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Victorian Furniture By Clive D. Edwards

Victorian Furniture
by Clive D. Edwards

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An analysis of the many influences on furniture design in the Victorian period both in Britain and the US. Edwards investigates the development of new and traditional materials and innovative techniques and machinery, to show how these changed the face of furniture design and production.
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Victorian Furniture: Technology and Design by Clive D. Edwards

This book presents a concise analysis of the many influences on furniture design in the Victorian period both in Britain and the US. Edwards investigates the development of new and traditional materials and innovative techniques and machinery, to show how these changed the face of furniture design and production. Until recently, the history of furniture has been concerned with individual designers, the aesthetic appreciation of their products and the assumption that furniture is solely a decorative art. This book challenges these notions and brings techniques and materials to the forefront of the debate about how design decisions were made. Using a range of sources, the book covers mechanical decoration (marquetry, fretwork, imitation carving), veneering, decorative finishes, manufacturing and patents. A range of newly developed materials are described along with the design possibilities that they opened up, including plywood, bentwood, papier mache, lamination, upholstery springs, wicker and metal.

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Table of Contents


Technology and technique; manufacturing and the use of machines; industrial organization; machines in industry - saws, veneering, construction; mechanical decoration - marquetry, imitation carving, fretwork, turning; carving machines; finishing processes; disguising and imitating timber; decorative fininshes. Materials - wood, plywood, bentwood, lamination, upholstery springs, metal furniture, papier mache, other materials; patents; the patent system; innovation and invention; demand and consumption; the United States - design; tools and techniques; machinery; production; design.

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GOR004387666
Victorian Furniture: Technology and Design by Clive D. Edwards
Clive D. Edwards
Studies in Design and Material Culture
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
1993-11-11
208
0719037832
9780719037832
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