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Form and Decoration

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Written by one of the best-known authorities on the subject, this important reference surveys four centuries of Western decorative arts and design history, tracing the origins of the modern movement further back than in any previous study.Starting with the High Renaissance in Italy, Peter Thornton explores a vast repertoire of motifs and styles. He highlights the accomplishments of key innovators from Pollaiuolo and Raphael to Percier, Pugin, and Owen Jones, and sets their remarkable achievements against the background in ...

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Form and Decoration
1998, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780810933408

Hardcover

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