An Orchestration of Ornament
Part II- Victorian Themes

Queen Victoria reigned in England from 1837 to 1901. Because of this the name “Victorian” was used when referring to the building styles developed during this time period. The Victorian era proved to be a unique period when architects grew tired of designing in “traditional” styles that required a strict adherence to Classical design proportions.

Therefore, at the beginning of the Victorian Age, the architectural pendulum swung from Greek and Roman architectural designs directly into the plans of nineteenth century architectural artists such as Augustus Pugin.

excerpt from
article for the Hollywood Star 2002

(Alice goes on to talk about the architectural styles prevelent during the Victorian Age)

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