The History of Furniture: Twenty-five Centuries of Style and Design in the Western Tradition

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Little, Brown and Company, 1999 - Antiques & Collectibles - 352 pages
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Written with great verve and in a highly accessible style, The History of Furniture conveys a vast knowledge of history, style, and design with great intellectual clarity. Surveying the development of furniture from antiquity to the present day, John Morley discusses the Western tradition and includes the outside influences of China, Japan, India, Egypt, and Africa. The more than 600 illustrations not only include photographs and drawings of the furniture itself but also highlight the furniture's links to architecture and the fine arts. The History of Furniture is a complete examination of the 2,000-year tradition of furniture and a captivating tour de force of scholarship.

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This outstanding publication could serve as a primer for the history and development of furniture. Organized by overlapping and common styles rather than chronologically, it explicates the use of ... Read full review

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