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A PortfolioExplore the varied and incredibly chic residences crafted by internationally acclaimed decorator Tino Zervudachi in his first monograph, Effortless Elegance. Tino applies his unfaltering and flawless design to projects as diverse and all-encompassing as a Parisian chateau, a Swiss chalet, a zen refuge in Tokyo, a Mediterranean villa, and even a 45-meter long yacht, with a result that is never short of breathtaking. ...
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Floral Party Table DecorationsCelebrations and dinners with friends and family are excellent opportunities to show off the culinary goddess in you. But wowing your guests doesn't have to end with what comes on the plates. A festive decoration of the party table, the home interior, garden, front door... all add up to a joyful ambiance. Therefore anyone hosting a party better has some decoration tricks ready up their sleeve. Nowadays, a nice ...
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Khmer Ceramics. Beauty and MeaningThis book focuses on two aspects of Khmer ceramics - their beauty and their meaning - and looks at them through the extraordinary private collection of Yothin Tharahirunchot. This book aims to explore the meaning of Khmer ceramics within the context of their function and to call attention to their aesthetics. The largest and most complete in the world, the collection of Yothin Tharahirunchot, comprises some ...
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Calendar CollectionsKeeping a calendar has been a common way of tracking appointments, birthdays and special events. These days, calendars are available in electronic accessories such as mobile phones and watches, but an old-style calendar creatively designed is always able to bring a smile of appreciation to ones face. Although it is impossible for a contemporary calendar to deviate from the strict ancient time keeping system, ...
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Face Value. Portraiture in the Age of AbstractionReports of its death were exaggerated but persistent in the art world; in mid-twentieth century America, everyone seemed to agree that portraiture was finished as a progressive art form. A groundbreaking reassessment of the reinvention of portraiture in America between 1945 and 1975 - the period when the abstract expressionists reached international prominence - this new volume presents fifty-five innovative ...
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Witches & Wicked BodiesWitches & Wicked Bodies provides an innovative, rich survey of images of European witchcraft covering from the sixteenth century to the present day. It focuses on the representation of female witches and the enduring stereotypes they embody, ranging from hideous old crones to beautiful young seductresses. Such imagery has ancient precedents and has been repeatedly re-invented by artists over the centuries, to ...
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Veronese. The Wedding at CanaInspired by the story of Christ's first miracle as recounted in the Gospel of St. John, Paolo Veronese's dazzling, monumental painting The Wedding at Cana was comissioned to be hung in the refectory of the Benedictine monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. The artist stages a sumptuous banquet for the wedding guests at Cana, packed with intriguing details: a seemingly endless parade of precious drinking ...
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Sorolla and AmericaJoaquin Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) first achieved major international success with his painting Otra Margarita! (Another Marguerite!) (1892), for which he received first prize at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. This painting was also the first work by the Spanish artist to enter an American institution when it was donated to the Museum of Fine Arts (today the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum) ...
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Art of Classic Details: Theory, Design and CraftsmanshipLush, beautiful close-up photography A valuable resource for architects, interior designers, builders and home decorators Featuring a foreword by renowned interior designer David EastonIn The Art of Classical Details, classically trained architect Phillip Dodd takes a close-up look at some of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in the world today. Covering the fundamentals of classical architecture, ...
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Badain Jaran. The Forgotten DesertBadain Jaran is a desert, more than 19,000 square miles of endless openness, with innumerable sand dunes up to 1,600 feet tall and mysterious salt-water lakes. It is part of the Alashan desert, south-west to the Gobi in the Inner Mogolia province of China. A place that has been discovered by American scientists on satellite images in the 1980s only that miraculously has been kept hidden to most people since. ...
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Legend the G - Class. From 1979 to TodayThe hallmarks of a classic: legendary off-road capabilities, top-class equipment and an unyielding character. The G-STORIES in this book tell of adventures, stylistic clarity, enduring craftsmanship, rally success, off-road tricks and the strong G-GENES that shape all modern Mercedes-Benz off-road vehicles.
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Pompeii. Under the Sign of IsisThe great Isis Temple, Egyptian style in house decoration, an artificial canal reproducing the Nile in a villa - Isis and Egypt were very dear to the Pompeian people. During archaeological digs in Pompeii the remains of a young girl - running from the eruption - were found; in her arms she was clutching her silver statue of Isis. The first archaeological discoveries in Pompeii, during the eighteenth century, ...
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Pompeii. The Art of LivingPompeii: The Art of Living explains and illustrates all peculiarities of Pompeian dwellings, rich middle class houses as well as the poor ones. The book details the dimensions of the rooms, the objects in those rooms, frescos, statues, marbles, vases, gardens, it reveals the secrets of ancient Pompeian everyday life - secrets that will surprise and delight.
