Описание: Even today, men who devote themselves to the finer things in life especially when it comes to fashion mostly arouse suspicion. Vanity is frowned upon and lavish grooming is generally deemed superficial or unmanly. Fortunately, a small but tenacious movement has been defying these social dictates for more than 200 years. Its adherents indulge in their love of quality clothing and accessories not only privately, but also very publically. Photographer Rose Callahan and writer Nathaniel Adams have spent years exploring the fascinating phenomenon of dandyism. They visit contemporary dandies in their homes to document their impeccably designed lives in both words and images. Well-kempt to the tips of their beards and wearing three-pieces suits with flawlessly folded pocket handkerchiefs and supple kid gloves, their protagonists revive the charm of the past and reveal that cultivated idleness can be incredibly hard work. These gallant beaus first came on the scene in eighteenth-century London and Paris, where they supported the livelihoods of many a local tailor. Today s dandies continue to propagate a look characterized by trimmed beards, pomade, velvet slippers, and even a touch of make-up as a shield to mask the darker sides of life. Yet in their carefully composed portraits, Callahan and Adams reveal the cracks in this facade. They describe the sacrifices that many full-time dandies need to make while pursuing their personal aesthetic ideals. A refuge for eccentrics, dandyism has seen a revival in the Anglo-American realm over the last several years. For example, today s distinguished gentlemen can ride their vintage bikes around London during the Tweed Run to show off their authentic outfits or attend the Jazz Age Lawn Party on New York City s Governor s Island to bring the era of the Great Gatsby back to life, if only for a few hours. Now, the phenomenon is again going more international. Known for their Dandy Portraits, the spiffy duo of Callahan and Adams approaches their topic and their protagonists with a keen, yet empathic eye. In this book, they successfully capture the styles, attitudes, and philosophies of contemporary dandyism in all its nuances.
Описание: An unsurpassed collection of the most inspiring minimalist interiors in the world. Minimalism has a richness, texture, and creativity that continues to inspire designers to create a wide range of looks, from minimalist luxury to luxurious minimalism. From rough luxe to stripped down modernist formality to an almost empire-style minimalism, this collection of beautiful photographs showcases breathtaking interiors from around the world that combine a sense of grandeur and drama shaped and inflected by minimalism. Whatever the location, period, or architectural style, all the rooms featured here share a sense of proportion, balance, and minimalist elegance. The range of interiors and properties include a New York penthouse where the minimalist interiors highlight incredible views; a Colorado lodge in a dramatic mountain setting; a Loire Valley chateau; a traditional country house in Litchfield; a Fire Island beach house; a recently renovated baroque palace in Sweden; private estates in California and Vermont, and much more. Nine special sections feature statements from specially conducted interviews with the world’s most celebrated interior designers. Complete with an address book of useful contact details, this is an inspiring volume that celebrates the enormous range of possibilities of minimalism in the grand style.
Описание: As the oldest and largest museum in Japan, the Tokyo National Museum houses a vast collection of culturally important artworks. This title highlights twenty-six masterpieces from this esteemed collection that tell the story of the country`s artistic development from the prehistoric Jomon era through the 19th century.
Описание: The candleholders in this beautiful book epitomize twentieth century glassmaking at its best. Showcased are candleholders with exquisite engravings from the Brilliant Cut era, rich colors and detailed silver and gold overlays from the Roaring 20s, elaborate etchings from the Depression era, and modern styles from the United States and Europe. Details of cuttings, etchings, engravings and decorations help to identify pieces by Hawkes, Hoare, Libbey, Pairpoint, Sinclair, Steuben, and more. Beautifully photographed and thoroughly researched, this book is a must for all candleholder collectors. Price guide included.
Описание: Situated in Morgantown, West Virginia, the Seneca Glass Company (1891-1983) manufactured over 1,000 hand-blown and hand-cut crystal glassware patterns--thats more than any other glass company worldwide! This beautifully illustrated book showcases Seneca glasswares produced during the Victorian era, Depression years, and contemporary times in over 750 superior color photos. It gathers an amazing assortment of stem, bar, and tableware; rare, early, unusually large, and colored pieces; unbelievable place settings, and much more. Original company catalog pages and advertisements (vital for pattern identification), information on company history and years of production, a look at the techniques and necessary tools in glass making, a tour of the Seneca factory museum display, a price guide, and an index make this book the first to document the companys entire production range.
Автор: Ines Heugel; Photographs by Christian Sarramon Название: Laying the Elegant Table ISBN: 0847828441 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780847828449 Издательство: Rizzoli USA Рейтинг: Цена: 3119 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Discover the art of setting a beautiful and inviting table with this inspirational guide to using classic and vintage table settings for contemporary living.
Описание: Perfect for artists, crafters, illustrators, cartoonists, comic artists, designers, and doodlers, this book offers inspiration, hints and tips to draw anything with edible!
Автор: Debbie Coe, Randy Coe Название: Elegant Glass ISBN: 0764345443 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764345449 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 3907 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Over 1000 beautiful color photos display a wide spectrum of Elegant Glass patterns, colors, shapes, and etchings. The books listings are updated and over 100 patterns of elegant American glass are represented in this new 4th edition. Several patterns have additional listings. Each pattern includes a complete listing of all known pieces made. Detailed descriptions are given for each item listed. Captions include descriptions of each piece pictured. The major companies of Cambridge, Fenton, Fostoria, Heisey, Imperial, Morgantown, New Martinsville, and Paden City are represented, along with their most popular patterns. Introductions to each pattern include production dates, pattern and/or etching numbers, and original company colors. Full lines of dinnerware and their companion patterns are listed, along with bedroom, bath, and decorating pieces. Aiding collectors in identifying patterns, a detailed image of each etching is provided in every description. Collector resources, a detailed bibliography, and a glossary complete this thorough guide.
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