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Building reputations: Architecture and the artisan, 1750-1830

Conor Lucey


This book advances an innovative look at a well known, if arguably often misunderstood, historic building typology: the eighteenth-century brick terraced (or row) house. Created for the upper tier of the social spectrum, these houses were largely designed and built by what is customarily regarded as the lower tier of the architectural hierarchy; that is, by artisan communities of bricklayers, carpenters, plasterers and related tradesmen. From London and Dublin to Boston and Philadelphia, these houses collectively formed the streets and squares that became the links and pivots of ‘enlightened’ ... More

Keywords: architecture, building, artisan, design, decoration, urbanism, neoclassicism, housing, Georgian, Federal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526119940
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526119940.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Conor Lucey, author
Assistant Professor in the School of Art History & Cultural Policy at University College Dublin