Interior Design and Decoration

Interior Design and Decoration

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The classic presentation of interior design and decoration has been revised and updated for the new millennium...Wide in scope and rich in detail, this book offers a unified treatment of interior design and the fine arts histories. Integrating information about materials and techniques with history, the text has been updated to include the developments in technology, interior design, and safety standards of the late twentieth century. Maps and timelines, special topic boxes, and chapter summaries help students to navigate through the wealth of material, and extensive color illustrations as welt as Gilbert Werle's classic black and white drawings add visual clarity, and excitement. Each chapter begins with some consideration of various design determinants, a chronology of key periods, dynasties, rulers, and events. There is a review of artistic accomplishments, and the common characteristics of the period are summarized. Discussions of character, quality, and cross-cultural comparison provide a basis for a challenging engagement with all of the elements of interior design.show more

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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 33.02mm | 1,542.21g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 5th edition
  • 0130307483
  • 9780130307484

Table of contents

THE ANCIENT WORLD. 1. Design Before History. The Arts of Prehistory. The Stone Ages. Summary: Prehistoric Design.2. Egypt. The Nature of Egypt and Its Influence on the Art of Egypt. The History of Egypt. The Egyptian House. Egyptian Furniture. Egyptian Decorative Arts. Summary: The Design of Ancient Egypt.3. The Ancient Near East. Determinants of the Near Eastern Culture and Its Art. Four Players on the Near Eastern Stage. The Architecture of the Ancient Near East. Furniture of the Ancient Near East. The Decorative Arts of the Ancient Near East. Summary: Design Qualities of the Ancient Near East.THE CLASSICAL WORLD. 4. Greece. The Determinants of Greek Art. The Chronology of Greek Art. Greek Architecture. Greek Sculpture. Greek Furniture. Greek Decorative Arts. Summary: The Design of Ancient Greece. Greece Succeeded by Rome.5. Rome. Determinants of Roman Art. The Chronology of Roman Art. Roman Architecture. Roman Interiors. Roman Furniture. Roman Decorative Arts and Ornament. Roman Mosaics. Summary: The Design of Ancient Rome.THE MIDDLE AGES. 6. Early Christian and Byzantine Design. The Early Christian Era. Buildings With Centralized Plans. The Byzantine Period. Summary: Early Christian and Byzantine Styles.7. Romanesque and Norman Design. Romanesque Architecture. Romanesque Ornament: Instruction and Terror. Romanesque Furniture. Romanesque Decorative Arts. Other Aspects of the Romanesque Experience. Summary: Romanesque Design.8. The Gothic. Gothic Domestic Architecture and Interiors. The Gothic Cathedral. Gothic Ornament and Decorative Arts. The End of Gothic. Summary: The Gothic Style.9. Islamic Design. Islam as a Determinant of Form. Islam as a Determinant of Ornament. Varieties of Islamic Architecture. Islam Furnishings and Decorative Arts. Summary: Islamic Design.THE EAST. 10. India. India's Architecture and Its Interiors. India's Decorative Arts and Crafts. Summary: The Design of India.11. China. Chinese Architecture. "Friends of the House," Chinese Furniture. The "Casual" Art of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. The Arts of Carving and Molding. The Fiery Arts. The Secret Arts. Summary: The Design of China.12. Japan. Determinants of Japanese Design. Japanese Architecture and Its Interiors. Japanese Furniture. Japanese Arts, Crafts, and Rituals. Summary: The Design of Japan.THE RENAISSANCE. 13. The Italian Renaissance and Later Developments. Italian Renaissance Buildings and Their Interiors. Interior Components of the Italian Renaissance. Italian Renaissance Furniture and Furnishings. Italian Renaissance Decorative Arts. Summary: The Design of the Italian Renaissance.14. Spain. Determinants of Spanish Design. The History of Spain. Spanish Architecture and Interiors. Spanish Decorative Arts and Crafts. Summary: Spanish Design.15. The French Renaissance and Later Developments. Achievement, Decline, and Revolution. French Architecture and Interiors. French Furniture. The Division of Occupations. French Decorative Arts. Summary: The French Renaissance.16. The English Renaissance and Later Developments. English Architecture and Its Interiors. Buildings of the Early English Renaissance. English Furniture Design. English Decorative Arts. Summary: English Renaissance Design.THE NEW WORLD. 17. Pre-Columbian America. Central and South American Civilizations. The Native North Americans. Summary: Design in America before the Europeans.18. The Europeans in North America. Periods of Early American Design. Architecture and Interior Design. Furniture. Accessories and Decorative Arts. Summary: Design in Colonized North America.THE MODERN WORLD. 19. The Nineteenth Century. The Determinants of the Nineteenth-Century Design. The Styles of the Nineteenth Century. Nineteenth-Century Furniture and Decorative Arts. Summary: Nineteenth-Century Design.20. The Twentieth Century. The Determinants of Twentieth-Century Design. Twentieth-Century Styles. The Specialization of Functional Types. Interior Services. Interior Materials. Professional Issues. Twentieth-Century Interior Design.Glossary. Bibliography. Index.show more

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