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The Decoration Of Houses

Decoration Of Houses pdf

The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In the book, the authors denounce Victorian-style interior decoration and interior design, especially rooms decorated with heavy window curtains, Victorian bric-a-brac, and overstuffed furniture. They argue that such rooms emphasize upholstery at the expense of proper space planning and architectural design and are, therefore, uncomfortable and rarely used.

The Decoration Of Houses

Decoration Of Houses pdf Summary

Wharton and Codman wrote 198 pages divided into sixteen chapters. The first few chapters focus on the importance of balance, symmetry and good use of space, while later chapters have to do with the specific use of rooms and how rooms ought to be arranged in order to ensure optimal comfort and usefulness.

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Name Of the Novel: The Decoration Of Houses
Author: Edith Wharton
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Interior design
Publisher: B. T. Batsford
Publication date: 1898
Pages: 204
ISBN: 978-0-8478-2916-3 (2007 Rizzoli reprint)
Book Type: pdf / ePub

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