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The Architectural Model. Tool, Fetish, Small UtopiaThis book is the result of pioneering research work at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM, German Museum of Architecture) in Frankfurt-on-the-Main. Investigated is the architectural model as distinct means and method of creating and presenting architecture or architectural ideas and concepts, rather than the model merely representing a specific building e.g. as part of an architect's oeuvre. While architectural ...
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In the Presence of Things. Four Centuries of European Still-life PaintingThe exhibition which this catalogue accompanies is the second part of a story which began with last year's show at the Gulbenkian, 'In the Presence of Things: Four Centuries of European Still-Life Painting'. The latter traced the evolution in Europe of the type of picture now known as the still life, from its beginnings in the seventeenth century over a chronological span of two centuries. It illustrated the ...
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Monet in Giverny. Landscapes of ReflectionThis beautifully illustrated volume takes a fresh look at some of the most enduring landscapes painted by Claude Monet between 1883 and 1926 in and around his garden at Giverny, some 50 miles northwest of Paris.
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A Lyric Architecture: Selected Works of John Malick & AssociatesBased in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, the classically trained architects of John Malick and Associates draw from numerous historical styles, including English Arts and Crafts, Mediterranean, and Georgian Colonial. Each project reflects the spirit of a unique time and place, while also addressing current needs and budgets. The projects featured in this monograph abandon the modern idiom and return ...
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Courts and Courtly Arts in Renaissance Italy: Arts, Culture and Politics, 1395-1530Italian Renaissance art is closely intertwined with the development of courts and court culture in much of the Italian territory. The patronage of the ruling families of the small Italian city-states greatly favoured the flourishing of the figurative arts, in architecture, but also in music, literature, and theatre. The initial essay on the political geography of Renaissance Italy is particularly important because ...
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A History of Fashion: New Look to NowFrom the glamour and quiet brilliance of Christian Dior's New Look to the inventiveness of Rei Kawakubo to the uncompromising creativity of Alexander McQueen to the meticulous detail of the Mulleavy sisters (Rodarte), 'A History of Fashion: New Look to Now' is a celebration of the life and times of the fashion geniuses whose rare and enduring creations have defined the past sixty years. This book traces the ...
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George Clausen and the Picture of English Rural LifeIn telling the story of Clausen's life and career, McConkey unveils an artist of unusual integrity and singleness of purpose. At no time in his career of sixty years did Clausen settle into a formula and produce what he knew to be popular. The famous naturalist paintings of the early years, individual and distinctive despite their indebtedness to Millet and Bastien-Lepage, later become more colourful and the ...
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Stuff: The M(Group) Guide to Collecting, Decorating with, and Learning about Wonderful and Unusual ThingsExplore the brilliant, bold designs and intriguing collections in the beautiful interiors of author Carey Maloney, his partner, architect Hermes Mallea, and their firm, M(Group), in this one-of-a-kind interactive omnibus, Stuff: The M(Group) Interactive Guide to Collecting, Decorating With, and Learning About, Wonderful and Unusual Things. Stuff invites the reader inside the homes of impassioned collectors, ...
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T-shirt Makeovers: 20 Transformations for Fabulous FashionsDesigner brands in Paris, Milan, and Tokyo are copying hip-hop street life today, and the T-Shirt is the urban fashion staple. Now, the first book from the women who redefined and marketed the torn T-shirt concept and started a fashion craze, shares 20 unexpected and easy-to-follow projects for every gal from 10-25. Here's a way to be hip, cool, and fiscally responsible - all at the same time.
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Etruscans: Eminent Women - Powerful MenThe Etruscans have been appealing to the imagination of a wide audience and architects for centuries. Their culture's wealth, religion and nature are fascinating and amazing and have dominated Italy for almost a thousand years. Women held a special position and there is no other culture in ancient times in which women were deemed to be on an equal footing with men as with the Etruscans. The shroud of mysticism ...
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Stefano Giovannoni: Minimum DesignArchitect and industrial designer Stefano Giovannoni was born in La Spezia in 1954. He earned a degree from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence in 1978. An unfailing creator of best-selling objects, starting from his first industrial project, the 'Girotondo' series for Alessi, he has designed objects that have become full-fledged mass cults: the Bombo stool, Mami series of pots and Alessi bathroom have all ...
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Jasper Morrison: Minimum DesignBorn in London, 1959, Jasper Morrison is a British designer renowned for injecting a quietly humorous style into his designs which range from chairs, tables and lamps to the more challenging tram that he designed for the city of Hanover. After graduating in Design at Kingston Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, Morrison opened his office in London where he reworked the 'anonymous' object with the intention ...
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Animation.Ch: Vision and Versatility in Swiss Animated FilmSwiss animated film is currently in one of its most productive, ambitious and successful historical periods. Never before have so many films been made and never before have these films enjoyed such international success. At the centre of 'animation.ch' are conversations with 20 film makers who are representative of the variety and uniqueness of Swiss animated film - from short author films to children's productions, ...
