Mirrors: Reflections Of Style by Paula PhippsMirrors: Reflections Of Style by Paula Phipps

Mirrors: Reflections Of Style

byPaula Phipps

Hardcover | April 17, 2012

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An ideal resource for anyone designing or re-creating period rooms or studying historical aesthetics, Mirrors looks at the ever-changing forms and uses of mirrors as major elements and points of emphasis in domestic interiors in the West. With a glimpse of their antecedents in classical antiquity and western Asia, the book traces a path from Louis XIV's Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and the royal and noble interiors that emulated it to mirrors in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European and New World interiors and high-chic applications in twentieth- and twenty-first-century rooms. Mirror frames and furniture incorporating mirrors are also considered.
Paula Phipps holds degrees in art history, history, and the history of decorative arts and has spent her career working in museums. She taught for and was assistant director of a graduate program in the history of decorative arts in Washington D.C. Currently living in Salem, Massachusetts, she works for Historic New England and is an i...
Title:Mirrors: Reflections Of StyleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 8.25 × 0.65 inPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393705749

ISBN - 13:9780393705744

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This mixture of practicality and history, accompanied by beautiful photography, makes for a visually stimulating and informative read. — Phoenix Home & GardenMore than just being a good read, the abundance of beautiful color photographs of interiors, objects, and sculpture makes this book a notable design resource as well. All around Mirrors is a great reference for inspiration! — The Statement BlogNot just a book on how one of the most commonplace household items can make a room look pretty, Mirrors: Reflections of Style is a resource for professional and amateur designers interested in the history of style, in recreating era-specific looks, and in using mirrors to their maximum decorative potential. . . .Through the images Phipps provides . . . .[I]t’s easy to get lost in fantasy, but it’s also possible to lay the groundwork for using the mirrors to beautifully and powerfully transform your living space. — SuCasa Magazine