Описание: The Ambassador has been described as 'probably the most daring and enterprising trade magazine ever conceived'. With the motto 'Export or Die!', the magazine was renowned for its innovative design and adventurous editorial approach in promoting British manufacturing in the post-war period. This book takes a detailed look at the background and impact of The Ambassador. The magazine was driven by the vision of its founder Hans Juda and his wife, Elsbeth, who was responsible for much of the magazine's striking photography. Focusing on the perceived strengths of British industry, they set up ambitious photo shoots to showcase the latest couture fashions by the likes of Charles Creed and Victor Stiebel. The magazine promoted fine art as an inspiration for design, and commissioned artists such as John Piper and Henry Moore for their covers.
Автор: William H. Gerdts Название: American Impressionism mini ISBN: 0789206129 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789206121 Издательство: Abbeville Press Цена: 1168 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Lavishly illustrated with more than 400 paintings by 125 different atrists, this luscious book will thoroughly satisfy the ever-growing passion for American Impressionism. The fascinating text - written by Dr. William H. Gerdts, the preeminent scholar in the field - is the definitive study of the subject, filled with many years of far-ranging research. Documentary photographs of the artists and quotations from their private letters and journals complement the text and provide a vivid sense of their lives and times
Автор: Jenkins, Ian Название: The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum ISBN: 0714122610 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714122618 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 3403 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A photographic tour of one of the most famous of the surviving sculptures from ancient Greece in the British Museum - the Parthenon sculptures. This book showcases a series of photographs of the different sculptural elements: the pediments, metopes and Ionic frieze.
Описание: For the first time, a detailed history of a little known aspect of the Great War in the air: the forty-two Italian aces. From legendary personalities such as Francesco Baracca and Scaroni to completely forgotten aces, each biography details their personalities, and their combat careers during and after the war. Charts report all their victories, with careful cross-referencing to Austrian and German losses. An introduction puts the air war on the Italian front in perspective, showing the development and actions of the Italian air force including many orders of battle, and brief histories of all fighter squadrons. Over 500 previously unpublished photographs from private sources, as well as twenty-four pages of color profiles of Nieuports, Spads, Hanriots and Macchis provide a stunning visual complement for the historian and modeler.
Автор: Toperczer Istv Название: MIG Aces of the Vietnam War ISBN: 0764348957 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764348952 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 5636 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Based on research and personal interviews, this book presents the most successful North Vietnamese pilots careers from their training years to their missions and aerial victories. There were nineteen aces in the Vietnamese Peoples Air Force during the war. An additional eight MiG pilots were also successful in dogfights; each claimed four aerial victories. More than 240 illustrations feature rare war-era photography, color MiG profiles, maps of air engagements, and lists of air victories and losses that reconstruct the events that took place over North Vietnam from 1965 to 1973.
Автор: William H. Gerdts Название: American Impressionism ISBN: 0789207370 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789207371 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 7925 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: An expanded and revised edition of the survey of American Impressionism, including Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, Edmund Tarbell and Frederick Frieseke. It also looks at the roots of American Impressionism, explaining its progress from the avant-garde to more diverse manifestations.
Автор: Tate Enterprises, Ltd. Название: Treasures of British Art ISBN: 0789205416 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789205414 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1242 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A spectacular mini guide to the Tate`s art treasures in full colour.
An incredible history of the American WWI pilots who refused to be grounded. There was a time when the United States didn't believe in aerial warfare. Wars, after all, were for mena not flying machines. When Europe went to war in the summer of 1914, the U.S. military boasted a measly collection of five aircraft, with no training programs or recruitment procedures in place. But that didn't mean the country lacked skilled pilots. In fact, it was just the opposite. In The First Eagles, award-winning historian Gavin Mortimer engagingly profiles the restless, determined American aviators who grew tired of waiting for the their country to establish an aerial military force during World War I. It was these men who enlisted in Britain's desperate and battered Royal Flying Corps when, in 1917, it opened a recruitment office in New York. After an intensive and deadly year of training that gave recruits a frighteningly realistic taste of the combat they would face, 247 fresh American RFC pilots were shipped over to Europe, with hundreds more following in the next two months. Twenty-eight of them claimed five or more kills to become feted as "aces," their involvement lauded as pivotal to the Allied victory. In this book, Mortimer compiles their history through letters, diaries, memoirs, and archives from top museums in the United States and Britaina from John Donaldson, who left for France at age twenty and shot down seven Germans before being downed himself, to the Iaccaci brothers, who accounted for twenty-nine German aircraft between them. Complete with 150 period photographs, The First Eagles captures the bravery of these intrepid American pilots, who chose courage over idleness and saved the European skies.
Описание: Having photographically covered the British Aces of World War I in his book British and American Aces of World War I: The Pictorial Record, it followed that the RAF and Commonwealth aces of World War II should also be depicted in a single volume. This book therefore shows all RAF, Commonwealth and other country (tm)s aces who flew with the RAF between 1939-1945. Featured here "" in most cases as portraits "" are those fighter pilots who achieved ten or more victories. This is the first time that the faces of these men have been featured in one book, paying tribute to them and all RAF fighter pilots of the Second World War.
Название: 100 British Chairs ISBN: 1851497978 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851497973 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 2613 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: 100 British Chairs depicts a selection of chairs that date from several important periods in the history of British chair design. Presented in a roughly chronological sequence, the emphasis is on early (pre-1745) and late (post-1840) periods.
The presentation is also thematic, and this more accurately represents the purpose of the book, which is to illustrate some of the key developments in British chair design in the chosen periods. Design and development before 1740 were largely the work of artists and craftsmen whose names have been lost, so the chairs are mostly unattributed and arranged by type and period. The later chairs are arranged differently, highlighting the work of well-known designers of the Gothic Revival, Arts and Crafts, and other progressive British design schools.
Readers wanting more detailed information can find it, together with numerous images, in the full online catalogue - www. crabtreefarmcollections.org - which will be continually developed and updated to include new research.
Описание: The 19th century produced dozens of independent designers, particularly towards the end of the period. As the furniture trade developed, so manufacturers and retailing split. Catalogues began to be used in retail shops as they are today. Competition between retailers and the use of the new design books resulted in a large number of designs, not only new ones but also a constant looking backwards to earlier centuries for inspiration. This change in the structure of the industry made full use of highly individual interpretations of Gothic, Renaissance, Elizabethan, "Naturalistic" styles, Egyptian, Old French, Louis Quatorze, Louis Quinze and Italian decorations, all applied to a wide variety of furniture. The complexity of the subject is explained by a number of illustrations and this is the reason why some 6,000 appear within this book. The Dictionary is made up from 49 contemporary design and pattern books issued by manufacturers such as Heal's, Smith, Tatham, King, Pugin, Morris and Liberty's. Each piece of furniture has been sorted into its physical characteristics (e.g. table with three legs) so that it is only necessary to glance down the list of contents to identify into which category any particular piece belongs. Within each category the pieces are arranged in chronological order so that the evolution of each type is clearly seen. This "Pictorial Dictionary" provides the first major study on the very wide range of furniture produced in this prolific century and it has, consequently, become the standard work of reference on the subject.
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