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Scottish Vernacular Furniture

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Description for Scottish Vernacular Furniture Hardcover. Describes the vernacular furniture traditions of Scotland from the end of the 17th century on to the 20th century. This book features photographs that represent the life and death of a community, the vital relics of a vanished culture. Num Pages: 304 pages, 544 illustrations, 412 in colour. BIC Classification: 1DBKS; WCL; WFL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 319 x 252 x 30. Weight in Grams: 2240.
This book represents thirty years of research into the vernacular furniture traditions of Scotland from the end of the 17th century on into the 20th century. As in the rest of Britain and Europe, such furniture formed part of the distinctive culture of a place, in a similar way to local architecture, dialects and customs. If not often high art, the pieces in this book prove that limited resources and functional requirements need not exclude beauty and charm. The authors made it a priority to see pieces in their contexts, to meet the people who used them, and to understand ... Read more

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Thames & Hudson
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London, United Kingdom
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About Bernard D. Cotton
Bernard Cotton is a co-founder of the Regional Furniture Society and the author of The English Regional Chair.

Reviews for Scottish Vernacular Furniture
'Lavishly and often movingly illustrated … The tone of this book may be judicious and scholarly, but there’s no disguising Cotton’s excitement at his discoveries, a passion for his subject that far outweighs the discomforts he has endured … enthralling' - Scottish Review of Books 'Can be very highly commended … a major work bringing to a wide audience many ... Read more

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