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Encyclopedia of furniture

Hermann Schmitz

Encyclopedia of furniture

an outline history..

by Hermann Schmitz

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Published by Benn in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationxx,64p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20916645M

The cords were woven together from opposite sides of the framework to form a springy surface for the sleeper. Two volumes of selections of Chippendale designs were published by Alec Tiranti, with notes and preface by R. Later in the seventeenth century, Kerbschnitt became more elaborate. While the pattern books themselves were scarce, the fundamental forms were widely current, and from them developed an indigenous style.

According to structural and technical characteristics, there are free-standing, built-in, hanging, and wall units. Chippendale—this mahogany furniture combined the formal efficiency and structural clarity of the object with elegant lines and intricate patterns with Chinese, Gothic, and rococo motifs. Can also represent current attitudes and beliefs. With the emergence of the art nouveau style late 19th and early 20th centurieswhich strove for unity and independence in the design of everyday objects, a search began for new structural forms in furniture, as well as for expressiveness of texture and color. The most popular pieces of domestic furniture were stationary wooden benches, which were usually set along all the walls of a room; smaller, movable benches, often with reversible backs, which served not only for sitting but also for sleeping; rectangular tables on four supports; stools; and chests.

Clothes and money were stored in large wooden chests with panelled sides, standing on square or claw feet. The efforts of the Dutch group de Stijl are notable, especially those of Gerrit Rietveld Rietveld, Gerrit Thomas—, Dutch architect and furniture designer. As a result of size standardization, the coordination of furniture and its components with building modules is now a common procedure. The reserved decorative elements carving, painting, inlay included nonfigurative patterns, foliage motifs, and representations of clouds that emphasized the structural design of the furniture.


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Encyclopedia of furniture book

Their work is marked by an appreciation of the beauty of wood texture, the pliability of bent and laminated wood components, and the intentional use of rough-textured, raised fabrics.

T the history of furniture prior to the second half of the 19th century N. Gold, silver, tortoiseshellbone, and ivory were used for decoration, with veneer of rare woods. Leningrad, Later in the seventeenth century, Kerbschnitt became more elaborate. Hoirain, and L.

While the pattern books themselves were scarce, the fundamental forms were widely current, and from them developed an indigenous style. Elegance may fade, but it never dies. Velbri from Estonia, H. At the same time, some pieces of furniture resembling those of Europe were also well known.

The Encyclopedia of Furniture

Copenhagen, This step has increased economic efficiency and has made it possible to vary the arrangement of pieces in relation to the dimensions and purposes of a room. He may have been apprenticed to a cabinetmaker, and as an earnest Baptist he wrote religious books and preached.

Savery is noted for his artistic and original interpretation of 18th-century English furniture designs, especially the Queen Anne style, and for his fine workmanship. The Director was so successful that a second edition appeared in and a third edition, revised and enlarged, in Rossi and V.

The solium was a thronelike seat for honored citizens in temples and thermae. The Twentieth Century In contrast, the bold lines and forthright detail characteristic of the Stickley brothers, Gustave, Leopold, and John George, are also representative of the early twentieth century. The basic elements in the artistic language of furniture are architectonics, proportion, and scale the relation of a piece and its individual parts to a human being.

By the early s, Donald Chadwick and William Stumpf designed the Aeron chair, which brought front-line radical ergonomic, anthropometric, and environmental considerations into the office.

A very useful reference book for decorators, designers, theatrical producers, etc. Western furniture has drawn motifs of ornament from four main sources: Egyptian, Asian Persian and ChineseGreek, and Gothic.

These objects had circular, oblong, or concave seats, which rested on supports in the form of stylized human or animal figurines. From extant examples, the depiction of furniture on vases and in relief carvings, and literary descriptions, much more is known about Greek furniture than about Egyptian.

Furniture making was one of the first trades in which American craftsmen could both match and free themselves from dependence on their English counterparts. By the s, as the need to represent Empire waned, American interior decorating and furniture design fell under the spell of the Gothic Revival style.

Under Italian influence, the Renaissance brought richly decorated pieces designed specifically for domestic interiors. At the same time, electronics began invading the home, dictating furniture shapes and room configurations that included not only an almost universally black-skinned television but various black electronic gadgets, each with its own specific LED lights.

Mattson from Sweden, have been particularly successful in organically combining national features with innovative designs. With the affirmation in Europe of late classicism, or the empire style, during the first quarter of the 19th century, furniture often directly copying ancient Egyptian, Roman, and Greek forms acquired a monumentality of intentionally static forms, embellished with large-scale bronzed ornament in relief with motifs of ancient Roman and ancient Egyptian art.

Furniture design has developed considerably in such socialist countries as the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Hungary, where a large diversity of pieces of contemporary design and form for both residential and public buildings are produced.

In Hellenistic Greek furniture, which was marked by elements of decorative refinement, archaic animal motifs were revived. A notable innovation was the upholstered armchair.

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British furniture-maker whose folio work, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, published inwas the first comprehensive book on furniture. The book contained illustrations of every conceivable type of furniture, made Thomas Chippendale famous, and led to his becoming the best known of all such English craftsmen and designers.

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Get this from a library! An encyclopedia of furniture. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

Nov 16,  · The encyclopedia of furniture an outline history of furniture design in Egypt, Assyria, Persia, Greece, Rome, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Scandinavia, Spain, Russia, and in the Near and Far East up to the middle of the nineteenth atlasbowling.com: A revised edition of the Fncyclopedia of Furniture () brings this standard reference up to date, provides a more thorough coverage of the 19th century and offers illustrations where appeared before.

The approaches consists of brief entries on many objects and terms, with longer pieces on major items such as the chair and on national histories of furniture.