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Elements of Design

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The Elements of Design
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This text offers a comprehensive visual survey of the designs that have had the greatest impact on the applied arts in the Western world. Covering more than 500 years, and with over 3000 images, the key elements of the Western decorative arts are explored chronologically, including chapters on the Baroque era, Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Decorative Modernism, Art Deco, Modernism and the Space Age. Each chapter begins with a broad introduction to the era, summarizing its key style features. Within the chapter there follows close examination of individual objects, including ceramics, glass, silver and metalwork, furniture and textiles. All the items illustrated are chosen as typical examples of the arts under exploration and together form a visual vocabulary of each design movement.
Release date Australia
September 18th, 2003
Contributors
Edited by Noel Riley Edited by Patricia Bayer
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
3000 colour photos, glossary
Imprint
Mitchell Beazley
Pages
544
Dimensions
228x282x40
ISBN-13
9781840004311
Product ID
1760921

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