Decorative Arts

Decorative Arts

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
More than three thousand full-color photographs accompany a comprehensive, global view of the history of decorative arts, encompassing a close-up look at ceramics, glass, silver, metalware, textiles, furniture, and other decorative arts and the designers, workshops, movements, craftspeople, and influences that spawned them.

Book News
Miller, who has published numerous books on antiques and decorative arts, surveys the worldwide history of decorative pieces chronologically, from ancient beginnings in the Alhambra and other sites, through neoclassicism, the arts and crafts and art nouveau movements, modernism, and postmodern and contemporary design. For each era, trends in furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware, clocks, and textiles are discussed; along with major designers, workshops, and movements of that particular time. Abundant color images on every page feature remarkably preserved illustrations of the diverse history of interior decoration. Oversize: 10.25x12". Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Dorling Kindersley, c2006
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780756623494
Characteristics: 440 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm


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