Delivers the inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space. John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology and product design all overlap.
History of Interior Design, Second Edition, covers the history of architecture, interiors, and furniture globally, from ancient times through the late twentieth century. Each chapter gives you background information about the social and cultural context and technical innovations of the period and place, and illustrates their impact on interior design motifs. The book highlights cross-cultural influences of styles and designs, showing you how interior design is a continuing exchange of ideas. This second edition expands global coverage to Latin American, African, and Asian cultures and integrates green design into historic developments. You'll learn to use your understanding of the past to design for the present and find inspiration for your future designs. New to this Edition ~ Expanded discussion and new chronological organization of Latin American, African, and Asian cultures. ~ New chapter on Islamic design. ~ Additional information on technological developments in materials, processes, and structural design. ~ Integration of green design and its historic development. ~ Increased emphasis on modern design. History of Interior Design STUDIO ~ Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips ~ Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN (9781501321962).
History of Interior Design is a comprehensive survey covering the design history of architecture, interiors, furniture, and accessories in civilizations all over the world, from ancient times to the present. Although the primary focus is on Western civilizations, it also explores Eastern design history. Each chapter begins with background information about the social and cultural context and technical innovations of the period and place, and shows their impact on interior design motifs. Throughout the text, influences of the styles and design solutions of one culture on others are highlighted, demonstrating how interior design has evolved as a continuing exchange of ideas.
Exceptionally comprehensive, this single- source reference allows readers to compare and contrast architecture, interior design, interior architectural features, design details, motifs, furniture, space planning, color, lighting, textiles, interior surface treatments, and decorative accessories through many centuries--from antiquity to the 18th century--from the many regions of the world. Additionally, it includes later interpretations of architecture, interiors, and furniture to illustrate the evolution of each stylistic influence. Each period is placed within a conceptual, cultural, historical, and social context, and the broad range of examples depicts high-style and domestic structures and furnishings that reflect residential, commercial, and institutional projects. The volume is extensively illustrated and features many illustrations diagrammed with explanatory notes highlighting specific design features. Cultural Precedents. Oriental (China, Japan). Antiquity (Egypt, Greece, Rome). Middle Ages (Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Romanesque, Gothic). Renaissance (Italian Renaissance, Spanish Renaissance, French Renaissance, English Renaissance, American Colonial: England, American Colonial: Spanish, American Colonial: France, American Colonial: Germany, Holland). Baroque (European Baroque, Louis X1V, English Restoration). Rococo (Regencey & Louis XV, Neo-Pal & English Georgian, American Georgian). Early Neoclassic (Louis XVI, French Provincial, Late Georgian, American Federal). For interior design practitioners, furniture designers, design consultants, design manufacturers, and theater and film set designers, as well as those in the related fields of art history, architecture, material culture, museum studies, and history. Also of interest to historical societies, preservation groups, crafts people, design journalists, and the lay person with interest in design.
This classic reference presents the history of interior designfrom prehistory to the present. Exploring a broad range of designstyles and movements, this revised and expanded edition includescoverage of non-Western design and vernacular interior architectureand features 665 photographs and drawings (color andblack-and-white). A History of Interior Design is anessential resource for practicing and aspiring professionals ininterior design, art history, and architecture, and general readersinterested in design and the decorative arts.
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John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology and product design all overlap. These topics are woven together in a fascinating narrative that runs from cave dwellings and temple architecture, through Gothic cathedrals and Renaissance palaces on to the grand civic spaces of the nineteenth century and the sleek interiors of modern skyscrapers. Embedded in a social and political context, detailed discussions of famous buildings, from the Parthenon to the Pompidou Centre, are interspersed with investigations of the domestic vernacular the cottages, farmhouses, apartments and city terraces inhabited by ordinary people.