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US history week 6 notes

by: Kenzie Busick

US history week 6 notes History 151

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Getting into Victorian Values, the change in architecture, and interiors of Victorian homes.
Clara Keyt
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Victorian Values, Victorian architecture, US History, 1900s
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Date Created: 02/29/16
Week 6 Notes 02/22/2016 ▯ Victorian America (1837-1901)  Reign of Queen Victoria ▯ Victorian Values  Race/Class o Second immigration wave (1820-1870) o Third Immigration wave (1881-1920) o Gave rise to industrialization in cities  Gender o Separate Spheres  Women stayed home, men went out and worked  Display material wealth o True womanhood/manhood  True man- success and moving up corporate ladder, aggressive, rational, making money  True woman- virtuous, submissive, domestic, “the great civilizer”  Technology o The industrial revolution o Factories, mining, milling o Technology in the home o Infrastructure- railroads, canals, bridges o Telecommunication- the telegraph  Space o Landscape engineering o Picturesque & romantic- cemeteries, parks (any public spaces) o Architecture o Urban vs. rural ▯ Architectural changes  Victorian architecture reflects.. o Increase in capital o Rise in consumerism o Rapid growth o Industrialization  Railroads/expansion of US economy  Tied national economy together  Steel/timber/materials to build a railroad  Capital: increase in money  Ability to deliver to a mass/national market  How society changed as a result of industry producing mass goods o The bureaucracy of the railroad o The growth of the middle class o The growth of cities o Society changes -> building practices change -> balloon frame housing  Balloon frame construction o Advantages of balloon framing  Quick to put up/ship  Simple and lightweight  Flexible design and use  Democratization  A lot more people had access to it, affordable  Also leads to the mass production of brick ▯ The Victorian home  Represents a shift from agricultural to industrial society  Cultural belief system of Victorian Americans o A continuation of the new middle class, but much larger o Compartmentalization- hierarchical society o Control- behavioral societal o Individualism- spaces express personal taste, needs o Consumerism- buy, buy, buy! ▯ The types of Victorian Architecture  Second empire or mansard o Asymmetrical or symmetrical o Windows in the roof, many balconies  Richardsonian Romanesque o Popular for public buildings in the West o Had masonry walls (rough on outside instead of smooth) o Often had towers o Asymmetrical  Queen Anne Style o Most prominent style o Complicated roofline, towers, balcony, porch, mixed materials, textured, lathe-turned spindles, projecting bays  Free classic Queen Anne o More modern-like ▯ Victorian interiors  Reflected compartmentalization  Parlors- represented the face people represented to the public, decorated by women o Very draped, more stuff to display-> more wealth you had  Dining rooms- decorated by men- more masculine o Behavior was taken very seriously when eating at someone’s house, there were many rules involving etiquette  Private areas o Bedrooms and bathrooms ▯ ▯


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