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Carpeting the millionsTotal Hits - 1094  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (21)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Carpeting the Millions: The Growth of Britain's Carpet Industry
ISBN: 0859760251   Date Published on 4/30/2006
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Carpets and Floor Coverings for Your Home Total Hits - 871  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The first part of this book 'inspires' the homeowners to choose the right carpet and other floor coverings for color and other factors, and part 2 describes the more practical matters related to laying, cleaning and caring for the materials. This is done in a well tried question and answer technique with beautiful pictures and informative captions.
ISBN: 1899163093   Date Published on 6/6/2006
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Carpets and Rugs of Europe and AmericaTotal Hits - 1334  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In this comprehensive volume, Sarah Sherrill examines Western carpet design and production from the Middle Ages to the present, in styles that range from magnificent palatial creations to delightful folk designs. With hundreds of dazzling illustrations, Sherrill's authoritative text includes chapters on Moorish weavers and the golden age of carpets in Spain; the exquisite carpets of the Savonnerie, Aubusson, and Beauvais in France; productions from Moorfields, Exeter, and Axminster in England; the intriguing but little-studied rugs of Eastern European countries; the charming and resourceful rugs of America; and an important chapter on modern designs that offers an extensive survey of rugs created by leading artists and architects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sherrill's stimulating text, based on years of research, brims with interesting new findings, not only on the history and design of these works, but also technological developments that had an often unrecognized effect on rug design and production.
ISBN: 1558593837   Date Published on 4/30/2006
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Carpets for the Home Total Hits - 867  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Whether one lives in a classic townhouse, country farmhouse, or urban apartment, choosing the right carpet can be a daunting prospect; this is the first book to guide the reader through the process. The selection of carpets featured in these pages includes both antique and contemporary Oriental, European, and American carpets. Over 200 photographs illustrate a broad range of inspired color schemes in different interiors with carpets of all sizes, to aid the carpet collector or homeowner in showcasing their treasures.

The authors discuss the various types of interiors for which carpets are intended, with focus on why and how the design, colors, and textures of specific carpets work with certain room settings. Imaginative ideas showing how carpets can be used to create a wide variety of design effects are included, such as Wild West rooms with Navajo rugs, stunning ethnic-style outdoor rooms with Turkoman flatweaves and Indian dhurries, rustic French farmhouses with cotton runners, Manhattan lofts with carpets used as wall hangings, country houses in Europe and America with floral Savonnerie carpets, and attractive staircases covered with Turkish kilims. There is also a discussion of the history of carpet display in the western domestic interior-- from the earliest export of Oriental rugs to Europe in the fifteenth century to the present day, the age of the designer carpet.

Detailed information is given about the typical characteristics of each type of carpet by geographical area, such as the weave, size, and use of traditional motifs. The book concludes with a glossary of terms, a useful list of further reading, practical information on care and repair, and an international directory of carpet dealers and museums with noteworthy carpet collections.
Amicia de Moubray writes a weekly column for Country Life. She is the author of Decorating with Pattern (1997). A former Senior Features Editor of Vogue (USA), she has also worked on The World of Interiors, H & G (USA), the Architects' Journal and as Shop and Design Editor of Harpers & Queen.

David Black has been a London Oriental carpet dealer since 1964. He has published eight books on carpets including Arts and Crafts Carpets, World Rugs and Carpets and Woven Gardens. His specialist interest lies in decorative carpets and tribal weavings.
 
