Architecture and Interior Design through the 18th Century: An Integrated History

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9780137585908: Architecture and Interior Design through the 18th Century: An Integrated History

For courses in History of Architecture, Interior Design, Furnishings, and Decorative Arts.

Exceptionally comprehensive, this single-source text/reference allows students to compare and contrast architecture, interior design, interior architectural features, design details, motifs, furniture, space planning, color, lighting, textiles, interior surface treatments, and decorative accessories through many centuries—from antiquity to the 18th century—from the many regions of the world. Additionally, it includes later interpretations of architecture, interiors, and furniture to illustrate the evolution of each stylistic influence, and examples of costumes. The volume is extensively illustrated and features many diagrammed illustrations with explanatory notes highlighting specific design features.

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Title: Architecture and Interior Design through the 18th Century <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: Harwood, Buie <>Publisher: Pearson Higher Education

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THE most complete survey of architecture, interiors, furniture, and decorative arts.

This 2 volume set spans the ages from antiquity to the present. A complete, integrated, and interdisciplinary reference for:

  • the built environment
  • space planning
  • color
  • lighting
  • interior design
  • interior architectural features
  • design details
  • motifs
  • furniture
  • space planning
  • color
  • lighting
  • textiles
  • interior surface treatments
  • decorative accessories

The unique scope allows comparison in all areas of design through the centuries. Narrative and graphics interweave design analysis with art and architectural history.

Innovations:
  • Graphic material features a wide diversity of illustrations, some common and some less well known.
  • Design diagramming highlights major design features allowing the reader to make visual connections between the content.
  • List of important buildings and interiors and important design practitioners is included to assist in additional study.
  • Color photographs serve as a needed resource for period study.
  • Later interpretations of the stylistic illustrations from subsequent centuries provide a new dimension to the study of design history.
  • Extensive reference list, glossary, and index offer flexibility and ease of use.

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