In a comprehensive listing of entries from "Aalto, Hugo Alvar Henrik" to "Zui Weng Yi," Charles Boyce illuminates readers about furniture styles, construction details, terminology, furniture designers, and design movements throughout history and throughout the world.
For interior designers; furniture makers, historians, and set designers, this is a unique reference that can help you thought the centuries of design. Styles covered include:
And much more.
“Just as fine arts do, furniture gives expression to our always-changing sense of how things should be. But the ubiquity of furniture makes this easy to forget. This book is meant to open our eyes and reawaken our minds to a remarkable area of practical and artistic endeavor.”
About the Author
Charles Boyce is a writer, editor, and long-time student of art history with a special interest in the decorative arts. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and currently lives in New York.
Joseph T. Butler was the American editor of The Connoisseur and an adjunct professor of architecture at Columbia University. His previous books include Field Guide to American Antique Furniture, American Furniture, and Van Cortlandt Manor.