The Last of Victoriana

Victoriana was stylized as modern in the 19th century. The latest and newest interiors were influenced by the manufacture of ample materials used in profusion without any aesthetic considerations. Ornament was almost entirely produced by the turning-lathe. Balusters,...

WHAT DOESN’T VICTORIANA LOOK LIKE?

        Please note the clean, contemporary, organized space in the Philip Johnson Glass House. All images are from Victoria Lyon Interiors www.victorianlyoninteriors.com. This week’s blog is about space, order and design and has nothing to...

Are You A Steampunker?

Mighty news is in the works – Victoriana is back. I never thought I would see the day. From all I remember as a youngster, to my concentrated academia and career in the arts and disciplines teaching about beauty, I believed Victoriana had produced some of the ugliest...

Steam Punk, Victoriana, and the Golden Section

Nineteenth Century Victoriana was funky, like Steampunk is funky. Some call Steampunk Victorian science fiction. The terminology, Steampunk, is a 20th century invention. It is Victoriana revisited in exaggerated form. It is neo-Victoriana. Previously, I talked about...

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