History of Interior Design

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Bloomsbury Academic, Oct 23, 2008 - Design - 624 pages

History of Interior Design is a comprehensive survey covering the design history of architecture, interiors, furniture, and accessories in civilizations all over the world, from ancient times to the present. Although the primary focus is on Western civilizations, it also explores Eastern design history. Each chapter begins with background information about the social and cultural context and technical innovations of the period and place, and shows their impact on interior design motifs. Throughout the text, influences of the styles and design solutions of one culture on others are highlighted, demonstrating how interior design has evolved as a continuing exchange of ideas.

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Introduction to Design History
Defining Architecture
Drawing from the Past

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About the author (2008)

Jeannie Ireland, Missouri State University.

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