Victorian and Edwardian Decor: From the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau

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Abbeville Press, 1987 - Decoration and ornament - 256 pages
For several years this has been the standard text on nineteenth-century British furniture, which continues to be the focus of an extraordinary growth of interest in the United States and throughout Europe.

This exhaustive survey of a rich and rewarding chapter in the history of the decorative arts contains an astonishing range of photographs and drawings: more than six hundred illustrations, many of them in color, offer a uniquely comprehensive look at nineteenth-century furniture from the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau. Every major designer is represented, including William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Christopher Dresser, and the choice of pictures includes a wealth of little-known furniture from private collections, much of which has never before been illustrated.

"A cheerful text enhanced by lavish picture layouts". -- The New York Times

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Cooper was for many years head of the nineteenth century furniture and works of art department at Sotheby's in London.

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