Designer's Guide to Furniture Styles (3e) : 9780132050418

Designer's Guide to Furniture Styles (3e)

Crochet
 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780132050418
ISBN 10
 
0132050412
Published
 
07/03/2012
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
288
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$173.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in the history of interiors, history of furniture, and furniture design and construction.

 

This image-rich text introduces significant movements in the evolution of the decorative arts, including furniture, design motifs, and accessories related to interior design and architectural settings from the Neolithic Age to the 21st century. It augments the study of art and architectural history by discussing the function and aesthetic purpose of furniture, pottery, glassware, lighting, textiles, mirrors, metalworking, clocks, and wallcoverings; as well as their integration into interior design. The author presents crucial contextual information on political and social events and the technological advances that influenced each period’s design trends, and compares objects from different periods, demonstrating how ideas and concepts progress through their stylistic development. Descriptions of period room settings show how the decorative arts complement architecture and interior design. Valuable websites and bibliographic information are provided for further exploration, and a glossary highlights key vocabulary.

Table of contents

Part 1. Historical Developments

1. The Ancient World

2. Ancient Greece and Rome

3. The Medieval Period

 

Part 2. The Modern World

4. Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

5. The Seventeenth Century

6. The Eighteenth Century

7. The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

8. The Nineteenth Century

9. The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

10. Furniture Construction

New to this edition

Updated throughout to present more detailed and in-depth information, and more visual and useful reference materials.

 

Expanded! Contains more sidebarspresenting more detailed and in-depth material
  • Gives students deeper insight into the issues that matter most 
Updated! Contains even more photos, illustrations, floor plans and 3D modelsilluminating architecture and interior design characteristics and trends
  • Helps students learn visually and intuitively

Updated! Revised PowerPoint slides—accompanying each chapter of the book

  • Makes it easier for instructors to prepare lessons or assist students in review
Features & benefits

For courses in the history of interiors, history of furniture, and furniture design and construction.

 

This image-rich text introduces significant movements in the evolution of the decorative arts, including furniture, design motifs, and accessories related to interior design and architectural settings from the Neolithic Age to the 21st century. It augments the study of art and architectural history by discussing the function and aesthetic purpose of furniture, pottery, glassware, lighting, textiles, mirrors, metalworking, clocks, and wallcoverings; as well as their integration into interior design. The author presents crucial contextual information on political and social events and the technological advances that influenced each period’s design trends, and compares objects from different periods, demonstrating how ideas and concepts progress through their stylistic development. Descriptions of period room settings show how the decorative arts complement architecture and interior design. Valuable websites and bibliographic information are provided for further exploration, and a glossary highlights key vocabulary.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Helps designers learn visually, the way they prefer. An image-rich text packed with all full-color photographs, drawings, and architectural plans and three dimensional models.

 

Helps students make thoughtful comparisons among periods, styles, and the design trends associated with them. Includesmany comparisons between objects from different periods, showing the progression of an idea or concept through the object’s stylistic development.

 

Gives students reliable and useful resources for further exploration. Provides web links to images of additional objects held in museum collections around the world.

 

Provides instant access to definitions of all specialized terminology. Key words are highlighted throughout the text and defined in an expanded glossary at the end of the book.

 

Prepares students to discuss room settings in the context of the architectural interior. Includes valuable complete room analyses.

 

Helps students understand the historical, social, and political context of key design trends, and correlate events to the development of furniture, architecture and artistic movements. Presents historical data in chronological sequence on the development of furniture styles, as well as a visual timeline of political and social events.