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Jewelry - The Body Transformed
A cross-cultural examination of jewelry spanning 5,000 years that investigates not only the objects themselves but also the bodies they decorated As an art form, jewelry is defined primarily through its connection to and interaction with the body-extending it, amplifying it, accentuating it, distorting it, concealing it, or transforming it. But how is the meaning of jewelry bound to the body that wears it? Establishing six different modes of ornamenting the body-Deconstructed, Divine, Regal, Idealized, Alluring, and Resplendent-this artfully designed book illustrates how these various definitions of the body give meanin...
Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America
An expansive take on American Art Deco that explores Chicago's pivotal role in developing the architecture, graphic design, and product design that came to define middle-class style in the twentieth century Frank Lloyd Wright's lost Midway Gardens, the iconic Sunbeam Mixmaster, and Marshall Field's famed window displays: despite the differences in scale and medium, each belongs to the broad current of an Art Deco style that developed in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. This ambitious overview of the city's architectural, product, industrial, and graphic design between 1910 and 1950 offers a fresh pers...
American Art Pottery - The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection
The fascinating story of the American art pottery movement told through hundreds of distinctive works During the height of the Arts and Crafts era in Europe and the United States, from the late 1800s until World War I, American ceramics were transformed from industrially produced ornamental and table wares to aesthetically and technologically innovative art pottery. This fascinating history is exemplified by the outstanding works in the collection of Robert A. Ellison Jr., who over half a century assembled one of the most important and comprehensive selections of American art pottery. More than 300 of the finest example...
Les Décorateurs des années 50: New edition (French)
320pp 350 col & b&w illus. The best reference for French furniture designers of the 50's., the Haute Couture de la Decoration, les Modernistes, les Jeunes Loups, and the big manufacturers and department stores. Brand new sealed copy
Bertoia: The Metalworker
From chapel altarpieces and bronze fountains, to wire chairs and silver brooches, Harry Bertoia's creative output was varied in the extreme. This new book explores his entire career: his move from Italy to Detroit at 15; his formative years at Cranbrook; his work with Charles Eames and Knoll; through to his fascinating sound sculptures. In doing so, the book demonstrates how seemingly disparate works are in fact united in being reflections of nature, and places Bertoia's art squarely at the heart of American modernism.
Ingrid Donat
The first comprehensive monograph on Ingrid Donat, one of the most sought after designers of the end of the 20th century, creating exceptional pieces of sculpted furniture, in the great tradition of Giacometti
Exotic: A Fetish for the Foreign
A fascinating survey of the enduring human love affair with the exotic and the strange, and its impact on Western culture Exotic explores our obsession with the lure of distant lands and their promise of the weird and wonderful, the beautiful and grotesque. Through a host of evocative images, this book shows how the absorption of ‘the foreign,' through arts, design, architecture, and other cultural elements, has consistently enriched Western society, contributing to it cultural dynamism and artistic energy. Exotic's focus is especially relevant to the modern globalized world in which our engagement with cultures an...
International Floral Art 2018/2019
Contemporary floral design thrills, amazes and delights. It can raise questions, confuse, and overwhelm, and at the same time it inspires and motivates. The International Floral Art series is testimony to the fantastic things that can be achieved with flowers. It is state of the art floral design, showcasing endless possibilities, introducing new materials and unconventional techniques and above all celebrating creativity, innovation and fresh ideas. Packed with artful and inventive new designs and showcasing many contemporary styles and techniques, this is a must-have for anyone interested in floral art, from those ...
Grand tour: The worldly projects of Studio Peregalli
The masters of recreating period rooms, Studio Peregalli compiles ten of their very best and most important projects to date in their new book, Grand Tour. "Blending nostalgia for the past with curiosity for the present" is the essential design philosophy of Studio Peregalli's work. By infusing their work with deep historical research and an unprecedented level of craft, the designers are able to imbue each interior with a unique sense of history and ambience. Grand Tour is a movable visual feast with remarkable photography of grand rooms contrasted with beautiful details and exquisite craftsmanship. Each house pres...
Kit Kemp: Design Thread
Kit Kemp is back with another colourful and exciting interiors book that showcases her unique approach to design. For over 20 years, Kit Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, developing a signature style which mixes contemporary works of art by both well-known artists and unknowns -- all of whom paint with soul as much as skill -- with Kit's own furniture designs, antiques and junk shop finds, all set against a layered backdrop of luxurious fabrics, bespoke wallpapers and hand-finished detailing which creates instant impact. In Design Thread, Kit shares the inspiration behind her creat...
Ornamental Decoration by Thos Parsons & Sons, London
Well-illustrated catalogue which gives numerous examples of room painting and decoration, many coloured. Out of print hardback book
Murs de papier : L'atelier du papier peint 1798-1805
This book invites you to discover the colorful history that is written on the walls of the bourgeois interiors at the end of the 18th century, at a time when the wallpaper is becoming a decorative object in fashion, thanks to the great variety of his motifs which constitute, even today, an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
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