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Designer's Guide to Furniture Styles, 3rd edition

  • Treena M. Crochet

Published by Pearson (March 7th 2012) - Copyright © 2013

3rd edition

Overview

This image-rich text introduces significant movements in the evolution of the decorative arts, including furniture, design motifs, and accessories related to interior design and architectural settings from the Neolithic Age to the 21st century. DESIGNER'S GUIDE TO FURNITURE STYLES, 3/e augments the study of art and architectural history by discussing the function and aesthetic purpose of furniture, pottery, glassware, lighting, textiles, mirrors, metalworking, clocks, and wallcoverings; as well as their integration into interior design. The author presents crucial contextual information on political and social events and the technological advances that influenced each period’s design trends, and compares objects from different periods, demonstrating how ideas and concepts progress through their stylistic development. Descriptions of period room settings show how the decorative arts complement architecture and interior design. Valuable websites and bibliographic information are provided for further exploration, and a glossary highlights key vocabulary.

Table of contents

Part 1. Historical Developments

1. The Ancient World

2. Ancient Greece and Rome

3. The Medieval Period

 

Part 2. The Modern World

4. Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

5. The Seventeenth Century

6. The Eighteenth Century

7. The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

8. The Nineteenth Century

9. The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

10. Furniture Construction

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