Furniture in History: 3000 B.C. - 2000 A.D, 2nd Edition
©2010 |Pearson | Out of print
Dr. Leslie Pina, Ursuline College
©2010 |Pearson | Out of print
For courses in History of Furniture, Interiors and Interior Design.
Furniture in History 3000 B.C.-2000 A.D. takes a new approach to a very old subject. By focusing on the constant theme of innovation and change, it discusses the history of furniture in the West–from ancient times to present. Its excellent coverage of modern periods, designers, and styles gives the book a depth and breadth not found in competing texts. Redesigned in this edition, it includes hundreds of illustrations and new photos from a variety of sources–including the Cleveland Museum of Art. Each chapter includes chronologies, designer contributions and historical highlights that make it a comprehensive volume on the evolution of style.
History of furniture in the West–from ancient times to present.
· Includes a treatment of modernism and the transition to modern times.
Excellent coverage of modern periods, designers, and styles–in a depth and breadth not found in competing texts.
· Shows how the modern periods are characterized and the value of contemporary and recent design (including retro as a major design influence).
· Introduces readers to the major designers of the 20th century.
Hundreds of illustrations with detailed captions–including projects by major companies and vintage illustrations in black and white.
· Helps students identify and understand various styles.
Emphasis on innovation and change.
· Shows students how furniture is part of culture–technology, art, fashion, etc.
Designer biographies–appear in many chapters.
· Highlight the talents of those who shaped the field.
Chapter on “The Office”–see Chapter 14.
· Fills a need for the history of contract (non-residential) design–an important topic for interior designers and architects.
Margin notes–highlight historical events and personalities.
· Helps students place furniture design in its social and historic context.
Summaries, chronologies, designer contributions, key terms and recommended readings–end each chapter.
· Provides students with convenient aids for studying and reviewing content, and for further exploration of selected topics.
New to this Edition
New! Over 100 additional photos–with some being full-page.
· Shows furniture details such as color, texture, construction and style.
New! Photos from Art Museum collections–appear in this edition.
· Provides high-quality examples of early furniture architecture and design.
New! Improved layout and design–makes material more digestable.
· Offers more user-friendly access to a large volume of content.
Table of Contents
1. Ancient and Classical
2. Middle Ages
3. Renaissance and Baroque
4. Eighteenth Century
6. Victorian Historic
7. Victorian Modern
8. Arts and Crafts
9. Modern Moments
10. Art Nouveau and Art Deco
11. European Modernism
12. Industrial Design
13. Postwar Modern
14. The OfficeA Round 2000
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