Art & Photography Books:

Furniture-Makers and Consumers in England, 1754-1851

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Furniture-Makers and Consumers in England, 1754-1851

Design as Interaction

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Furniture-Makers and Consumers in England, 1754-1851 by Akiko Shimbo
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


Covering the period from the publication of Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers' Director (1754) to the Great Exhibition (1851), this book analyses the relationships between producer retailers and consumers of furniture and interior design, and explores what effect dialogues surrounding these transactions had on the standardisation of furniture production during this period. This was an era, before mass production, when domestic furniture was made both to order and from standard patterns and negotiations between producers and consumers formed a crucial part of the design and production process. This study narrows in on three main areas of this process: the role of pattern books and their readers; the construction of taste and style through negotiation; and daily interactions through showrooms and other services, to reveal the complexities of English material culture in a period of industrialisation.

Author Biography

Akiko Shimbo is Professor in the Department of Architecture and Environment Systems, School of Systems Engineering and Science, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan.
Release date NZ
November 28th, 2015
Series edited by Gareth Shaw
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 972 Banana Points