|Forum topic by HokieMojo||posted 05-18-2009 09:20 PM||843 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-18-2009 09:20 PM
I’m looking for a very specific book and I’m not sure if it was ever written. I’d love a book that talks about furniture styles over past few hundered yrs. I’d like to know where the styles originated, their influences, key attirbutes of those pieces, and so on. I’d like it to be general enough to be readable (as opposeed to a field guide) but specific enough to learn some good stuff.
I’d also like it to be areadily available (still in print) and I’d prefer if the price were under $30, but if there were enough rave reviews I could maybe go a little higher.
Just to give you an idea of where I’m coming from, I’ve been hearing about some furniture styles that I’d like to learn more about, especially in relation to other styles. Examples would be the federal style, queen ann, greene and greene, shaker, etc.
Any advice would be appreciated. thanks!