Author: Anne Massey
Chronicles the past century's interior design movements from Art Nouveau and Bauhaus to Art Deco and green design, in a wide-ranging survey that explores domestic and other interiors within their social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Original.
Author: Roger W. Moss, Gail C. Winkler
Publisher: Owl Books
Here is an authoritative look at the way American Victorian houses were decorated in the 19th century, covering all aspects of interior design: floor coverings, woodwork, window treatments and draperies, walls and wallpaper, and ceilings. 225 pictures and drawings; 16-page color insert.
Author: Diana Barillari
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
This fascinating book reveals the intricate legacy of art-nouveau-style architecture and design in Istanbul, its Islamic roots in that city, and the European and Turkish architects and theorists who influenced its controversial voice. Three hundred illustrations, mostly in color, present evidence of the art-nouveau designs of the past, and the face of the city today. The mid-nineteenth century in Istanbul was a time of vast reforms and a determined desire to adapt urban life to western standards. Fire-control reforms caused a municipal preference for masonry buildings over the traditional wooden ones, and the importation of English, French, Italian, and German architects to build in the unfamiliar material. The result was a western cultural colonization and the introduction of art-nouveau style, followed by a backlash of nationalism and the development of the "first Turkish national style" of architecture. This thoughtful text considers the cultural and political implications of art-nouveau in Istanbul. How can the negative effects of imported cultural hegemony be reconciled with the fundamental western contribution to the nineteenth-century Ottoman revival? How far-reaching was the design influence of foreigners such as Raimondo D'Aronco, perhaps the most original interpreter of art-nouveau in Istanbul? How much influence did European ideas have on national style architects such as Kemaleddin Bey and Vedat Tek? Istanbul 1900 is the first visual and historical study of the development of art-nouveau architecture, and places Istanbul among Paris, Brussels, and Vienna as one of the great capitals of the style. New photographs and previously unpublished drawings and plans present theopulent homes and palaces along the Bosphorus, and throughout the city, in stunning detail.
Author: Suzanne Trocmé
Indentifying twenty-five leading interior designers from around the world who have transformed twentieth-century design, an illustrated study explores the key elements of each designer's signature style, including colors, fabrics, patterns, furniture, and accessories. 10,000 first printing.
Author: Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers
This substantial book features one hundred of the most spectacular interiors across the world, spanning the entire 20th century to the present day. It includes interiors assembled by artists and fashion designers, architects, interior and set-designers, bringing together diverse design talents from Piero Fornasetti and Coco Chanel to Alvar Aalto, Marc Newson and Matthew Williamson. Twenty short profiles are presented in the introduction, with a single iconic photograph and a concise, informative text; eighty are profiled at length, in chronological order, with superb colour photography and texts recounting the stories of these remarkable designs. Representing every style from minimalism, Art Nouveau and Neo-traditional to Gesamtkunstwerk creations that defy definition, these iconic interiors are elegant compositions that endure as lasting creations.
Author: John F. Pile
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Delivers the inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space. 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.
Author: Linda Osband
Focuses mainly on the details associated with the victorian period in England. Linda Osband uses an even mix of beautiful photographs and detailed sketches to illustrate the many design elements of the period. She includes a list of suppliers in the U.K., USA, Australia, France and Germany for those wishing to restore their current home.
Author: Sherrill Whiton
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Michael Conforti
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
"This book examines advances in architecture, design, and painting in a region widely recognized for its contribution to the Arts and Crafts and Prairie School movements. It features the work of many well-known American artists, including the architects Cass Gilbert, Harvey Ellis, Frank Lloyd Wright, Purcell and Elmslie, ceramicist and Arts and Crafts philosopher Ernest Batchelder, and the painters Homer Dodge Martin and Alexander Fournier. The six essays also focus on the ceramic and metalwork production of the Handicraft Guild of Minneapolis, the Craftshouse of John Bradstreet, and American Indian art and artifacts created both for native and white use at the time." "Alan Lathrop discusses Minnesota architecture by combining his knowledge of architectural practitioners of the time with an awareness of international stylistic trends, particularly the tradition of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in this first overview of the state's architecture of the period ever published. Michael Conforti and Jennifer Komar link the development of retailing in the late nineteenth century to the interior design practice and Arts and Crafts production of John Bradstreet. Thomas O'Sullivan provides a study of Robert Koehler, one of the region's most respected painters, while he reviews the work of over two dozen of the state's other painters working at the time." "The special communal nature of Minnesota's artistic life is emphasized in Marcia Anderson's contribution. Her study of the Handicraft Guild of Minneapolis presents years of archival research on the Guild which she presents in the context of the international Arts and Crafts movement. Mark Hammons provides the first monograph ever published on the architectural partnership of Purcell and Elmslie, the most commissioned architects of the Prairie School after Frank Lloyd Wright. Hammons analyzes the team-centered working process of the firm and relates their creative process and formal vocabulary to the contemporary metaphysical discourse that was the foundation of their architectural philosophy. Louise Lincoln and Paulette Molin study the nature of relationships between whites and the Chippewa and Dakota Indians in their discussion of native material culture. Lincoln and Molin decode a complex, nuanced cultural interchange embodying both traditional and assimilationist trends. Their essay is the first in-depth examination of the range of American Indian art from this region; one that considers both objects crafted for native use and those produced for the tourist market."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
An in-depth look at a popular and beautiful style of decorating guides homeowners through what many consider the most difficult phase of historic decorating, with a focus on both historical and contemporary elements and tips on what makes a room Victorian.
Author: Penny Sparke
This third edition of An Introduction to Design and Culture has been revised and updated throughout to include issues of globalization, sustainability and digital/interactive design. New for this edition is a chapter which covers key changes in design culture. Design culture has changed dramatically in the 21st century, the designer-hero is now much less in evidence and design has become much more interdisciplinary. Drawing on a wealth of mass-produced artefacts, images and environments including sewing machines, cars, televisions, clothes, electronic and branded goods and exhibitions, author Penny Sparke shows how design has helped to shape and reflect our social and cultural development. This introduction to the development of modern (and postmodern) design is ideal for undergraduate students.
Author: Franco Borsi, Ezio Godoli
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Discusses French Art Nouveau architecture and interior design and the salutary effect of the 1900 world's fair in Paris
Author: Guy Julier
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
This comprehensive guide embraces all modern design's numerous manifestations: graphics, products, interiors, furniture, industrial and architectural design. In over 500 entries, this book examines not only the work of important designers worldwide, but also the many dramatic changes that have influenced design and its uses in the 20th-century. Thus political and ideological concepts, such as feminism and green design, are defined and explained as are new technological advances, new materials and techniques and influential movements in modern culture. The text incorporates extensive cross-referencing and full bibliographic notes, along with a chronological chart of design highlights since 1900.