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Color for interiors, historical and modern;an essential reference work covering the major period styles of history and including modern palettes for the authentic decoration of homes, institutional and commercial interiors.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Birren, Faber, 1900-
Publication
New York, Whitney Library of Design
Contents
Historic precedents -- The classical tradition and the creative tradition -- The beginnings, Egypt, Greece, Rome -- The freedom of the Renaissance -- French decoration, up through Louis XV -- French decoration, Louis XVI and after -- English decoration, up through Early Georgian -- English decoration, Late Georgian and after -- American periods and styles -- Provincial and native taste -- The decades of Victorianism -- New democracy of the fifties -- American period styles -- The Victorian era -- America: the fifties -- Hospitals and schools -- Industrial plants -- Offices -- Stores -- Food service -- Modern principles -- The agreeable environment -- Illumination -- quantity and quality -- The phenomenon of color constancy -- Psychophysics in hospitals and schools -- Functionalism in industrial plants -- Comfort and efficiency in offices -- Public acceptance in stores -- Note on hotels, motels, theaters -- Appetite appeal in food service -- Personal preference in homes.
Date
[1963]
Description
ix, 210 p. illus., mounted col. samples. 27 cm.
Notes
Museum purchase, 2007.
GUSN
271214
Call Number
Coll. NK2113.B5 1963
Descriptive terms
Color in interior decoration.

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