The Guide to Period Styles for Interiors From the 17th Century to the Present

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-11-19
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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This compact, heavily-illustrated guide makes it a snap to identify period styles from the 17th century to the present day. The Guide to Period Styles for Interiors, Second Edition is a comprehensive reference that combines depth of content with ease of use. Including examples and analysis on 17th-century Louis XIV through 20th-century Late Modern and each style in between, this new edition is also updated with the latest trends of the 21st century, including computer design, sustainable design, and modern office design. New sidebars interspersed throughout the book offer glimpses into historic design styles from around the globe. Each style section ends with a summary of key characteristics, major designers, and iconic fabrics. This book is an indispensable tool for identifying the trends throughout the history of interior design.

Author Biography

Judith Gura is a Professor at New York School of Interior Design, USA.

Table of Contents


17th Century
An Overview
Louis XIV
William and Mary
Colonial America/Pilgrim
18th Century
An Overview
Louis XV
Queen Anne
19th Century
An Overview
Greek Revival
Gothic Revival
Rococo Revival
Renaissance Revival
Aesthetic Movement
Eclecticism and Exotica
English Arts & Crafts
Art Nouveau
Glasgow Style
20th Century
An Overview
European Avant-Garde
Art Deco
Industrial Design
Midcentury American Modern
Scandinavian Modern
Italian Modern
French Modern
Studio Crafts
Late Modern
21st Century
An Overview
Computer Design
Design Art
Sustainable Design
Design in New Materials
Conceptual Design
Avant-Garde Design (New Technology)
Modern Office Design

Appendix I: Timeline of Styles
Appendix II: Names to Know
Appendix III: Distinctive Design Elements


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