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Georgian Revival Architecture
|This house was built in the 1920s, but its rectangular shape and the symmetrical arrangement of its windows imitate America's Georgian Colonial architecture.||T. C. Havens House
101 North 39th Street
Architect: F.A. Henninger
|Lammont Dupont lab, alongside Memorial, features the sort of modern georgian revival architecture that UD has been employing of late.|
|Windows of the Albert Hall, Canberra, opened 1928; Georgian Revival||Front of the Albert Hall; Georgian Revival||Elizabeth Murdoch Building, Victorian College of the Arts. Melbourne|
|By the early 1890s some of the most progressive
and influential architects in Britain and America had started to move away
from free-ranging eclecticism and to embrace the gentle discipline of the
seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Georgian style. In Britain, Norman Shaw
showed the way, followed by Ernest Newton and, by the turn of the century,
the great Edwin Lutyens. In the United States, McKim, Mead & White moved on
from the bold, picturesque Shingle style on which their early reputation had
been established and sought to emulate the gracious architecture of
America’s colonial past. By World War I the revived Georgian style was well
established and, especially in Britain, it continued to be popular
throughout the 1920s and 1930s, often being used for houses, blocks of
flats, institutional buildings and commercial structures of modest size.
Many of these essays in the Georgian style were regarded with disdain by
critics and progressive architects on the grounds that they were mindlessly
derivative, retrogressive and dull. It is perhaps reasonable to point out
that, while all kinds of architecture are difficult to do well, Georgian has
the somewhat negative but not inconsiderable virtue of being difficult to do
In the decades before World War lithe advent into the architectural profession of a new phenomenon— the university graduate influenced by the teachings of English academics—helped to establish and spread the influence of Inter-War Georgian Revival by making the style synonymous with upper-middle-class concepts of good taste.
While most Georgian Revival buildings are houses and other buildings of essentially domestic scale, the style was also used occasionally for the façades of city office buildings of modest height.
"A Pictorial Guide to Identifying Austrlian Architecture; Styles and Terms from 1788 to the Present"
RICHARD APPERLY, ROBERT IRVING, PETER REYNOLDS. PHOTOGRAPHS BY SOLOMON MITCHELL.
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1995 ISBN 0207 18562 X
Copyright © 1989 by Richard Apperly, Robert Irving and Peter Reynolds.
|U.S. Domestic Use
The American Georgian Colonial style was adapted in the west in Georgian Revival homes which often included high-peaked, or doubled-angled gables, roof dormers, porticos, latticed windows with shutters and pedimented porticos in front of the entryway. Palladian windows or doorways are sometimes seen as well.
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