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A history of Regent Street

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Regent Street is one of the best known streets in London. This riveting history traces its development from a royal scheme devised for the Prince Regent by his favorite architect, John Nash, in the 19th century to its role as the "destination street" of today. It was originally celebrated as the "avenue of superfluities"?full of modish shops providing clothes, British and imported dress material, and luxuries like fans, furs, and jewelry. So successful were the businesses that rebuilding was necessary by the end of Queen Victoria's reign. Fashionable new shops and department stores in Portland stone replaced Nash's stucco, creating the Regent Street of today. The author, an eminent historian of London, traces the creation of the whole area from the clubs of Waterloo Place along the whole length of Regent Street to the villas of Regent's Park, and discusses the problems its projectors had to overcome. She records the many talented architects and inventive shopkeepers who established the street as a fashionable quarter, and traces the many changes and problems faced by landlords and occupiers in keeping their street in the forefront of style for two centuries.

Regent Street - A Mile of Style by Hermione Hobhouse and published by Philimore is a paperback in fair condition. It contains photographs and drawings throughout and a is comprehensive look at Regent Street through the years since it's inception. The front cover is bent at the bottom and the rear cover is bowed but the interior pages are crisp and clean with a good tight binding. It is 8" x 10.75" in size and has 196 pages.

Item details

Author(s):
Hermione Hobhouse
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8" x 10.75"
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
186077248X
ISBN-13:
9781860772481
Number of pages:
196
Publisher:
Phillimore
Title:
Regent Street - A Mile of Style

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Regent Street is one of the best known streets in London. This riveting history traces its development from a royal scheme devised for the Prince Regent by his favorite architect, John Nash, in the 19th century to its role as the "destination street" of today. It was originally celebrated as the "avenue of superfluities"?full of modish shops providing clothes, British and imported dress material, and luxuries like fans, furs, and jewelry. So successful were the businesses that rebuilding was necessary by the end of Queen Victoria's reign. Fashionable new shops and department stores in Portland stone replaced Nash's stucco, creating the Regent Street of today. The author, an eminent historian of London, traces the creation of the whole area from the clubs of Waterloo Place along the whole length of Regent Street to the villas of Regent's Park, and discusses the problems its projectors had to overcome. She records the many talented architects and inventive shopkeepers who established the street as a fashionable quarter, and traces the many changes and problems faced by landlords and occupiers in keeping their street in the forefront of style for two centuries.

Regent Street - A Mile of Style by Hermione Hobhouse and published by Philimore is a paperback in fair condition. It contains photographs and drawings throughout and a is comprehensive look at Regent Street through the years since it's inception. The front cover is bent at the bottom and the rear cover is bowed but the interior pages are crisp and clean with a good tight binding. It is 8" x 10.75" in size and has 196 pages.

Author(s):
Hermione Hobhouse
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8" x 10.75"
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
186077248X
ISBN-13:
9781860772481
Number of pages:
196
Publisher:
Phillimore
Title:
Regent Street - A Mile of Style

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