History of Interior Design

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Overview

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. Although the primary focus is 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 solutions of one culture on others are highlighted, demonstrating how interior design has evolved as a continuing exchange of ideas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563674624
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 212,408
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeannie Ireland, Missouri State University.

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Table of Contents

Contents

In the Beginning
Ancient Mesopotamian, Persian, and Egyptian Design

African Design

Minoan, Mycenaean, and Greek Design

Etruscan and Roman Design

Chinese Design

After the Fall of Rome
Early Christian and Byzantine Design

Romanesque Design in Western Europe

Gothic Design

Enlightenment
Renaissance Design in Italy

Renaissance Design in the Iberian Peninsula and Central Europe

Renaissance Design in the Low Countries and England

New Horizons
Latin American Design

Continental European Design in Colonial America

English Design in Colonial America

Power and Prestige
Baroque and Rococo Design

Neoclassical, Empire, and Greek Revival Design

The Modern World
Design of the Industrial Revolution

Twentieth-Century Eclectic Design

Japanese Design

Twentieth-Century Design to Mid-Century

Twentieth-Century Design from Mid-Century

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