Identify furniture styles at a glance. Recognize the essentials of each era, from the Middle Ages to the contemporary era. Follow the big and the little story of everyday furniture. Discover the most exceptional creations. Know the great designers of yesterday and today. Sharpen your enlightened amateur eye.
A complete panorama of the history of furniture styles, from the Middle Ages to contemporary times. What are the particularities of the furniture of each era? How have they evolved over time? Visual cues make it possible to identify, on the way, the characteristics of the furniture in the blink of an eye.
Jean-Pierre Constant is a national lecturer, trained at the Carnavalet-Histoire de Paris museum, professor of history of styles at the Camondo School in Paris, and a lecturer at the Dior Académie. He holds a doctoral thesis on François Mauriac and the arts. He is the author of the texts of this book. Marco Mencacci, architect and designer, is a multidisciplinary artist. He teaches at international universities and at Camondo School in Paris.
He is the author of the illustrations of this book and coordinated the iconographic selection within the fund of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.