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Pavlovsk: The Palace and The Park.  (two volume boxed set)
FIRST EDITION Folio 2 hardback volumes in pictorial laminated and linen clamshell box. Text in English. 254 and 223pp. Both volumes profusely illustrated, almost entirely in colour, throughout. No markings or inscriptions. A VERY GOOD SET IN VERY GOOD clamshell box. Out of print and sort after. A classic work.
Golden Kingdoms - Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas
This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring some three hundred works of art rarely or never before seen in the United States. It traces the development of gold working and other luxury arts in the Americas from antiquity until the arrival of Europeans in the early sixteenth century. Featuring spectacular works from recent excavations in Peru, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico, this exhibition focuses on specific places and times-crucibles of innovation-where artistic exchange, rivalry, and creativity led to the production of some of the greatest works of art known from the a...
Contemporary Houses and Apartments
This book presents contemporary houses and apartments recently completed by renowned (interior) architects all over the world. With over 300 unique photographs. Projects by: Hans Verstuyft - Norm Architects - Redgen Mathieson - Renaud De Poorter - Francesc Rifé Studio - Obumex - Saai - Arjaan De Feyter - Atelier 10-8 - CJH Studio - Bieke Casteleyn (BCINT) - Elena Pancaldi - Dorothee Junkin Design Studio - Tjip - Britt Thomas - Fiona Lynch - B.E.Architecture Trilingual version (English/French/Dutch). 03/2018 - 240 pages - 244 x 310 mm (9 3/4 x 12 1/3 inches) hardcover
Cottages ornes: The Charms of the Simple Life
Tracing the history of cottages ornes (ornamental cottages), this copiously illustrated volume offers an engaging survey of an often-overlooked architectural genre. An invention of mid-18th-century England, these cottages were designed to facilitate a more informal way of living and were built in different guises that range from royal and imperial cottages to the working-class lodges that still dot the English countryside. Analyzing cottage designs by some of the leading architects of late-Georgian England-including Robert Adam, John Soane, and John Nash-Roger White explores the aesthetic values that made the form so ap...
Rafael De Cardenas: Architecture at Large
Founded in 2006, Rafael de Cardenas s firm Architecture at Large was created after a roundabout route to architecture. His experience as a menswear designer at Calvin Klein and a creative director at the special-effects production house Imaginary Forces led him to study architecture and blend his multidisciplinary background to create spaces that are artful and highly conceptual. He is known for his bold and eye-popping projects spanning commercial and residential interiors, art objects and furniture, and pop-ups. With thematically organised chapters dedicated to his most inspirational projects and a decade of his work ...
EVA Maddox: Innovator, Designer, Educator
Award-winning designer Eva Maddox has been described as a "change agent" and a "visionary design theorist and practitioner who has reshaped the interior design profession and raised the standards of commercial design and architecture." This comprehensive monograph traces her creative journey from a tiny town in rural Tennessee to her own renowned firm, Eva Maddox Associates, to a dedicated branding studio within the international architectural practice Perkins + Will. Profusely illustrated with sketches, plans, source material, and colour photography, the book includes 35 major projects: colleges, hospitals, financi...
Picasso and the Art of Drawing
In this generously illustrated and lively book, Christopher Lloyd sets out and interprets the lifelong achievement of Picasso (1881-1973) as a draftsman. Although there have been many publications about his drawings that have tended to focus on particular periods of his career, this stunning volume specifically examines how drawing serves as the vital thread connecting all of Picasso's art, just as it also links his private world with his public persona of which he was becoming increasingly aware in his later years. Picasso and the Art of Drawing ultimately showcases how the basis of the titular artist's style as painte...
Masterpieces in Miniature. Engraved gems from Prehistory to the Present
The creation of miniature intaglios - or incised carvings - which could be impressed on clay or wax was one of the earliest crafts of civilisation. To this the Greeks added relief cameos, while comparable skills were lavished on the decoration of metal finger rings. These artefacts record subjects of significance for their period and place but are also the direct expression of an artist's skills and imagination. Engraved gems were collected first by the ancient Romans and then throughout the Renaissance were a source for knowledge of `classical' subjects and styles, when they were copied - from Michelangelo to Rubens - ...
Volume: Let Europe's Finest Style Experts Spice up Your Home
Did you know your home can speak volumes if you want it to? Volume offers a European trip with nine seasoned art and design professionals who know the ropes. Listen to their life stories, use their insider secrets, and design an interior that says everything about who you are in a meaningful, sophisticated and colourful way. Tell your own story with your interior - and don't forget to add a little craziness! If your guests say, 'I don't know where to look first!' when they first see your home, then you're probably on the right track. Stop being so modest and start enjoying everything you have to the fullest!
Interior Portraits: At Home With Cultural Pioneers and Creative Mavericks
Following her ultra-successful Handcrafted Modern and Modern Originals, Leslie Williamson is back with an original and compelling take on California s pioneering cultural and creative forces. Williamson s distinctive, warm photography of charming, often handcrafted interiors combined with personal, compelling texts create intimate, revealing portraits of the homes of design and lifestyle trailblazers. Featured homes include fashion designer Christina Kim s airy loft in downtown Los Angeles; chef Alice Waters s book-lined Craftsman bungalow in Berkeley; and artist Alma Allen s studio and home in the desert, filled with h...
The Classical American House
This latest compilation volume for The Images Publishing Group reveals an enticing glimpse into the exquisite architectural works of innovative and skilled contemporary classicists. While remaining loyal to traditional classical design, the architectural projects featured within display a remarkable talent for versatility and adaptability within the fundamental classical language of architecture. This richly photographed book masterfully presents a number of preeminent classicists, who offer unique insight into their interpretation of the theory of classical design in their works. This compilation also highlights the co...
Great American Homes Volume Two: 2
William T. Baker's work is inspired by the bounty of classical architecture found in the grand homes of the southern United States, particularly the state of Georgia. The hallmarks of his architecture are extraordinary attention to details of craftsmanship and construction, and a keen eye for scale and proportion. Throughout the pages of this richly illustrated book, we meet the families who have entrusted him with their dreams and visions and whose trust has been rewarded with classically inspired homes of grace and beauty. His work contributes greatly to some of the most aesthetically pleasing residences being built i...
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