Eighteenth-Century Decoration: Design and the Domestic Interior in England

Smith, Charles Saumarez

Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1993
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Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 407 pp, acknowledgments, introduction, Pre- 1700: Architectural Drawings; Pattern Books; Topographical Art; The Influence of France; Interiors of the 1690s. 1700-1720: Architectural Drawings; The Print Trade; Economic Change; New Commodities; Attitudes to Luxury. 1720-1740: Architectural Drawings; The Origins of the Conversation Piece; New Buildings; Topographical Description; The Influence of the Antique. 1740-1760: Hayman, Highmore and Richardson; The Work of Devis; Wall Decoration; The Furniture Trade; The Rise of the Designer; Architectural Drawings. 1760-1780: The Impact of Adam; The Work of Zoffany; Technology in the Home; Women and Decoration; The Tast for Gothic. 1780-1800; Architectural Drawings; Pattern Books; The Transformation Into Genre; The Role of Satire; The Map of Culture; Conclusion; notes, bibliography, index with 388 illustrations including 189 plates in full color. First Edition, 1993. "Lavishly illustrated, this volume offers a beautiful and comprehensive collection of views of interiors from grand town and country houses as well as less formal, middleclass homes, and incorporates all types of rooms fromdrawing rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms to kitchens, garrets, and hallways, along with a wealth of decorative detail. An outstanding history of interior design and an invaluable source for the social historian, interior designer, decorator and furniture maker alike." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, hightlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publication Date: 1993
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