The crowning glory in many a room, this graceful light fitting is once again enjoying resurgence. Chandeliers sums up the fatal attraction of the chandelier and will introduce you to the many different styles available from exquisite assemblages of crystal drops to contemporary, minimal design features. It details the history of the chandelier from its humble beginnings as a holder for candles to the more adventurous light fittings that evolved as a result of technological advances during the Industrial Revolution. French, Scandinavian, early and modern American, Italian and English chandeliers are featured and a style guide explains the different chandelier types. There is professional advice on how to restore and hang your chandelier and an invaluable source directory lists both specialist stores world wide and flea markets. Chandeliers is the ultimate reference book and interior designers' guide to the most sophisticated lighting fixture of the past two centuries.