Interior Design Since 1900

World of Art

Interior Design Since 1900

  1. Anne Massey
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  • ISBN 9780500203972
  • 21.00 x 15.00 cm
  • Paperback
  • 256pp
  • 217 Illustrations, 72 in colour
  • First published 2008
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‘A stimulating, introductory dip into the mainstream (and significant off-beat) interior design styles of the last century … there is a lot in this volume that even the well versed will find worthwhile’ – House & Garden
‘… a range of important issues for the history of interior design in the 20th century’ – Journal of Design History
‘Packed with examples and analysis of all the major styles and trends … written clearly and succinctly’ – Antiques Diary

Every style of interior since 1900 is charted in this concise, wide-ranging and indispensable critical survey – from the Arts and Crafts movement to the present day, including discussions of Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, the Modern Movement and Art Deco through to Hi-Tech and green design.

Interior Design Since 1900
Interior design in the twentieth century saw many changes in direction, all documented here, with the emergence of professional ‘interior decoration’ and its evolution into interior design. Interiors, domestic and other, are explored and placed within their social, political, economic and cultural context.

First published in 1990 as Interior Design of the 20th Century, this new and expanded edition is brought up to date with a chapter on sustainable design, focusing on public spaces such as hotels, offices, factories and shops.

Anne Wealleans (née Massey) is currently Professor of Design History at Kingston University, London.

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