Interior Design and Decoration / Edition 6

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Overview

Addressing interior design and decoration from the ancients to the moderns, this text describes the dominant influences of fashion design and focuses on the close relationship between interior design and the architecture of our times.

With the Sixth Edition of Interior Design and Decoration, Stanley Abercrombie continues the revival of this time-tested and well-respected text—first published in 1937—to make it meet the needs of today’s teachers and students. In his second revision of Sherrill Whiton’s classic text, Abercrombie presents the full history of interior design—during all periods and throughout all regions—in a manner that facilitates easy comparisons among different times, places, and styles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131944046
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/18/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 405,710
  • Product dimensions: 8.37 (w) x 10.93 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Abercrombie has been editor in chief of the magazines Interiors and Interior Design. The author of 10 books, he has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has served as a director of the Society of Architectural Historians. Sherrill Whiton was the founder and first president of the New York School of Interior Design.

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Table of Contents

PART 1 THE ANCIENT WORLD

CHAPTER 1 DESIGN BEFORE HISTORY (BEFORE 3400 B.C.)

Determinants of Prehistoric Design

Stone Age Design

Summary: Prehistoric Design

CHAPTER 2 EGYPT (4500 B.C.–A.D. 30)

Determinants of Egyptian Design

Egyptian Furniture

Egyptian Decorative Arts

Summary: Egyptian Design

CHAPTER 3 THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST (2800–331 B.C.)

Determinants of Ancient Near Eastern Design

Five Peoples of the Ancient Near East and Their Architecture

Furniture of the Ancient Near East

Decorative Arts of the Ancient Near East

Summary: Ancient Near Eastern Design

PART 2 THE CLASSICAL WORLD

CHAPTER 4 GREECE (2800–146 B.C.)

The Beginnings of the Classical World

The Chronology of Greek Art

Greek Architecture and Interiors

Greek Furniture

Greek Decorative Arts

Summary: Ancient Greek Design

CHAPTER 5 ROME (753 B.C.–A.D. 550)

Determinants of Roman Design

Roman Architecture and Interiors

Roman Furniture

Roman Decorative Arts

Summary: Ancient Roman Design

PART 3 THE MIDDLE AGES

CHAPTER 6 THE Early CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE WORLD (A.D. 1—800; 330–1453)

Determinants of Early Christian and Byzantine Design

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture and Interiors

Christian Symbols

Early Christian and Byzantine Decorative Arts

Summary: Early Christian and Byzantine Design

CHAPTER 7 THE ROMANESQUE (c. 800–c. 1200)

Determinants of Romanesque Design

Romanesque Architecture and Interiors

Romanesque Ornament

Romanesque Furniture

Romanesque Decorative Arts

Summary: Romanesque Design

CHAPTER 8 THE GOTHIC (1132–c. 1500)

Determinants of Gothic Design

Gothic Architecture and Interiors

Gothic Ornament

Gothic Furniture

Gothic Decorative Arts

Summary: Gothic Design

CHAPTER 9 THE ISLAMIC WORLD (A.D. 622 TO THE PRESENT)

Determinants of Islamic Design

Islamic Architecture and Interiors

Islamic Ornament

Islamic Furniture

Islamic Decorative Arts

Summary: Islamic Design

Looking for Character

Looking for Quality

PART 4 THE EAST

CHAPTER 10 INDIA (2500 B.C. TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY)

Determinants of Indian Design

Indian Architecture and Interiors

Summary: Indian Design

CHAPTER 11 CHINA (4000 B.B.–A.D. 1912)

Determinants of Chinese Design

Chinese Architecture and Interiors

Chinese Ornament

Chinese Furniture

Chinese Decorative Arts

Summary: Chinese Design

CHAPTER 12 JAPAN 267 (A.D. 593–1867)

Determinants of Japanese Design

Japanese Architecture and Interiors

Japanese Ornament

Japanese Furniture

Japanese Decorative Arts

Summary: Japanese Design

PART 5 THE RENAISSANCE

CHAPTER 13 ITALY: RENAISSANCE TO NEOCLASSICAL (FIFTEENTH to EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES)

Determinants of Italian Design

Italian Architecture and Interiors

Italian Furniture

Italian Decorative Arts

Summary: Italian Design

CHAPTER 14 SPAIN: HISPANO-MOORISH TO NEOCLASSICAL (FIFTEENTH to EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES)

Determinants of Spanish Design

Spanish Architecture and Interiors

Spanish Ornament

Spanish Furniture

Summary: Spanish Design

CHAPTER 15 FRANCE: RENAISSANCE TO NEOCLASSICAL (FIFTEENTH to EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES)

Determinants of French Design

French Architecture and Interiors

French Ornament

French Furniture

French Decorative Arts

Summary: French Design

CHAPTER 16 ENGLAND: RENAISSANCE TO NEOCLASSICAL (FIFTEENTH to EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES)

Determinants of English Design

English Architecture and Interiors

English Ornament

English Furniture

English Decorative Arts

Summary: English Design

CHAPTER 17 AFRICA: PREHISTORY TO THE PRESENT

Determinants of African Design

African Architecture and Interiors

African Ornament

African Furniture

Summary: African Design

PART 6 THE NEW WORLD

CHAPTER 18 PRE-COLUMBIAN AMERICA (BEFORE THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY)

Central and South American Design

North America

Summary: Pre-Columbian American Design

CHAPTER 19 EARLY AMERICA (SIXTEENTH to EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES)

Determinants of Early American Design

Early American Architecture and Interiors

Early American Ornament

Early American Decorative Arts

Summary: Early American Design

PART 7 THE MODERN WORLD

Chapter 20 THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Determinants of Nineteenth-Century Design

Nineteenth-Century Architecture and Interior Design

Nineteenth-Century Decorative Arts

Summary: Nineteenth-Century Design

Chapter 21 THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Determinants of Twentieth-Century Design

Twentieth -Century Architecture and Interior Design

Twentieth -Century Decorative Arts

Summary: Twentieth -Century Design

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