It also reflects the influence of international political and social developments. A basic understanding of this history is important for professional designers who look to the past for inspiration. Review "Pile delivers a focused and clearly written chronological examination of significant interiors and their associated details. John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology, and product design all overlap. These topics are woven together in a fascinating narrative that runs from cave dwellings and temple architecture, through Gothic cathedrals and Renaissance palaces onto the grand civic spaces of the nineteenth century and the sleek interiors of modern sky-scrapers. Embedded in a social and political context, detailed discussions of famous buildings, from the Parthenon to the Pompidou Center, are interspersed with investigations of the domestic vernacular?
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Blakemore In this long-awaited volume, Robbie Blakemore leads us on a breathtaking journey through five millennia of interior space. History of Interior Design and Furniture presents a comprehensive survey of the major historical periods of interior architectural and decorative styles.
This monumental overview offers a unique approach to the history of interior space, architectural details, and furniture. The author masterfully distinguishes between stylistic terms such as Queen Anne, Rococo, and Elizabethan, underscoring the important aesthetic concerns of the societies that produced these styles. From wall paintings in Pompeii to the luxurious parlors of Victorian England, special attention is paid to the relationships between interior architecture and the objects that define its spaces.
But this ambitious work is more than a history of style; it places furniture and design within the broader context of social, political, economic, and technological perspectives unique to each historical period.
Examining the concept of design as a historical continuum, the author traces this thread of influence across centuries, from the ancient Romans retrospective look at their Greek forerunners to the revival styles that characterize the Victorian age. Thoroughly researched and clearly presented, the text integrates enlightening facts against a backdrop of the evolution of space and the interior aesthetic over time.
Over elegant photographic and graphic illustrations complement the text. Stunning three-dimensional plans convey the spatial relationships that are critical to understanding the history of interior architecture, and an historical timeline chronicles the important events that shaped interior design. Explicit, cogent captions not only identify each figure but provide insightful commentary that supplements the primary text. No other book combines all of these features in a single volume.
History of Interior Design and Furniture is a unique information source that fills a gap in the literature of interior design. Stimulating to the practitioner as well as the layman, this impressive book is required reading for the serious student and educator of architecture and design.
Synopsis Robbie Blakemore leads us on a breathtaking journey through five millennia of interior space. This book presents a comprehensive survey of the major historical periods of architectural and decorative styles and offers the reader a unique approach to the history of interior space, architectural details, and furniture. Synopsis "Robbie Blakemore has undertaken a monumental and ambitious project.
She has accomplished her goal with zeal and good organization, along with excellent research and scholarship. From Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth-Century Revival Styles that characterise the Victorian age, furniture and design are placed within the broader context of social, political, economic, and technological perspectives of each period.
Synopsis This book is the only current publication of a dedicated history of interiors and furniture. For designers who need stylistic information regarding historic periods, this book is very well organized and thorough.
For students, this book offers the possibility of owning a history text without purchasing a general text that makes history only a small part of the information. About the Author About the Author Dr.
Robbie G. A nationally-known scholar of interior design, she has received numerous awards and grants for her work, and she is a member of the Interior Design Educators Council IDEC. Table of Contents.
History of Interior Design & Furniture: From Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth-Century Europe
History Of Interior Design & Furniture