The Elements of Design by Noel Riley (Editor); Patricia Bayer (Editor)
Call Number: Art Reference, NK 750 .E48 2003
An in depth visual survey of the design styles that have had the greatest impact on the decorative arts in the Western world. Over 3,000 prints, photographs, and line drawings, illustrate five centuries of the Western decorative arts tradition, including Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Regency, Gothic, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modernism, and the Space Age. Arranged chronologically, each chapter begins with a broad introduction to the era, summarizing its key style features followed by a close examination of individual objects, including ceramics, glass, silver and metalwork, furniture, and textiles.