Decorative Arts: Style and Design from Classical to Contemporary

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2006 - Antiques & Collectibles - 440 pages

A comprehensive guide to the history and development of style and design from 1700 to the present day, from No.1 antiques and collectables expert Judith Miller.

From priceless Oriental porcelain and Huguenot silver to exquisite Art Deco glass and minimalist contemporary chairs, explore the entire spectrum of decorative pieces including furniture, ceramics, silverware, glass, textiles, sculpture, clocks, and posters through the centuries.

Discover how to identify the key features and motifs, materials and techniques that influenced design and their significance. Uncover the stories behind the key designers and craftsmen, and the movements they represent. Over 3,000 beautiful items reveal the style and beauty of furnishings and objects used to decorate interiors through the centuries.

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About the author (2006)

Judith Miller began as a regular lecturer and contributor to newspapers and magazines, and is Antiques & Collectables Magazine's Agony Aunt. Her TV work includes The House Detectives and The Antiques Trail. Judith lives in London.

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