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The Hunterian, University of GlasgowFounded in 1807, The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow is Scotland's oldest public museum and was the first to have its entire collection recognised as being of National significance for Scotland. The Hunterian belongs to an elite group of university museums that have collected across a wide spectrum of disciplines for research and teaching. Amongst The Hunterian's treasures today are the scientific apparatus ...
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Leonardo: Mona LisaThis new series examines several highly regarded masterpieces in an attempt to unravel the mysteries that surround them. Through an innovative concept and a fresh approach, 'Art Mysteries', edited by Marco Carminati and Stefano Zuffi, presents an up-to-date and spectacular reading of famous paintings, investigating key clues that suggest previously unknown background information. According to a recent survey, ...
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Eero Saarinen: Minimum DesignEero Saarinen was born in Finland in 1910. After his family moved to the United States in 1923 Eero graduated from Yale University where he subsequently completed post-graduate work at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. This famous school of architecture and design was directed by his father Eliel and, it was here that Eero met Charles Eames and Florence Schust Knoll. The three became close friends and worked together ...
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Carlo Mollino: Minimum DesignCarlo Mollino (1905-1973) was one of the foremost figures in a generation of Italian architects. Born at the dawn of the twentieth century, his work embodied the renewal of the national artistic season and marked the golden age of Italy's global identity. This biography demonstrates Mollino's unique anti-conformist attitude, a design statement that was at odds with the zeitgeist in his home town, Turin, in the ...
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Caravaggio: The Stories of St MatthewThis new series examines several highly regarded masterpieces in an attempt to unravel the mysteries that surround them. Through an innovative concept and a fresh approach, 'Art Mysteries', edited by Marco Carminati and Stefano Zuffi, presents an up-to-date and spectacular reading of famous paintings, investigating key clues that suggest previously unknown background information. 'The Stories of St Matthew' ...
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The Centre Cannot HoldHaving spent the last 20 years in Africa photographing wildlife alongside the likes of Peter Beard, David Gulden has come to understand that his endeavour is more than one to create appealing artworks, but instead to create a document of the declining landscape of all the precious creatures that live there. In 95 black-and-white photographs that feature tranquility, bursts of action, portraiture, and the natural ...
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Masterpieces: Iconic Houses by Great Contemporary ArchitectsEvery great architect has an original vision. The ability of master architects to see the big picture, to create inclusive, responsive designs that embrace building, site, and interiors with subtlety and style, leads to their work gaining widespread praise and international acclaim. Their talent and ambition, along with an unfaltering attention to detail and flair for fusing art and architecture, combine to ...
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Hardy AmiesHardy Amies epitomised understated British couture, emphasising the cut of fine materials by tailored construction. Untrained in dress-making, he achieved Vogue 1937 headlines with his 'Panic' suit, a reconstructed design of a staple in every woman's wardrobe, wittily named to reflect current events. Evoking the glamour of pre-war London while meeting the demands of contemporary society's activities - town to ...
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Minimal LivingThis book features twenty contemporary houses and interiors in a minimalist style, superbly illustrated in colour. Each project featured is the work of a renowned architect or interior designer.
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Gio Ponti: Minimum DesignGio Ponti (Milano 1891-1979) was founder of 'Domus', Europe's most influential architecture and design magazine. Artistic director of Richard-Ginori, the ceramics manufacturer. Ponti's style was dominated by an exultant sense of the aesthetic both in his objects and his numerous buildings. Published in the same style of the successful Minimum Architects series, the Minimum Designers series includes books about ...
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Achille E Pier Giacomo Castiglioni: Minimum DesignPier Giacomo Castiglioni (1913-1968) and Achille (1918-2002) are the eldest and the youngest of the three Castiglioni brothers who all studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. The two Castiglioni brothers were interested in both technology and art and in the 1940s began their original professional partnership, "Castiglioni brothers". The company was especially successful with their lamps for Arredoluce, ...
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Ettore Sottsass: Minimum DesignEttore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer. His work included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting and office machine design. His work was unique, much of it influenced by a desire to avoid corporate work, believing that to confine himself to the realms of mass-produced consumerist products would stifle his creativity. His design style shifted dramatically during his career, from the modernist typewriters ...
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Tom Dixon: Minimum DesignTunisian - born designer Tom Dixon's career took off in the 1980s when, as an ex-musician and a self-taught welder, he began working for Italian design giant Cappelini. His iconic 'S' chair design produced for Cappelini, and, later, his 'Jack light' created for his own company, Eurolounge, made him an iconic househood name. Dixon's creative process is unusual in that his ideas originate from the tools and materials ...
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Max Penson: Soviet Avant-Garde PhotographerThis publication presents, by means of recently rediscovered works, the extraordinary documentary achievement of the Russian photojournalist, who portrayed in gripping photo reportages Uzbekistan's transformation from a medieval social structure to a Soviet Socialist Republic.
