Designers Guide to Furniture Styles

Designers Guide to Furniture Styles

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For courses in Furniture History, Furniture Design, History of Interior Design, History of Decorative Arts, and Introduction to Interior Design. This text 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 205.74 x 256.54 x 20.32mm | 861.82g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130447579
  • 9780130447579
  • 1,083,576

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"A handsome and very useful book." - Robert A.M. Stern, AIA "This book is both a wonderful read and an invaluable reference tool. It gives us an appreciation for how little the basic forms of furniture have changed over thousands of years and how constant the human desire to decorate." - Christine Fiorelli, Editor, Living with Antiques, New England Antiques Journal "The illustrations, color photographs, and interesting text creates the perfect refresher course for the practicing interior designer or architect. No designer should be without this book in their library." Louis Postel, Editor and Publisher, Design Times Magazine "Treena has been a regular and greatly anticipated guest on both of my national radio shows broadcasting across Canada. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of furniture design and decor is unsurpassed. The book is a 'must have' reference for anyone who considers themselves a student of design. I wouldn't be without one!" - Cheryll Gillespie, National Home Expert, Designer and Broadcastershow more

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Winner of the ASID Educational Foundation Joel Polsky Prize, 1999 The American Society of Interior Designers 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 influence design trends and individual taste.show more

About Treena M. Crochet

Treena Crochet. After receiving a Masters degree in art and architectural history from the University of North Texas, award-winning author Treena Crochet spent seventeen years in the classroom teaching interior design courses in the United States and the Middle East. As president of A Matter of Style, Ltd., a Boston-based interior design consulting firm, she is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Currently, Ms. Crochet spends most of her time speaking at national and international industry conferences and working on a new book series for the Taunton Press on historic homes. For more information, please visit the company website: www.styleltd.com.show more

Table of contents

I. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTS. 1. The Ancient World. 2. Classical Greece and Rome. 3. The Middle Ages. II. THE MODERN WORLD. 4. The Renaissance Period, 15th and 16th Centuries. 5. The Baroque Period, 17th Century. 6. The Rococo Period, 18th Century. 7. The Neoclassic Period, Late 18th and Early 19th Century. 8. The Victorian Period, 19th Century. 9. The Modern Movement, 20th Century. 10. Non-Western and Regional Styles. III. FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY. 11. Furniture Design and Construction. Glossary. Methodology and Works Consulted. Index.show more

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