Village Buildings of Britain

Village Buildings of Britain

by Matthew Rice (Author)


VILLAGE BUILDINGS OF BRITAIN is an illustrated survey of vernacular building for everyone who believes in the importance of conservation and who wishes to have, in one beautiful volume, examples of village building styles from all over the country. Each of the eleven chapters includes a selection of buildings painted from life in watercolour in a highly original style which combines accuracy with charm. With his painter's eye for detail, Matthew Rice also picks out a variety of local features such as windows, doorways, ironworks and stonework which help to establish the character of each part of the country. In writing and illustrating this book Matthew Rice is not only arming his readers with a superb collection of architectual drawings but, with his heartfelt passion for conservation, trying to ensure that those people lucky enough to own a country cottage have a better idea of how to maintain or convert it in such a way that it continues to stand in harmony with its surroundings.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Published: 22 Feb 2001

ISBN 10: 0316856886
ISBN 13: 9780316856881

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'Would that Matthew Rice were able to produce pattern books of this kind for every town and city...' - HRH The Prince of Wales
Author Bio
* Married to the ceramic designer Emma Bridgewater.* Friends with David Linley who he meet at Bedales School.