The Decoration of Houses (Illustrated)

The Decoration of Houses (Illustrated)

by Ogden Codman Jr., Edith Wharton
     
 

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “Rooms may be decorated in two ways: by a superficial application of ornament totally independent of structure, or by means of those architectural features which are part of the organism of every… See more details below

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “Rooms may be decorated in two ways: by a superficial application of ornament totally independent of structure, or by means of those architectural features which are part of the organism of every house, inside as well as out. In the middle ages, when warfare and brigandage shaped the conditions of life, and men camped in their castles much as they did in their tents, it was natural that decorations should be portable, and that the naked walls of the mediæval chamber should be hung with arras, while a ciel, or ceiling, of cloth stretched across the open timbers of its roof.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014915045
Publisher:
Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
08/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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