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Stuart Devlin: Designer Goldsmith SilversmithThis book gives an idea of Stuart Devlin's extraordinary creativity, his skill, and the beauty of his work. It comprises over 500 pages with hundreds of images of Devlin's gold, silver and coins as well as his jewellery, sculpture and furniture. Many collectors will recognise pieces that they originally commissioned or have bought. Also shown are numerous sketches and working drawings. The short sections of ...
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If These Jewels Could TalkThroughout the 20th century, jewellery revealed the behind-the-scenes stories and the plot twists and turns in the real lives of celebrities that will always be larger than life. Some of the worlds most fabulous jewels not only illustrated power and status in society but these magical gems held tremendous sentimental value as they were linked to the most significant moments and memories of Hollywood royalty, ...
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Christopher Dresser TextilesDr Christopher Dresser is best remembered for his pioneering advances in design and associated technology. In the new industrial world of the nineteenth century, Dresser was the first designer to understand that machinery was a good servant but a poor master; he made it his business to understand how machines worked.
His success gained him credibility. Dresser became a sought-after consultant to several textile ...
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BulgariWith unparalleled access to the Bulgari archives, Meylan guides us on an intimate journey through the lives of the clients, both famous and infamous, who have given this pre-eminent Mediterranean jeweller their patronage.
Faberge In LondonRoyalty, Aristocrats, American heiresses, exiled Russian Grand Dukes, Randlords, Maharajas, Socialites and financiers with newly made fortunes flocked to Fabergé in London to buy gifts for each other. This book is the first dedicated to the glittering history of Fabergé's British branch, from its opening in 1903 to its closure in 1917. The Imperial Russian Goldsmith's London branch was the only one ...
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The Springtime of the Renaissance: Sculpture and the Arts in Florence 1400-60The exhibition is divided into different parts, the first (Section I: The Legacy of the Fathers) exploring the rediscovery of ancient art in the 13th and 14th centuries by the likes of Nicola Pisano, Arnolfo and their successors. It then looks into the assimilation of Gothic style of French origin, including Brunelleschi's renowned sculpture, which is the starting point for the Early Renaissance. The exhibition ...
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Picasso: From Minotour To Guernica 1927-1939Picasso 1926-1939: From Minotaur to Guernica focuses on a key phase of transition in Picasso's art, from his numerous depictions of the Minotaur myth in the late 1920s and early 1930s to his majestic and tragic 1937 masterpiece, “Guernica.” The Minotaur, contained in a labyrinth where it was fed Athenian youths, serves in part as a metaphor for destructive bestial drives under containment, but in Picasso's works ...
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Carry Me: 1950's Lucite Handbags, an American FashionThe handbag has long been a symbol of status and style - it dominates the fashion scene, adds that all important finishing touch to the outfit, and is the portable accessory that no woman can live without. So, while some may say that diamonds are a girl's best friend, it's not just diamonds that make a girl shine - it's also the handbag she carries. This book celebrates some of the most fantastic and desirable ...
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Shirley Craven and Hull Traders: Revolutionary Fabrics and Furniture 1957-1980The most gifted textile designer of her generation, Shirley Craven won a string of awards during the 1960s. This book celebrates her remarkable achievements at Hull Traders and documents her arresting hand screen-printed furnishing fabrics in full. Big bold abstracts were her speciality, striking in colour and breathtakingly original in style. A vi... The most gifted textile designer of her generation, Shirley ...
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Tunnicliffe Prints: A Catalogue RaisonnéA farmer's son from Cheshire, Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe OBE RA (1901-1979) won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in 1920. He went on to work in numerous media, his subject-matter British birds and other fauna, always depicted punctiliously and yet, unusually for the time, in their natural habitats. Renowned as the illustrator of the 1932 edition of Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter and numerous ...
