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The Guide to Period Styles for Interiors


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Preface Introduction 17th Century An Overview Louis XIV William and Mary Colonial America/Pilgrim 18th Century An Overview Louis XV Queen Anne Georgian 19th Century An Overview Greek Revival Biedermeier Gothic Revival Rococo Revival Renaissance Revival Aesthetic Movement Eclecticism and Exotica English Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau Glasgow Style 20th Century An Overview European Avant-Garde Art Deco Industrial Design Midcentury American Modern Scandinavian Modern Italian Modern French Modern Studio Crafts Postmodern Late Modern 21st Century An Overview Computer Design Design Art Sustainable Design Design in New Materials Conceptual Design Avant-Garde Design (New Technology) Modern Office Design Appendix I: Timeline of Styles Appendix II: Names to Know Appendix III: Distinctive Design Elements Glossary Bibliography

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A visual exploration of the history of interiors covering every major period from the 17th-century's baroque styles to the latest in 21st-century commercial design.

About the Author

Judith Gura is a Professor at New York School of Interior Design, USA.


As before, it is a compact volume covering a wide range of styles over the last 400-plus years. The book has a wealth of quality color photographs, showing individual examples of furnishings and composites of period rooms. Its illustrative value is backed up with a text that supports the various periods and styles within, plus the particular pieces of popular furnishings. Although the book is formatted more like an academic textbook, its primary audience would appear to be anyone who is actually seeking information about historic pieces of furniture and their interior spaces. Summing Up: Recommended. * CHOICE *
[Gura is] even-handed, treating each period and designer fairly. The book is mainly aimed at students of design and design history, but it will be of interest to those, like me, who visit private and publicly open properties. * Reference Reviews *
This updated pictorial guide to interior design features fully revised sections and a new chapter on twentyfirst-century styles. There are 350 photographs, a bibliography, a glossary, and a chronology. Every era iscovered in a brief narrative, along with photos of prime examples (mostly individual furniture pieces) of the style. Sidebars offer information on movements, designers, and styles. Enough here has changed that libraries owning the first edition will want to consider this update. Essential for academic and special libraries serving art and design students; a nice purchase for larger libraries where there is an interest in interior design or history. * Booklist *

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