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Draw Interiors by Mary Seymour
These instructional drawing books have a highly visual and practical approach. With the aid of step-by-step drawings, the authors - all professional artists or teachers - explain clearly and concisely how to use pencil, pen and ink, Conte and charcoal. The series covers a comprehensive range of popular subjects and each title contains sections on materials, composition, perspective and different drawing techinques - both traditional and innovative
Architect's Dream Houses
In this sumptuously illustrated volume, architect Jean-Claude Delorme explores ten exceptional houses constructed by the precursors and pioneers of twentieth-century architecture. Each of these extraordinary residences is utterly unique and affirms the strong individual vision of its creator. Ranging from the iconoclastic house Sir John Soane built for himself in London in the 1790s to the austere yet dramatic villa Adalberto Libera constructed for writer Curzio Malaparte atop a rocky spur on Capri in the 1930s, Architects' Dream Houses tells the compelling stories of these dwellings, of the visionaries who conceived th...
Essays from Sessay
Sponsored by the Heritage Lottery, Your Heritage Scheme, this book is the culmination of a very successful village history project. Contributions from residents, relatives, local historians and a visiting professor create a variety of voices. "Essay from Sessay" once again demonstrates how local history reflects the national story, and will have interest far beyond the parish boundary.
Simplicity or Splendour: Arts and Crafts Living - Objects from the Cheltenham Co...
This is the second publication on the collection of Arts and Crafts objects held at the Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum. The first focused on the collection of furniture, whilst this publication examines the rest of these unique collections.'
The fashionable fire place, 1660-1840
This is a paperback book which temple Newsam produced in 1985. Very informative with good black and white illustrations throughout.
The Jewels of Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin: A History of American Style and Inno...
From the mid-1930s through the 1940s, the collaboration of the American jewelry firm Trabert & Hoeffer with the Parisian house Mauboussin produced some of the most extraordinary high-style jewels of its time. Hollywood stars such as Claudette Colbert and Marlene Dietrich appeared on-screen and off flashing the firms historic gems mounted in diamond-studded platinum settings. Even during the Depression and the Second World War, Trabert & HoefferMauboussin prospered and expanded by marketing more affordable ornaments. Its best known invention was the Reflection line of semi-custom jewelry Your personality in a jewel. Craf...
Maria Merian's Butterflies
In 1699, the German artist and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian set sail for Suriname, in South America. There she would spend two years studying the animals and plants which she encountered, aiming to explore the life-cycle of insects (the only partially understood). Those studies led to the publication of the Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium (The Metamorphosis of the Insects of Suriname), a luxury volume, which brought the wonders of Suriname to Europe. Maria Merian’s Butterflies tells Merian’s story through her works in the Royal Collection, acquired by George III. Many are luxury versions of the plates of...
The Interior Design Course: Principles, Practices and Techniques for the Aspirin...
Principles, practice and techniques: here is the ultimate guide for the aspiring designer. Discover how design has evolved over the centuries, and learn how to think visually and create your own personal style. Whether you are decorating your own home or thinking of taking up interior design professionally, you will find this book an invaluable and inspirational source of reference.
Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More
Annie Sloan is a paint legend and one of the world's most popular experts in the field of decorative painting. In Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and more, Annie presents 40 new projects and ideas, showing you the easy way to update tired furniture and transform your home. Working with her own range of chalk paints, Annie shows how to mix colours and how to achieve certain looks. Whether your taste is for colourful boho chic or restrained Swedish hues, cosy and comforting rustic shades, a modern and contemporary approach or an elegant French look, here you will find a project to suit you. Start off by maste...
Gardenalia: Creating the Stylish Garden
A portfolio of visual inspiration for creating beautiful, evocative, and stylish gardens with natural design and ornament, such as hedges, borders, and paintings, as well as antiques, flea market finds, collectibles, and other decorative objects. Whether you want to re-create the look of a New England farmhouse kitchen garden, the feel of a Tuscan parterre, or the sophistication of a Parisian balcony, the possibilities offered in this delightful book are almost endless. Beginning with a focus on the types of outdoor spaces—from patios, terraces, and courtyards to front porches, perennial borders, and landscapes—Gard...
Romantic Irish Homes
Irish houses have a character and personality quite different from that found anywhere else. Quixotic, often whimsical and definitely quirky, they provide a sanctuary from the Irish climate, which is frequently grey, cold and damp. No wonder, therefore, that over the centuries Ireland's domestic architecture and interior design have developed a distinctive personality in which colour and vivacity are highly prized. Romantic Irish Homes presents 15 of the finest examples of these traits, each one of them distinctive and yet sharing the same native spirit. From vast ancient castles through sturdy Georgian manors to small ...
1000 chairs
Chairs displayed on their own as pure form An overview of the 20th century More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto to Verner Panton to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this to do it full justice. They are a...
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