The book of furniture and decoration: period and modern
This fascinating early work is a catalogue of furniture and decoration with hundreds of photographs detailing historical styles. Thoroughly ... Show synopsis This fascinating early work is a catalogue of furniture and decoration with hundreds of photographs detailing historical styles. Thoroughly recommended for the antiquarian's bookshelf. Contents Include: Part I - The Development of Decoration - Introductory; Italy; Spain; France; France: After Louis XIV; England; England: the Age of Walnut; England: The Age of Mahogany; England: The Age of Satinwood; The Nineteenth Century; Early American; The Federal Period and After; The Twentieth Century; Part II - The Elements of Decoration - Materials of Decoration; Fabrics; Wall Coverings; Floor Coverings; Decorative Objects; Color; Lighting; Windows and Window Treatment; Furniture and How to Buy It; Part III - The Principles of Decoration - Room Planning and Arrangement; Rooms; Seasonal Changes; Bibliography, and Index. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.