Encyclopedia of Window Fashions: A Visual Guide to the World of Window Treatments
Date Published 12/1/1992
Rated By: Marita van Niekerk
From: South Africa
Comments: Great! a must have for any designer This book is a great, full of ideas, you can work with black & white illustrations and the book has full colour illustration. I would recommend this book to any designer, student, home owner.
Rated By: Melanie Bysouth, Editor-in-Chief
Comments: Over 1000 decorating ideas Blending current, popular styles with extraordinary new approaches, the fifth edition of The Encyclopedia of Window Fashions is a must have for designers, from beginner to expert.With more full-color illustrations than ever before, this book presents myriad window treatments for any room in any home from the most simple to the most challenging. Throughout its more than 200 pages, which include detailed sketchings, cost-saving ideas, yardage and fullness charts and the sketchfile method, you will quickly see why this book has become the industry standard for window decor inspiration.
Rated By: C. Buck "cbuck"
Comments: Encyclopedia of Window Fashions This book has great ideas and beautiful pictures and drawings. It is, however a little outdated in my opinion. Would like to see a revised edition by this author with more up to date styles.
Rated By: Designing Window Treatments
From: Atlanta, GA
Comments: Picture guide--okay but not complete This is a book of window treatment sketches. Unfortunately, it is far from complete and lacks many styles. We do use this book in the trade, but I wish it were more complete--I find it lacking with many new styles. It also lacks many of the current styles being offered by the professional pattern companies.
Rated By: Virginia Allain
From: Poinciana, FL
Comments: Great Idea Book for Window Treatments This fifth edition has all the sketches in color. Just to give you an idea of how comprehensive this is, there are 19 pages showing valances, with five per page. I love this book, as it really opened our minds to the variety of styles available for windows. No more boring windows. There's even a section for draperies, swags and valances used with beds. I particularly liked the section "Windows With a Challenge" that showed solutions for such issues as an air conditioner in a double-hung window or dealing with arched top windows. This has two index sections in the back. One is the usual word index and the other is a 38 page visual index showing the windows in black-and-white thumbnail sketches. It's terrific, not just for professional decorators, but for all individuals wanting a new look for their home. (I hope you find this review helpful, and if you do, please click yes.)
Rated By: L. E MAUPIN "drop-dead-books"
From: San Jose
Comments: EASY TO GRASP! I often see beautiful decorating books but as soon as I put it down I realize I did not absorb anything No so with this book!One page has tie backs One page has cornices. You see them all together and get an idea of what you like You come away with it all sorted out mentally!