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Designers Guide to Furniture Styles [Hardcover]

Treena M. Crochet
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20 Aug 2003 0130447579 978-0130447579 2

For courses in Furniture History, Furniture Design, History of Interior Design, History of Decorative Arts, and Introduction to Interior Design.

This text profiles the history of the development of various furniture styles, exploring the evolution of style in the context of the architectural setting, interior design, and decorative arts of each period.


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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (20 Aug 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130447579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130447579
  • Product Dimensions: 26.5 x 20.2 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,534,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Award winning and bestselling author, Treena Crochet is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences speaking on a variety of interior design issues including historic preservation, architectural style, and furniture design. She is an active Allied member of the American Society of Interior Design. After receiving a Master's degree in architectural history from the University of North Texas, Professor Crochet spent over twenty years in the classroom teaching interior design courses in the United States and the Middle East.

Since 1994, Treena has consulted on residential design projects ranging from new construction to historic renovation and restoration interiors work. Her design style specializes in providing clients with historically appropriate interior solutions for modern living and her work has been featured in numerous publications including The Boston Globe and Yankee Magazine. Treena lives in New Hampshire where she has restored her own Cape-style home built in the 1830s. For more information, contact the company website at www.TreenaCrochet.com

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"A handsome and very useful book." — Robert A.M. Stern, AIA




"This book is both a wonderful read and an invaluable reference tool. It gives us an appreciation for how little the basic forms of furniture have changed over thousands of years and how constant the human desire to decorate." — Christine Fiorelli, Editor, Living with Antiques, New England Antiques Journal




"The illustrations, color photographs, and interesting text creates the perfect refresher course for the practicing interior designer or architect. No designer should be without this book in their library." Louis Postel, Editor and Publisher, Design Times Magazine




"Treena has been a regular and greatly anticipated guest on both of my national radio shows broadcasting across Canada. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of furniture design and decor is unsurpassed. The book is a 'must have' reference for anyone who considers themselves a student of design. I wouldn't be without one!" — Cheryll Gillespie, National Home Expert, Designer and Broadcaster


From the Back Cover

Winner of the ASID Educational Foundation Joel Polsky Prize, 1999
The American Society of Interior Designers

This book profiles the history of the development of various furniture styles, exploring the evolution of style in the context of the architectural setting, interior design, and decorative arts of each period. It presents a complete timeline—correlating political and cultural events to the development of furniture, architecture, and artistic movements—and considers the social, political, and economic factors that influence design trends and individual taste.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Book 25 Oct 2013
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This book was a gift for my husband who is a good carpenter. He is always reading it and using the designs for his work.
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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding resource for designers 30 Jan 2000
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Format:Hardcover
Ms. Crochet has demonstrated an unique ability to bring what is ordinarily a complicated subject to an easy to understand appreciation of the design of furniture throughout the ages. It is understandable why this book recently won an award from ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). A great find for anyone who is interested in applying this knowledge to an interior design project, collecting antiques or furniture. For the pro and the amateur alike.
This book helps to understand the relationship between furniture design, architecture, and interior design. Great illustrations, photos and easy to read!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of The Antiques Road Show or HGTV.
59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time and MONEY! 9 July 2006
By Laith Abdul Hadi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Based on the reviews of this book I decided to buy it! To my absolute shock, I dont understand who wrote these great reviews??? They were probably written by the publisher or author of this book.

What a waste of time and money. Being a designer myself, i ve got every possible book on interior design, and furniture styles that are out on the market. Based on the price of this book, and good reveiws, I figured it would be a great addition to my collection of books and references. Its poorly printed, very bad paper quality, no detailed shots of the furniture pieces, and not worth the price whatsoever. I mean if the publisher is charging this price, then the least they could do is print it on good paper and have clearer pictures.

I am extremely dissapointed and returning the book asap.

If u enjoy throwing your money away on a small book with poorly printed pictures(aside from the info, which is fine)then this is the book to buy . But if you are looking for details of furniture, including the background and history, and worth every penny, then i suggest you buy (Furniture: World Styles From Classical to Contemporary by Judith Miller )
37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ms. Crochet has done her homework. 10 Nov 2000
By Andrea Campbell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you are passionate about the origins of furniture and design, this is the resource for you. Pricey, yes, but I don't think it was meant for the casual home decor reader. It is more suited to the "die-hard" lover of furnishings, design history, and serious learners.
I love it. It seems to fill a void; and promises to be the "definitive" book on the subject of furniture through the ages.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Guide 7 Feb 2006
By Valerie J. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I was not impressed when I received this book, with the quality of the paper or the overall presentation. I thought some of the photography left much to be desired quality-wise. However, it is quite a comprehensive book and I leaned on it considerably in my studies of furniture and design. So don't let me put you off. I just think that, with all the research and hard work involved, and considering the price, a better quality might have been forthcoming.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference - Nice Job! 18 Jan 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I found the book to be a good overall reference and extremely
useful in explaining period furniture to my design clients. I would like to have seen more coverage of Mid-century Modern, especially the work of Edward Wormley and DUNBAR.
Definitely worth the money - should be all designers reference
libraries...
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