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Paintings In Wood

Author : Yannick Chastang
ISBN : UOM:39015055075132
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Essential general survey for enthusiasts and specialist alike. Superb colour illustrations. Will provide many insights to the neglected area of art history
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

French Marquetry Furniture

Author : Yannick Chastang
ISBN : 0900785918
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Published to accompany the exhibition held 4 Oct.- 31 Dec. 2001 at the Wallace Collection.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

A Marquetry Odyssey

Author : Silas Kopf
ISBN : 1555952879
Genre : Design
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An understanding of how an object is made can illuminate its aesthetic appreciation. Kopf is an expert in the craft of marquetry and he gives an in-depth look at how marquetry and inlay have been made and used on furniture from ancient Egypt to modern ti
Category: Design

The Grove Encyclopedia Of Materials And Techniques In Art

Author : Gerald W. R. Ward
ISBN : 9780195313918
Genre : Art
File Size : 31.49 MB
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Provides over 1400 articles that deal with materials and techniques in art from ancient times to the present, including such media as ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, works on paper, textiles, video, and computer art.
Category: Art

French Furniture And Gilt Bronzes

Author : J. Paul Getty Museum
ISBN : 0892368748
Genre : Art
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"Each object is described and analyzed in terms of its provenance and published history, as well as its construction, materials, and conservation. With its painstaking attention to detail, this volume is the definitive catalogue of the Getty Museum's collection of French Baroque furniture and will be of interest to scholars, conservators, and all students of French decorative arts."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Art


Author : Peter McNeil
ISBN : 9780191640285
Genre : History
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We live in a world obsessed by luxury. Long-distance airlines compete to offer first-class sleeping experiences and hotels recommend exclusive suites where you are never disturbed. Luxury is a rapidly changing global industry that makes the headlines daily in our newspapers and on the internet. More than ever, luxury is a pervasive presence in the cultural and economic life of the West - and increasingly too in the emerging super-economies of Asia and Latin America. Yet luxury is hardly a new phenomenon. Today's obsession with luxury brands and services is just one of the many manifestations that luxury has assumed. In the middle ages and the Renaissance, for example, luxury was linked to notions of magnificence and courtly splendour. In the eighteenth century luxury was at the centre of philosophical debates over its role in shaping people's desires and oiling the wheels of commerce. And it continues to morph today, with the growth of the global super-rich and increasing wealth polarization. From palaces to penthouses, from couture fashion to lavish jewellery, from handbags to red wine, from fast cars to easy money, Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello present the first ever global history of luxury, from the Romans to the twenty-first century: a sparkling and ever-changing story of extravagance, excess, novelty, and indulgence.
Category: History

The Grove Encyclopedia Of Decorative Arts

Author : Gordon Campbell
ISBN : 9780195189483
Genre : Art
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts covers thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western culture. With over 1,000 entries, as well as hundreds drawn from the 34-volume Dictionary of Art, this topical collection is a valuable resource for those interested in the history, practice, and mechanics of the decorative arts. Accompanied by almost 100 color and more than 500 black and white illustrations, the 1,290 pages of this title include hundreds of entries on artists and craftsmen, the qualities and historic uses of materials, as well as concise definitions on art forms and style. Explore the works of Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, and the Wiener Wekstatte, or delve into the history of Navajo blankets and wing chairs in thousands of entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms.
Category: Art

Encyclopedia Of Furniture Making

Author : Ernest Joyce
ISBN : 0806971428
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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An illustrated reference guide to furniture making, including material characteristics and properties, necessary equipment, techniques, and tips on component construction, veneering, marquetry and inlaying.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Regency Furniture 1795 1830

Author : Margaret Jourdain
ISBN : CORNELL:31924014064277
Genre : Furniture
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Category: Furniture

French Furniture

Author : Carle Dreyfus
ISBN : UCBK:C056114694
Genre : Furniture
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Category: Furniture