Abercrombie, Stanley: A CENTURY OF INTERIOR DESIGN 1900 – 2000. New York: Rizzoli Publications, Inc., 2003.

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A CENTURY OF INTERIOR DESIGN 1900 – 2000
THE DESIGN, THE DESIGNERS, THE PRODUCTS,
AND THE PROFESSION

Stanley Abercrombie

 

Stanley Abercrombie: A CENTURY OF INTERIOR DESIGN 1900 – 2000: THE DESIGN, THE DESIGNERS, THE PRODUCTS, AND THE PROFESSION. New York City: Rizzoli Publications, Inc., 2003. First edition. A near fine minus soft cover book with thick printed wrappers and minor shelf wear. Interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print.

9 x 9 softcover book with 240 pages and approx. 450 color and black and white illustrations. From the publisher: "Interior design has undergone a number of revolutions in the past 100 years and through it all, the concept of design seeped into the general cultural consciousness, touching every aspect of our day-to-day lives, from the bedroom to the office. 'A Century of Interior Design' tells the story of this field's most eventful century in a completely accessible yet comprehensive way, by detailing all the most important milestones in a visual timeline format.

Every two to four pages represent a different year, and for each year fascinating developments are summed up under different categories. No other design retrospective book has produced such a nuanced and well-rounded picture of the field.  Culled from a multitude of archives and researched over several years, the stunning images show key interior views, furniture, and fabrics. Whether you're a designer looking for period inspiration or a student seeking a specific fact, it's easy to thumb immediately to the year desired in this essential reference.  Interior design has undergone a number of revolutions in the past 100 years and through it all, the concept of design seeped into the general cultural consciousness, touching every aspect of our day-to-day lives, from the bedroom to the office. 'A Century of Interior Design' tells the story of this field's most eventful century in a completely accessible yet comprehensive way, by detailing all the most important milestones in a visual timeline format.

Artists, designers and architects include Marcel Breuer, Antoni Gaudi, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Peter Behrens, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Edwin Luytens, Frank Lloyd Wright, Josef Hoffmann, Peter Behrens, Eliel Saarinen, Walter Gropius, Gustav Stickley, Gerrit Rietveld, Eileen Gray, Jacques Leleu, Jacques Ruhlmann, Pierre Chareau, Paul Frankl, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Donald Deskey, Gilbert Rohde, Herbert Bayer, Jean-Michel Frank, Dorothy Draper, Russel Wright, Jens Risom, Hans Wegner, Bruno Matthson, Isamu Noguchi, Finn Juhl, The Eameses, George Nelson, T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Raymond Loewy, Harry Bertoia, Alexander Girard, Morris Lapidus, Arne Jacobsen, Gio Ponti, Poul Kjaerholm, Philip Johnson, Gaetano Pesce, Louis Kahn, Frank Gehry, Harry Seidler, Mario Bellini, Luis Barragan, Verner Panton, Richard Meier, Ettore Sottsass, Vico Magistretti, Andree Putnam, Robert Venturi, Mario Botta, Philippe Starck, Adam Tihany and Mark Pollack among many others.

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