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Art Deco Lighting (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Total Hits - 291  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Electrical lighting fixtures from the 1920s through 1940s reflect the popular taste for Art Deco styling in public, commercial, and home interiors. Beautiful color photographs of dramatic lights from theaters, important houses, great architects, and interior designers fill this stunning book, showing the great flair for which the period has become so famous. Fixtures shown include radio and accent lamps, boudoir lamps, wall sconces, ceiling fixtures, bridge lamps, torchieres, and smoking stands. Glass shades from the period are highly prized today for their diverse and exquisite designs. This book will be a constant reference for architects, designers, lighting collectors, dealers, and theater historians because it shows so many diverse examples, relates their specific details clearly, and includes values in todays competitive marketplace.
ISBN: 0764313576   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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Art Deco Stained Glass Pattern Book Total Hits - 974  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (22)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
91 designs for workable projects: abstract patterns in both straight-line and curve; men and women in characteristic 1920s garb; geometrically stylized birds, trees and animals; and more. Intermediate to advanced level. 60 plates.
ISBN: 0486235505   Date Published on 5/24/2006
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Art Nouveau Lampshades and MirrorsTotal Hits - 312  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Art Nouveau Lampshades and Mirrors
ISBN: 0864178492   Date Published on 9/19/2006
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Art Nouveau TilesTotal Hits - 1075  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
At the turn of the century, Art Nouveau-- characterized by richly ornamental, curvilinear design-- held sway as the international style in art, architecture, and decorative arts, including the production of tiles. This is the first book to examine Art Nouveau tiles from all over Europe as well as the United States, and an essential volume for the collector and interior designer, featuring 200 stunning color photographs of these ceramic treasures.

ISBN: 0847822273   Date Published on 11/5/2011
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Art of Outdoor Lighting: Landscapes with the Beauty of Lighting Total Hits - 873  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photography, The Art of Outdoor Lighting: Landscapes with the Beauty of Lighting offers inspiration and practical ideas for painting the outdoors with light.

--Presents more than 250 beautiful full-color photographs of spectacular outdoor spaces. --Features lighting ideas for a wide range of landscapes, from palatial estates to pool areas to rooftop decks. --Includes a section on lighting techniques for outdoor rooms for living and entertaining under the stars.

ISBN: 1564965740   Date Published on 4/26/2006
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Artists' Interiors : Creative Spaces, Inspired Living Total Hits - 576  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Every creative spirit whether painter, writer, sculptor, or designer craves inspirational settings in which to exercise his or her craft. The right physical space can conjure up the artistís muse, stir up new ideas, and ignite passion for one's work.

This unique volume is a celebration of the important relationship between artists and their environments. Written by a veteran photographer and editor, Artists' Interiors features intimate, visual profiles of international artists working in a range of mediums and disciplines. Get inside the stylish flat of jazzy Parisian painter Francoise Biver. Be amused by the fabulous, fanciful, phantasmagoric Luna Parc home of the New Jersey multimedia artist Ricky Boscarino. Be inspired by the San Francisco chic of Brazilian-born sculptor and painter Silvia Poloto.

Filled with beautiful photographs and inspirational insights from each artist's unique world, this is a book for every artistic spirit who wants to create a space for creating.

ISBN: 1564969525   Date Published on 7/11/2006
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Arts and Crafts CarpetsTotal Hits - 345  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Haslam's ( The Real World of the Surrealists ) attractively illustrated volume focuses on Britain's late-19th- and early-20th-century arts and crafts movement, highlighting prominent designers and styles of handmade carpets. Much of the text is devoted to William Morris, whose Hammersmith style incorporated Gothic floral motifs and Persian medallions, and C.F.A. Voysey, whose Donegal carpets' harmonious, glowing color schemes were influenced by work from Turkey. The production process is presented: we see the grids on which designers planned colors and patterns, as well as photos of the weavers, who completed an average of 25 hand-knotted rows, or two inches of carpet, per day. Quotes from turn-of-the-century artisans, writers and critics provide sometimes passionate opinions of handmade goods, mass production and floral vs. geometric imagery. Color and duotone photos of lush carpets in exhibitions and in the home enliven the text, making for a leisurely browse that is both informative and a treat for the eyes.
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ISBN: 0847813886   Date Published on 4/30/2006
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At Home With Color Total Hits - 593  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
We all have favourite colours that make us feel happy, comfortable, and relaxed. When it comes to decorating our home, these are the colours to which we turn. But there is more to successful decorating with colour than navigating our way through paint charts. The appearance of colour alters in changing light, in small or large spaces, in rooms with high and low ceilings, in interiors that are heavily or sparsely furnished. "At Home with Color" by Matthew and Grainne Dennison addresses all these issues and shows you how to achieve a stylish, cohesive look in every area of the home. In contemporary homes living spaces are arranged fluidly: one area flows into another in increasingly informal arrangements. "At Home with Color" reflects this trend, showing you how to use colour throughout your home, in spaces for entertaining or relaxing, in bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms.
ISBN: 1845971485   Date Published on 7/12/2006
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Atomic RanchTotal Hits - 1231  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (106)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II residential architecture in America. Mid-century ranches (1946-1970) range from the decidedly modern gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts in the San Francisco Bay area and butterfly wing houses in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so common throughout the United States.

ISBN: 1423600029   Date Published on 11/5/2011
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Attic, Basement, and Garage Conversion: A Do-It-Yourselfer's GuideTotal Hits - 366  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Attic, Basement, and Garage Conversion: A Do-It-Yourselfer's Guide
ISBN: 0830692711   Date Published on 9/2/2006

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