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Interiors '70Interiors '70 presents a selection of exceptional Italian interiors photographed by Carla De Benedetti between 1965 and 1975. This was particularly rich period of creativity in the field of interior design and its protagonists included Joe Colombo, Carla Venosta, Renzo Mongiardino, Alberto Seassaro, Giorgio Pes, Nanda Vigo, and Gae Aulenti. Spaces styled by these masters characterise a transitional period in ...
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Country Style and DesignIf Justin Bishop claimed to be an authority on any particular interior design style it would be the style that is Country. A book featuring beautiful country interiors, exteriors and gardens is the perfect vehicle for his knowledge, experience and design ethic. Based on traditional country style with clean, modern influences, his first book is a collection of beautiful images, clever style notes and personal ...
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20th Century Pewter'20th Century Pewter' traces the development of styles from Art Nouveau to Modernism highlighting the important factories and workshops in this seminal period of design. It is the first book to delineate the artists and manufacturers working in this versatile material. The book includes company histories, biographical information, marks / monograms and over 350 original photographs and sketches presenting outstanding ...
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Turkmen Carpets. Masterpieces of Steppe Art, from 16th to 19th Centuries. The Hoffmeister CollectionThe Hoffmeister Collection is one of the best and most extensive private collections of antique and historic Turkmen knotted carpets in Western Europe and America. It competes alongside important collections from Western museums as well as those in Russia and Turkmenistan. With almost 200 objects - among which are distinguished carpets and bags - artistic excellence and historical significance come together. ...
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Rookwood Pottery at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Gerald and Virginia Gordon CollectionThe Rookwood Pottery was probably the most famous company making art pottery in the United States in the late nineteenth century into the twentieth century, achieving an international reputation and consistently promoting artistic innovation. Proud that the pottery was an artist's studio, not a factory, Rookwood Pottery is known for achieving exceptionally fine glazes and successful experimental designs. By ...
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Trippen'Brands A to Z: Trippen' tells the captivating tale of the quirky, award-winning German brand. This book will offer an insight to Trippen's history, along with exclusive interviews and an overview of the shoemaker's most successful products and ad campaigns.
The 1960s ScrapbookThe Sixties will be remembered for mini skirts and mini cars, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, boutiques and discotheques, and England winning the World Cup. But The 1960s Scrapbook also covers much more with its 1400 colourful items. Television gripped the nation with Coronation Street and The Likely Lads, while children were entertained by the Darlecks, Thunderbirds and The Man from Uncle. Twiggy became ...
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Istanbul Fashion: A City and its Fashion MakersIstanbul, city of contrasts, is a bubbling cultural metropolis. In the hip quarters of Tesvikiye und Nisantasi, which are the preferred districts of artists and designers, the range of artistic approaches and attitudes is ever-present. The new Turkish art and design scene has been shaped by the innovative breakthrough of the twenty-first century like almost no other city in Europe. Whether in art, design, music ...
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IllustraliaThe abundance of new computer drawing techniques and image manipulation has led to an unprecedented explosion in digital illustration. Illustrators world wide are producing new ideas and discovering new methods, resulting in a diverse range of new styles, trends and techniques in areas such as fashion, graphic design, advertising, publishing, television and of course art. "Illustralia" is a compilation of the ...
Franco Albini• Minimum Design: An indispensable compendium on important designers of the modern era
• An ideal and accessible introduction suitable for students and lovers of design today
Published in the same style as the successful Minimum Architects series, the Minimum Designers series includes books about the major figures in the field of design, creators of objects that have become a part of our daily lives. The lamp ...
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Van Gogh's Twin. The Scottish Art Dealer Alexander Reid• This is the first book devoted to the art dealer Alex Reid, who was a close friend of Van Gogh and Whistler and enjoyed an international reputation
• The book draws extensively on unpublished sources, including correspondence, dealers' stockbooks (French and British) and private collectors' archives, as well as contemporary newspapers and periodicals
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The Spanish Manner. Drawings from Ribera to Goya• Includes works by Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Pacheco, Carducho, Herrera the Elder, Herrera Barnuevo, Carreño de Miranda and Maella, from both public and private collections
• Accompanies a major exhibition at The Frick Collection in New York, from the 5th October 2010 to the 9th January 2011
This elegantly designed, fully illustrated volume presents exquisite drawings by Spanish artists over the course of ...
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Finding Buildings. Chalk-drawings by Marianne Burkhalter• Provides an insight into Burkhalter Sumi Architects' design process
• Presents previously unpublished material
• Marks the 25th anniversary of this important Swiss architectural office
Burkhalter Sumi Architects were founded in Zurich in 1984. Their list of realised projects for public and private clients includes a wide range of tasks: workspaces, hotels and housing structures, urban development master-plannings ...
