Twentyfive centuries of style and design in the western tradition morley, john on. The idea to publish an encyclopedic book on the topic of furniture design. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Each year, our chairs, tables and sofas find their way to the homes of design lovers around the world. To date, no other book has analyzed and documented the history of furniture design with such a comprehensive and scientific approach. Twentyfive centuries of style and design in the western tradition. A history of seating takes the reader on a journey through a sea of chairs. In addition to a price guide which may or may not be accurate depending on where youre doing your furniture hunting. It all started in 1890 when jules wagemans started a. Twentyfive centuries of style and design in the western. Towards the end of the 1920s ebony and other exotic woods were becoming scarce and exotic veneers from overseas such as brazilian jacaranda, zebra wood, palmwood, and calamander. If you want to study up on this type of furniture before you head out shopping again, look for a copy of furniture of the depression era by robert w.
Furniture and interiors of the 1940s features the work of numerous designers in 300 archival images and recent color photographs that shed new light on this transitional period in design, as it evolved both in europe and in the united states. Furniture design has been a part of the human experience since the beginning of history. Key designs are analysed in some 550 texts, while indepth essays on four historical epochs describe the sociocultural and designhistorical context of the objects. Evidence of furniture survives from as far back as the neolithic period in the form of paintings, wall murals discovered at pompeii, in sculpture and examples have also been excavated in egyptian pyramids and found in tombs in ghiordes modern day turkey. Supported by amazing photography, our interior design books allow us to capture. The roaring twenties had ended and the great depression was making life challenging for many people. Dirty furniture is a new independent biannual design magazine that uncovers the. Art deco furniture, a complete guide to the history. This book features 124 objects, dating from 1807 to the. Twentyfive centuries of style and design in the western tradition 01 by john morley isbn. It presents the reader with an extensive resource of traditional and commercial furniture styles of the 1920s and 1930s.1449 1144 810 563 1397 217 1012 274 1190 173 541 478 1485 245 984 1050 40 1158 168 432 621 105 693 415 280 1044 1468 10 340 743 1386 1419