Edwardian architecture

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Antrim House, an historic Edwardian building in Wellington, New Zealand.

Edwardian architecture is the style popular during King Edward VII of the United Kingdom's reign; he reigned from 1901 to 1910, but the architecture style is generally considered to be indicative of the years 1901 to 1914.[1]

Edwardian architecture is generally less ornate than high or late Victorian architecture,[2] apart from a subset used for major buildings known as Edwardian Baroque architecture.

Masonic Temple, Aberdeen, Scotland built in 1910.


Edwardian houses in Sutton, Greater London, England.
  • Colour: lighter colours were used; the use of gas and later electric lights caused designers to be less concerned about the need to disguise soot buildup on walls compared to Victorian era architecture.[2]
  • Patterns: "Decorative patterns were less complex; both wallpaper and curtain designs were more plain."[2]
  • Clutter: "There was less clutter than in the Victorian era. Ornaments were perhaps grouped rather than everywhere."

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Further reading[edit]

  • Gray, A.S., Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary (1985).
  • Long, H., The Edwardian House: The Middle-Class Home in Britain 1880-1914 (1993).
  • Hockman, H.,
  • Service, A., Edwardian Architecture Edwardian House Style Handbook (2007) David & Charles ISBN 0-7153-2780-1 (1977) Thames & Hudson ISBN 0-500-18158-6

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