We often talk about Art Deco buildings or Brutalist architecture here, but we don’t mention the periods covered by this book quite so much. “The Book of the Edwardian and Inter-war House” by Richard Russell Lawrence looks at the homes built in these periods, a time when most people began to own their own homes and is a great introduction to the subject.
The book describes in detail, across 272 pages, the dominant styles of these periods. It also looks at the showpiece developments such as Hampstead Garden Suburb and Letchworth Garden City and the latter part of the book has sections focusing on individual elements of the house such as fireplaces, chimneys, bathrooms and tiles.
You can buy the book in hardcover for £22.99 from Amazon.