Late English Georgian

General: This style clung to the Neo-classicism as a whole. they still had the Neo-Palladian style in them they developed new flatter details, slender proportions . Robert Adam becomes a major influence around this time period.

Motifs and Characteristics: swags, urns, classical figures, anthemions, honeysuckles, paterae (oval or circular forms with radiating lines), pediments, etc.

Architecture and Buildings:  this style favored geometric forms. Late Georgian begins to have resemblance of the Roman, Greek, and Egyptian style along with the Renaissance and baroque period.

Typical building types are town a d country houses. Banks, churches, and other public structures are also typical but not as popular as the town and country homes. their floor plans resembled the French prototypes in rooms. rooms may had a picturesque view.

Building materials are typical colored brick. The colors were gray, yellow, brown, white, or cream. the exteriors may have had plain to overlay decorative details with classical elements.

Windows usually had pediments that surrounded it. Rectangular sashes are prevalent. Mullions are generally painted dark green, gray, or brown. By the 1770’s the windows became taller and balconies are accessible.

They had  flat and/or low-pitched roofs.

Interiors: Late Georgian interiors have classical elements in low releif and refined proportions.  simple geometric shapes with curved ends or sculpture niches for movement. sometimes designers reused artifacts and integrated them into new settings.

Their floors are wood, stone, and imitation marble (scagolia). rugs are also used in conjunction with decorative ceilings.

Their walls are paneled. this was done out of fashion. alternative treatments include putting textiles on the walls.

Window treatments become popular around this time. most of the fabrics are nailed into the wall, but now valances are now hiding the nails and tracks. The industrial revolution made it easier for the fabrics to me manufactured.

Colors include lilac, terra-cotta, pompeiian red, bright pinks, blues, and greens. middle classes used stones, grays, olive green, brown, straw, sky, blue, and pea green. soft white is also fashionable.

Furniture: Their furniture (compared to most french styles) are light in scale. they are also rectilinear in form and have painted, carved, and inlayed classical motifs. woods like satinwood and rosewoods are popular.

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