The Encyclopedia of Furniture: Third Edition - Completely Revised
|Rating||:||4.45 (585 Votes)|
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Bibliography. 2,000 photographs. Glossary. Index.. A completely revised edition, covering every period and development to the present, the designers and makers, the woods and other materials, the architecture and decoration
Good but dated content deserves a new revision DIANNE JOHANSSON-ADAMS This book is just what I was looking for: Illustrated descriptions of styles and terms used for furniture. If you want to know what terms like "cabriole" mean (for which you really need illustrations), this is probably the right book for you. I say "probably" because The Encyclopedia of Furniture was originally published in 1938 and the current edition was revised almost 50 years ago. Given that most of the material is historical, that's not as bad as it soundsThe Encyclopedia of Furniture would benefit greatly from the better editorial and production . M. T. Crenshaw said you can find the same info online. I gave away this book as soon as I got it. It is more a dictionary than an encyclopaedia, it has a dreadful design and the information is badly organised. The photos look as if they had been copied and pasted from the Internet. The book is crowded and unappealing. I browsed some of the entries and are very general, and you might find similar info on the web. The only think good wast the price, but as I gave it away as soon as I got it, it turned out to be expensive.. This book is exactly what the title says it is This book is exactly what the title says it is. I am using it for inspiration on furniture design for our house, along with some books an Greene and Greene design characteristics.
. 2,000 photographs. Glossary. From the Inside Flap A completely revised edition, covering every period and development to the present, the designers and makers, the woods and other materials, the architecture and decoration. Index. Bibliography