The Resource The history of furniture : twenty-five centuries of style and design in the Western tradition, John Morley

The history of furniture : twenty-five centuries of style and design in the Western tradition, John Morley

Label
The history of furniture : twenty-five centuries of style and design in the Western tradition
Title
The history of furniture
Title remainder
twenty-five centuries of style and design in the Western tradition
Statement of responsibility
John Morley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In surveying the development of furniture from antiquity to the present day, John Morley focuses on the Western traditions, but he includes the outside influences of China and Japan, India, Egypt, and Africa. His bravura analysis reveals connections between pieces of furniture, such as the direct line from antiquity to a neoclassical French commode, a Biedermeier dressing table, and a twentieth-century bois clair cocktail cabinet." "The story is shaped by a conflict between "classical" and "anti-classical," order and fantasy, and includes the wild extravagances of exotic styles. We see how the simple challenge of making a chair to sit on could generate a huge variety of forms, depending not only on comfort and convenience but also on changing fashion in interiors, as well as motifs, ornaments, and ideas from the worlds of politics, religion, architecture, and the fine arts. Works by famous designers - Boulle, Chippendale, Riesener, Mackintosh, Eames - appear clearly in the context of the stylistic ideals of their times, and nearly 700 illustrations are closely integrated into the text."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-2001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morley, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK2270
LC item number
.M64 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Furniture
  • Meubles
  • Chaises
  • Sièges (Mobilier)
  • Furniture
Label
The history of furniture : twenty-five centuries of style and design in the Western tradition, John Morley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in the United Kingdom in 1999 by Thames & Hudson Ltd, London"--T.p. verso
  • "A Bulfinch Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Baroque contrasts
  • pt. 6.
  • Battle of styles: English Classicism, rococo and 'Goût Grec'
  • pt. 7.
  • 'Modified Rococo' and the New Neo-Classicism
  • ch. 8.
  • Grotesque and 'Archaeological' Classicism
  • pt. 9.
  • Eclectic Revivalism
  • pt. 1.
  • pt. 10.
  • Frugality and functionalism
  • pt. 11.
  • Wilder shores of style: China, Japan, India, Egypt, Africa
  • pt. 12.
  • Latter-day polarities
  • Antiquity
  • pt. 2.
  • Disintegration of Classicism, 300-1450
  • pt. 3.
  • 'Pointed' styles: Islamic and Gothic
  • pt. 4.
  • Renaissance revival of antiquity: Classicism and Anti-Classicism
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
1st North American ed.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780821226247
Lccn
99065084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42900118
  • (OCoLC)ocm42900118
Label
The history of furniture : twenty-five centuries of style and design in the Western tradition, John Morley
Publication
Note
  • "First published in the United Kingdom in 1999 by Thames & Hudson Ltd, London"--T.p. verso
  • "A Bulfinch Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Baroque contrasts
  • pt. 6.
  • Battle of styles: English Classicism, rococo and 'Goût Grec'
  • pt. 7.
  • 'Modified Rococo' and the New Neo-Classicism
  • ch. 8.
  • Grotesque and 'Archaeological' Classicism
  • pt. 9.
  • Eclectic Revivalism
  • pt. 1.
  • pt. 10.
  • Frugality and functionalism
  • pt. 11.
  • Wilder shores of style: China, Japan, India, Egypt, Africa
  • pt. 12.
  • Latter-day polarities
  • Antiquity
  • pt. 2.
  • Disintegration of Classicism, 300-1450
  • pt. 3.
  • 'Pointed' styles: Islamic and Gothic
  • pt. 4.
  • Renaissance revival of antiquity: Classicism and Anti-Classicism
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
1st North American ed.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780821226247
Lccn
99065084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42900118
  • (OCoLC)ocm42900118

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