Edwardian

The ecletic period of English architecture during the reign of King Edward VII (1901-10). It incorporated a variety of styles, including the Baroque and Neoclassical Revivals, the Beaux-Arts Style, and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Furnishings and interiors are lighter and more cheerful than in the Victorian period.

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Edwardian
edwardiaans Dutch
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Refers mainly to the style of architecture produced during the reign of Edward VII (1901-1910) though some authors date it from 1890, when the Gothic became less predominant and architectural style became more eclectic, to 1914 when building halted because of World War I. Often noted for its ebullience or opulent and monumental qualities, Edwardian architecture actually reflects the development of several architectural movements, namely the Baroque and Neoclassical Revivals, the Beaux-Arts Style, and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021236. The J. Paul Getty Trust.