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Designer's Guide to Furniture Styles,9780133746952
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Designer's Guide to Furniture Styles

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780133746952

ISBN10:
013374695X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

Summary

Appropriate 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Creative Process ix(2)
Preface xi(1)
Acknowledgments xii(1)
Timeline xiii(8)
Color Plates
xxi
PART I HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTS 3(70)
1 Preclassical
3(18)
Neolithic Culture
3(2)
The Egyptians
5(14)
Egyptian Architectural Settings
5(3)
Egyptian Design Motifs
8(1)
Egyptian Furniture
8(9)
Egyptian Decorative Accessories
17(2)
Comparisons
19(2)
2 Classical
21(36)
Aegean Civilizations
21(9)
Aegean Architectural Settings
21(4)
Aegean Design Motifs
25(1)
Aegean Furniture
26(3)
Aegean Decorative Accessories
29(1)
The Greeks
30(11)
Greek Architectural Settings
31(3)
Greek Design Motifs
34(2)
Greek Furniture
36(3)
Greek Decorative Accessories
39(2)
Comparisons
41(2)
The Romans
43(11)
Roman Architectural Settings
44(3)
Roman Design Motifs
47(2)
Roman Furniture
49(4)
Roman Decorative Accessories
53(1)
Comparisons
54(3)
3 Pre-Renaissance
57(16)
The Medieval Period
57(11)
Medieval Architectural Settings
58(2)
Medieval Design Motifs
60(1)
Medieval Furniture
60(7)
Medieval Decorative Accessories
67(1)
Comparisons
68(5)
PART II THE MODERN WORLD 73(186)
4 The 15th and 16th Centuries
73(26)
The Renaissance
73(6)
Renaissance Architectural Settings
74(3)
Renaissance Design Motifs
77(2)
Renaissance Furniture
79(1)
Italian Furniture
79(6)
Spanish Furniture
85(4)
French Furniture
89(2)
English Furniture
91(5)
Comparisons
96(3)
5 The 17th Century
99(30)
The Baroque Movement
99(11)
Baroque Architecture
100(6)
American Architecture
106(2)
Baroque Design Motifs
108(2)
Baroque Furniture
110(1)
French Furniture
110(5)
English Furniture
115(6)
American Furniture
121(5)
Comparisons
126(3)
6 The 18th Century
129(68)
Political Conditions
129(2)
Rococo Period
131(34)
Architecture 1700-1750
131(2)
Rococo Design Motifs
133(1)
Rococo Furniture
134(1)
French Rococo Furniture 1715-1774
134(10)
English Rococo Furniture 1702-1760
144(16)
Eighteenth-Century American Furniture
160(5)
Neoclassic Period
165(15)
Architecture 1750-1800
165(3)
Neoclassic Furniture
168(2)
Early Neoclassic French Furniture 1760-1792
170(6)
Late Neoclassic French Furniture 1793-1814
176(4)
Early Neoclassic English Furniture 1760-1805
180(9)
Late Neoclassic English Furniture 1810-1830
189(2)
Furniture of the American Federal, 1785-1820, and American Empire, 1810-1830, Periods
191(6)
7 The 19th Century
197(20)
Political and Economic Conditions
197(1)
Biedermeier Style
197(2)
Nineteenth-Century Architecture and Design
199(2)
Experimentation with Materials
201(2)
Industrialization versus Craftsmanship
203(4)
The Shakers
207(3)
Art Nouveau Style
210(7)
8 The 20th Century
217(42)
Early Modern
217(17)
Avant Garde Influences
222(7)
Art Deco and Art Moderne
229(5)
Furniture of the Post-War Period
234(11)
Contemporary Furniture
245(6)
Postmodern Movement
251(8)
PART III FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY 259(18)
9 Furniture Design and Construction
259(18)
The Ergonomics of Design
259(4)
Woods
263(4)
Finishes
267(1)
Construction Techniques
268(9)
Joints
268(1)
Frames
269(1)
Upholstery
270(7)
Glossary 277(6)
Methodology and Works Consulted 283(2)
Index 285


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