The Architecture of the Classical Interior




    Interior design

    The Architecture of the Classical Interior

    Steven W Semes

    Norton 2004

    Hardback 224pp Illustrated 277x214mm

    9780393730753   Product Code: 24649

    Admirers of classical buildings usually focus on their exterior features - the domes, columns, pediments and porticoes that form an instantly recognizable architectural language. This is the first comprehensive, thematic study of classical and neoclassical interiors from ancient Rome to the 20th century, from Europe to the United States. Illustrated with photographs (many in colour), drawings and plans, the book outlines the principles of structure, proportion, light, colour and ornament that give the classical room its characteristic restrained elegance.

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