Furniture (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 19, 2005 - Antiques & Collectibles - 560 pages
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Whether you want to identify, date or evaluate your own pieces, Furniture is the only comprehensive, full-color reference guide for you.

Judith Miller gives a global overview that spans the last 3,000 years of design, guaranteed to turn any amateur into a furniture buff. Furniture defines decorative motifs of key periods with over 3,500 photographs of every style and form. This eBook also includes profiles of influential designers, craftsmen and key movements.

  

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Contents

288 Spain and Portugal
288
290 Scandinavia
290
292 Russia
292
294 America
294
296 Belter and the Rococo Revival
296
298 Japan
298
300 India
300
302 China
302

36 Baroque Furniture
36
38 Elements of Style
38
40 Italy
40
42 Pietra Dura and Scagiola
42
44 The Low Countries
44
46 Germany and Scandinavia
46
48 England
48
Henri IV and Louis XIII
50
Louis XIV
52
54 Boulle Marquetry
54
56 Spain and Portugal
56
58 Early Colonial America
58
60 Case Pieces
60
62 Cabinets
62
64 Tables
64
66 Chairs
66
70 Exuberant Luxury
70
72 Rococo Furniture
72
74 Elements of Style
74
The Régence
76
Louis XV
78
80 Italy
80
Venice
82
84 Germany
84
86 Rococo Interior
86
88 The Low Countries
88
90 Spain and Portugal
90
92 Scandinavia
92
Queen Anne and George I
94
Palladianism
96
98 Thomas Chippendale
98
George II
100
Queen Anne
102
104 American Chippendale
104
Southern States
106
108 New Forms
108
110 Commodes
110
112 Highboys
112
114 Tables
114
116 Chairs
116
118 Evolution of Mirrors
118
120 Mirrors
120
124 A New Classicism
124
126 Neoclassical Furniture
126
128 Elements of Style
128
130 Italy
130
132 The Grand Tour
132
134 Transitional Furniture
134
Louis XVI
136
138 English Pattern Books
138
140 Germany
140
142 David Roentgen
142
144 Russia
144
146 The Low Countries
146
Chippendale to Federal
160
Southern States
162
164 British Influences
164
166 Gothic
166
168 South Africa
168
170 Chinoiserie
170
172 Painted Furniture
172
174 Mechanical Pieces
174
176 FallFront Desks
176
178 Commodes
178
180 Tables
180
182 Occasional Tables
182
184 Chairs
184
186 Chippendale Chairs
186
188 Armchairs
188
192 Rebellion and Empire
192
194 Empire Furniture
194
196 Elements of Style
196
DirectoireConsulat
198
200 French Empire
200
Restauration
202
204 Italy
204
206 Regency Britain
206
208 British Exoticism
208
210 British Vernacular
210
212 George IV and William IV
212
Empire
214
Biedermeier
216
218 The Low Countries
218
220 Scandinavia
220
222 Russia
222
224 Spain and Portugal
224
226 South Africa
226
228 Federal Interior
228
230 American Federal
230
232 American Empire
232
234 European Influences
234
236 The Shakers
236
238 North American Vernacular
238
240 Windsor Chairs
240
242 Chairs
242
244 New Developments
244
246 Mirrors
246
248 Chests of Drawers
248
250 Sofas
250
252 Desks
252
254 Tables
254
256 Occasional Tables
256
258 Painted Furniture
258
262 Turmoil and Progress
262
264 Revival Styles
264
266 Elements of Style
266
268 Grand Exhibitions
268
LouisPhilippe
270
18481900
272
274 Italy
274
276 Early Victorian Britain
276
278 Late Victorian Britain
278
280 Campaign Furniture
280
282 Germany and Austria
282
284 Thonets Bentwood
284
286 Low Countries
286
304 New Styles
304
306 Chests of Drawers
306
308 Buffets and Sideboards
308
310 Chairs
310
312 Sofas
312
314 Tables
314
316 Garden Furniture
316
320 Reform and Reaction
320
322 Arts and Crafts Style
322
324 Elements of Style
324
The Aesthetic Movement
326
Aestheticism and Revivals
328
Arts and Crafts
330
332 William Morris Co
332
334 The Cotswold School
334
Arts and Crafts
336
338 Gustav Stickley
338
340 Chairs
340
342 Tables
342
344 Cabinets
344
348 Age of Transition
348
350 Art Nouveau Furniture
350
352 Elements of Style
352
354 Paris Exposition
354
The Nancy School
356
The Paris School
358
360 Belgium
360
362 Italy and Spain
362
364 Charles Rennie Mackintosh
364
366 The Glasgow School
366
368 Britain
368
370 Edwardian Britain
370
372 Germany
372
374 Austria
374
376 Wiener Werkstätte
376
378 Tables
378
380 Case Pieces
380
382 Chairs
382
386 From Boom to Bust
386
388 Art Deco Furniture
388
390 Elements of Style
390
392 1925 Paris Exhibition
392
394 France
394
396 The United States
396
398 Streamlining
398
400 Britain
400
402 Art Deco Interior
402
404 Europe
404
406 India and East Asia
406
408 The Suite
408
410 Chairs
410
412 Tables
412
414 Cabinets
414
418 A New Age
418
420 Modern Design
420
422 Elements of Style
422
424 Gerrit Rietveld
424
426 Bauhaus
426
428 Germany
428
430 France
430
432 Le Corbusier
432
434 Tubular Steel
434
436 Scandinavia
436
438 Britain
438
440 America
440
444 Chairs
444
446 Tables
446
450 Optimism and Wealth
450
452 MidCentury Modern Furniture
452
454 Elements of Style
454
456 Charles and Ray Eames
456
458 The United States
458
460 Australia
460
462 Scandinavia
462
464 Arne Jacobsen
464
Second Generation
466
468 Italy
468
470 Gio Ponti
470
472 Britain
472
474 Japan
474
476 France and Germany
476
478 Experiments in Seating
478
480 1960s Scandinavia
480
482 1960s France
482
484 Pop Interior
484
486 1960s Italy
486
488 Castiglioni Brothers
488
490 1960s United States
490
492 Coffee Tables
492
494 Sideboards
494
496 Lighting
496
498 Chairs and Stools
498
500 Lounge Chairs
500
504 Social Unease
504
506 Post1970 Furniture
506
508 Elements of Style
508
510 Memphis and Alchimia
510
512 Italy
512
514 France
514
516 Britain
516
518 Craft and Technology
518
520 Europe
520
522 The Americas
522
524 Japan
524
526 Marc Newson
526
528 Office Furniture
528
530 Chairs
530
532 Tables
532
534 Anatomy of Furniture
534
536 Useful Addresses
536
538 Further Reading
538
540 Dealer Codes
540
544 Glossary
544
550 Index
550
558 Acknowledgments
558
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About the author (2005)

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. When time permits, Judy enjoys traveling, visiting historical settings, and scrapbooking the photographs from her travel expeditions. She makes her home in Topeka, Kansas. Visit her website at www.judithmccoymiller.com.

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