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ABC of Style : How to Know and Recognize Architecture and Furniture_Emile Bayard_9781844848805_Parkstone Press LtdSKU: 9781844848805 Supplier: Parkstone Press Ltd Out of stock
Author: Emile Bayard
Format: Hardback | 256 pages
Dimensions: 265 x 317 x 30.73mm | 2,159g
Publication: 15 Jun 2012
Ever wondered why your ceiling is shaped like the arches in a gothic cathedral? Or why your office building looks so different from its neighboring counterparts?Universe of Style invites you to explore the many different architectural and decorative interior styles from their ancient origins to the 1940s. Take a journey through history to see how the French aristocracy styled their palaces and castles to the simple designs of the Dominican monastic churches during the middle ages.Often, political changes implicate a stylistic transformation. Thus, the different European styles were frequently named after a sovereign or a historical period (Renaissance style, medieval style). Until the end of the nineteenth century, the stylistic mutations of the time were generally based on the tastes of the royalty. Stylistic expression was, therefore, an affirmation of power.