Designing the 19th Century Domestic Interior
Thames & Hudson 2009
Hardback 352pp Illustrated 308x238mm
9780500514191   Product Code: 17633
In the 19th century, cultural and artistic factors created a new challenge for architects and designers: the creation of atmosphere and character in the ordinary living room. This study of domestic interiors in Britain, Europe and America, from 1800 to the mid-1890s, considers the design of the interior as a whole. The author makes use of long-neglected contemporary texts and images to reveal what designers, producers, shops and clients actually thought about the business of creating characterful interiors.