Story of Western Furniture (Icon Editions)

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9780064363501: Story of Western Furniture (Icon Editions)

Written for the general reader as well as for collectors and students of furniture design, this is an outline of the development of furniture styles from ancient Egypt to the present day, describing what was made in each period, how it was made, and the social and economic conditions affecting its design and production. The author also discusses techniques such as joining, turning, veneering and marquetry, polishing, upholstery, bentwood and lamination. Many examples are shown in the drawings by Mary Seymour, which provide a useful recognition source and a lively visual accompaniment to the text.

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This absorbing history traces the development of furniture design and production, from the days of ancient Egypt to the present, describing what articles were made in each period, how they were made, and what were the social and economic conditions that affected style and finish.

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A fascinating look at Wester furniture through the ages

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