Encyclopedia of Interior Design (2 Volume Set) by Joanna Banham

By Joanna Banham

First released in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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Began w orking independently, 1765. Won prizes at the Academy, 1766 and 1768. M arried in 1768. W orked in M ilan on ecclesiastical and dom estic decoration, together w ith Gerli, and got to know Piermarini, 1769; w orked at Poggio Imperiale, Florence, 1770 and on church decoration in Parm a, 1772. Visited Rome and Naples, where he w orked with Carlo Vanvitelli on church of SS. A nnunziata, 1772; in Florence, 1774-75. Professor of ornam ent at M ilan Academy of Fine Arts, 1776-1812. W orked on the royal palaces in M ilan, M onza, and M antua, 1774-80, and on m any private Milanese palaces and villas, 1808-15.

Calloway, Stephen, “The Eclectic A esthetes” in H ouse and Garden (US), February 1992, pp. 3 7 -4 0 Simon, Robin (editor), “ Lord Leighton 1830-1896 and Leighton House: A Centenary C elebration” special issue of A pollo, 1996 Smith, Helen, Decorative Painting in the D om estic Interior in England and Wales, c. 1850-1890, N ew York: G arland, 1984 Albertolli, Giocondo 174Z-1839 Ita lia n a rc h ite c t a n d d esig n er o f f u rn itu re Giocondo Albertolli played an im portant role in the success of Neo-Classicism in Lom bardy through his activities both as an architect and as a teacher.

Aestheticism was popularized further in America by Art Furnishings retailers and by the occasional appearance of figures from the British Aesthetic M ovement. In 1873 the London m erchant Daniel Cottier opened a N ew York branch of his firm, specializing in furniture and stained glass by designers such as G odw in and M orris. C hristopher Dresser gave a series of art lectures in the United States, while O scar Wilde was notorious for his posturing eccentricities when he toured the country and described his vision of the H ouse Beautiful in 1882-83.

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