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Eighteenth-Century Decoration Design and the Domestic Interior in England

Smith, Charles Saumarez

Published by Harry N Abrams, New York, NY, 1993
ISBN 10: 0810932555 / ISBN 13: 9780810932555
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Title: Eighteenth-Century Decoration Design and the...

Publisher: Harry N Abrams, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition

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Fine in a fine DJ; Excellent resource with drawings, photographs, descriptions, etc. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 407 p. Bookseller Inventory # 32929

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Synopsis: "Eighteenth Century Decoration" is a history of design and interiors. It concentrates on the appearance of rooms at all levels of society and charts the emergence of the professional designer and decorator. For this book, Charles Saumarez Smith has amassed over 400 contemporary illustrations, including architects' drawings, pattern books, conversation pieces and satirical prints and, together with letters and literature of the day, he provides the most complete account of the 18th century interior to date. His expert knowledge reveals the changing role of the architect in the planning of interiors, explores the artistic conventions which determined how rooms were depicted and brings fascinating perceptions into the broader aspects of society. This illustrated source book should be invaluable to anyone interested in interior design and decoration.

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