Автор: Jenkins, Ian Название: The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum ISBN: 0714122610 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714122618 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1000 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.
Название: 100 British Chairs ISBN: 1851497978 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851497973 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: от 2613 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
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.
Автор: Breward Christopher Название: British Design from 1948 ISBN: 1851776745 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851776740 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 4138 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This landmark book celebrates the best of British design, documenting the transformation and impact of designers' work over the years between the post-war 'Austerity Games' of 1948 and the 2012 Olympics. As well as essays by leading curators and commentators, British Design incorporates pieces by key practitioners (including Peter Saville, Barbara Hulanicki, Paul Smith and Tom Dixon) to build a comprehensive survey of over 350 of the finest examples of fashion and textiles, furniture, ceramics and glass, theatre design, graphics, photography, architecture, fine art and sculpture from this period. In addition to discussing works commissioned for official purposes, including the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the Festival of Britain, the book highlights the globally influential, and very British, counter-culture, from the sixties boutiques of Mary Quant and Ossie Clark through to the club cultures of Punk, the New Romantics and Rave.
Описание: Now available in a flexi format, this book is a magnificent survey of watercolour masterpieces from artists such as Turner, Blake, Constable, and Whistler.
Автор: Colin Harrison Название: Great British Drawings ISBN: 1854442961 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781854442963 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 3135 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Ashmolean Museum's collection of British drawings and watercolours is undoubtedly one of the richest in the world. Over 130 works are discussed here in this fully illustrated catalogue, including a dozen works loaned from private collections. Many of these works have never previously been published or exhibited. The full richness of the Ashmolean's collection is reflected here with drawings from the mid-seventeenth century through to the present day. Works by renowned masters including Rowlandson, Gainsborough, Blake, Palmer, Girtin, J. M. W. Turner, Edward Lear, Ruskin, and the Pre-Raphaelites feature, together with works from the twentieth century including Augustus John, Paul Nash, Walter Sickert and the Camden Town Group, Eric Kennington, Eric Ravilious, Ben Nicholson, Graham Sutherland, Wyndham Lewis, Ronald Searle, Gerald Scarfe, and David Hockney.
Название: Oak Furniture: The British Tradition ISBN: 1851497153 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851497157 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 7838 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Victor Chinnery's scholarly work covers the history and development of furniture in oak and kindred timbers in the British Isles and New England, from the Middle Ages through to 1800. The subject is broken down into a logical sequence of aspects and each section is generously illustrated. The furniture shown ranges from the finest examples of the period, to the sort of sturdy and workmanlike pieces which modern collectors will find affordable.
The study of oak furniture is a remarkably rich and varied subject, which reflects at several levels the social and domestic life of many generations of our ancestors. Victor Chinnery has explored and clarified many important topics, whilst fully realising that scholarship in this field is still very much in its infancy.
One of the most profound influences on the appearance of furniture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was the system of rigid demarcations operated by the different furniture making trades, and in which the work of the joiners was the most important. The author explains the techniques and materials of the different trades, as well as other considerations of vital interest to the modern collector and curator.
The furniture of Connecticut and Massachusetts in the seventeenth century is presented as an extension of the range of styles to be found in other English provinces at the same date.
Описание: This innovative book presents dynamic and interpretive photographs of British ballgowns spanning 60 years and includes designs by Alexander McQueen, Bellville Sassoon, Bill Gibb, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Stella McCartney and Zandra Rhodes. The specially commissioned photographs, by fashion photographer David Hughes, are supplemented by essays exploring the ballgown as a particularly British garment, with designers, clients and occasions unique to Britain. The social season of debutante parties and private balls, weddings and charity events have long provided Britain's fashion designers with opportunities to design elaborate, tour de force eveningwear. In more recent years the ballroom has been replaced by the red carpet. Though the context has changed, the ballgown remains a staple in many designers' collections and continues to serve as an expression of status, protocol and taste, while simultaneously embodying elements of drama and fantasy.