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Resort Hotel Interior. World Premier Hotel Design Vol. 4In contrast with urban hotels that began by providing upscale dining and banquet facilities to city dwellers, resort hotels have their historical roots in the hospitality industry that started with hospitals and sanatoriums. For the forerunners of today's resort hotels we can look to the beginning of the nineteenth century to facilities such as like Badischer Hof in the German spa town of Baden Baden, with its ...
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The Edwardian ScrapbookWth Edward VII on the throne and the dawn of a new century, Britain embraced the technology of the future. Motor transport began to replace the horse, and by the end of the Edwardian era, the possibilities of the aeroplane could be seen. While the telephone was for business communication, the popular craze was to send picture postcards, especially from the seaside. In the home, vacuum cleaners were the latest ...
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When This You See...When This You See... is a series of 31 artworks in the medium of embroidery, made between 1996 and 1999, by the American artist Elaine Reichek. All of these beautiful images are reproduced here in full colour and three appear in spectacular gatefolds. traditional samplers dating from the mid- seventeeth to the early-eighteenth century. Created by girls and women as an educational exercise and as a pastime, samplers ...
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The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Curator's Choice• Part of Scala's Director's/Curator's Choice series, a personal and engaging guide with a unique approach to the legacy of the art collector, circus entrepreneur and financier John Ringling and his wife Mable
• Unique selections by the collection's Curator
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the legacy of the art collector, circus entrepreneur and financier John Ringling and his wife Mable. At the ...
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Pentura Holandesa. Dutch paintings at the Prado MuseumThis is an analytical catalogue of over 100 Dutch paintings owned by the Prado Museum including the landscapes of Jan Both and Herman Van Swanevelt. Most of these paintings belonged to the Royal collection and were purchased mainly during the XVIIIth century. The most outstanding of these is Judith at the Banquet of Holofernes, a masterpiece by Rembrandt. As a sample of intimate and personal portraits, we have ...
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Compton Verney• Guide to the collections of an award-winning British art gallery
• Compton Verney's collections focus on areas currently under-represented by British museum and galleries
• Features the largest selection of British Folk Art in the UK
Compton Verney, a Grade-I listed mansion house in Warwickshire, UK, was re-designed by Robert Adam in the 1760s and is set in parkland landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. ...
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New Exhibits 3. Made in ItalyThe crucial importance of getting one's message across in today's media-driven society has prompted a surge of developments in the area of installation design. This book offers a critical update on the theme, and testifies to the acutely experimental approach adopted for installation projects, which involve interweaving input from a variety of different disciplines to produce a single focused design. The very ...
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Contemporary Living. StonesThis book inaugurates a series of publications under the title Stones devoted to interior design. This book showcases twenty such homes, twenty mini-narratives, each one conveying an individual lifestyle and design for living, and illustrative of the shifting frontiers in which the common denominator seems to be the quest for new interior models and functional blueprints that can express, through specifically ...
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Flamant StyleFlamant Style showcases the three Flamant brothers' world of discreet luxury and intimate charm: the ideal combination of individuality, comfort and modernisation. Their passion for decoration is immediately evident. The Flamant interior style guarantees a balance between the past and the present, between tradition and modernism, between sobriety and luxury. This beautiful book presents stunning photography ...
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Unravel: Knitwear in FashionThe changing status of knitwear in high fashion is a fascinating history in which the threads of socio-cultural revolutions and fashion design are closley knit together. By unravelling its ups and downs, in different places and eras, this book starts to shed a light on the origins of our current perspective on knitwear.
Due to knitwear's associations with hobby culture, femininity and crafts, it is too often ...
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Parckdesign. Let's Hug Trees•An experimental book detailing both the battle and harmony between man and nature
•A multilingual edition in English, Dutch and French
It is difficult to rival the beauty of trees, with their tall, slender stature and the height of their crowns. Nevertheless, the ambition of the Parckdesign call for proposals was to take up the challenge of highlighting the ancestral link that exists between man and nature, ...
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The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. A History:1810 - 2007The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp is a highly respected institute with a large collection of paintings, statues and drawings. The mainly Flemish and Belgian collection of the museum is internationally renowned. Visitors can admire the works of Jean Fouquet, Antonello da Messina, Jan Van Eyck, Quinten Massijs, the altarpieces of Rubens and his contemporaries. The museum possesses not only the largest collection ...
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Urban SpacesWith over 100 colour images, from loft apartments to town houses this book proves to be the ultimate pocket sized guide to urban interiors.
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Thai Puppets & Khon MasksElaborately, gilded masks worn by dancers performing in the popular Ramayana dance drama are an enduring symbol of Thai culture. Since their introduction in the late eighteenth century, many hundreds of thousands of masks have been produced by skilled craftsmen. Less well-known as an art form, the history of Thai puppetry dates back to the 17th century Ayutthaya when large, metre-high puppets were used to relate ...