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BombergThis new monograph on the important and influential 20th-century British artist David Bomberg (1890-1957) accompanies a major new exhibition curated by the authors, due to open at Pallant House, Chichester (Oct 2017, touring to Laing Gallery, Newcastle and Ben Uri Gallery, London.) The monograph is a comprehensive yet succinct account, providing an informed and accessible overview of Bomberg's career and achievements, ...
Wonders Are Collectible: Taxidermy: The Beauty of Beetles, Bugs and ButterflieAren't we all rendered speechless by the ultimate beauty that nature has to offer? Don't we all want to capture it and indulge in these images forever? To capture animals in all their glory in such a way that it shows every flamboyant, scintillating detail is a delicate art. This book gives an overview of the history, the myths and the symbolism, the process, the most wonderful collections and interiors, decorated ...
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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. The 1950s were a frugal time and any ...
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Close To Nature. Inspiring Houses off the RoadPhotographer Mirjam Bleeker and stylist and designer Frank Visser have known each other for more than 18 years. During this time they have travelled around the world, often without a fixed plan, seeking adventure and beautiful houses. On their travels, they visited the homes and holiday retreats of some fascinating people, built in the most beautiful and unspoiled places. Immortalised in gorgeous full-colour ...
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Art In Europe. Facing the future. 1945-1968The Second World War shattered the art world. Art in Europe 1945-1968: Facing the Future shows how artists such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Ossip Zadkine, Henry Moore, Renato Guttuso, Fernand Léger, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter and Lucian Freud worked through the trauma of 1940-1945 and the Cold War, and started to explore new directions in art. This reference work includes some 400 works by 150 artists, ...
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Bowie Unseen. Portraits of an Artist as a Young ManIn 1967, a 20-year-old David Jones decided to change his name to avoid confusion with the lead singer of the Monkees. He decided on 'Bowie'. By this time, Jones had been playing music for five years, appearing in and out of various bands, singing rock and roll at local youth gatherings, any pub that would have him and even a few weddings. Jones joined the band the Konrads, but then soon left them for the King ...
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Frank Dicksee. His Art and Life. 1853-1928Frank Dicksee was born at a time when the first wave of Pre-Raphaelitism was beginning to make its presence felt in Britain and he inherited the romantic spirit of the movement that had been founded only a stone's throw from his childhood home. After early success with his painting of unrequited love, Harmony, he rose to be one of the most popular artists of the late 19th-century, painting in a sumptuous and ...
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Constable In Brighton. Something Out of NothingThere was more to John Constable's art than the great rural landscapes for which he is famous. This lavishly illustrated book focuses on a largely overlooked element in his life - his close and artistically rewarding relationship with the boisterous resort of Brighton during the years 1824-28. He went in search of healthy air for his ailing wife Maria and the peace to help him clear a backlog of commissions, ...
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Eat Live Work: CCS ArchitectureEat - CCS' restaurants are magnetic, innovative and have enduring style. Live - CCS' residences focus on the notion of calm, retreat, intimacy and an owner's personal expression. Work - CCS' commercial projects create unique architectural identity for each business from an amalgam of ideas.
CCS Architecture (CCS), with offices in San Francisco and New York City, is dedicated to excellence in architecture and ...
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Syrie MaughamAcanthus Press celebrates the publication in April 2010 of Syrie Maugham: Staging the Glamorous Interior by author, lecturer, and authority in the preservation and restoration of late 19th and early 20th century American interiors, Pauline C. Metcalf. Maugham - trendsetter, fashion maven, and wife of internationally-renowned novelist, Somerset Maugham - created a world of ultra-chic style and elegance that was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
• It adopts an original angle, focusing on modern European ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lili, la petite grenouille 1 - Livret de lectureUne nouvelle Petite grenouille pour emmener les petits dans le monde magique de l'apprentissage du français!
Véritable petite méthode d'initiation à la lecture, ce cahier propose une approche pragmatique à la fois globale, alphabétique et phonétique.
Plusieurs systèmes d'écrit sont présentés, avec les écritures scriptes et cursives.
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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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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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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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