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Richard Manion Architecture: New Classicists
Richard Manion has designed luxury residences over the last 15 years in locations as diverse as the USA, China, Singapore, Indonesia, and Mexico. Today, the firm is well known for a style that draws on the regional architecture of England, France and Italy, to reflect historical accuracy, authentic details, and a sophisticated sense of place that meshes with contemporary lifestyles.
Designing Patterns: For Decoration, Fashion and Graphics
In this practical handbook, Scandinavian expert Lotta Kühlhorn explains the ins and outs of how to design patterns for everything from wallpaper to tea services. The included CD features templates for experimentation by beginners and professionals alike. From whom should we learn how to design timelessly elegant patterns if not from a Swede? Lotta Kühlhorn is one of Scandinavia s most prominent pattern designers and has created work for a wide range of products from book covers to coffee sets. In fact, without knowing it, most of us have probably already come across Kühlhorn s designs. Scandinavia is firmly establish...
Toiles de Jouy: French Printed Cottons 1760-1830 by Sarah Grant
Originally referring only to the famed fabrics of Jouy-en-Josas, 'toiles de Jouy' has today become the catch-all term for the delightful printed cottons preferred by the aristocratic elite in eighteenth and nineteenth-century France, made famous by the palaces of Marie-Antoinette and Empress Josephine. Sarah Grant introduces the design, dyeing, and printing processes that created these textiles, and their role in interior decoration and clothing, both then and now. Sumptuous new photography of the V&A's extensive toiles collection illustrates the cottons' diversity - floral, literary, antique, allegorical, bucolic and '...
Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser
This major new work comprises more than 1,000 images that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity or complexity of textiles created around the world. The juxtaposition of historical and contemporary examples highlights the skill and imagination of textile designers throughout history, as well as the remarkable range of achievements. Thematic illustrated sections present in-depth knowledge and sweeping insights into the role textiles have played throughout all human civilization, and illuminate the ways in which structure or surface decoration or embellishment enhance this most tactile of arts. With a definitive text ...
Katherine Church 1910-1999. A Life in Colour. The Later Years
Katharine Church 1910-1999. A Life In Colour, The later Years The Dorset & Bloomsbury connected painter. This 288 page hardback book shown with 200 oils & watercolour colour illustrations, + photo images Gives a great insight into this most interesting artist with major connections.
Mid-Century Modern Complete by Dominic Bradbury
This definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject. It covers furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters, as well as architecture and interior design. Nearly 100 major and influential creators of the mid-century period are highlighted, including icons such as Saul Bass, Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Marimekko, Isamu Noguchi, Dieter Rams, Lucie Rie and Paolo Venini, as well as architects Alvar Aalto, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra and Oscar Niemeyer....
The Fabric of India
This sumptuous book is a wide-ranging yet accessible overview of the making, design, and use of textiles from the Indian subcontinent. Focusing on individual objects, it explores in great detail the materials and techniques used in their manufacture and discusses centres of production, patronage, markets and designs. It is the first truly comprehensive book on the subject, featuring lavishly illustrated chapters interspersed with analysis of 18 unique objects of world-historical importance, including a Kashmir map shawl, Tipu Sultan's tent, and a remarkable eighteenth-century temple hanging from South India and an Abrah...
Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and ...
Straddling two World Wars and the Great Depression, ushering in the Jazz Age and the era of the automobile and skyscraper, fomenting in the great cities of Europe and America and shaping everything from the Golden Gate Bridge to the humble desk lamp, the story of Art Deco is the story of our modern world. In this book, the most comprehensive account of the decorative arts of the Art Deco period ever assembled, Alastair Duncan celebrates the styles rich variety of form and its diverse international roots as the very factors that make it a perennial favourite of modern collectors and designers. Sumptuously illustrated and...
Braquenie: French Textiles and Interiors
Braquenie is one of France''s best known fabric makers; they have produced fabrics used in major chateaux throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. This book traces the history of the company from the end of the 18th century to the present. French Text
Piet Boon Styling
This lavishly illustrated book is a source of inspiration for all adepts of the recognisable Piet Boon(R) style. In this, her first book, Karin gives her definition of styling and shares her tips and tricks, gathered over the past 25 years as creative director of the company. With her unique talent to combine materials, colour, furniture and carefully selected objects, art and interior accessories, she has been instrumental in defining the Piet Boon(R) style. The many beautiful photographs in this 200 page book clearly show the allure of her style and explain how she works. The clear checklists per room are basics which...
Alberto Pinto Bedrooms
Each room profile shows how a master designer like Alberto Pinto can create bedrooms with his signature sense of style and luxury while reflecting the different personalities of the respective owners. The world famous interior design master turns his attention to the most intimate and personal space in any home - the bedroom. Often a haven from the hurly-burly of everyday existence and stress, the bedroom becomes a fantasy-like oasis under Pinto's direction. This book will be an inspiration to anyone looking to design this most personal of spaces. Paris based Alberto Pinto is one of the world's most acclaimed interior d...
Alberto Pinto: World Interiors
An invitation to escape the everydayto explore the world of Alberto Pinto where elegance, refinement, and luxury combine with his eclectic style to create innovative and original interiors. This sumptuous and richly illustrated book features celebrated designer Alberto Pintos most recent interiors. Bringing fresh inspiration to established design principles, Pinto excels at creating a perfect harmony of volume and space. In Alberto Pinto: Horizons, the designer brings together an unprecedented range of styles; he continues to defy ascribed categories and dismiss common preconceptions by translating his own style into ea...
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