History of interior design & furniture: from ancient Egypt to nineteenth-century Europe
A comprehensive survey of the major historical periods of interior architecture and decorative styles, History of Interior Design & Furniture, Second Edition features more than 175 new illustrations, including over 150 full colour photographs. From Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth-Century Revival Styles that characterise the Victorian age, furniture and design are placed within the broader context of social, political, economic, and technological perspectives of each period.
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Egypt C 3200341 B C
Greece 50030B C
Rome 509 B C A D 476
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