English Style and Decoration

English Style and Decoration

A Sourcebook of Original Designs

  1. Stafford Cliff
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  • ISBN 9780500513996
  • 24.20 x 18.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 248pp
  • With over 600 designs, patterns and settings in colour and black-and-white
  • First published 2008
‘Beautifully presented … contains a wealth of inspiration’ – BBC Homes & Antiques
‘Inspiring sourcebooks … the illustrations are beautifully presented …  charming’– House & Garden
‘Superb … jam-packed with detail, the perfect sourcebook’ – Period House

Drawing upon an impressive array of original sources, English Style and Decoration offers a cornucopia of design riches.

Lavishly illustrated with page after page of original sketches and printed patterns for furniture, textiles, flooring, wallpaper, glass, ceramics and household utensils, from doorknobs to tableware and light fittings.

This superb reference provides a wealth of ideas and inspiration for designers, restorers, interior decorators and homeowners.

• An unrivalled sourcebook of English design and decoration during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
• Includes the works of such designers as Kent, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Adam, Sheraton, Pugin, Morris, Voysey, Liberty and Gimson, as well as many unnamed artist-designers.
• Ilustrations drawn from rarely reproduced sources: design books, pattern books, shape books, swatch books, company archives, manufacturers’ and retail catalogues.

Stafford Cliff was formerly creative director of the Conran Design Group. He is the co-author and art director of 'The Way We Live' series, also published by Thames & Hudson.