Interior Design of the 20th Century - Anne Massey
The Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic Movements, Art Nouveau, the Modern Movement, its rivals Art Deco and the Moderne, Pop, Op, Surrealism, Hi-Tech, Post-Modernism, Deconstructivism, and many other styles of interior design are charted in this concise but wide-ranging survey.
Some movements, like the Modern, were inspired by leading architects such as Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, or by groups and schools such as the Bauhaus. Others like Art Deco were the work of decorators such as Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann - glamorous haut-decor which was then popularised throughout the world by the mass media. Still others like the ethnic styles that were virtually anonymous, or were consumer-led. Dr Anne Massey introduces all the styles, signposts the changes of direction and fully documents the emergence of professional ‘interior decoration’ and its evolution into interior design.