The Elements of Style: A Practical Encyclopedia of Interior Architectural Details, from 1485 to the Present

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Stephen Calloway, Elizabeth C. Cromley
Simon and Schuster, 1991 - Architecture - 544 pages
The styles that have had the greatest impact on American and British architectural details over the past 500 years are presented in more than 1,400 photos and over 3,000 analytical line drawings & engravings.

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The Elements of style: a practical encyclopedia of interior architectural details, from 1485 to the present

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This book offers comprehensive visual evidence of most of the styles of architecture and interior design that have influenced America and Britain since the Renaissance. It is arranged by period style ... Read full review


Foreword by J Jackson Walter
Preface by Stephen Calloway
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Stephen Calloway is the author of "Twentieth Century Decoration" and "Baroque Baroque" and contributes regularly to a number of periodicals including: "The World of Interiors," "House and Garden" and "Elle Decoration," He is also a lecturer and consultant on architecture and interior design.

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