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The Singapore house and residential life 1819-1939

Author: Norman Edwards
Publisher: Singapore ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1990
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an illustrated study of the Singapore detached house from the time of the first settlement to World War II. The author analyzes the house architecturally, in terms of the way domestic life  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Edwards
ISBN: 0195885600 9780195885606
OCLC Number: 26892848
Description: xviii, 281 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, plans ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Early Developments: Origins; Architectural influences; The first settlement; Classicism; The plantation villas; Part II: The Suburb: Early suburbanization 1880-1900; Progress and consolidation 1900-1920; End of an era 1920-1939; Recreation in the suburbs 1800s; Social life in the suburbs 1900s; Part III: Domestic Life and the Interior: Social and cultural changes; The plan; From the street to the house; Reception; Entertaining; Family activities; Servants; The kitchen; Part IV: Style and Form: Materials and methods; Professionalism and classicism; Eclecticism; Romanticism; The vernacular bungalow; Towards modernism.
Responsibility: Norman Edwards.

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