Preface Acknowledgements 1. Prehistory to Early Civilisations 2. Classical Civilisations: Greece and Rome 3. Early Christian, Byzantine, and Romanesque 4. Islamic and Asian Traditions 5. The Later Middle Ages 6. The Renaissance in Italy 7. Baroque and Rococo in Italy and Northern Europe 8. Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo in France and Spain 9. Renaissance to Georgian in the Low Countries and England 10. Colonial and Federal America 11. The Regency, Revivals, and Industrial Revolution 12. The Victorian Era 13. The Aesthetic Movements 14. Art Nouveau 15. Eclecticism 16. The Emergence of Modernism 17. Art Deco and Industrial Design 18. The Spread of Early Modernism in Europe 19. Modernism in America 20. The Ascendancy of Modernism Glossary Bibliography Picture Credits Index
Judith Gura is a professor of design history and theory, directing the design history programme at the New York School of Interior Design. She is the author of critically praised books on interior design, Scandinavian furniture and furniture styles. John Pile was Professor of Design at the renowned Pratt Institute Brooklyn for most of his teaching career. He is the author of twelve books on furniture, colour, draftsmanship, office planning and other aspects of interior design.