This compact, heavily-illustrated guide makes it a snap to identify period styles from the 17th century to the present day. The Guide to Period Styles for Interiors, Second Edition is a comprehensive reference that combines depth of content with ease of use. Including examples and analysis on 17th-century Louis XIV through 20th-century Late Modern and each style in between, this new edition is also updated with the latest trends of the 21st century, including computer design, sustainable design, and modern office design. New sidebars interspersed throughout the book offer glimpses into historic design styles from around the globe. Each style section ends with a summary of key characteristics, major designers, and iconic fabrics. This book is an indispensable tool for identifying the trends throughout the history of interior design.
A visual exploration of the history of interiors covering every major period from the 17th-century's baroque styles to the latest in 21st-century commercial design.