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Stephen Jones and the Accent of FashionPicture the moment, in the run-up to a Christian Dior haute couture show. John Galliano is working silently in the Paris studio with his friend and ally, the master milliner Stephen Jones. The designer is looking at the arc of a silhouette, the drape of a skirt and the tilt of a hat: 'I often work through a mirror for most of my decisions and I always see Stephen's reflection', says Galliano. 'He is reading ...
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New York Dozen: Gen X ArchitectsFrom the celebrated author of Houses of God, Architecture for Architects and many other popular titles, comes this book on New York's most celebrated living architects, the latest new-generation practitioners. It also offers an exploration of the legacy of the original 'Five Architects' - Features an exclusive foreword by Kristen Richards. Young architects in New York are finding new ways to practice, experimenting ...
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La Dolce Vita: The Golden Age of Italian Style and CelebrityA sweet life full of pleasure and indulgence, La Dolce Vita was a phrase that entered popular usage following the success of the 1960 film 'La Dolce Vita' written and directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg and Anouk Aimee. As a phrase it has come to sum up the Golden Age of stylish sophistication in Italy that spanned the years 1958 to 1964. This glorious period was also ...
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Wooden DreamsIn his follow-up to the successful Life in Oak-Framed Buildings and Timber Framed Buildings author Ivo Pauwels describes the many different realizations of wooden structures - from garages and terraces to gardens sheds, pool houses, guest houses and home offices. Timber-framed buildings are becoming increasingly popular across Europe, and this book provides an excellent source of inspiration, illustrating a ...
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21st Century Architecture. Apartment LivingWhether prompted by an uncertain global economy, a decrease in the average family size or a growing desire to tread more lightly on the land and share limited resources, more people are choosing apartment living than ever before. This trend, combined with a greater-than-ever range of construction and finishing materials, has led to a plethora of exciting new apartment builds and remodels worldwide. Today, both ...
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200 HousesFeatured in this massive 800-page collection of residential architecture are houses as diverse in range and style as the countries in which they are located. From country estates to beachfront holiday retreats, lakeside houses to hip urban dwellings, the one thing all these houses share is quality design. Accompanied by floor plans, text and lush full-colour photography, 200 Houses is not only a beautiful coffee-table ...
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Plastic Dreams: Synthetic Visions in DesignPlastic Dreams is a lavishly illustrated reference work that raises the aesthetic perception of plastics and celebrates their nobility as materials by bringing together an exquisite and highly curated survey of landmark product designs in plastics, from Bakelite in the 1920s to the latest technopolymers today. This publication features over 120 landmark designs, from Wells Coates iconic AD 65 radio to Konstanin ...
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Contemporary Living RoomsThe new Home Series from Beta-Plus invites you to take a fascinating journey through the most beautiful and inspiring interiors. The thirty volumes in this series are thematically divided by room (living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and so on), and also by style (including designer homes, country houses and contemporary interiors). The reports in these books combine to create a unique voyage of discovery through ...
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21st Century BarsThis new title features more than 100 exciting bars, restaurants and nightspots from countries including the USA, Australia, Canada, the UK, Japan, China, The Netherlands, and Germany. Each project has been selected for its unique interior design, exquisite attention to detail, and overall design aesthetic. The inspiring photography reveals the intricacies of each design as bar trends from around the world are ...
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Hariri & Hariri ArchitectureThis new monograph documents the highly creative and evocative work of internationally acclaimed firm Hariri & Hariri Architecture. Established in 1986 by Cornell-educated, Iranian-born sisters Gisue and Mojgan Hariri, this New York-based firm has been commissioned for high-profile projects such as the iconic Sagaponac House in Long Island, New York. Awarded for the quality and originality of its work with accolades ...
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Robyn Beeche: Visage to VrajAustralian photographer Robyn Beeche discovered a new world when she went to London in the late 1970s. From catwalk shows to clubs, Beeche captured the leading designers and artists of the time, becoming an important photographer of the fashion world and working extensively with designers such as Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Bill Gibb and Mary Quant. Working with legendary make-up artists such as Richard ...
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Contemporary KitchensThe new Home series from Beta-Plus invites you to take a fascinating journey through the most beautiful and inspiring interiors. The thirty volumes in this series are thematically divided by room (living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and so on), and also by style (including designer homes, country houses and contemporary interiors). The reports in these books combine to create a unique voyage of discovery through ...
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Compact SpacesThe new Home series from Beta-Plus invites you to take a fascinating journey through the most beautiful and inspiring interiors. The thirty volumes in this series are thematically divided by room (living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and so on), and also by style (including designer homes, country houses and contemporary interiors). The reports in these books combine to create a unique voyage of discovery through ...
