Furniture: a concise history

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Oxford University Press, 1979 - Antiques & Collectibles - 216 pages
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Treating furniture as a statement about the society that created it, this illustrated survey focuses on the ways in which people's lives, self-images, and preoccupations affect the form and function of furniture.

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Some genius here. I can really appreciate the distance that the author writes from, and still manages to singe the reader with the poignancy of the flames of emotion. Read full review

Contents

Meanings of furniture
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Ancient Egypt Western Asia Greece
17
The middle ages 3 3
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Edward Lucie-Smith is the author of several books, among them Sexuality in Western Art, Symbolist Art, Latin American Art of the Twentieth Century, and The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms, all published in the World of Art series.

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