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Nineteenth-Century Decoration: The Art of the Interior

Gere, Charlotte

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ISBN 10: 0810913828 / ISBN 13: 9780810913820
Published by Harry N. Abrams, NY, 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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408pp. 500 illus., 250 in color. Biographical Index of Artists, Designers, Decorators and Architects, Bibliography, Index. NF oversized hardback, previous owner's gift inscription on ffep (otherwise Fine)/Fine DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 9242

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Title: Nineteenth-Century Decoration: The Art of ...

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st

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Takes a look at the design and decoration of interiors representative of the times, with comments and quotes and a profuse of illustrations to document the fashion and conditions of the 19th century

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Encyclopedic in scope, imaginative in execution, this illustrated volume surveys and summarizes the aims and achievements of American and European interior decoration during a century marked by technological inventions (plumbing, lighting, etc.) and the launching of design as a bona fide art and craft. Historian Gere divides the book into two parts: the first discusses 19th-century buildings (town houses, country houses, conservatories, cottages); the second leads the reader chronologically through the period. Such range in time and place may be dizzying for the uninitiated--English drawing rooms and Neapolitan salons rub shoulders, and the impact of English designer William Morris on Australia is covered. The author marshals documentary photographs, paintings and prints to suggest not only the look of an overstuffed Victorian studio, but the feel of actress Sarah Bernhardt's slinky Moorish-style boudoir. Gere evokes--drawing often on the writings of 19th-century witnesses--as well as analyzes. Interior Design Book Club featured selection; Country Homes & Garden Book Club alternate .
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