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Author Pile, John F.

Title A history of interior design / by John Pile.

Imprint Hoboken : J. Wiley & Sons, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  747.2 P642h 2005    ---  Available
Edition 2nd ed.
Description 464 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 446-449) and index.
Contents Prehistory to early civilizations -- Classical civilizations: Greece and Rome -- Early Christian, Byzantine, and Romanesque -- Islamic and Asian traditions -- The later Middle Ages -- The Renaissance in Italy -- Baroque and Rococo in Italy and Northern Europe -- Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo in France and Spain -- Renaissance to Georgian in the Low Countries and England -- Colonial and Federal America -- The regency, revivals, and industrial revolution -- The Victorian era -- The aesthetic movements -- Art Nouveau and the Vienna Secession -- Eclecticism -- The emergence of Modernism -- Art deco and industrial design -- The spread of early Modernism in Europe -- Modernism in America -- The ascendancy of Modernism -- Contemporary design.
Summary "In its second edition, A History of Interior Design delivers the inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space. John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology, and product design all overlap. These topics are woven together in a narrative that runs from cave dwellings and temple architecture, through Gothic cathedrals and Renaissance palaces on to the grand civic spaces of the nineteenth century and the sleek interiors of modern skyscrapers." "The depth of John Pile's survey of interior design is also increased with the addition of 180 new images throughout the book, including furniture, textiles, lighting, and product design."--Jacket.
Subject Interior decoration -- History.
Interior architecture -- History.
Interior architecture. (OCoLC)fst00976313
Interior decoration. (OCoLC)fst00976327
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0471464341 (cloth)
9780471464341 (cloth)

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