Автор: Ehrman Edwina, de La Haye Amy Название: London Couture 1923-1975: British Luxury ISBN: 1851778500 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851778508 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 5173 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An academically rigorous and beautiful new publication on a crucial chapter in fashion history London Couture is the first book to examine, in detail, the luxurious garments produced by the rarefied London couture industry - from lavish ballgowns to sharply tailored suits and spectacular court dress - as well as the designers who conceived them, their clients and the prestigious publications that disseminated and promoted the 'London Look' to an international audience. Expert authors from around the world have delved into museum collections, as well as the archives of prestigious designers, textile suppliers and fashionable journals, to bring together this pioneering study of the London couture houses of the early to midtwentieth century, renowned for their superb craftsmanship and attention to detail. The full breadth of London's offering is examined, from royal favourite Norman Hartnell to pioneer Charles James, and prestigious houses such as Lucile, Worth and Hardy Amies. The ancillary dressmaking trades in London are also considered, as are the international markets for London couture, and the impact of royal dress on high-end fashion.A wealth of visual material supports the extensive, original research - from beautiful features by celebrated photographer Norman Parkinson to the elegant illustrations of Francis Marshall. Previously unseen garments are illustrated throughout the book, alongside historical photography that documents the houses of the great designers, their favoured fabrics and their most glamorous clients, including Queen Elizabeth II, Margot Fonteyn, and many stars of stage and screen.
Описание: Drawing on the V&A's wide-ranging poster collection, this book maps how the poster has evolved in Britain since 1945 in the hands of graphic designers and fine artists, advertising agencies and counter-cultural groups. The range spans 'Keep Britain Tidy' campaigns, lavishly produced Benson & Hedges billboards, punk rock posters, hand-printed indictments of politicians and public art projects on the Underground. Defying regular predictions of its demise, the poster in Britain has adapted itself within a changing technological environment. It has absorbed new directions in art and design and has met unfolding social and commercial challenges. British Posters considers these developments and looks at the varying platforms that posters occupy. As part of the living skin of our cities, posters have entered into conflicts over the content and control of public space. Behind closed doors we have welcomed posters into our homes, Blu-Tacked them to our bedroom walls and made collections of them. Today, in an age of digital media and viral communication, the poster remains an irresistible proposition.
Название: The Ambassador Magazine: Promoting Post-war British Textiles and Fashion [ ISBN: 185177677X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851776771 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 3621 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (более 5-х шт.) 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.
Описание: Hollywood Dogs showcases a fine selection of photographs from the famous John Kobal Foundation. Taken between 1920 and 1960 during the Golden Age of Hollywood, they feature stars including Humphrey Bogart, Buster Keaton, Elvis Presley, Tony Curtis, Sophia Lauren, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Ava Gardner, Shirley Maclaine, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn posing with dogs of every stature and breed. In almost every case, these stunning photographs have never been seen before now.
As much as the Hollywood studio system tried to control every aspect of their stars' lives, there was nothing the bosses could do to manipulate their illustrious employees' responses when photographed with their dogs. Hollywood Dogs celebrates this special relationship between these famous owners and their animals. Often caught off-guard, and almost always relaxed and natural, these are photographs of the Hollywood stars as real people.
Amongst the images are some of the most famous dogs in Hollywood films: Lassie; Asta; Rin Tin Tin and Toto from the Wizard of Oz. There are also a few carefully-set-up publicity shots, such as Frank Sinatra on the set of Pal Joey, and Jean Harlow accessorised with a large hat and two Old English sheepdogs.
Each image has been researched to identify the breed and wherever possible, the name of the dog, and Catherine Britton has included intriguing details about the location and background to the photograph.
Автор: Clutton-Brock, Juliet Название: The British Museum Book of Cats ISBN: 0714151025 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714151021 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1034 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A long history of myth and superstition surrounds the domestication of the cat whose solitary nature, demanding personality and secret nightlife set it apart from all other domestic animals. The beauty, charm and beguiling character of cats have secured them a very special relationship with human beings over the centuries. This engaging book explores the place of the cat in cultures around the world, from ancient times to the present. It uniquely combines the natural history of the feline with the history of cats in the ancient, medieval and recent past, and reveals why the cat has become the much-loved creature it is today. Richly illustrated with images from ancient Egypt, Greece, China and Japan, rich medieval manuscripts and modern drawings and photographs, the book links cats in art with their real contemporaries and is a must-have for anyone who loves cats.
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