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Suite for Piano Alma-Tadema and a Gilded Age Music Room
ISBN: HB: 9780300226676, Yale University Press, June 2017
160 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 100 colour illus.
During the 19th century, New York City's grand mansions on Fifth and Madison Avenues boasted sumptuous interiors, often with each room decorated in a different historic style. Financier, art collector, and philanthropist Henry Gurdon Marquand famousl...
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£30,00
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Tastemaker Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the Postwar American Home
ISBN: HB: 9780300221763, Yale University Press, June 2017
256 pp., 27.9x20.7 cm, 96 colour illus., 90 black&white illus.
From 1941 to 1964, "House Beautiful" magazine's crusading editor-in-chief Elizabeth Gordon introduced and promoted her vision of "good design" and "better living" to an extensive middle-class American readership. Her innovative magazine-sponsored ini...
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Making Magnificence Architects, Stuccatori, and the Eighteenth-Century Interior
ISBN: HB: 9780300225778, Yale University Press, May 2017
320 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 175 colour illus., 50 black&white illus.
This book tells the remarkable story of the craftsmen of Ticino, in Italian-speaking Switzerland, who took their prodigious skills as specialist decorative plasterworkers throughout Northern Europe in the 18th century, adorning classical architecture...
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Chinese Silks
ISBN: HB: 9780300111033, Yale University Press, August 2012
624 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 600 colour images, 50 black&white illus.
Over the past fifty years, archaeological explorations in China have unearthed a wealth of textile materials, some dating as far back as five thousand years. In this magnificently researched and illustrated book, preeminent Chinese and Western schola...
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Designing Antiquity Owen Jones, Ancient Egypt and the Crystal Palace
ISBN: HB: 9780300187076, Yale University Press, August 2012
320 pp., 25.4x19.1 cm, 80 colour images, 50 black&white illus.
In the 19th century, designers became involved in the public presentation of the past, focusing specifically on the decoration of historical monuments. By exploring ornamental designs and the way they represented the cultural concerns of distant civi...
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Duncan Phyfe Master Cabinetmaker in New York
ISBN: HB: 9780300155112, Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 2011
400 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 250 colour images, 100 black&white illus.
Duncan Phyfe (1768-1854), known during his lifetime as the "United States Rage", to this day remains America's best-known cabinetmaker. Establishing his reputation as a purveyor of luxury by designing high-quality furniture for New York's moneyed eli...
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Gloria F. Ross and Modern Tapestry
ISBN: HB: 9780300166354, Yale University Press, November 2010
400 pp., 29.2x25.4 cm, 45 black&white illus., 110 colour illus.
Gloria Ross (1923-1998) described her work as the translation of paint into wool. She was deeply committed to reinventing the centuries-old art of tapestry, particularly championing the handmade in contemporary art. This remarkable book, written by t...
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£45,00
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Structure of Light Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture
ISBN: HB: 9780300163704, Yale University Press, November 2010
256 pp., 30.5x24.1 cm, 131 black&white illus., 114 colour illus.
The potential of electric light as a new building "material" was recognized in the 1920s and became a useful design tool by the mid-century. Skilful lighting allowed for theatricality, narrative, and a new emphasis on structure and space. "The Struct...
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Tapestry in the Baroque New Aspects of Production and Patronage
ISBN: PB: 9780300155143, Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 2010
176 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 50 black&white illus., 100 colour illus.
This is a follow-up volume to "Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor", which was published to accompany the critically acclaimed exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum in October 2007. It features essays written by renowned scholars in the...
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Stone Hill Center Tadao Ando at the Clark
ISBN: PB: 9780300149173, Yale University Press, January 2009
64 pp., 20.3x20.3 cm, 47 colour images, 2 black&white illus.
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando is a master of minimalism, known for his use of simple materials, his light-filled interiors, and his respect for the natural environment in which he works. This handsome book celebrates Ando's Stone Hill C...
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