Furniture Atlas: From Rococo to Art Deco (Hardcover First Edition 2000) by Adriana Boidi Sassone,‎ Elisabetta Cozzi and Andrea Disertori

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New Old Stock from Discontinued Book Shop 1 Copy Only New but due to its age, there will be faint page yellowing and abrasion. Not for fussy buyers. Paging through this oversized coffee-table book is a delight. It contains over 800 pages with more than 1300 beautifully colored photographs supplemented with black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings. The book contains photos not only of furniture of three centuries of styles in several European countries, but also the interiors in which the furniture is placed. And the text material focuses on the aesthetic and stylistic aspects as well as the historical aspects. This enjoyable book is one of the best of its kind that I have seen, and I recommend it to all readers interested in interior decoration. It is well worth the price. The collaborating authors have done a truly fantastic job. A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the shifting styles and influences of furniture design from Rococo to Art Deco. The book traces the history of the techniques, the production methods, and the innovators of furniture design. I was stunned to see 1300 color pictures in this book. I have traveled to many of the locations and seen some of these masterpieces. I could not capture on film the details that this book brings to your eyes with perfect lighting, close ups, and even whole room settings. The commentary is fascinating by detailing who designed/built it, for whom, and where it can be seen today. The variation within the same style due to country and designer/purchaser is shown. The wood grains are very visible so you can see the difference in the woods used. Many of these are rare today. If you have traveled to European palaces and museums and been impressed with the craftsmanship and decor, you will love this book. Labeled as an encyclopedia, I wasn't prepared for how the book was laid out. Yes, it can claim to be an encyclopedia (of knowledge) but you read it like an interconnected story. The progression of styles from Rococo to Art Deco is explained and examples provided. For once I got the sheer volume of pieces that left me satisfied. The Bibliography takes 6 pages and the Index of proper names of people and locations is 13 pages long. This should give you an idea of how detailed this book is. Hardcover: 816 pages Publisher: Evergreen / Benedikt Taschen Verlag; 1st ed 2000 Language: English ISBN-10: 3822865176 ISBN-13: 978-3822865170 Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.7 x 11.3 inches


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