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A Beautiful Mess : Celebrating the New Eclectism
A far cry from the calm simplicity of Scandinavian interiors or bare-room minimalism, now there is a bold alternative: individuality is the key word, and more is more the motto. From highly-decorated interiors that are jam-packed with fabulous objects, to cool and cultivated apartments that are wonderfully unkempt, design writer Claire Bingham takes a tour around the world s most exciting, free-spirited abodes where the interiors dazzle and half-measures aren t allowed. Filled with prints, patterns, and curios, these homes will undoubtedly inspire readers to unleash their creativity. Celebrating the ornate, wild, and wh...
The Architecture of Robert and James Adam 1758-1794
Two volumes complete, large folio (15" X 12"). 344 and 361 pages plus 100 appendix and index pages. pale green cloth with gilt lettering and design, top edge gilt. Color frontispiece in Volume II, profusely illustrated with about 700 b&w illustrations, plans and drawings. Clean, bright set. Out of print.
Fabergé in London
Royalty, 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 outside of Russia and its jewelled and enamelled contents were as popular there as they were in St. Petersburg or Moscow. Using previously unreferenced sources and a newly discovered archive of papers relating to Faberg...
The Domestic Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens
A reprint of the Contry-Houses volume from the three volume Lutyens Memorial set "The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens" From the inside flap: Edwin Lutyens, the most famous architectural name of the twentieth century, died in 1944. As a memorial three large volumes of his drawings were commissioned from the thousands found in his office. This volume contains his own plans, elevations and copious details of the finest examples of his domestic buildings, on which his huge reputation principally rests; the other two volumes covered his work on corporate and public buildings. But it is the wonderfully inspirational develop...
The Country Houses of Robert Adam: From the Archives of Country Life
Robert Adam is the only architect whose name appears in the "Oxford English Dictionary" to define a distinctive style, not only of architecture, but also of furniture and interior design. Given his pre-eminence it is not surprising that barely a year has passed since 1913 in which "Country Life" has not featured at least one article on Adam's work, and the magazine has accumulated an unrivalled archive of photographs of his buildings and their interiors. In this new book, Eileen Harris sets out to provide a pictorial survey of Adam's country and town houses arranged in chronological order to show the development of his ...
The Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto: From the Archives of
Harold Peto (1854-1933) was one of the great landscape designers of the Edwardian era. A great exponent of the ultra-romantic Italianate style so fashionable in the first two decades of the twentieth century, he was also influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Much admired by both Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens, he was recognised as one of the most successful garden designers of his generation, building up a formidable reputation for his work both in England and the South of France. Garden historian Robin Whalley's illuminating commentary is brought to life by 200 dazzling photographs from the Country Life archiv...
The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh: From the Archives of Country Life by Je...
For those unfamiliar with the "From the Archives of Country Life ..." books, it is a tasteful series of fine architectural volumes that presents well composed black and white photos from articles originally appearing in the magazine of that name. Occasionally, as in the present volume, the archival material is supplemented by new color photography and current texts which do reference the former articles and commentary. Vanbrugh's almost meteoric rise to fame rests on remarkably few commissions, but such were their scale and detail that it is easy to comprehend how fully they must have occupied his time. This book exc...
Les Papiers Peints en Arabesques de la fin du XVIIIe sicle
This is an important catalogue of the Musée du Papier Peint collection in Rixheim, with many black and white and colour illustrations. It's fundamental to know the story of these sumptuous decorations that were great luck at the end of the 18th century in Europe, but also in the United States. France was the only producer of these "cards" that were widely exported. The illustrations are excellent inspiration for any period trompe l oeil painter.
Art & Techniques de la peinture décorative : Edition bilingue français-anglais
Lovely quality. The photographs and illustrations are excellent. Very interesting to pick up tips on decorative painting techniques and the use of different tools and equipment
Classic Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties
Insightful analysis of furniture construction techniques and materials;well illustrated. Useful for anyone atempting to identify or restore Chinese furniture from this era
Biedermeier Furniture
The beautiful laminated furniture of the nineteenth century is documented in this useful reference book with over 500 illustrated examples from seating to case piece styles. The book is arranged to be useful to furniture collectors with value ranges, restoration tips, and a thorough glossary of terms.
Studio Furniture: Today's leading woodworkers
Meet more than 50 master wood craftsmen who reveal new designs in this book dedicated exclusively to the emerging studio furniture movement. Furniture ranges from footstools to elaborate entertainment and office centers, each exquisite and unique in its execution. Featured are craftsmen who work in local lumber they mill on their private lots alongside artists who inlay precious, exotic woods from far corners of the earth. Some celebrate the natural art in the edges and grain of wood while others contort wood into seemingly impossible balances and configurations. The vast range of imagination and craftsmanship will deli...
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