This book is more then just a reference guide of carpets from around the world. It shows how carpets can be used in various interiors, from country houses to a city pied-a-terre. The authors go into detail about color, design, and texture and use actual interiors to show the many ways that carpets can be used. From the great rooms of Chatsworth, to staircases, entry halls, bedrooms in a small cottage, nothing is left to the imagination. Useful chapters include "Care & Repair" and an excellent international directory. There are also excellent examples of antique, traditional, and contemporary rugs from every part of the world as well as a good section on Kilms. This book is very useful for anyone who wants to get ideas about how to use and decorate with rugs, and more importantly WHICH rug is best for a particular setting.
ISBN: 0847822001   Date Published on 6/13/2006
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Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook (Motorbooks Workshop)Total Hits - 574  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This complete guide analyzes the thousands of options available and shows you how to choose the correct fastener for any application, whether it be racing, street performance or restoration. Plus important information on thread cutting, torque, material selection, inserts, panel fasteners and much more. Pub. 1990.
ISBN: 0879384069   Date Published on 7/12/2006
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Casa Florida : Spanish-Style Houses from Winter Park to Coral Gables Total Hits - 4599  |  Hits Today - 2 Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Florida’s architectural history can be traced to the Spanish colonial settlement of St. Augustine in the mid-16 century, while the state’s architectural development reached its mature stage in the 19th century. Casa Florida is an exuberant, full-color celebration of the enduring influence of Spanish architecture and design upon Florida’s resorts, private houses, and gardens.
Casa Florida explores the earliest influences of the Spanish style in the Sunshine State, its revival in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and its contemporary expression in architecture today, with a strong focus on the style’s unifying concept of fantasy and Florida’s unique tendency to inspire enraptured states of mind and spectacular built environments. Susan Sully provides colorful history and anecdotes that complement Steven Brooke’s magnificent full-color photography of the region’s signature style in examples representing the entire state and ranging from the charming to the splendid.
ISBN: 0847827038   Date Published on 5/31/2006
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Cath Kidston's In Print Total Hits - 4417  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Cath Kidston's cheerful approach to interior design has earned her international acclaim. Mixing the whimsical, the classic, and the nostalgic, she’s created a completely fresh, signature style using vintage fabrics and prints. In this lavishly illustrated book, she shows just how easy and invigorating it is to use colorful patterns throughout the home. Grouped by fabric type, each chapter showcases Cath's own choice of vintage and modern fabrics—from painterly florals and faded chintzes to cool abstracts and cozy patchworks. To help the reader achieve the look, she’s included sixty simple do-it-yourself projects such as curtains, cushion covers, pillowcases, laundry bags, and more. Throughout, Cath shares practical tips on how to incorporate vibrant patterns into existing interiors along with brilliant ways to bring vintage prints up-to-date. Separate sections outline where to find vintage fabrics, how to spot quality, and how to master basic sewing techniques. With page after colorful page of inspiration, Cath Kidston's In Print brims with bright ideas to create an inviting home positively blooming with color.
ISBN: 0811853586   Date Published on 5/19/2006
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Celebration and the Room Total Hits - 708  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Jack Kroll in Newsweek has called Harold Pinter "the most fascinating, enigmatic and accomplished dramatist in the English language." Since his first full-length play, The Birthday Party (1958), and continuing with The Homecoming (1965), Pinter has trained a sharp eye on the strange dynamics of modern family life. In his newest play, Celebration, he continues to examine the darker places of relationships. Celebration is an acerbic portrait of a sated culture choking on its own material success. Startling, full of black humor and wicked satire, Celebration displays a vivid zest for life. Also included in this volume is Pinter's classic play The Room
ISBN: 0802137083   Date Published on 9/6/2006
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Celebrity Bedroom Retreats: Professional Designers' Secrets for 40 Star BedroomsTotal Hits - 1051  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This beautiful style guide brings you into the homes of forty celebrities to reveal how each one worked with designers to transform a bedroom into a highly personalized sanctuary. The styles are as varied and unique as the starts themselves?from model Tyra Banks? colorful fabric-filled Moroccan chamber to singer Paula Abdul?s soothing candlelit hideaway and onto Cher?s medieval-gone-contemporary haven.
ISBN: 1592530605   Date Published on 11/20/2006
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Ceramic Tile (Quick Guide)Total Hits - 2302  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Shows you how to lay ceramic tile as quickly and efficiently as a professional. You will learn how to tile floors, walls, countertops, and tub and shower enclosures, as well as learn how to choose the proper tools and adhesives for the job. Each book in the Quick Guide Series has more than 190 two-color illustrations with easy-to-follow instructions.
ISBN: 1880029219   Date Published on 4/24/2006

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