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Books about Design Styles

Elements of Style

These extraordinary images provide a systematic guide to the features appropriate for every part of a building, from the major components such as doors, windows, walls, floors, ceilings, and staircases to the small but important embellishments such as moldings and door hardware. At the heart of the book is a chronological treatment of the primary styles and periods of architectural design during the past 500 years."

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The Complete Guide to Furniture Styles

This classic guide to furniture styles discusses the development of domestic furniture in Europe, American, & China detailing the great periods of French & English furniture from the Renaissance through the Empire & Regency periods. Furniture from every age is represented in over 600 photos.

Encyclopedia of Interior Design

Povides a history of interior decoration and design from ancient times to the present day. It includes more than 500 illustrated entries covering a variety of subjects ranging from the work of the foremost designers, to the origins and function of principal rooms and furnishing types, as well as surveys of interior design by period and nationality.

Designer's Guide to Furniture Styles

This book profiles the history of the development of various furniture styles, exploring the evolution of style in the context of the architectural setting, interior design, and decorative arts of each period. It presents a complete timeline--correlating political and cultural events to the development of furniture, architecture and artistic movements--and considers the social, political, and economic factors that influenced design trends and individual taste.

Books about interiors

Chairs Through the Ages

Here, in a clearly-written, thoroughly researched treatment are over 500 copyright-free illustrations of chairs in a wide variety of styles and periods: Tudor, Renaissance, Chippendale, Sheraton, Hepplewhite, Empire, American, Louis XIV, more. Brief essays detail the highlights of each style. Introduction. Glossary.

The History of English Interiors

Beginning with the Normans, this book traces the development of the English interior through to such diverse styles as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Palladian.

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Eighteenth-Century Decoration

 comprehensive survey of English decorative arts in the 18th century beautiful full color plates

Finding Other Books

To find additional books in the library about furniture, search Primo with these search terms. Use quotes around phrases.

  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior Decoration
  • Residences Interior Design
  • Architecture Domestic
  • Architecture Details
  • Decoration and Ornament
  • Furniture
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