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Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay
Presenting 70 works from public and private collections, this beautifully illustrated volume offers the opportunity to re-evaluate the American artist Walter Gay's depiction of 'empty' rooms, filled with furniture but with no human presence. Walter Gay (1856 - 1937) was a highly accomplished artist, collector and tastemaker. He and his wife Matilda lived in Paris for much of their life and enjoyed a leading role in stylish society; many of the interiors that he painted, with their 18th-century French furnishings, were rooms in their own homes, or those of friends. Awarded a gold medal at the Paris Salon in 1888, it is t...
The Oaks of Chevithorne Barton
Begun in 1984 the oak collection of Chevithorne Barton is the largest and most comprehensive in Britain and almost certainly in the world, with 380 named oaks and over 220 species. This beautifully illustrated book describes and shows oaks from Europe, North Africa, Persia, Tibet, China, Japan, Mexico and the US flourishing deep in the Devon countryside. This book is a must for all tree lovers. With a preface by Michael Heseltine. Out of mint, much sought after rare book. Excellent condition throughout with dust wrapper
How to read a Country House by Jeremy Musson
Why was heraldry so important to the families for whom houses were built? How does the layout of a house reveal the values of the people who lived in it? By reading the architectural features of a house - even simple items such as windows, doors, chimneys and staircases - we can learn so much about the past. Interiors, as well as exteriors, have a story to tell, with floor layouts and contents of rooms revealing much about the people who built and lived in them. We can also read the iconography of a house: its symbols and images, spanning subjects such as classical mythology, religion and British history. Heraldry too i...
Rome: Art and Architecture
Rome: Art & Architecture unfolds the magnificent panorama of the Eternal City, long recognized as the cultural capital of Europe, before the readers' eyes. Even into the twentieth century, artists from every corner of the globe were magically drawn to Rome, which served as their model and inspiration. The great epochs of occidental art are introduced, with the myriad masterpieces that have been created here serving as illustrations. The city is home to an inexhaustible supply of treasures from every area of the fine arts. Readers can follow the development of Rome and its artworks throughout the centuries; indeed, the c...
Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting
During the baroque period, architecture and the other fine arts were the instruments of a staging of "world theater" on a grand scale. The baroque art of the popes in Rome, the displays of power and opulence in the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and Dutch painting - they all reflect different aspects of the underlying tension between pleasure in life and fear of death that was such a prominent feature of the baroque world view. This volume portrays the entire span of the fine arts of the baroque era, from rich splendor to religious asceticism
Romanesque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting
The Romanesque was the first epoch of medieval art that encompassed all of Europe. Its origins hearken back to characteristic elements of Roman construction - reflected in the name of the period - and in the course of the High Middle Ages developed into the embodiment of Christian sacred art. Architecture, painting, and sculpture were permeated with the Christian worldview and the spirit of the religion. The book at hand helps us understand and even experience this tight integration and masterfully explains the manifold aspects of Romanesque artistic composition, in which the hopes and fears of the people of the time fo...
Christies. The Cowdray Sale. Works of Art from Cowdray Park and Dunecht House. 1...
270 x 210mm. pp. 531. English text. Large catalogue for the sale of items from Cowdray Park and Dunecht House held by Christie's Auctioneers at Cowdray Park on the 13th, 14th and 15th of September 2011. Features important furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, silver and other items. Colour illustrations. Bound in original pictorial wraps
Saint-Tropez. The Ultimate Mediterranean Home
Inspiring new holiday homes in Saint-Tropez, created by interior designer Sandra Cerfontaine, a real ambassadress of the Mediterranean art of living. Bilingual (English / French)
Veranda Decorating
From beautiful design details that inspire to pretty personal spaces you'll want to call your own, this stunning volume from 'Veranda' takes you on an AZ journey through the essentials of decorating - from Antiques and Art to Zoning. Spectacular photographs showcase sophisticated furnishings and design aesthetics, while the authors teach you how to create a glorious home. This book perfectly juxtaposes practical decorating advice with inspiring images of fabulous rooms, chic home accents and more.
Ray Booth: Evocative Interiors
Trained as an architect, designer Ray Booth s distinctively elegant, strikingly evocative spaces exude modernism while reflecting a sense of place and history. Booth s creativity is palpable in spectacular homes demonstrating his ability to harmonize open-plan interiors with the surrounding landscape. Presented here are Booth s most celebrated Nashville residences and never-before-seen projects in Palm Beach, Louisiana, New York, Texas, and the Hamptons. Each illustrates his innovative use of furniture as architecture to define rooms, draperies in place of walls, captivating displays of art and mirrors, and an eclectic ...
Lorenzo Castillo
Born in Madrid, Lorenzo Castillo is a prestigious interior designer and decorator known for his classic, fresh and eclectic taste. An exquisite antiquarian, historian and art dealer, he is passionate about mixing the classical with the contemporary, thus creating unique environments through the use of the essential and the simple. In this sense, he claims that interior design should be "the transformation of interiors into liveable spaces appropriate to each individual's personality". As one of the foremost designers today, he has carried out projects all over the world, from the Dominican Republic to Florence and...
Portes traditionnelles et modernes : Portes d'Europe
A nicely photographed book of unique doors across Europe. Includes everything from church doors to art nouveau doors to more modern styles. 288 pp. color illus. French.
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