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Eileen Hogan: Personal Geographies
This visually stunning survey provides an in-depth look at Eileen Hogan's (b. 1946) working methods. Covering her entire career, it focuses particularly on two dominant themes in the artist's oeuvre-enclosed gardens and portraiture. Her depictions of gardens range from London's well-known Kew Gardens and Chelsea Physic Garden to Little Sparta, Ian Hamilton Finlay's garden in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh. Her portraits include expressive sketches and paintings of veterans of the Second World War, and of HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. The book includes images from Hogan's sketchbooks, her st...
Kiftsgate Court Gardens: Three Generations of Women Gardeners
Kiftsgate Court, perched on the northern edge of the Cotswolds Hills in Gloucestershire, is a garden composed of many different scenes. Some elements - the bluebell wood, the clipped hedging and the rose border, with its famously huge Kiftsgate rose - are traditionally English, but there are also areas of Italianate planting and terracing, and others where a mixture of perennials, roses and rare and exotic shrubs thrive side by side. Equally remarkable is the fine balance between continuity and gentle evolution that the visitor finds at Kiftsgate. This is largely because the garden has belonged to the same family since ...
The Classic Italian Interior: Elegant Homes and Exquisite Antiques
A sumptuous, large-format photographic tour of the extraordinary collections of antiques housed in fifteen private residences in Italy.
Giacomo Raffaelli (1753-1836). Maestro di stile e di mosaico
It is a monographic work dedicated to a Roman mosaicist: Giacomo Raffaelli, heir to a family tradition in the production of vitree pastes dating back to the middle of the 17th century. In the last three decades of the 18th century his studio in San Sebastianello, corner of Piazza di Spagna in Rome, became a must-visit destination for the sophisticated tourists from the Alps and for the European nobility who did not fail to buy plaques, tables or jewels designed by the school of the Roman minute mosaic. His fame won him prestigious awards and in 1804, on behalf of the Napoleonic government, he founded a mosaic school in ...
New York Substation.  Manhattan.
New York Substation Limited Edition of 300. This ornament is number 150 of 300. The substation’s function is portrayed through the form and symbols of this Deco frontage; the electricity generated within suggested by the lightening bolt above. Its vandalised mesh fence, rivet welded inner door and no active driveway signs seemed to characterise the threat and excitement of down-town Manhattan. Weight: 2.7 kg Dimensions:8.5″w x 10.5″h x 3″d More Info Weight: 2.7 kg Dimensions:8.5″w x 10.5″h x 3″d I small chip is on the front edge, but does not attract from such a nice piece which would ...
Chaumet.  Master Jewellers since 1780 by Diana Scarisbrick
Based on the Chaumet archives, this book traces the history of this famous firm over more than 200 years. Beautifully illustrated and housed in a clamshell box. A beautiful hard back book in presentation clamshell box, which covers the history of the famous jewellery house of Chaumet. Starting in 1780 when the firm was known as Nitot & fils and at that time they were favoured with many imperial commissions from Napoleon and the Empress Josephine as well as from other Royal houses around Europe. The history is followed through the 19th century and into the 20th century and it was during this time in the late 19th cent...
Collett-Zarzycki: The Tailored Home
Richly illustrated with beautiful photographs and drawings, Collett-Zarzycki: The Tailored Home provides a thoughtful and comprehensive account of how this atelier has built an extraordinary portfolio of residential work over the last 30 years. From London town houses to Tuscan retreats to new build vacation homes on the French Riviera, Collett-Zarzycki's work encompasses architecture, interiors and landscape design, with an emphasis on refined spaces, crafted materials and bespoke furniture. This rare capacity to span the entire spectrum of design has given rise to homes of great cohesion and charm, as well as original...
The Walled Garden by Leslie Geddes-Brown
Written by well-known gardens expert Leslie Geddes- Brown, this delightful book is a celebration of walled gardens worldwide. It traces the history of the phenomenon from the gardens of Ancient Greece and Rome and medieval depictions of the hortus conclusus ('enclosed garden') to avant-garde designs by today's leading practitioners. Thematic chapters cover such subjects as formal enclosures, walled herb gardens and those by well-known modern designers. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction followed by four or five beautifully illustrated features on specific gardens. The book concludes with an international plan...
Pucci: A Renaissance in Fashion
Documents fashion-designer Pucci's career covering four decades of design, craft, marketing and offers a history of the building of his fashion empire. The book is bound in genuine Pucci fabric. This is an out of print book, in excellent condition. title page inscribed to owner.
Saladino Villa
John Saladino's powerful new book, Villa, is nothing less than a master class in interior and garden design by one of the world's most distinguished architectural designers. It focuses on the stone ruin in the California hills looking over the Pacific that he has painstakingly refashioned as his dream house. It shows how his principles and passions guided him through the five-year process of reconstruction, restoration and decoration of the house and its gardens. With the aid of groundplans, drawings, photographs of the house in the 1920s, as it looked when he first bought it and during reconstruction, the author traces...
Living in Style: Mountain Chalets
New edition of the classic title focusing on the exclusive world of mountain chalets. Features new design and cloth-bound cover. These are sanctuaries from the over-scheduled and chaotic world below. Their interiors offer a welcoming and cosy space to relax or socialize after winter sports or alpine strolls. Most notable perhaps is the role landscape plays in the design of these dramatic dwellings. Set against hillside views and picturesque valleys, furniture, materials, and artwork take on new vitality - regardless of whether the style is rustic and traditional or altogether more sleek and modern. Yet, although varied ...
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