A Cultural History of Furniture: The Modern Age
A Cultural History of Furniture presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes spans 4,500 years of furniture in its physical, social and cultural context. 1. A Cultural History of Furniture in Antiquity (2500 BCE-500 CE) 2. A Cultural History of Furniture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (500-1500) 3. A Cultural History of Furniture in the Age of Exploration (1500-1700) 4. A Cultural History of Furniture in the Age of Enlightenment (1700-1800) 5. A Cultural History of Furniture in the Age of Empire and Industry (1800-1900) 6. A Cultural History of Furniture in the Modern Age (1900-present) Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: 1. Design and Motifs 2. Makers, Making and Materials 3. Types and Uses of Furniture 4. The Domestic Setting 5. The Public Setting 6. Exhibition and Display 7. Furniture and Architecture 8. Visual Representations 9. Verbal Representations This structure offers readers a broad overview of a period within each volume or the opportunity to follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter across volumes. Superbly illustrated, the full six-volume set combines to present the most comprehensive and authoritative survey available on furniture throughout history.