1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Interior Design

Edited By Joanna Banham
    1600 Pages
    by Routledge

    From ancient Greece to Frank Lloyd Wright, studiola to smoking rooms, chimney boards to cocktail cabinets, and papier-mâché to tubular steel, the Encyclopedia of Interior Design provides a history of interior decoration and design from ancient times to the present day. It includes more than 500 illustrated entries covering a variety of subjects ranging from the work of the foremost designers, to the origins and function of principal rooms and furnishing types, as well as surveys of interior design by period and nationality all prepared by an international team of experts in the field. Entries on individuals include a biography, a chronological list of principal works or career summary, a primary and secondary bibliography, and a signed critical essay of 800 to 1500 words on the individual's work in interior design. The style and topic entries contain an identifying headnote, a guide to main collections, a list of secondary sources, and a signed critical essay.

    Volume 1: Encyclopedia of Interior Design, A-L; Volume 2: Encyclopedia of Interior Design, M-Z, Index


    Joanna Banham

    "An indispensable reference work covering all principal developments in interior design throughout the ages." -- The Art Book Survey
    "A must purchase for large public and academic libraries." -- Booklist/RBB
    "For academic and large public libraries... all interior design and architecture collections as well as large public libraries are well advised to purchase." -- Library Journal
    "Enthusiastically recommended for all undergraduate library collections." -- Choice
    "Will swiftly become the kind of book we cannot imagine ourselves without." -- Architectural Review
    "Well worth its price..." -- American Reference Books Annual
    "A valuable and worthwhile addition to general reference collections, as well as to museum, academic, school and public libraries serving the art community." -- Art Documentation
    "Interior design has long needed an encyclopedia of this depth and quality to complement its dictionary." -- Rettig on Reference
    "A useful and readable book with a scope that should attract readers from far outside the narrow confines of interior design." -- The Times Literary Supplement
    "Deserves a standing ovation. Everyone who works on the history of craft, design or architecture should be grateful to the authors for what they have accomplished and for the future research that will be so greatly aided by their work." -- Crafts