Silver Studio Of Design.
Webb and Bower/ Michael Joseph.
Square 4to. 9.25 x 10 inches. 160 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, decorated red, in pictorial dust wrapper, which is slightly sunned at spine edges; otherwise a very good copy. Signed on half title. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white, including frontispiece and, preliminaries and section headings. Pictorial endpapers. A comprehensive guide to English furniture decorating and style over the last one hundred years, covering every aspect of house decoration from the colour of the paintwork to the pattern of the wallpaper, from the design of the staircarpet to the supplier of the furniture. It is divided into four distinct period: 1880-95, Victorian Devotion to the Delights of Home Decoration; 1895-1910, Edwardian Opulence and New Art; 1910-1925, In Praise of English Past and 1925-40, A Division of Tastes. The authors curated The Silver Studio Collection, a textile design studio, founded in 1880 and now part of Middlesex University.
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