An ideal resource for anyone designing or re-creating period rooms or studying historical aesthetics, Mirrors looks at the ever-changing forms and uses of mirrors as major elements and points of emphasis in domestic interiors in the West. With a glimpse of their antecedents in classical antiquity and western Asia, the book traces a path from Louis XIV's Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and the royal and noble interiors that emulated it to mirrors in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European and New World interiors and high-chic applications in twentieth- and twenty-first-century rooms. Mirror frames and furniture incorporating mirrors are also considered.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Paula Phipps
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Dimensions: Width: 21.20cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 21.00cm
ISBN 10: 0393705749
Publication Date: 12 June 2012
Audience: Professional and scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Not just a book on how one of the most commonplace household items can make a room look pretty, Mirrors: Reflections of Style is a resource for professional and amateur designers interested in the history of style, in recreating era-specific looks, and in using mirrors to their maximum decorative potential. . . .Through the images Phipps provides . . . .[I]t's easy to get lost in fantasy, but it's also possible to lay the groundwork for using the mirrors to beautifully and powerfully transform your living space.
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