» » Furniture: World Styles From Classical to Contemporary

Download Furniture: World Styles From Classical to Contemporary fb2

by David Linley,Judith Miller
Download Furniture: World Styles From Classical to Contemporary fb2
Antiques & Collectibles
  • Author:
    David Linley,Judith Miller
  • ISBN:
    1405306548
  • ISBN13:
    978-1405306546
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    DK (October 6, 2005)
  • Pages:
    560 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Antiques & Collectibles
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1944 kb
  • ePUB format
    1875 kb
  • DJVU format
    1506 kb
  • Rating:
    4.5
  • Votes:
    903
  • Formats:
    mobi mbr docx lit


Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary. Judith Miller has given us an up-close and personal look at seldom seen antiques, as well as more current pieces.

Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary. Even the dedicated student would have had to spend years visiting select museums for just a peek.

Judith Miller gives a global overview that spans the last 3,000 years of design, guaranteed to turn any amateur into a furniture buff. Furniture defines decorative motifs of key periods with over 3,500 photographs of every style and form. This eBook also includes profiles of influential designers, craftsmen and key movements. Antiques and collectibles expert Miller (Judith Miller: A Closer Look at Antiques ) is a prolific producer of price and style guides to furniture

by Judith Miller (Author), David Linley (Foreword). Judith Miller's expert knowledge and advice is regularly featured in newspapers and magazines, including the London Evening Standard and BBC Homes & Antiques.

by Judith Miller (Author), David Linley (Foreword). Her television work includes The House Detectives, The Antiques Trail, It's Your Bid and is a regular expert on BBC's The Antiques Roadshow. Judith Miller lives in North London.

It should be called 'An Overview of European Furniture in the Modern Era' - great if you want to see examples of what makes German Art Nouveau different from Austrian Art Nouveau, but utter rubbish if you're looking for 'World Styles' or 'a definitive guide to 3000 years of furniture' or 'from classical to contemporary'.

A glorious encyclopedia from expert Judith Miller, showcasing more than 3,000 years of design. Foreword by furniture designer and manufacturer David Linley

A glorious encyclopedia from expert Judith Miller, showcasing more than 3,000 years of design. From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form, with tips on how to recognise the key elements of each period. Featuring lavish, full-colour photographs throughout. Foreword by furniture designer and manufacturer David Linley. Judith is the ideal expert to guide both amateur and experienced collectors.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Furniture: World styles from classical to. .From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form. 560. Author Biography.

From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form.

A glorious encyclopedia from expert Judith Miller . Скачать с помощью Mediaget. com/Furniture: World Styles From Classical to Contemporary. Homes and Interiors. Download from free file storage.

Judith Miller, David Linley. From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, the definitive guide to 3,000 years of furniture design.

Dispatched daily from the UK Authors : Miller, Judith. Furniture: World styles from classical to contemporary. Judith Miller's expert knowledge and advice is regularly featured in newspapers and magazines, including the London Evening Standard and BBC Homes & Antiques

Dispatched daily from the UK Authors : Miller, Judith. Title : Furniture: World styles from classical to contemporary. Condition : Very Good. She is founder of the new DK Antiques and Collectables Price Guides, and the DK Collector's Guide series. Her television work includes The House Detectives, The Antiques Trail and It's Your Bid. Country of Publication.

A glorious encyclopedia from expert Judith Miller, showcasing more than 3,000 years of design. From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form, with tips on how to recognise the key elements of each period. Featuring lavish, full-colour photographs throughout. Foreword by furniture designer and manufacturer David Linley. 'Judith is the ideal expert to guide both amateur and experienced collectors . . .' - Homes and Interiors

Manemanu
A few months ago, I found this book while browsing through the shelves at a local bookstore. The fantastic pictures and descriptions in the book ignited my interest in furniture history. This is not a how-to book, but if you want an understanding of the details that are characteristic of particular furniture styles -- as well as some background on the historical, political and social forces that influenced these designs -- you probably won't find a better reference manual.

