9780500203460

Interior Design of the 20th Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500203460

  • ISBN10:

    0500203466

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2001
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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Summary

The Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic Movements, Art Nouveau, the Modern Movement, its rivals Art Deco and the Moderne, American Streamlining and Modern, Pop, Op, Surrealism, Hi-Tech, Post-Modernism, Deconstructivism, and many other styles of interior design are charted in this wide-ranging survey. Some movements, like the Modern, were inspired by leading architects such as Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, or by groups and schools such as the Bauhaus. Others like Art Deco were the work of decorators such as Emile-Jacques Ruhlmannglamorous haut-decor, which was then popularized throughout the world by the mass media. Still others, like the ethnic styles, were virtually anonymous, or were consumer-led. Anne Massey introduces all the styles, signposts the changes of direction, and fully documents the emergence of professional "interior decoration" and its evolution into interior design. This revised edition is brought up to date with discussions of green design and the effect of new technology on the home and workplace. 190 illustrations, 39 in color.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6(7)
Reforming Victorian taste
7(24)
The search for a new style
31(32)
The Modern Movement
63(28)
Art Deco and the Moderne
91(32)
The emergence of interior decoration as a profession
123(22)
Post-war Modernism
145(18)
Consumer culture
163(32)
The Post-Modern era
195(24)
Select Bibliography 219(2)
Acknowledgments 221(1)
Sources of Illustrations 221(1)
Index 222

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