English Interiors: Pictorial Guide and Glossary
This absorbing study surveys the developments in decorative design from the 1830s to the 1950s, showing how the modern age has affected the status of decoration and examining the role of ornament in a rapidly changing industrial society. The book opens with an essay that looks at the cultural background of two major strands of decorative theory: traditionalism and modernism. Then follow pictorial examples. The concluding postscript expands on the development of two opposing strands identified as the normative and critical 'schools'.
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