THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE:  A Practical Encyclopedia Of Interior Architectural Details From 1485 To the Present
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THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE: A Practical Encyclopedia Of Interior Architectural Details From 1485 To the Present

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This book offers comprehensive visual evidence of most of the styles of architecture and interior design that have influenced America and Britain since the Renaissance. It is arranged by period style and indexed by specific design features (staircases, windows, and stoves, for example) through the use of color tabs on right-hand pages. Each period is handled by a separate...more
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published October 15th 1991 by Simon & Schuster
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Katie Knight
Incredible reference book that provides excellent details of specific Western style periods (Classical, Georgian, Baroque, etc.). Perfect for students who need help identifying ornamental and architectural details. Ample illustrations and photographs to supplement descriptions.
For anyone who has ever wondered, "What is that thing on my house called?"

A great resource for writers of period fiction.
Philip Bergstresser

I use it to faithfully reconstruct any house that I work on. then I modernize!
Very comprehensive reference book.
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Stephen Calloway is a curator of paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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