The Guide to Period Styles for Interiors: From the 17th Century to the Present

Author(s): Judith Gura

Fine Arts

This compact, heavily-illustrated guide makes it a snap to identify period styles from the 17th century to the present day. The Guide to Period Styles for Interiors, Second Edition is a comprehensive reference that combines depth of content with ease of use. Including examples and analysis on 17th-century Louis XIV through 20th-century Late Modern and each style in between, this new edition is also updated with the latest trends of the 21st century, including computer design, sustainable design, and modern office design. New sidebars interspersed throughout the book offer glimpses into historic design styles from around the globe. Each style section ends with a summary of key characteristics, major designers, and iconic fabrics. This book is an indispensable tool for identifying the trends throughout the history of interior design.


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A visual exploration of the history of interiors covering every major period from the 17th-century's baroque styles to the latest in 21st-century commercial design.

Judith Gura is a Professor at New York School of Interior Design, USA.

Preface Introduction 17th Century An Overview Louis XIV William and Mary Colonial America/Pilgrim 18th Century An Overview Louis XV Queen Anne Georgian 19th Century An Overview Greek Revival Biedermeier Gothic Revival Rococo Revival Renaissance Revival Aesthetic Movement Eclecticism and Exotica English Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau Glasgow Style 20th Century An Overview European Avant-Garde Art Deco Industrial Design Midcentury American Modern Scandinavian Modern Italian Modern French Modern Studio Crafts Postmodern Late Modern 21st Century An Overview Computer Design Design Art Sustainable Design Design in New Materials Conceptual Design Avant-Garde Design (New Technology) Modern Office Design Appendix I: Timeline of Styles Appendix II: Names to Know Appendix III: Distinctive Design Elements Glossary Bibliography

General Fields

  • : 9781628924718
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic USA
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Judith Gura
  • : Paperback
  • : 496