Interior Decoration : Its Principles and Practice
by Frank Alvah Parsons
Publisher: Doubleday 1920
Number of pages: 430
This book may be of service to somebody in pointing out what a house is really for and what it should express. It is designed also to make clear the essential qualities which are the life and soul of each of the decorative periods in history.
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