Furniture A Concise History

Edward Lucie-Smith

Description

In this illuminating history, text and illustrations combine to offer a view of furniture not as a succession of collectors’ pieces, but as a statement about the society that created it. Edward Lucie-Smith offers insights into almost every period, from the prehistoric to the postmodern—from Neolithic tables to 1960s conversation pits, and from the ceremonial chairs of Egypt in the thirteenth century BC to the designs of John Makepeace.

Contributors

Edward Lucie-Smith

Author

Edward Lucie-Smith is well-known as a poet, novelist, biographer, broadcaster, and critic, and he is the author of numerous books, among them The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms, Furniture: A Concise History, Movements in Art Since 1945, Symbolist Art, and Sexuality in Western Art (all in the World of Art series).