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Victorian House Book, The A Practical Guide to Home Repair and Decoration by Robin Guild, Vernon Gibberd, Simon Rigge

Victorian House Book, The A Practical Guide to Home Repair and Decoration

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Victorian House Book, The A Practical Guide to Home Repair and Decoration by Robin Guild, Vernon Gibberd, Simon Rigge

No book gets to its 4th edition unless it is found to be useful. With its 2,000 illustrations, 320 pages and 100,000 words, The Victorian House Book is the biggest and most comprehensive renovation manual available, offering you more inspirational decorating ideas and practical guidance than any other book on the subject. `Head and shoulders above the rest' is how the RIBA book buyer described it. Written by Robin Guild, one of Britain's most successful interior designers, the book explains how to modernize your house while preserving the original architectural features. The emphasis is on sympathetic improvement: work with the architecture you have, not against it. Windows, doors, roof-lights, fireplaces - all instil character and possess the power to embellish and enhance if treated in the right way.


'It's a practical, authoritative, beautiful guide to everything from cornices and corbels to sofas and suppliers.' - The Independent on Sunday 'A Bible to all up-and-coming Victorian house owners.' - The Sunday Express 'More than just a coffee table read, it takes a detailed look at every aspect of the Victorian home - from door numbers and windows to period decoration and gardens.' - Good Housekeeping 'The Guild book is a triumph of art direction.' - The New York Times'

About the Author

Robin Guild acquired an international reputation as a designer of interiors ranging from small studio apartments and country houses to the cabins of motor yachts and private jets. Co-founder of Designers Guild, he worked for many well-known clients including the Rolling Stones, Joan Collins, Trevor Nunn and the royal family of Saudi Arabia. He designed the interiors of Ralph Lauren's London clothes store, as well as Brown's and the Empress Garden restaurants. His book The Finishing Touch has been translated into four languages. He died on 27th August 2006.

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Publication date

12th January 2007


Robin Guild, Vernon Gibberd, Simon Rigge

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Sheldrake Press


320 pages


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