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Furniture

Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive reference spanning some three thousand years of design provides more than 3,500 full-color photographs and descriptions of furniture representing every style and form, decorative motifs from key periods, profiles of important designers and craftsmen, a study of important movements in furniture design, and more.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Miller
ISBN: 1405306548 9781405306546
OCLC Number: 85688928
Description: 560 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Ancient furniture : 4000 BCE-1600 CE --
17th century : 1600-1700 --
Early 18th century : 1700-1760 --
Late 18th century : 1760-1800 --
Early 19th century : 1800-1840 --
Mid-19th century : 1840-1900 --
Arts and crafts : 1880-1920 --
Art Nouveau : 1880-1915 --
Art Deco : 1919-1940 --
Modernism : 1925-1945 --
Mid-century modern : 1945-1970 --
Postmodern and contemporary : 1970 onward.
Responsibility: Judith Miller.

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A glorious encyclopedia from expert Judith Miller, showcasing more than 3,000 years of design. From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form, with  Read more...

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