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Interiors

The National Trust Book of the English House Interior

The National Trust Book of the English House Interior

By Geoffrey Beard

A selected overview of the interiors of some of Britain’s most important period houses.

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The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

By Stephen Calloway

Calloway’s hefty, neatly organized encyclopedia of interior architectural details, organized by style, has proven an indispensable reference for many traditional architects.

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Federal Style Patterns: 1780-1820 (with CD)

Federal Style Patterns: 1780-1820 (with CD)

By Marybeth Mudrick

Federal Style Patterns: 1780-1820 is a pattern source book to Federal style ornament and detailing in architecture. This style was at its prime between 1780 and 1820 and most popular in New England. The book is organized by design element, for example cornice, mantles, fences, etc. An additional CD includes various formats of all the drawings featured in the book. Clem Labine’s Period Homes writes, “Those seeking guidance or inspiration in creating historically accurate Federal-style architectural elements need look no further.…”

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Fabrics and Wallpapers for Historic Buildings

Fabrics and Wallpapers for Historic Buildings

By Jane C. Nylander

Wallpapers and fabrics were essential design elements during the 18th and 19th centuries, dramatically affecting the mood and grandeur of a room. Fabrics and Wallpapers for Historic Buildings is a catalog of American fabrics and wallpapers from those periods. The unique book includes over 1,000 wallpaper patterns and more than 600 fabric patterns with ad vice on how and where to use them. It is an essential for those looking to restore or research period homes.

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Authentic Decor

Authentic Decor

By Peter Thornton

This vast, sumptuously illustrated panorama of interior architecture from across Europe and America through the centuries is about as lavish and engrossing as such a book could possibly be. One of the bare essentials of any serious architectural library.

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