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Photographing FashionFor almost forty years one of Britain's most important photographic archives has remained unseen. Created by the legendary fashion editor Ernestine Carter, the hundreds of images she commissioned for The Sunday Times include some of the finest photo-shoots of the Sixties. Photographing Fashion champions the best of British chosen by her during this incredible decade: photographers John Cowan, Terence Donovan, ...
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Paris HousesLiving in Paris implies a particular inclination, admirably expressed by the colours and lights of its buildings. And if it is true, as Yves Saint Laurent once famously said, that "Fashion passes, style remains", the interiors illustrated in this publication reflect at the same time the emotional impact and the peculiar character of the Parisian houses; as expressions of ways of living that, whether traditional ...
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Wong & OuyangCities like Hong Kong do not appear out of nowhere. Behind and beyond the skyline and the tourist attractions, people from all parts of China and the world have worked together to overcome daunting internal obstacles and external forces. In architecture, Wong & Ouyang has been an important contributor to that immense effort. The publication of this book, "Wong & Ouyang: Blueprints for Hong Kong" on the occasion ...
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Significant InteriorsSignificant Interiors features award-winning interiors from the USA by notable architecture and design firms. The American Institute of Architects has selected each of the 55 projects based on a criteria of creativity and innovation, and presents them in a fresh, reader-friendly format. Winning projects are featured with detailed commentary, plans, captions and colour photographs. The Projects include: International ...
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The Timeline Book of TurnerJoseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), 'the painter of light', was the most important English painter of the age of Romanticism. He merged his observation of natural phenomena with a particular attention to the atmospheric and an extraordinary, transformative visionary talent.
After portrayals of the English countryside in the topographical tradition, such as Frosty Morning, (1813, London, Tate Britain), ...
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Remote Luxury. Top Resorts Down UnderRemote Luxury: Top Resorts Down Under is the ultimate guide to getting away from it all in both Australia and New Zealand.
Over the past decade or so, Australia and its just as spectacular neighbour across the Tasman have established a reputation for being two of the most sought-after destinations in the world. This reputation has come about from not only the extraordinary landscapes both countries boast but ...
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Floral Frocks. A Celebration of the Floral Printed Dress from 1900 to the Present DayFloral prints, motifs and designs are always in fashion, and never more so than when used as the fabric for an English summer dress. From the naturalistic to the painterly, from the graphic to the abstract, every summer almost every woman in Britain in the last 100 years has worn or wanted to wear a floral frock. "Floral Frocks" explores this unassuming cultural phenomenon from the beginning of the 20th century ...
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Class ArchitectureSchool buildings are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the next generation of teachers and students. This book presents more than 40 projects from the USA, showcasing leading elementary and secondary school design. Featred projects factor in important design elements including security and safety, new technology, resource centres and energy conservation. They must also accomodate flexible learning environments ...
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The World's Finest Railway JourneysTravelling by train through Australia, Peru, Zimbabwe, Russia, China, Germany, Ecuador, Scotland, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States, Japan, the Netherlands, Italy, New Zealand...
Martin Kers shows that even in our efficiency-dominated age, travelling can be so much more than moving from point A to point B. His images reveal, in no uncertain terms, that it's still possible to experience the romance of ...
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The Timeline Book of RembrandtRembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) is amongst the greatest painters and engravers of all time. He was undoubtedly the major exponent of the Dutch Golden Age in art, and explored all genres of painting, from the group portrait - which he radically reinvented with The Night Watch - to biblical themes, to his constant engagement with self-portraiture, to landscape.
Rembrandt's career is distinguished by ...
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Starting to Collect 20th Century CeramicsThe twentieth century offers the new collector a wide range of opportunities to build up a collection, from coffee sets, dinner wares, decorative plaques, egg cups and even chamber pots to a whole range of novelties that were manufactured by the pottery industry across Europe and America.
The market for collectables has expanded greatly over the last twenty years with many people starting to buy their first ...
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The New 100 HousesThe New 100 Houses is the fourth book in IMAGES' popular 100 Best Houses series. IMAGES has again selected houses that represent the very best in international residential architecture. The houses featured represent everything from the modern to the classical.
This is a book that can be browsed through time and again, with each viewing guaranteed to inspire, delight and surprise. Outstanding colour photography ...
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Masters of LightFifteen leading architects are hailed as 'Masters of Light' in this new take on residential architecture. Writer and architectural photographer Peter Hyatt shows how light, in the hands of these masters, is used to shape, create, transform, heal and regenerate.
This book illustrates how architects' often experimental, and highly individual, responses to the brief, site and environment of housing projects can ...
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Jan Jansenor over forty years, Jan Jansen has been designing and selling shoes. His designs include the clog of 1969, the bamboo shoe of 1973 and the floating wedge of 1989. He has worked with some of the world's most renowned designers, such as Dior, Manolo Blahnik, Stephane Kélian and Charles Joudan. He has received many prestigious awards - including the Grand Seigneur Prize by the Fashion Association in 1996 ...
