"In the following pages the Author has placed before the reader an account of the changes in the design of Decorative Furniture and Woodwork, from the earliest period of which we have any reliable or certain record until the present time. A careful selection of illustrations has been made, and the representations of the different interiors will convey an idea of the character and disposition of the furniture of the periods to which they refer." Contains chapters on Roman furniture, the Renaissance Period and its variations throughout Europe, Asian furniture, and many more. Originally released in 1892.
A Cultural History of Furniture" presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes spans 4,500 years of furniture in its physical, social and cultural context. 1. A Cultural History of Furniture in Antiquity (2500 BCE-500 CE) 2. A Cultural History of Furniture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (500-1500) 3. A Cultural History of Furniture in the Age of Exploration (1500-1700) 4. A Cultural History of Furniture in the Age of Enlightenment (1700-1800) 5. A Cultural History of Furniture in the Age of Empire and Industry (1800-1900) 6. A Cultural History of Furniture in the Modern Age (1900-present) Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: 1. Design and Motifs 2. Makers, Making and Materials 3. Types and Uses of Furniture 4. The Domestic Setting 5. The Public Setting 6. Exhibition and Display 7. Furniture and Architecture 8. Visual Representations 9. Verbal Representations This structure offers readers a broad overview of a period within each volume or the opportunity to follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter across volumes. Superbly illustrated, the full six-volume set combines to present the most comprehensive and authoritative survey available on furniture throughout history.
Globalization affects every aspect of our lives, from what we buy to what we eat to what we study—and the study of design history is no exception. Programs in art, architecture, and interior design all face the challenge of providing students with information from around the world. History of Furniture: A Global View covers the major historical movements in furniture design (from prehistoric periods through contemporary times) and includes parts of the world that traditional history books ignore or underserve, such as Africa and China. It presents the achievements of Western furniture designers, not in isolation from the rest of the globe, but in vibrant contact with it. For example, students will learn about the influence of Islamic design on Romanesque style and Thailand’s interpretation of Art Nouveau. In short, this comprehensive book with a global perspective focuses on the evolution of furniture from ancient history through postmodernism.
Release on 2007-06-07 | by Shayne Rivers,Nick Umney
Author: Shayne Rivers,Nick Umney
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
This book is a comprehensive resource covering the principles and practice of the conservation and restoration of furniture, and other decorative art objects made wholly or partly of wood. It integrates theory with practice to show the principles which govern interaction between wooden objects, the environmental and conservation treatments and the factors which need to be taken into account to arrive at acceptable solutions to conservation problems. The practical knowledge and experience of a team of conservators active in the field are bought together with theoretical and reference material from diverse sources and unified within a systematic framework. Specialist conservators from related disciplines cover diverse materials often incorporated into furniture.
Maximizing reader insights into the principles of designing furniture as wooden structures, this book discusses issues related to the history of furniture structures, their classification and characteristics, ergonomic approaches to anthropometric requirements and safety of use. It presents key methods and highlights common errors in designing the characteristics of the materials, components, joints and structures, as well as looking at the challenges regarding developing associated design documentation. Including analysis of how designers may go about calculating the stiffness and endurance of parts, joints and whole structures, the book analyzes questions regarding the loss of furniture stability and the resulting threats to health of the user, putting forward a concept of furniture design as an engineering processes. Creating an attractive, functional, ergonomic and safe piece of furniture is not only the fruit of the work of individual architects and artists, but requires an effort of many people working in interdisciplinary teams, this book is designed to add important knowledge to the literature for engineer approaches in furniture design.
Release on 2018-11-10 | by Bury Palliser,Albert Jacquemart
Author: Bury Palliser,Albert Jacquemart
Pubpsher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
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