Elements Of Interior Design And Decoration

Author: Sherrill Whiton
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447498232
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The New York times book of interior design and decoration

Author: Norma Skurka
Publisher: Harpercollins
Format: PDF, Docs
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Photographs of rooms by outstanding professional designers cover all current design movements, and the accompanying text provides guidance in applying the design ideas according to one's house and budget


Author: Henry Wilson
ISBN: 0823025136
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More than three hundred full-color illustrations and photographs complement a fascinating look at the best of Indian interior design and decorative art, capturing the unique architectural details, innovative patterns and motifs, furniture, wall decorations, textiles, and colors of India.

The Decoration of Houses

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1291739637
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In the book, the authors denounced Victorian-style interior decoration and interior design, especially those rooms that were decorated with heavy window curtains, Victorian bric-a-brac and overstuffed furniture. They argued that such rooms emphasized upholstery at the expense of proper space planning and architectural design and were, therefore, uncomfortable and rarely used. Wharton and Codman advocated the creation of houses with rooms decorated with strong architectural wall and ceiling treatments, accentuated by well-suited furniture, rooms based on simple, classical design principles such as symmetry and proportion and a sense of architectural balance. The Decoration of Houses is considered a seminal work and its success led to the emergence of professional decorators working in the manner advocated by its authors.

Interior Design Master Class

Author: Carl Dellatore
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847848906
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Features one hundred essays by America's top designers--from established design legends to members of the new guard--that explore in detail the process of designing a home, from the fundamentals to the finishing touches"--Amazon.com.

Mario Buatta

Author: Mario Buatta
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847840724
Format: PDF
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Celebrates the fifty-years-and-counting career of decorating legend Mario Buatta and shares insights into his process, his own rules for decorating, and personal stories of his adventures along the way.

How They Decorated

Author: P. Gaye Tapp
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847847411
Format: PDF, ePub
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How They Decorated focuses on some of the leading style icons of the twentieth century and how they decorated their own residences around the world. How They Decorated illustrates some of the great rooms of the twentieth century and their stylish residents, who had a decided hand in their decoration. Each lady's refined way of living will be discussed with examples of how they embellished their homes (or left them elegantly spare) and the long-lasting effects of their lives on future generations of designers and connoisseurs of beauty.

Interior Design and Decoration

Author: Stanley Abercrombie
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
ISBN: 9780132241427
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Addressing interior design and decoration from the ancients to the moderns, this text describes the dominant influences of fashion design and focuses on the close relationship between interior design and the architecture of our times. With the Sixth Edition of 'Interior Design and Decoration,' Stanley Abercrombie continues the revival of this time-tested and well-respected text - first published in 1937 - to make it meet the needs of today’s teachers and students. In his second revision of Sherrill Whiton’s classic text, Abercrombie presents the full history of interior design - during all periods and throughout all regions - in a manner that facilitates easy comparisons among different times, places, and styles.