New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1989. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 336, indexed, 100 full-color plates and 629 b/w illustrations. Very Good in Good DJ; some closed tears to the dust jacket on the rear side. Item #19907
This is the first modern source book of decoration and design elements, with a range spanning the nineteenth century of William Morris to the work of the present day. Each chapter is devoted to a particular style with discussions on topics such as Gothic Revival; Japanese decorative art; the Arts & Crafts movement, Art Deco; and more. Many of the illustrations presented have been reproduced from rarely published sources or original works. From the Old House Journal reference library.