s) just before this style?
Did it develop or include some features of the immediately previous styles, or did it radically oppose them?
Was it inspired by ideas of the past, or was it forwarding new original concepts?
SPECIFIC FEATURES OF THE STYLE (2 p. text min.+ many illustrations)
What distinguishes this style from those before it? (Use comparisons)
What are the immediate, visually distinctive features of this style? (How do we recognize it?)
What ideas and beliefs does this style express? Are they new?
What specific techniques,materials,and devices does this style use?
CRITICAL APPRAISAL ( 1 p. text + not more than 3 illustrations if any)
What is the historians’ and critics’ attitude towards this style? Are they united in their attitudes, or are they divided? (Comments and quotations)
How do you personally feel about this style?
Is there anything you think the historians have omitted in the accounts and appraisal of this
CONCLUSION: HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE (1 p. text + not more than 2 illustrations, if any)
What is the historical importance of this style? (compared to other historical trends)
Did this style inspire or affect the emergence of other styles?
Is it of relevance today?
(books, articles, Web sites)