The book covers furniture from around the world over a 3,000-year period and includes over 3,500 excellent photographs and illustrations. Regardless of your interests and tastes -- from Chippendale to Capellini or Newport to Newson -- you'll find examples and information on styles, history and biographies that will broaden your knowledge of furniture development.

Furniture has twelve chapters, covering styles from the ancient furniture of Egypt, Greece and Rome to European styles of the 17th to 19th centuries. There are also chapters on Chinese, South African and American furniture, as well as a discussion on contemporary designs and directions. Each chapter opens with an historical overview of the era being examined.

For each era, there is also a timeline of events that helps the reader understand factors that influenced each era's furniture designs and materials. The historical discussion in each chapter is followed by a section called "Elements of Style," where that era's prominent stylistic details are thoroughly examined, followed by examples of magnificent manifestations of furniture in different countries. Within each style, Miller presents the reader with an ongoing understanding of how the three basic furniture forms -- chairs, tables and case pieces -- evolved and who the influential makers were.

The appendices of this book are also noteworthy. They include:

* Anatomy of Furniture. Contains descriptions of many common furniture elements such as plinths, friezes, escutcheons and cross-banding.

* Useful Addresses.A listing of museums, galleries and historical buildings around the world.

* Further Reading. An extended list of books and publications on the subject.

* Dealer Codes. A list of identifying codes for dealers and auction houses that have been involved in the selling of many of the pieces featured in the book.

* Glossary. A six-page section containing valuable, concise definitions and descriptions of important furniture terms.

* Index. A well-cross-referenced index to individuals, countries, styles and furniture types presented in the book.

In short, Furniture shows in brilliant photographs and scholarly research how historical and social events influenced furniture development. This will be an excellent addition to your reference shelf or, better yet, a well-read and often-referenced display for your coffee table.

. . . Alan Young
Thetalas
Recommended by a fine furniture craftsman as THE book to have as an overview to recognizing furniture styles throughout history. My copy is definitely "used" but quite serviceable. This is an airplane flight over the history of furniture style, not a dissertation on furniture development. I would buy it again. Shame it is out of print.
Cildorais
A professional Interior Designer of 22 years, I also teach Interior Design at the University level. I am proud to require this as our textbook for History of Furniture. The photography, the selected pieces, the detailed information --- on-target! Students actually enjoy learning historical styles, all-the-while picking-up a little World History along the way. (Warms a teacher's heart!)

The book contains elegant photos of furniture only found in world famous museums. Judith Miller has given us an up-close and personal look at seldom seen antiques, as well as more current pieces. Even the dedicated student would have had to spend years visiting select museums for just a peek. The quality of the research, the pictures, even the quality of the paper tells the reader "something special is behind this cover".

All this AND, it's a gorgeous Coffee Table Book; worthy of a Christmas gift to that hard-to-buy-for person on everyone's list.
Nilador
I bought this book as a gift for a friend and she was overcome because they had used this book as a textbook in college (she got a degree in Design) and she had wanted to keep it at the time but couldn't afford it, so sold hers back. I didn't know that when I bought it, but it turned out to be the perfect gift! She keeps it at her bedside and goes through it often.
Mildorah
I got this book because I just love furniture and love knowing the history of certain types. This book is great because it has vibrant color photos and walks you through the timeline of the history of furniture styles from BCE to contemporary.
Vital Beast
The most awesome furniture book I've ever read. This book is a piece of art by itself.
Ndav
Another Judith Miller antiques book. Gorgeous photos & easy to follow diagrams. Like all of her books, much of what she covers is museum quality & in a price range that most people won't ever buy or sell. Still, a beautiful book though not everyday useful.
I am a design student and this book has helped me tremendously. The Information provided in this book with assist me in school and with my future career in design. Highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about the styles and history of furniture.