A fresh perspective on the work of the most important figures of classical design from the seventeenth century to the present. Classical design employs a rich language developed across twenty-five centuries and many cultures. It is a language of details understood worldwide, with its powerful vocabulary of subtle nuance and inflection. Classical Interiors: Historical and Contemporary, a spectacular presentation of the myriad varieties of classical forms, demonstrates the enduring lessons of traditional interiors for designers and architects today. Extensively illustrated essays devoted to the development of classical design, from its ancient sources through its revivals from the seventeenth century to the present day, are written by noted historians David Watkin and Carol A.Hrvol Flores and architect and designer Richard Sammons. Portfolios of contemporary projects present the award-winning work of Juan Pablo Molyneux, Studio Peregalli, Quinlan and Francis Terry, Fairfax and Sammons, Gil Schafer, Historical Concepts, Ferguson and Shamamian, Allan Greenberg, Robert A.M.Stern, and many others. Classical Interiors: Historical and Contemporary is the authoritative survey of the best of classical design.