High Victorian

Refers to the Victorian style, mainly in architecture and decorative arts, produced from about 1850 to about 1870. While the Gothic Revival still dominated, High Victorian architecture and decorative arts demonstrate a more eclectic use of Gothic forms and a greater interest in color, texture, and plastic effects.

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High Victorian
Victorian, High
hoog-Victoriaans Dutch
Victoriano clásico Spanish
Alto Gótico Victoriano Spanish
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Refers to the Victorian style, mainly in architecture and decorative arts, produced from about 1850 to about 1870. While the Gothic Revival still dominated, High Victorian architecture and decorative arts demonstrate a more eclectic use of Gothic forms and a greater interest in color, texture, and plastic effects.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021234. The J. Paul Getty Trust.