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Daily Life. Projects by Gert Voorjans
Ten projects by interior designer Gert Voorjans, all beautifully captured in this luxury edition. This deluxe book gives a genuine insight into the fascinating world of top designer Gert Voorjans. He allows access to 10 of his very own creations, and offers a unique glimpse behind the scenes. All the inspirational sources of this eccentric decorator are discussed in this book. In addition, there is no way of avoiding Gert Voorjans' penchant for contrast. Antique and modern, simple and extravagant go hand in hand in the interiors that he has designed worldwide for actors, pop stars and stores.
The Wirtz Gardens (two volume set)
Wirtz International, the master landscape architecture firm, originated in 1950 when Jacques Wirtz founded his practice in Schoten, Belgium. The company has since become a thriving family business, with Wirtz's two sons, Martin and Peter, joining the firm, which now employs 11 people. Gardens in Belgium and all its neighboring countries, plus Italy, Switzerland and the United States, are currently underway; past work has been undertaken in Japan, Spain and Portugal. The company's private projects reach from small courtyards to large estates, corporate headquarters, business parks and housing developments; public project...
Bals: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century
From the twilight of the Romanov dynasty through les années folles of Art Deco Paris to the jet-set seventies, Bals explores the nine grandest private costume parties of the twentieth century, in the most beautiful book ever produced on the subject.
Swans: Legends of The Jet Society
Conjuring images of exotic global destinations and golden beaches, clandestine rendezvous on opulent yachts, and star-studded parties in palatial mansions, the words jet set were once the epitome of soigné worldly glamour. Swans: Legends of The Jet Society captures the spirit of this world, the last vestiges of a leisured and cultivated
Bijoux Art Deco by Sylvie Raulet
Editions du Regard publishers. 1984. First Edition. Large format book. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white. Showcasing some of the leading jewellery designers of that decade: Gérard Sandoz, Mauboussin Van Cleef, Cartier, Boucheron, Raymond Templier, Lacloche, Georges Fouquet, Chaumet, Boivin, Jean Despres, Suzanne Belperron, etc. This is an out of print book in excellent condition with protective dust wrapper.
The Kunstkammer.  Wonders are Collectable
144 pages with colour photographs. Text is in English as well as German. Excellent high quality photographs throughout.
Tresor. Treasures for European Kunstkammer
266 pages with more than 150 colour photographs. Text in German and English by Virginie Spenlé; Stunning photographs throughout.
Art, Trade, and Culture in the Islamic World and Beyond: From the Fatimids to th...
The essays in this volume bring to light the artistic exchanges that occurred between successive Islamic dynasties and those further afield in China, Armenia, India and Europe from the 12th to the 19th centuries. All the articles present original research, many of them taking advantage of innovative scientific means allowing us to look at already familiar objects in a new light. Subjects include tile production during the reign of Qaytbay, book bindings associated with Qansuh al-Ghuri, depictions of fish on Mamluk textiles, the relationship between Mamluk metalwork and Rasulid Yemen and Italy respectively. A number of t...
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist
An unprecedented look at the wide-ranging artistic work of one of the 20th century's most significant landscape architects The modernist parks and gardens of Brazilian landscape architect and garden designer Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) earned him awards, widespread acclaim, and international fame. Over a 60-year career, he designed more than 2,000 gardens worldwide, the most famous of which are those he created in collaboration with the architect Oscar Niemeyer for Brasilia. Although he is best known for his landscape work, Burle Marx was a prolific artist in a variety of media, and his larger body of work-which incl...
European House by Philip Jodidio
This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a journey through a number of outstanding contemporary houses designed and built across the richly varied and extraordinary European landscape. Philip Jodidio presents his expertise and knowledge on the most profound influences of contemporary residential architecture in this region. This book pairs images of unique architecture and interior design and a comprehensive analysis of each project, set within full-colour photographic portraits that all together reflect the strength of drive and progressive thinking that inspired these designs. Though progressive, th...
Russian Splendor: Sumptuous Fashions of the Russian Court
Prerevolutionary Russia was renowned for the glam- orous and luxurious lifestyles of the nobility, with their opulent palaces and glittering social life. Now, this lavish volume reveals the incredible clothing they wore, from everyday dress and ceremonial attire (traditional holidays outfits and military uniforms) to dress for special occasions, including elaborate evening wear for theater and musical events and fancy masquerade balls. Celebrated for luxurious materials and impeccable craftsmanship, the dress of the Russian nobility was haute couture at its finest. With beautiful photography and details highlighting the...
Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data
Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building types Many chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotels New chapter on flood-aware design Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers - this book belongs in every design studio and architecture school library The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design information for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the major building types, i...
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