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The Russian Vision. The Art of Ilya RepinIlya Repin (1844-1930) is a key figure of Russian nineteenth-century realism; his career spanned a period of huge cultural, social and political change, bearing witness to the challenge to the Russian autocracy, the coming of the October Revolution and the dawn of the Soviet Union. From humble peasant beginnings Repin rose to a place of artistic pre-eminence and international acclaim and was the most important ...
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I Used to be in Pictures. An Untold Story of HollywoodI Used to be in Pictures is a collection of unpublished correspondence between English born brothers, Austin and Howard Mutti-Mewse and some of the most celebrated and iconic film stars from the silent and 'golden' era of film-making. The brothers' foray into this glamorous world began with a simple fan letter to Lillian Gish, followed by another to Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. This gave rise to a wealth of letter ...
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Understanding WatercoloursThis book acts as a practical introduction to the subject of collecting British watercolour paintings. There is a lot more to collecting than noting just the price, the name of the artist and deciding whether or not one likes the subject. Many watercolours are either not signed or bear false signatures, or perhaps have been saddled with misleading attributions. The text and carefully chosen illustrations take ...
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William Bouguereau. His Life and WorksWilliam Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a highly important and influential French academic painter, this is an illustrated biography of his life and works.
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Galle LampsThis book divides the Galle cristallerie's vast production of light fixtures into two basic categories: those created before Galle's death in 1904 and those produced by the firm from then until its closure in 1931. Curiously, many of the firm's most desirable models in today's market were introduced as late as the 1925 Exposition Universelle, Paris, still in the Art Nouveau high style at the very moment that ...
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John Piper. DesignThis, the newest title in the highly acclaimed Design Series focuses on the work of John Piper (1903 - 1992). Piper remains something of an enigma: an antiquarian who was among the pioneers of non-representational art in Britain; an abstract painter who drew his inspiration from the paintings of Turner and mediaeval stained glass; and a romantic with a penchant for geometric design. Despite, in formal terms, ...
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A 21st Century PalaceThe new era of globalisation has brought with it a stunning new breed of palaces - modern-day residences built by connoisseurs whose exceptional taste and patronage are propelling art and architecture forward into the next great epoch. For more than 40 years, Geoffrey Bradfield has been creating exceptional residences around the world and in 'A 21st Century Palace' Bradfield documents one such modern-day palace ...
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Segeln Exclusiv. The World of SuperyachtsIn a multitude of exciting photos and numerous enlightening essays, 'Seglen Exclusiv: The World of Superyachts' unites the passion for sailing with fascination for design, sports and technology. This opulent volume takes the reader from the outside all the way into the very hearts of unique sailing yachts, tells the history of yachting, presents descriptions of most coveted yachting hotspots around the globe ...
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Reine Sammut. Mediterranean CuisineAn authentic Provençal cooking class, from an authentic Provence cook. Twelve cooking classes, using twelve fresh products, creating menus with asparagus, cuttlefish, octopus & squid, purple artichoke, mussels, spices, zucchini, tomatoes, sardines, potatoes, cooking in foil, stuffings, and a menu for a special occasion Reine Sammut takes us into her kitchen and her living space, introduces us to her favourite ...
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Mercedes-BenzThe Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing has set new standards. It is best in class and increases the standing of the Mercedes - AMG brand, thanks to its charisma. Two years after the commercial launching of the contemporary legend, the roadster is added to the fascination SLS AMG cosmos. With the coupe, roadster, GT3, an e-cell, AMG has succeeded in creating a quartet of dream machines. The genes of Mercedes - AMG ...
Liberty & Co in the Fifties and Sixties. A Taste for DesignOver the years since its inception in 1875 as the Oriental Emporium, Liberty's has both been at the forefront of fashion and the decorative arts and has sat comfortably riding on its waves. Its history is at the heart of its image to the outside world. In the fifties, Liberty's tried to subvert this image, but subsequently embraced it wholeheartedly in the following decade. Liberty's beginnings are well-known ...
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Caroline CharlesA monograph of the work of acclaimed womens wear designer, Caroline Charles.
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Incomparable: Women of Style, Rose HartmanThis volume spans more than 35 years and includes both iconic and rarely seen pictures of celebrated women taken by photographer Rose Hartman.
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Impressionists in Their Gardens'Impressionists in their Gardens' explores gardens through the senses of the Impressionists from three continents - Europe, North America and Australia - enjoying the essentially similar pleasures of the garden, but engaging with the light from their skies in order to create very different sensations. The enclosure of the garden acts like a picture frame showcasing a living canvas that exudes the individuality, ...
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Needlework Tools and AccessoriesThis book, with 400 colour and almost 100 black and white illustrations, is the result of years of research. It is the first published history of the tools and accessories used by needlewomen in Holland, from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, describing how they were used and also who would have used them. Many of these tools were beautifully made by craftsmen from precious metals, treasured by their ...
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Masterpieces of Russian Stage Design: 1880-1930'Masterpieces of Russian Stage Design 1880-1930' examines the Lobanov-Rostovsky collection of stage design, in turn outlining the history of modern Russian art: one of the most important interludes within the cultural renaissance of the early twentieth century. Unique in size, scope, and composition, the collection is unequalled; artists include celebrities such as Bakst, Benois, Goncharova, Larionov, Malevich, ...
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Pop: Design, Culture, Fashion 1956 -1976Pop! Design, Culture, Fashion 1955 - 1976 covers all aspects of Pop design in Britain and America, from early rock n roll to punk. It looks at record covers and packaging designs by Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Peter Blake and Richard Hamilton, and the work of fashion designers such as Mary Quant, Barbara Hulanicki from Biba, Vivienne Westwood and John Stephen of Carnaby Street fame, as well as their contemporaries ...
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P&O: Across the Oceans, Across the YearsThis beautiful book is a nostalgic glance astern at the glory days of P&O both at sea and on shore. Drawing on personal recollections in the archives of P&O Heritage, Ruth Artmonsky looks back at the influence of the company during the age of empire and a bygone time when travelling P&O captured the imagination of writers from Thackeray to Noel Coward. In addition the book takes a curator's tour of the company's ...
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A Front Row SeatThrough a series of candid photographs taken over the last 7 years and covering all the different elements that make up the catwalk shows - Backstage, Front Row, Catwalk and Street Style - the more casual viewer will get an insight into the chaotic world that makes up the apparently glamorous fashion shows! Unlike many shots from the shows published in women's fashion magazines the book will have a much more ...
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Japanned Papier Mache and Tinware C.1740-1940As one of the few decorative arts about which little has been written, japanning is today fraught with misunderstandings. And yet, in its heyday, the japanning industry attracted important commissions from prestigious designers such as Robert Adam, and orders from fashionable society across Europe and beyond. This book is a long overdue history of the industry which centred on three towns in the English midlands: ...
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The American Dog at Home: The Dog Portraits of Christine MerrillWhether highly bred canines or loveable mixed breeds, America has fallen in love with the dog, and who better than Christine Merrill, America's premier pet portraitist, to chronicle this long term relationship. As best selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford exclaims, "She has caught my Jemmy exactly; the portrait is perfect in every way." While grounded in the traditions of 18th and 19th century England, this ...
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