Banham, Joanna; MacDonald, Sally; and Porter, Julia.
Title Victorian Interior Style.
Publisher London: Studio Editions, .
Seller ID 4612s
Quarto, (hardcover), red cloth, gilt letters, glossy full-color illus. pages, 224 pp. Fine, in like dust jacket. ‘Using contemporary illustrations and descriptions, material from trade catalogues, design manuals and essays on taste, this book highlights a diversity of styles. Victorian Interior Style provides both a chronological survey of the important events and personalities involved in the history of nineteenth-century design and a social and economic context for the different types of furnishings and decorations that emerged. Revivalist and traditional styles are examined as closely as the more innovative teendencies and, where possible, attention is focused upon the circumstances in which all of them were employed. Most importantly, the authors examine the reasons for the popularity -- or lack of it -- of these different styles, providing an insight into why many are still fashionable today.' Contents: The Victorian Revival; Victorian Values; The Battle of the Styles; The Reformed Home; Morris & Co.; The Aesthetic Movement; Palaces of Art; Cottage Style; New Art; Revivalism Revisited; Bibliography; Selected Bibliographies; Index.