Описание: Faberge, Tiffany, Lalique - these great designers came together only once to display their goods in what was probably the opulent exhibition ever mounted. This title discusses the works in the context of their times, illuminate the high societies served by the three masters, and trace the cultural trends behind their extraordinary creations.
Описание: The cities in which we live today are unfortunately not the cities that we need for a humane and sustainable tomorrow. Societies and politicians are desperately looking for solutions and ideas for the urban areas of the future. That is why the development and discussion of utopias are next to sustainability the most current topics in contemporary architecture. We have learned from the 1960s and 1970s that utopian visions are one of the most important catalysts for fundamental change. Modern wind farms for generating energy, for example, were initially contemplated at that time and are now permanent fixtures in our landscapes.
Utopia Forever is a collection of current projects and concepts from architecture, city planning, urbanism, and art that point beyond the restrictions of the factual to unleash the potential of creative visions. In contrast to the largely ideal-theoretic approaches of the past, today s utopias take the necessity for societal changes into account. The projects in this book explore how current challenges for architecture, mobility, and energy as well as the logistics of food consumption and waste removal can be met. Whether created by established architects and artists or new talents, the projects in Utopia Forever are radically shaping our notions of life in the future.
Название: Artistic Leather of the Arts and Crafts Era ISBN: 0764333712 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764333712 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 7701 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: The rich beauty and craftsmanship of leather objects dating from 1900-1929 is captured here in 540 beautiful color photos. These items include fine leather accessories, such as billfolds, blotters, bookends boxes, cigar cases, document cases, glove cases, mats napkin rings, paperweights, purses, and wastebaskets. They were made to enhance American interiors with Stickley furniture, Van Erp lamps, and Roycroft hammered copper vessels. Historical information features individual artists and commercial firms includes Roycroft, Newcomb College, and Elizabeth Eaton Burton. German design influence that became known as "Buffalo Nouveau" is included. This is an essential guide to the hand-tooled craftsmanship of this bygone era.
Описание: Pliny's "Natural History" (A.D. 77-79) served as an indispensable guide to and exemplar of the ideals of art for Renaissance artists, patrons, and theorists. Bearing the imprimatur of antiquity, the "Natural History" gave permission to do art on a grand scale, to value it, and to see it as an incomparable source of prestige and pleasure. In "Pliny and the Artistic Culture of the Italian Renaissance", Sarah Blake McHam surveys Pliny's influence, from Petrarch, the first figure to recognize Pliny's relevance to understanding the history of Greek art and its reception by the Romans, to Vasari and late 16th-century theorists. McHam charts the historiography of Latin and Italian manuscripts and early printed copies of the "Natural History" to trace the dissemination of its contents to artists from Donatello and Ghiberti to Michelangelo and Titian. Meanwhile, benefactors commissioned works intended to emulate the prototypes Pliny described, aligning themselves with the great patrons of antiquity. This is a richly illustrated, comprehensive reference work of social history, myth making, iconography, theory, and criticism.
Описание: A survey of the phenomena of the 1900s and the first years of the new millennium. It analyses and presents the hugely diverse world of artistic production between the two world wars, taking into consideration not only the environment that took shape in the immediate wake of the First World War, but also the evolution of an avant-garde.
Автор: Lovell, Suzanne Название: Artistic Interiors ISBN: 1584799366 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781584799368 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 4137 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Takes the reader on a journey through homes with sumptuous interiors, finely crafted details and exceptional art collections, fabrics and furnishings.
Описание: Designing and making a coffee table represents a unique project for the craftperson, offering the reward and satisfaction of building a beautiful and yet fairly simple piece of furniture. A coffee table project requires forethought and planning. It also helps to develop confident handskills and the attitude to do ones best, especially for someone just beginning to explore furniture making. Creating Coffee Tables: An Artistic Approach takes the novice as well as the advanced woodworker through a fully illustrated step-by-step process from design to applying a finish. Drawing from his study at the renowned College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program, cabinetmaker and author Craig Vandall Stevens takes the craftsperson through the sequence of events necessary to design and build a coffee table. 350 detailed photographs illustrate selecting and laying out lumber, the use of woodworking machines and handtools, sharpening, milling and preparing parts, joinery, resawing and making sawn veneers, shaping with handtools, assembly, and choosing and applying a finish.
Описание: Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West examines how the encounters between China and Europe in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries transformed the arts on both sides. By considering this reciprocity from both Eastern and Western perspectives, this book offers a new and nuanced understanding of this critical period.
Автор: Terry Foltz Название: The Artistic Scrollsaw: Wonders of Nature ISBN: 0764326767 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764326769 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 1437 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Terry Foltz turns one of the favorite tools of woodworkers, the scrollsaw, into a means of artistic expression. And now he shares his techniques with readers everywhere. Everything from making the pattern to the selection of wood and finely detailed scrollsaw cuts is explained in depth and illustrated with clear color photographs. The main project in this book is a fishing scene with an angler landing "the big one," in a mountain stream surrounded by tall pine trees. What makes the scene extraordinary is not only the complex design, but the fine detail Terry obtains in the linework and silhouette. To take the mystery out of it, he leads readers through the process step-by-step, so that with a little practice they can produce wonderful works of scrollsaw art. Additional patterns and a gallery of Terrys other work are provided , which gives a wealth of ideas while exploring the possibilities for scrollsaw creations.
Описание: Featuring 352 color photos of beautiful glassware and 67 black and white historical photos and catalog pages, this is one of the most authoritative volumes documenting this prolific firm. Dazzling tableware, tumblers, condiments, and more are displayed in many of their popular glass patterns, including Eyewinker, Reverse torpedo, Alexis, Klondike, Onyx, and Floradine. Sweetheart, Crown, Two Post, Delaware, and Oklahoma lamps are also featured. Among the highly sought novelties illustrated are the Snowball Wine Set, Mrs. Snowball, Clown Decanter, Parrot Decanter, and the novelty pitchers Bicycle Girl, Bringing Home the Cows, Squirrel, and Three Birds. The text provides a detailed history of the company, from its founding in West Virginia through its time as a part of the National Glass Company. Values are provided in the captions. This book is a must for all who enjoy, collect, and study beautiful glassware.
Автор: Tina Skinner Название: Radford`s Artistic Homes ISBN: 0764314556 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764314551 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 2183 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: When this book first came out, in 1908, it was touted as the "largest single book of house designs ever published." Here are 252 renderings of Arts and Crafts period homes produced by the Radford Architectural Company to satisfy a mushrooming turn-of-the-century market. These houses were designed by architects to be "the newest and most up-to-date designs in modern homes." The architectural renderings encompass the periods popular bungalow homes, as well as larger, two-story homes in a broad spectrum of styles. Each home has a frontal view, as well as floor plans. This book is an invaluable tool for the homeowner seeking to restore or for the historian attempting to identify and document homes from the early 1900s. These homes are enduring in their appeal, and inspiring in their designs.
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