New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1971. Softbound. Tan and illustrated wraps. 141 pp., 200 BW illus. VG (Outer spine is slightly faded, otherwise nice.). Item #101657
An unabridged republication, with minor corrections, of the work originally published in London in 1807. This edition includes a new introduction by David Watkin and an additional selection of illustrations. Black & white plates throughout illustrate the interiors of Thomas Hope's London house, which he designed himself, and are engraved from his own original drawings. Hope's book "immediately became the manual for practically all designers, whether directly or indirectly. ... This is the first complete reprinting of this history-making work, with all the interiors drawn in Flaxman-line: the gracile Greek chairs and imposing Roman settles, Egyptian clocks, fire screens, stands, candelabra, pilasters, vases, couches, bedsteads, tables, sconces, door ornaments and much else. All of this, of course, is of inestimable value not only to students of history of culture, but to collectors, decorators, designers and connoisseurs of fine furniture." (back cover).
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