The Style Sourcebook: The Definitive Illustrated Directory of Fabrics, Wallpapers, Paints, Flooring, Tiles

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Firefly Books, 2003 - Architecture - 416 pages
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An encyclopedia of interior design products.

The Style Sourcebook is the single most comprehensive, up-to-date and visually exciting decorating reference book -- a complete catalog of the best in decorating products and materials. This revised edition has been updated to ensure that discontinued products have been removed and up-to-the-minute products added.

2,300 color photographs cover major design styles such as Gothic, Empire, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Hi-Tech, and Post-Modern. The history and influences of dominant design styles are organized chronologically from Medieval to late 20th century. In each section -- for example, Geometrics: Early 20th century; or Damask & Entries are wide-ranging, detailed and clearly organized to ensure quick access to the right item. The book is divided into six main sections:

  • Style Guide
  • Paints & Finishes
  • Fabrics
  • Tiles
  • Wallpapers
  • Flooring

Each entry includes purchasing details that list company, design, pattern name/number, available colors, essential measurements, composition, and uses. A glossary and detailed directory of distributors close the book. The Style Sourcebook is an authoritative reference that will be vital to working designers, decorators and stylists as well as to homeowners and design students.

  

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Contents

Foreword
7
Medieval to pre16th century 12 Plains
204
16th 17th centuries 14 Motifs
212
Early 18th century 18 Florals
228
Late 18th century 22 Pictorials
244
Early 19th century 28 Overall Pattern
256
Mid19th century 36 Geometries
265
Early 20th century 48 Paints Finishes
284
Wood Finishes
306
Glossary
398
Index
411
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About the author (2003)

Judith Miller is a renowned interior design and antiques expert. She is co-founder of Miller's Antique Price Guides and a widely published author.

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