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Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830Georgian Jewellery is a celebration of the quality and style of the eighteenth century and of the endless ingenuity in design and workmanship that produced such a wealth of fabulous and wearable pieces of jewellery.
Heavy academic tomes have already been written about the period, so this book illuminates the subject in a more colourful and accessible way. Much disparate information about the jewellery has been ...
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Body of FlowersFlorist Lien Gellynck creates a magic world of her own in which human beauty and the beauty of nature harmonise in a lyrical way. Her photographs are striking for the inventiveness of their composition and the subtle dialogue between floral art, body art and photography. Her subjects are human figures and flowers.Lien Gellynck works with unknown models, people she meets in her daily life. She has an eye for ...
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A&d, Series 3: Urban SpacesThis third part of the new A&D (Architecture and Design) Series features around ten exclusive city homes. All of the projects have been photographed in recent months: exceptional city residences, contemporary apartments, lofts with character. The starting point was the philosophy that runs through the AandD series: the constant interaction between architecture and interior furnishing and design.
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Super Suite Interior. World Premier Hotel DesignHotels around the world will offer a 'Presidential Suite' or 'Royal Suite' for the use of VIP guests. Some of these wuites are larger than 1000 square meters, and some provide special security measures. In London, the famous Claridge s Hotel has a Royla Suite that s used by the British Royal Family so often that it s been given the nickname 'Buckingham Palace Annex'. During a two-week period when President Reagan ...
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Seaside LivingLiving by the water appeals to an almost universal desire to be at one with nature.Whether it's an exclusive villa on the Ctte d'Azur, a minimalist holiday home by the Atlantic Ocean, a Mediterranean beach house in a protected nature reserve, an idyllic house with a view of the Indian Ocean, all of the owners and architects have gone in search of the essence of living close to the sea: a relaxed style of living, ...
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Retail Therapy: Store Design Today. A Pictorial Review, Volume 1Fantastic ideas for retailers, merchandisers, interior designers and architects. This new addition to the 'International Spaces' series presents exciting retail projects from aroun the world. The role that architecture plays in branding, marketing, and the ultimate success or failure of retail ventures cannot be underestimated; indeed, the relationship between the architecture of retail stores and customer behaviour ...
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A Pocketful of ApartmentsWith over 50 apartments set in the world's most desirable destinations, including Rio, Sydney, New York, London and Hong Kong, this new book demonstrates just why so many people are now choosing to call an apartment home.
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A Pocketful of HousesFeatures more than 60 great homes from around the world.
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Interiors Now - 80 of the World's Best InteriorsInteriors Now is a collection of the world's most up-to-date and inspiring interiors. Including the luxurious and the practical, corporate and residential, the work of the best and most influential architects and interior designers from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, is showcased in this comprehensive, single-volume book. Divided into four categories, Corporate, Hospitality and Public, Retail and ...
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Family HousesEveryone has their own opinion about how the ideal family home should look. This difference out clearly in the various reports in this book, which range from historic country houses that have belonged to the same family for generations to distinctive, recently built homes for young families with children.
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Country LivingShows the restoration, extension and decorating of older countryside residences for those seeking to escape the confines of city living.
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Contemporary LivingFeatures twenty contemporary homes created by renowned interior architects and designers.
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Contemporary KitchensThis is the first book in Beta-Plus' thematic series that is dedicated exclusively to streamlined, minimalist kitchens. Superlative colour photography illustrates the very best modern kitchen designs. The book features all aspects of such kitchens, including kitchen design, cooking surfaces and the selection of natural stone or other materials for the worktops and floors.
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Contemporary HousesThis book illustrates trends in contemporary living by showing twenty projects carried out by leading architects and interior designers. They demonstrate that contemporary living nowadays calls for more than the harmonious integration of the latest designer furniture in a modern context.
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Vacation. 50 Great Holiday HomesCelebrates the holiday home, featuring projects from luxurious, sleek beach villas to isolated wooden cabins, a book that may be enjoyed again and again.
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Social Spaces Vol. 2The Social Spaces series has proved itself to be an invaluable resource for anyone designing a space in which people gather. Projects are represented in full colour and biographical information is given on featured firms.
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Salon Design '05Showcases the work of talented interior designers the competitive world of the beauty salon in Japan. A pictorial guide, the photographs and line drawings will provide endless inspiration.
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John Portman and Associates: MAS VIThe Master Architect Series is a valuable information source and reference to some of the greatest architecture of our time, reflecting each master architect's unique designs.
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Biba: The Biba ExperienceThis lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced book is intended for those interested in fashion and graphic design of the 60's and 70's from a creative and historical standpoint, plus the huge number of people who remember Biba from the period with much affection.
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Beach Houses Down UnderA stunning collection of residential beach architecture in this, the newest addition to the series.
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