Illustrated History of Furniture
by Frederick Litchfield
Publisher: Truslove & Hanson 1903
Number of pages: 462
This book represents an account of the changes in the design of Decorative Furniture and Woodwork, from the earliest period of which we have any reliable or certain record until the present time. A careful selection of illustrations and the representations of the different "interiors" will convey an idea of the character and disposition of the furniture of the periods to which they refer. Illustrations are arranged in chronological order, and the descriptions are explanatory of the historical and social changes which have influenced the manners and customs, and directly or indirectly affected the Furniture of different nations.
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by William A. Vollmer - McBride, Nast & company
Topics: Planning the living-room; Designing the dining-room; Decorating and furnishing the bedroom; The problem of the bathroom; The proper treatment for the nursery; Characteristic halls and stairway types; Planning the kitchen; and more.
by Henri Delaborde - Cassel & Co.
Engraving, in the strict sense of the word, is no invention due to modern civilization. But centuries elapsed before man acquired the art of multiplying printed copies from a single original, to which art the name of engraving has been extended.
by Michael Owen Jones - Utah State University Press
Jones explores the human impulse to create, the necessity for having aesthetically satisfying experiences, and the craving for tradition. He also considers topics such as making chairs, remodelling houses, preparing and eating food, and more.
by Paul D. Otter - Davis Williams Co.
The author concentrates on furniture of the middle class, this puts design within reach of the amateur craftsman, as well as the hobbyist who will spend his weekends making sawdust and turned legs. Hobbyists will find a fund of furniture ideas.