- Book Title: Furniture 700 -- 1700. The social history of the decorative arts
- Author: Eric Mercer
- ISBN: 297178091
- Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
- Year Published: 1969
- Our Normal Price: £27.50 GBP ($0.00 USD)
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- Description: Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1969: first edition hardcover in dust jacket: decorative endpapers: 183 pages including index: Black and white and colour illustrations, some full-page. Synopsis: As part of a series examining the social history of the decorative arts in Europe and North America , this volume examines a thousand years of furniture history. The author, Eric Mercer, examines the links with social conditions; the effects of housing standards upon furniture at all levels of mediaeval society; the changes induced by the decay of feudalism; the event of modern nation states; the spread of education among the laity; the ideology and aesthetics of the Renaissance; the rise in the status of women; the increasing specialisation and skill among craftsmen. The text is supported by 16 plates in full colour and 112 pages of black and white illustration. Condition : original price obscured in ink on dust jacket flap: overall very clean and good
- Condition: Collectable- Very Good
- Dustcover: Yes
- Binding: Hardback
- Type: Used Books
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