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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Phyllis Bennett Oates was formerly Senior Lecturer in Furniture and Architectural Design at Kingston Polytechnic.

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I find it very well done: admirably designed.... A surprising quantity of information, visual as well as verbal, has been packed into a relatively small space. (Sir James Richards)

A well-organized survey of a fascinating subject. (David Pearce Riba Journal)

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