History of Interior Design

History of Interior Design

by Jeannie Ireland
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Bloomsbury Academic


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History of Interior Design

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901563674623
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Jeannie Ireland is a Professor Emerita from Missouri State University, MO, United States.

Table of 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
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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