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The name 'American Federal' (for the era of design between 1776-1820) comes from where, or refers to what?
The establishment of the Federal Government of the United States of America
List three important/common motifs of the American Federal movement:
eagles, swags, egg and dart, palmettes, baskets, urns, stripes, classical figures, George Washington, honeysuckle, paterae.
The "American Orders" column capitals were designed by this innovative/creative American, who also designed the United States Capital:
The American Federal represents a turning point in textiles, as the first period in which all of the textiles in a given room:
The largest percentage of furniture in the American Federal was in the style of these two designers who published their design books during the Late Georgian:
Hepplewhite and Sheraton
Parquetry means: (in terms of wood inlays/veneers:)
wood veneer inalys in abstract GEOMETRIC PATTERNS
American Federal period beds were very often of this type, which eventually sagged, causing people to tell one another "Sleep Tight" at bedtime:
During the Industrial Revolution, FUNCTION becomes an important design consideration, especially in these two rooms of the home:
the Kitchen and the Bathroom
Much of the shopping for homes, furniture and other goods during the Industrial Revolution was done through what means?
catalogs, magazines, periodicals
How do the color schemes of interiors during the Industrial Revolution change
as a result of better interior lighting?
Colors become paler/lighter.
This type of construction relys on wooden studes that form the total height of the building, with wooden floor joists nailed to the studs:
Balloon frame construction
Mail-order homes in the U.S. are often called by this name, from the most famous catalog from which to order them:
Sears and Roebuck Homes
List two common types of lighting or fuels/energy of the Industrial Revolution:
kerosene, gas, oil, electricity
What is the name used to refer to the form of government directly following the French Revolution and the so-called Reign of Terror AND to the style of furniture associated with that government?
What is the name of the sub-period during which Napoleon first comes to power in France through a coup d'etat ?
animal legs, swans, caryatids, monopodia, swords, sphinxes, obelisks, helmets, spears, pyramids, etc..
What cultural influences/motifs were incorporated into French Neoclassical designs due to Napoleon's campaigns of 1798?
The greatest influences of style in the French Neoclassical were the excavations in Southern Italy of the towns of:
Pompeii and Herculaneum
The first two designers to be thought of a "interior designers" in the modern sense were:
Charles Percier and Pierre-Francois-Leonard Fontaine
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