Описание: The most fascinating apartments are always those that reflect the essence of their occupants. The Chamber of Curiosity is a captivating selection of interiors from around the world that tell compelling stories of their owner’s unconventional personalities and life paths. Each page transports the reader into their eccentric, deeply personal, and consistently fascinating spaces. We are welcomed into the private worlds of exotics, dandies, and hedonists featuring stunning work by architects and designers as well as objects collected by savvy hunters and gatherers.
In the collage-like rooms showcased in this book, anything goes except uniformity. Its rich images are complemented by portraits of trailblazing interior designers and additional texts about the featured owners and their furnishings.
Автор: Yefimova, L. Aleshina, T. Название: Russian Elegance: Country & City Fashion ISBN: 1908126078 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781908126078 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 2304 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This beautifully illustrated book shows examples of Russian dress and accessories from the 15th to the early 20th century. Derived from the collection of the State Historical Museum and covering both dress worn in the countryside and in the city, this book is a fabulous feast of splendid patterns and fine detail. From exuberantly colourful and embellished dresses to elegantly sumptuous brocades and silks, the garments and accessories included in this book are an inspiration. In the first part of the book we look at traditional Russian dress, which was worn by all Russian peasants, by the urban petit bourgeoisie and by merchants. This type of clothing became accepted as national dress. In the towns and cities, dress was influenced by the Parisian styles but interpreted by Russian seamstresses reflecting the love of bright colours, multi-coloured patterns and decorative features in evidence in traditional dress. With authoritative essays written by experts L. Yefimova and T. Aleshina, Russian Elegance is an invaluable resource for fashion designers, artists, fashion historians, set and costume designers, or anyone interested in these beautiful designs.
Описание: A stunning collection of the work of one of America`s pre-eminent architects, interior designers, and landscapers.
Автор: Connors Название: Caribbean elegance ISBN: 0810910098 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780810910096 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 3087 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Caribbean Elegance" is an illustrated survey of the lifestyles, dwellings and varied furniture styles and decor of the island groups that make up the Caribbean region. It also includes a brief history of the islands and their economies.
Название: Token Of Elegance, A ISBN: 8897737625 ISBN-13(EAN): 9788897737629 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 4043 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: An Unprecedented Look At Cigarette Holders Through A Selection Of 125 Pieces From The Hsu-Balcer Collection, Most Of Them Manufactured By Renowned Jewelers Of The Late Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries.
Автор: Helen Cohen Название: Whimsical Elegance ISBN: 0764340999 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764340994 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 2921 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Doll artist, Helen Cohen, has created a cat fancy in Whimsical Elegance like no other! A self-taught doll maker and passionate costume and fashion aficionada for over forty years, she has made and sold numerous dolls, many of them during her twenty-two years as owner of The Doll Lady, a shop in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Bringing fresh approaches to the creation of each figure, 20 of her miniature dolls were displayed in a custom-made dollhouse at the White House in 1981. Sophisticated and adult dolls in human proportions are shown in this collection, but with a twist a CAT faces grace the pages along with a primary emphasis on historical fashion, representative of the 1500s through 1920. Each figure is unique, reflecting 31 variations on a theme. She focuses on her skill and experience in working with a wide variety of fabrics and generously imparts and shares helpful tips. The artistic color photographs by David Gehosky bring to life and into sharp focus her dazzling details, exuberant adornments, and embellishments, in concert with amazing fabrics on beautiful cat dolls. This exciting Cohen collection displays theatrical qualities, designed to offer a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration for anyone who enjoys costuming for dolls, puppets, marionettes, stuffed animals, or people.
Описание: The lush, seductive, Old World elegance of New Orleans is gloriously revealed in this photographic tribute to the "Venice of North America." Richard Sexton's photographs capture balcony-lined streets, French-style parks, Caribbean-inspired gardens, and ornate public buildings, and take us inside some of the city's most intriguing private homes. This new edition marks the tenth anniversary with a new cover and binding, and a fully revised afterword. "Rarely," wrote The New Orleans Times-Picayune, "has the city been loved both so wisely and so well." A tribute to a lifestyle of insouciance and exuberance, touched by both spirituality and worldliness, New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence illuminates both the public face and the private soul of a perennially fascinating city. More than 200 full-color photographs and an insightful text capture the stories and characters of yore.
Автор: Marion de Beaupr? Название: Fashion Statements: Arch.Elegance ISBN: 0500542562 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500542569 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 4568 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This volume features a collection of fashion photography from the last 20 years, by some of the most renowned photographers in the field.
Описание: In this richly illustrated book, Richard Osterberg provides a thorough look at the sterling silver utensils which have entranced collectors throughout the years. The perfect complement to the crisp linen, fine china, and elegant crystal of a well-set dining table, sterling silver flatware by many of the most renowned makers and in the loveliest of patterns is pictured here. While sterling silver patterns can be simple or elaborate, this book makes clear that all of them are beautiful. From delicate berry spoons to poultry shears, bouillon ladles, and carving sets, individual place settings and serving pieces are organized in chapters to make matching your pieces an easy task. A newly updated price guide and helpful research charts are included for use with your own collection.
Автор: Edmund P. Hogan Название: Elegance of Old Silverplate ISBN: 0916838307 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780916838300 Издательство: Schiffer Цена: 3048 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Silverplating by electricity spawned a new industry in America in 1847. By the 1880's, over forty firms centered largely around Meriden, Connecticut, produced ornate objects of silverplate which have become highly prized. Today these are studied and collected as representatives of an interesting period of American history. The designs drew heavily on nature and the articles are ornamented with flowers, twigs, nuts, birds, bees, butterflies, squirrels, cows, goats, dogs, lizards, fish, young boys and girls, fairies and cherubs. In this book, the forms of American silverplate are identified, illustrated and grouped together; ice pitchers, card receivers, tea sets, baskets, butter dishes, napkin rings, toilet stands, flatware, and specially commissioned pieces. Closely related pewter, glassware, and silver are discussed as they affect the silverplate industry.
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