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Furniture
By Edward Lucie-Smith

Furniture

A Concise History

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Furniture by Edward Lucie-Smith

Book Description

In this illuminating history, text and illustrations combine to offer a view of furniture not as a succession of collectors' pieces, but as a statement about the society that created it. Edward Lucie-Smith offers insights into almost every period, from the prehistoric to the postmodern--from Neolithic tables to 1960s conversation pits, and from the ceremonial chairs of Egypt in the thirteenth century BC to the designs of John Makepeace. Throughout, the author has kept in focus the way in which people's lives, their self-images and preoccupations, as well as the organization and techniques of furniture-making, have affected the forms of these objects, which are so vital a part of our environment. 190 illus., 20 in color.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500201725
ISBN-10: 0500201722
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 149mm x 17mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1979
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Alexander de Cadenet by Edward Lucie-Smith Alexander de Cadenet, Hardback (April 2016)

This is the first comprehensive retrospective of Alexander de Cadenet's twenty five years of art practice, spanning photography, painting and sculpture.

Wolfe von Lenkiewicz by Edward Lucie-Smith Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Hardback (October 2015)

This is the first major monograph on one of Britain's most dynamic artists, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz. With an introduction by art critic Edward Lucie-Smith and an essay by writer and editor Richard Dyer, this beautifully designed hardback book presents an impressive selection of works by the artist between 2009 and 2015.

Tolstoys in the 21st Century by Edward Lucie-Smith Tolstoys in the 21st Century, Hardback (April 2015)

The Tolstoys in the 21st Century is a photographic portrayal of the modern day Tolstoy dynasty, as photographed by Oleg Tolstoy, a relation of one of the world's greatest writers. These stunning portraits capture the diaspora of a family whose name is synonymous with culture, creativity and the proud heritage of Russian literature.

Rivalry of Flowers by Edward Lucie-Smith Rivalry of Flowers, Hardback (May 2013)

New paintings on the subject of women and the constraints of domesticity by Shani Rhys James, accompanied by an informative interview and commentary by Edward Lucie-Smith.

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