History of Interior Design

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  • Edition: Illus.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-10-23
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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History of Interior Design is a comprehensive survey covering the design history of architecture, interiors, furniture, and accessories in civilizations all over the world, from ancient times to the present century. With a primary focus on Western civilizations, it also explores Eastern design history. Each chapter begins with background information about the social and cultural context and technical innovations of the period and place and shows their impact on interior design motifs. Throughout the text, influences of the styles and design solution of one culture on others are highlighted, demonstrating how interior design has evolved as a continuing exchange of ideas. Major architects and designers of each period and their signature styles are also discussed and are featured in a biographical appendix. Vocabulary terms called out in the text are defined in a comprehensive glossary. This is a book that all interior design students can benefit from as they use an understanding of the past to create a sense of the present and inspiration for future directions in their own design aesthetic.Features-- Boxes featuring design motifs of each period-- Notations of influences of design ideas of cultures on one another-- Consistent organization of chapters to facilitate understanding of the context in which period styles evolve-- More than 700 unique full-color photographs by the author from her worldwide travels-- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom-- PowerPoint® Presentation provides outlines and ideas for lectures; compatible with PC and Mac platforms

Author Biography

Jeannie Ireland, Missouri State University.

Table of Contents

Beginnings of Design
Egypt and Mesopotamia
Crete and Greece
Ancient Rome
Design in the Ancient East and Ancient
Cultures of India and Persia
Byzantine Design
Design in the Near East
Oriental Design
Introduction to the Renaissance
Renaissance Europe
Renaissance Design in England and the
Low Countries of Europe
Baroque and Rococo Design
Neoclassical and Empire Design
Indigenous Design in South America
Colonial Design in North America
English Colonial Design in North America
Postcolonial and Federal American Design
Industrial Revolution
Victorian Era
Arts and Crafts
Art Nouveau
Eclectic Design of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Modernism in Europe
Art Deco
Twentieth Century Design to World War II
Post-World War II Design
Oriental Design from the 17th Century to Modern Times
20th Century Latin American Design
African Design
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