Rural Residences, consisting of a series of designs for cottages, decorated cottages, small villas, and other ornamental buildings…. John Buonarotti PAPWORTH.
Rural Residences, consisting of a series of designs for cottages, decorated cottages, small villas, and other ornamental buildings…

Rural Residences, consisting of a series of designs for cottages…
Rural Residences, consisting of a series of designs for cottages, decorated cottages, small villas, and other ornamental buildings…

London: for R. Ackermann, 1818.

Imperial octavo, frontispiece and 26 aquatint plates, all handcoloured; nineteenth century purple half calf.

Cottages ornés: influential on Colonial design

In this beautifully illustrated book George Papworth (1775-1847) intended to demonstrate that even a modest cottage could be raised to a high aesthetic plane with the application of the principles of proportion and form. James Broadbent in The Australian Colonial House has traced the influence of Papworth's designs on grander Colonial works: for a palatial house Macarthur was to have built at Pyrmont, as well as some of the features of the prestigious Newington at Silverwater.

In this beautifully illustrated book George Papworth (1775-1847) intended to demonstrate that even a modest cottage could be raised to a high aesthetic plane with the application of the principles of proportion and form. James Broadbent in The Australian Colonial House has traced the influence of Papworth's designs on grander Colonial works: for a palatial house Macarthur was to have built at Pyrmont, as well as some of the features of the prestigious Newington at Silverwater.
This is a good copy of the first edition of Papworth's exquisite book on picturesque cottage design. Papworth, leading architect, landscaper and interior designer of his day, popularised the rustic cottages ornés through this work and in Ackermann's Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c.

Archer, 246.2; Colvin, p. 437; Tooley, 360.

Price (AUD): $5,500.00  other currencies     Ref: #2802508

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