History of Interior Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 11, 2013 - Architecture - 496 pages

This classic reference presents the history of interior design from prehistory to the present. Exploring a broad range of design styles and movements, this revised and expanded edition includes coverage of non-Western design and vernacular interior architecture and features 665 photographs and drawings (color and black-and-white).  A History of Interior Design is an essential resource for practicing and aspiring professionals in interior design, art history, and architecture, and general readers interested in design and the decorative arts.


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Classical Civilizations Greece and Rome
Early Christian Byzantineand Romanesque
Islamic and Asian Traditions IslamicInfluence India andPakistan
The Later Middle Ages
Gothic Buildings
The Late Renaissance
Baroque in Northern Europe
Furniture and Other Interior Features
Countries and England
Design on a New Playing Field
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About the author (2013)

John Pile was Professor of Design at the renowned Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, for most of his teaching career. He is the author of twelve books on furniture, color draughtsmanship, office planning, and other aspects of interior design.

Judith Gura is a professor of design history and theory, directing the design history program at the New York School of Interior Design. She is the author of critically praised books on interior design, Scandinavian furniture, and furniture styles.

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