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A History of Interior Design
Author: John Pile
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2000
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ArchitectureWeek— A study of interior design throughout history as a way to explore the past and to make sense of the spaces in which modern life is lived.

A History of Interior Design
Author: John Pile
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— The inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space, weaving together construction, architecture, arts and crafts, technology, and product design, from cave dwellings and temple architecture, through Gothic cathedrals to 21st century high-tech. Second edition.

The Architecture of the Classical Interior
Author: Steven W. Semes
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $37.12
ArchitectureWeek— The author, a practicing architect, applies principles of classical architecture to the design of interiors, both residential and public. He shows how elements of the classical interior wall and ceiling treatments, doors and windows, fireplaces, and stairs can be composed into rooms satisfying both aesthetic and practical criteria. Historic and contemporary examples.

Fabrics and Wallpapers for Historic Buildings
Author: Jane C. Nylander and Richard C. Nylander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $29.70
ArchitectureWeek— A catalog of wallpaper designs and fabric types and patterns from 1700 to 1900, the book includes more than 1,000 authentically reproduced wallpaper designs, with expert advice for choosing, buying, and installing the appropriate fabrics for historic interiors, plus new information on 20th-century fabrics.

Mantelpieces of the Old South: Lost Architecture in Southern Culture
Author: William Baldwin and V. Elizabeth Turk
Publisher: History Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $34.99
ArchitectureWeek— Photographs of architectural details of Southern houses from simple shacks to classic antebellum mansions. Narrated by the writing of William Baldwin, these images artfully convey the culture of the South.

History of Interior Design and Furniture: From Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth-Century Europe
Author: Robbie G. Blakemore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $74.30
ArchitectureWeek— A comprehensive, full-color survey of the major historical periods of interior architecture and decorative styles, a journey through five millennia of interior space, architectural details, and furniture. An explanation of the differences between such styles as Queen Anne, Rococo, and Elizabethan and the societies that produced them. Also covers ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and nineteenth-century design.


 
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