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The Poetic Home: Designing the 19th-Century Domestic Interior (Hardback)

Stefan Muthesius

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ISBN 10: 0500514194 / ISBN 13: 9780500514191
Edité par Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009
Neuf(s) Etat New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Today we are surrounded by glossy publications and TV shows demonstrating the latest interiors. We take notions of style, comfort and atmosphere completely for granted, even designing our own rooms to achieve the right mood. Yet this language, seemingly so current, emerged in the 19th century, when a combination of economic, social and artistic factors first allowed architects, designers and clients to think about home interiors in a completely new way. Their challenge was to create atmosphere and character in ordinary living rooms in short, to aspire to the new ideal of the poetic home. This book examines the Western domestic interior from the 1800s to the mid-1890s, but rather than concentrate on individual types of furnishing or on familiar historical styles, it proceeds in a radically different way: it considers the design of the interior as a whole, making use of original 19th century texts and images to reveal what the designers, producers, shops and clients actually thought about the business of conjuring up romanticized interiors. N° de réf. du libraire AA29780500514191

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Today we are surrounded by glossy publications and TV shows demonstrating the latest interiors. We take notions of style, comfort and atmosphere completely for granted, even designing our own rooms to achieve the right mood. Yet this language, seemingly so current, emerged in the 19th century, when a combination of economic, social and artistic factors first allowed architects, designers and clients to think about home interiors in a completely new way. Their challenge was to create atmosphere and character in ordinary living rooms in short, to aspire to the new ideal of the poetic home. This book examines the Western domestic interior from the 1800s to the mid-1890s, but rather than concentrate on individual types of furnishing or on familiar historical styles, it proceeds in a radically different way: it considers the design of the interior as a whole, making use of original 19thcentury texts and images to reeveal what the designers, producers, shops and clients actually thought about the business of conjuring up romanticized interiors.

Critique: `A?long, dense, scholarly work with an amazing breadth of international references' -- Art Quarterly

`Ambitious ... Throughout, paintings, woodcuts and frontispieces of fantastic opulence and detail leap off the page ...?offers a new angle on a fascinating period'
-- House &?Garden

`Does much to enhance our understanding and appreciation of 19th-century domestic interiors and their relevance to today's homes'
-- The Financial Times

`One of the most important books on interior design to be published in recent decades'
-- World of Interiors

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Titre : The Poetic Home: Designing the 19th-Century ...

Éditeur : Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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