Laurence Llewelyn Bowen's History Of Home

Laurence Llewelyn Bowen explores the history of our homes from the 1920s to the present day.

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History of Home

Laurence explores the history of our homes from the 1920s to the present day.

1/10. Mr Voysey - The Architect of Middle England

Charles Francis Annesley Voysey created a modern national style of domestic architecture, rural in its inspiration, quintessentially English and hugely popular.

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History of Home

6/10. English Country House Style

Through the work of Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler, Laurence plots the rise of the country house style in the context of the disquieting years of the 70s and 80s, when the past became a consolation and an escape from the present.

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History of Home

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Ideal Home

Alain De Botton discusses the concept of home and what it means, while taking a look around this year's 100th Ideal Home Exhibition.

10/10. Ideal Home

01Mr Voysey: The Architect Of Middle England2008032420080803

Charles Francis Annesley Voysey created a modern national style of domestic architecture, rural in its inspiration, quintessentially English and hugely popular.

History of Home

1/10. Mr Voysey: The Architect of Middle England

Charles Francis Annesley Voysey created a modern national style of domestic architecture, rural in its inspiration, quintessentially English and hugely popular.

02* Modernism *2008032520080810

The modernist social experiment came close to being realised with the blocks of flats built in the early 1930s.

History of Home

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Modernism

2/10. Modernism

03* Prefab And Utility2008032620080817

Postwar efforts failed to persuade the British public to adopt what was described as good modern design.

History of Home

3/10. Prefab and Utility

04Diy *2008032720080824

Skills were in short supply after World War II and DIY was presented as an essential and democratic component to every marriage.

History of Home

4/10. DIY

Skills were in short supply after World War II and DIY was presented as an essential and democratic component to every marriage.

05David Hicks2008032820080831

The flamboyant and influential decorator of the 1960s became a superstar.

History of Home

5/10. David Hicks

06English Country House Style *2008033120080907

Through the work of Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler, Laurence plots the rise of the country house style in the context of the disquieting years of the 70s and 80s, when the past became a consolation and an escape from the present.

History of Home

6/10. English Country House Style.

Through the work of Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler, Laurence plots the rise of the country house style in the context of the disquieting years of the 70s and 80s, when the past became a consolation and an escape from the present.

07Lofts2008040120080914

The 80s vogue for lofts was based on changes in the planning laws, but it brought about an important shift in people's expectation of what homes could be and paved the way for swathes of inner-city regeneration.

History of Home

7/10. Lofts

The 80s vogue for lofts was based on changes in the planning laws, but it brought about an important shift in people's expectation of what homes could be and paved the way for swathes of inner-city regeneration.

08* Consumerism *2008040220080921

Laurence looks at the history of shopping for the home, from items imported from India in the colonial period through the Conran-fuelled passion for European design to the current range of celebrity wares.

History of Home

8/10. Consumerism

09* The Eco House *2008040320080928

Laurence visits an eco-community of houses in Nottingham.

History of Home

9/10. The Eco House

10 LAST* Ideal Home20080404

Alain De Botton discusses the concept of home and what it means, while taking a look around this year's 100th Ideal Home Exhibition.

History of Home

10/10. Ideal Home