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Interior landscapes : gardens and the domestic environment

Author: Ronald Rees
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1993.
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From classical times to modern, a chief objective of interior decoration has been to bring indoors the most pleasing features of the world outside. Dwellings were spartan even in classical Italy, and in northern regions they were cold, draughty, and damp. Garden scenes and summer landscapes painted on walls or floors enlivened these harsh interiors - and, when represented in fabric, warmed and softened them as well.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rees, Ronald, 1935-
Interior landscapes.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)623600915
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Rees
ISBN: 0801844673 9780801844676
OCLC Number: 26160249
Description: xiii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Ronald Rees.
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Chronicles the work of bringing the natural world indoors. Describing both the history of decoration and the history of changing tastes, this book shows how gardens and landscapes have long been  Read more...

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