For several years this has been the standard text on nineteenth-century British furniture, which continues to be the focus of an extraordinary growth of interest in the United States and throughout Europe. This exhaustive survey of a rich and rewarding chapter in the history of the decorative arts contains an astonishing range of photographs and drawings: more than six hundred illustrations, many of them in color, offer a uniquely comprehensive look at nineteenth-century furniture from the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau. Every major designer is represented, including William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Christopher Dresser, and the choice of pictures includes a wealth of little-known furniture from private collections, much of which has never before been illustrated. qA cheerful text enhanced by lavish picture layoutsq. -- The New York TimesThe voluble Mrs Haweis, in her tour of the painter Alma-Tademaa#39;s home (32-34), noted how he could afford to be a#39;independent of the fashion - aesthetic or vulgar . ... an important fact to remember in assessing matters of style and taste in Victorian and Edwardian furniture and interiors. ... but there are a few tell-tale signs of fashionable taste (3): on the mantleshelf a recently excavated Tanagra figurine;anbsp;...
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