Upper-middle-class housing

Urban domestic architecture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Bloomsbury, London. Photograph copyright 2005 George P. Landow. Image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.

The almost stark, yet elegant simplicity of these buildings embellished only by wrought iron fencing and the italianate rustication of their ground floor façades contrasts sharply to late Victorian eclecticism. London has been well described as a city of squares, and these buildings face a locked park to which the local residents have access [GPL].


J. Mordaunt Crook, The Dilemma of Style: Architectural Ideas from the Picturesque to the Post-Modern. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

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