An easy-to-use, one-stop reference guide for architectural and interior design. Part dictionary, part reference book, Mary Gilliatt's Dictionary of Architecture and Design is a single comprehensive source of information that will help you navigate all decisions related to home decor.
Whether you are a home owner, an amateur restorer or decorator, a professional, a realtor, a student, or a do-it-yourselfer, this book will make every job go smoother.
Over 2000 Entries and 250 line drawings logically organised into 12 useful subject areas:
Architects, Designers, and Decorators
Architectural, Building, and Decorating Terms
Colors, Paints, Varnishes, and Decorative Finishes
Fabric and Wallpaper
Furniture and Upholstery
Glass and Ceramics
Oriental and Other Rugs
Styles and Movements
Windows and Window Treatments
Woods for Furniture and Floors
Mary Gilliatt is the best-selling author of more than 43 books on varied aspects of decoration and design, including Mary Gilliatt's Interior Design Course, Mary Gilliatt's Complete Room by Room Decorating Guide, Mary Gilliatt's Great Renovations and Restorations and Mary Gilliatt's Home Comforts With Style: A Decorating Guide for Today's Living.
An acclaimed international interior designer, she has consulted for companies and individuals worldwide. In 1979 and 1991-92, Mary had the first television series on decoration in the United Kingdom (for ITV) and the United States (for PBS), and was a pioneer of the decorating genre on television.
She divides her time among France, England, and the United States.