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."
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.
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.
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.
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.