New York: Viking, 1989. New Edition. Hardbound. VG (Dj may be corner-clipped, otherwise clean.). Blue cloth with white, color-illustrated dust jacket. 935, (3) pp. Over 1000 illus including some color; weighs nearly 5 lbs. A new edition of a reference book that was first released in 1977. Contains almost 5,000 entries and more than 1,000 illustrations. "This dictionary provides a concise guide to the decorative arts of the West from the Middle Ages to the present day. Though concerned mainly with the furniture and furnishings of the European and North American private house, it also includes accounts of Chinese and Japanese pottery and porcelain, Peruvian pottery and textiles, Islamic metalwork and pottery, Turkish, Persian and other Oriental carpets and much else besides." More than 600 new entries have been added here, and the original text was revised and partly rewritten. A fabulous reference that will get enormous use in your library, I'm sure. (Inventory #: 105256)
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