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Retro modern
Skolnik, Lisa.
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Publication Information:
New York : Friedman/Fairfax : Distributed by Sterling Pub., 2000.
Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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NA712 .S48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Take a photographic tour of the most popular periods and fashions in interior design and architecture. Each book features the insights of an expert design writer and numerous fine examples of a particular style's architectural elements, period and geographic facets, and distinguishing decorative flourishes. Stunning photography showcases both exterior and interior details to give readers a full understanding of each style. Informative and inspiring, this series presents design writing at its best. A must-have for home design enthusiasts!

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Library Journal Review

These volumes give a succinct overview of their respective architecture and interior design styles. Each gives examples from the period or region that inspired the style as well as the furnishings and decorative accessories that typify it. Color photographs showing classic and contemporary examples of each style are captioned with tips on how these touches can be incorporated into today's home. The one weakness is the lack of a list of resources from which items may be purchased. However, with other titles in this series, including English Country and Art Nouveau, to name a few, the books will be useful in professional and school design libraries. Public libraries should purchase titles in areas of particular interest. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.