Interior Design and Decoration / Edition 5

Interior Design and Decoration / Edition 5

by Sherrill Whiton, Stanley Abercrombie, Stanley Abercrombie
     
 

This book addresses interior design and decoration from the ancients to the moderns, describes the dominant influences of fashion design, and focuses on the close relationship between interior design and the architecture of our times. Chapter topics cover up-to-date stylistic developments such as neoornamentalism, postmodernism, and deconstruction; up-to-date… See more details below

Overview

This book addresses interior design and decoration from the ancients to the moderns, describes the dominant influences of fashion design, and focuses on the close relationship between interior design and the architecture of our times. Chapter topics cover up-to-date stylistic developments such as neoornamentalism, postmodernism, and deconstruction; up-to-date technical developments including new composite materials, acoustic controls, and lighting types; and industry updates regarding new professional organizations, certification laws, and developments in design school accreditation. Also covered are today's "hot topics" in the field: new fire-safety and abrasion-resistance requirements for furniture and fabrics, accommodations for universal access, and issues of environmentalism. For interior designers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130307484
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.08(d)

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Table of Contents

THE ANCIENT WORLD.

1. Design Before History.
The Arts of Prehistory. The Stone Ages. Summary: Prehistoric Design.

2. Egypt.
The Nature of Egypt and Its Influence on the Art of Egypt. The History of Egypt. The Egyptian House. Egyptian Furniture. Egyptian Decorative Arts. Summary: The Design of Ancient Egypt.

3. The Ancient Near East.
Determinants of the Near Eastern Culture and Its Art. Four Players on the Near Eastern Stage. The Architecture of the Ancient Near East. Furniture of the Ancient Near East. The Decorative Arts of the Ancient Near East. Summary: Design Qualities of the Ancient Near East.

THE CLASSICAL WORLD.

4. Greece.
The Determinants of Greek Art. The Chronology of Greek Art. Greek Architecture. Greek Sculpture. Greek Furniture. Greek Decorative Arts. Summary: The Design of Ancient Greece. Greece Succeeded by Rome.

5. Rome.
Determinants of Roman Art. The Chronology of Roman Art. Roman Interiors. The Legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Roman Decorative Arts and Ornament. Roman Mosaics. Summary: The Design of Ancient Rome.

THE MIDDLE AGES.

6. Early Christian and Byzantine Design.
The Early Christian Era. Other Early Basilicas.Buildings: With Centralized Plans. The Byzantine Period. Summary: Early Christian and Byzantine Styles.

7. Romanesque and Norman Design.
Romanesque Architecture. Durham Cathedral, Durham, England. Romanesque Ornament: Instruction and Terror. Romanesque Furniture. Romanesque Decorative Arts. Other Aspects of the Romanesque Experience. Summary: Romanesque Design.

8. The Gothic.
Gothic Domestic Architecture and Interiors. The Gothic Cathedral. Gothic Ornament and the Decorative Arts. The End of Gothic. Summary: The Gothic Style.

9. Islamic Design.
Islam as a Determinant of Form. Islam as a Determinant of Ornament. Varieties of Islamic Architecture. Summary: Islamic Design.

THE EAST.

10. India.
India's Architecture and Its Interiors. India's Decorative Arts and Crafts. Summary: The Design of India.

11. China.
Chinese Architecture. “Friends of the House,” Chinese Furniture. The “Casual” Art of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. The Arts of Carving and Moulding. The Fiery Arts. The Secret Arts. Summary: The Design of China.

12. Japan.
Determinants of Japanese Design. Japanese Architecture and Its Interiors. The Teahouse: Shõkin-tei. Japanese Furniture. Japanese Arts, Crafts, and Rituals. Summary: The Design of Japan.

THE RENAISSANCE.

13. The Italian Renaissance and Later Developments.
Italian Renaissance Buildings and Their Interiors. Italian Renaissance Furniture and Furnishings. Italian Renaissance Decorative Arts. Summary: The Design of the Italian Renaissance.

14. Spain.
Determinants of Spanish Design. The History of Spain. Spanish Decorative Arts and Crafts. Summary: Spanish Design.

15. The French Renaissance and Later Developments.
Achievement, Decline, and Revolution. French Architecture and Interiors. The Division of Occupations. French Decorative Arts. Summary: The French Renaissance.

16. The English Renaissance.
English Architecture and Its Interiors. Buildings of the Early English Renaissance. English Furniture Design. Furniture Woods, Techniques, and Finishes. English Decorative Arts. Summary: English Renaissance Design.

THE NEW WORLD.

17. Pre-Columbian America.
Central and South American Civilizations. The Native North Americans. Summary: Design in America before the Europeans.

18. The Europeans in North America.
Periods of Early American Design. Architecture and Interior Design. Furniture. Accessories and Decorative Arts. Summary: Design in Colonized North America.

19. The Nineteenth Century.
The Determinants of the Nineteenth-Century Design. The Styles of the Nineteenth-Century. Nineteenth-Century Furniture and Decorative Arts. Summary: Nineteenth-Century Design.

20. The Twentieth Century.
The Determinants of Twentieth-Century Design. Twentieth-Century Styles. The Specialization of Functional Types. Interior Services. Interior Materials. Professional Issues. Twentieth-Century Interior Design.

Glossary.
Index.

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