A History of Interior Design / Edition 3

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The first edition of this major survey on interior design by John Pile won the 2001 ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Educational Foundation/Joel Polsky Prize. Now this standard history has been updated to reflect greater coverage of non-Western design, as well as vernacular and residential interiors. A deeper exploration of sustainable design and a CD-ROM with an interactive presentation of periods and styles makes this the most relevant text available. Includes more than 500 photographs and drawings in color and black and white.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470228883
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/24/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 646,295
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Pile was Professor of Design at the renowned Pratt Institute, Brooklyn for most of his teaching career. He is the author of twelve books on furniture, colour, draughtsmanship, office planning, and other aspects of interior design.
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Prehistory to Early Civilizations.

Chapter 2: Classical Civilizations: Greece and Rome.

Chapter 3: Early Christian, Byzantine, and Romanesque.

Chapter 4: Islamic and Asian Traditions.

Chapter 5: The Later Middle Ages.

Chapter 6: The Renaissance in Italy.

Chapter 7: Baroque and Rococo in Italy and Northern Europe.

Chapter 8: Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo in France and Spain.

Chapter 9: Renaissance to Georgian in The Low Countries and England.

Chapter 10: Colonial and Federal America.

Chapter 11: The Regency, Revivals, and Industrial Revolution.

Chapter 12: The Victorian Era.

Chapter 13: The Aesthetic Movements.

Chapter 14: Art Nouveau and the Vienna Secession.

Chapter 15: Eclecticism.

Chapter 16: The Emergence of Modernism.

Chapter 17: Art Deco and Industrial Design.

Chapter 18: The Spread of Early Modernism in Europe.

Chapter 19: Modernism in America.

Chapter 20: The Ascendancy of Modernism.

Chapter 21. Contemporary Design.



Picture Credits.


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