Автор: Lyons, Martyn Название: Books: A Living History ISBN: 0500291152 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500291153 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1709 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: This ambitious volume, newly available in paperback, explores the rich history of the book, one of the most efficient, influential and enduring technologies ever invented. For more than 2,500 years, the book, in a wide range of forms, has been used to document, to educate and to entertain. The eminent authority Martyn Lyons charts its worldwide evolution through the centuries, from the cuneiform tablets of ancient Sumer through the development of moveable type and the emergence of the modern information revolution. Among the carefully selected illustrations are Maya codices, Egyptian papyrus scrolls, medieval illuminated manuscripts, masterpieces of early printing from Gutenberg and Aldus Manutius, atlases from the great age of travel and exploration, primers and childrens books, dime novels and Japanese manga, and works of fiction ranging from Don Quixote to Level 26 , the worlds first digi-novel, and beyond.
Описание: A follow-up to the successful series Rooms to Inspire, this inspirational design guide presents a selection of novel urban interiors by the leading interior designers of our time.
City living evokes cosmopolitan sophistication and artistic expression. This presentation of trend-setting ways to design residences by leading tastemakers such as Muriel Brandolini, Peter Dunham, Jonathan Adler, and Mary McDonald, shows an impressive mix of styles—from eclectic and exotic to neo-traditional. The variety of beautifully photographed dwellings—from townhouses and apartments to lofts in such vibrant locales as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, London, and Jakarta—were chosen for their fresh design perspectives. This inspiring medley ranges from Carolina Irving’s Upper East Side–chic New York apartment with custom molding influenced by Gothic architecture to Robert Couturier’s elegant residence with curved walls, decorated by Paulin Paris. Universal design issues fundamental to living quarters are addressed, including color and comfort, as well as innovative approaches to tight spaces such as kitchens and bathrooms. Sections devoted to bookshelves, home entertaining, and tabletop display, along with a useful resource list, complete this guide to city style. For professionals and novices alike, Rooms to Inspire in the City encourages us to decorate our urban living spaces with panache.
Автор: Wheeler, Emily Название: Creative Living: London ISBN: 0500516979 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500516973 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: от 2281 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: London is the world's leading creative hub, aided by the winning combination of British sophistication and capital cosmopolitanism not to mention the energy generated by the Olympic Games and talents from around the world make the city their home. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the spaces in which they dwell. The thirty-four houses in Creative Living London are arranged by location West to East taking in the city's grooviest, on-the-edge neighbourhoods, from Shoreditch to Shepherds Bush, London Fields to Hampstead Heath. Whether in a charming mews cottage, converted piano factory, even a revamped fire station, London's creatives are injecting funkiness and bright ideas into their highly individualistic and inspirational interiors.
Описание: Tapping into today’s trend to return to unstructured playtime and move away from over-scheduling and electronic games, Playful Home is perfectly suited to the times. Andrew Weaving celebrates the best of childhood, from his favorite games and crafts projects to the whimsical dйcor that kids love. The result is kids’ rooms designed to feed and inspire the imagination, as well as to hold fabulous collections of toys and books.
With the philosophy of integrating play into our daily lives, Playful Home looks at twelve family homes designed with children in mind, from the foyer to the back door, which stylishly embrace kids’ activities and interests. The featured spaces are the kids’ rooms, which combine flair and fun so successfully that they end up being the hub of the entire house.
Including design ideas for displaying toys and collectibles, plus clever ways of storing them, as well as great tips on how to make murals and unique wall decorations, Playful Home inspires creativity as well as good design.
Автор: Michelle Galindo Название: Beach Houses: Living at the Sea ISBN: 3037681322 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783037681329 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Цена: 4568 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Beach Houses" features a stunning array of the most ambitious examples of residential design at the sea. From a minimalist dwelling on a remote island to an apartment complex high above the sea to a luxurious holiday villa in an urban setting, this volume brings together a collection of remarkable houses designed by well-known architectural firms as well as interesting approaches by local architects. The contemporary beach houses from across the world featured in this volume harmoniously adapt to their surrounding landscape while embracing the seaside lifestyle with sumptuous interiors and outdoor living spaces and balancing casual-cool and opulence.
They answer todays aesthetic, functional and ecological demands, while at the same time underscoring the uniqueness of the seaside location.
Описание: This first book by famous textile artist Mister Finch is a gorgeous collection of the artist's fantastical, one-of-a-kind creatures. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, as well as British folklore, Finch mingles fairytales and reality to create a magical world all his own. Peek inside Finch's Yorkshire studio, a place brimming with buttons and scraps of fabric, where spindly-legged spiders keep watch over mischievous hares and carpet-winged moths perch majestically atop bookshelves. Finch's critters have been called 'wonderfully peculiar and completely charming', 'a joy for the eye and the soul'. Many of these pieces were born of treasures lost and forgotten: velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts, looking for new owners and adventures. The pages of this book are strewn with creatures who prove that anything is possible in the
Автор: Patterson, Angus Название: Fashion and armour in renaissance europe ISBN: 1851775811 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851775811 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 2286 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Of all the riches of the sixteenth-century European nobleman, none spoke more powerfully of his heroism, wealth and taste than his armour, clothing and weapons. This book looks at the suits designed to kill, protect and impress.
Автор: Pesando, Fabrizio Название: Pompeii: The Art Of Living ISBN: 8866481289 ISBN-13(EAN): 9788866481287 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 2183 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 'Pompeii: The Art of Living' explains and illustrates all peculiarities of Pompeian dwellings, rich middle class houses as well as the poor ones. The book details the dimensions of the rooms, the objects in those rooms, frescos, statues, marbles, vases, gardens, it reveals the secrets of ancient Pompeian everyday life - secrets that will surprise and delight.
Название: Home Series 29: Cosmopolitan Living ISBN: 9089440836 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789089440839 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: от 809 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The Homes Featured In This Volume Represent Real Luxury With A Cosmopolitan Edge.
Описание: Is a visual exploration of world-renowned builder John Finton's most outstanding houses, with a breathtaking range of styles from French Normandy to Traditional Malibu Beach, and Italian Modern to Asian Contemporary. More than just houses, many of these estates are complete with bowling alleys, vineyards, polo fields, movie theaters and more.
Among the firm's discerning and often repeat clientele are captains of industry and international business executives, along with a bevy of A-list celebrities.
Known as the Indiana Jones of the building industry, John Finton regularly travels the world to source the most appropriate and unique reclaimed materials - from Chinese cobblestones to centuries-old Indonesian teak - to augment his stunning constructions.
Описание: Offers a new paradigm for the periodization of the arts, one that counters a prevailing Italianate bias among historians of northern Europe of this era. The author connects Gothic architecture to related developments in painting and other media, and considers the consequences of the breakdown of the Gothic system in the early 16th century.
Описание: Block and solid wood make up one of the oldest construction methods and one that ever more people are opting for when building their homes. Not only are contemporary log homes environmentally sustainable and planet-friendly, they provide comfortable and healthy living. In addition, many of these buildings use sustainable heating and power systems, taking advantage of renewable energies and raw materials. Their natural beauty enhances the quality of life for both home and work. In over 300 photos and plans, this book offers 30 ambitious, contemporary block and solid wood houses that have been built around the globe. They show the diversity of available designs that can be achieved in todays wooden homes. If you are fascinated with building with logs and living closer to nature, this book is for you.
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