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Frank Lloyd Wright's Stained Glass & Lightscreens Total Hits - 1357  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In captivating color photography and well-researched commentary, Tom Heinz captures the essence of Frank Lloyd Wright's genius and his fascination with the interplay of light and shadow in an exquisite representation of Frank Lloyd Wright's lighting treatments. Frank Lloyd Wright's Stained Glass & Lightscreens features not only Wright's iridescent stained glass but a sweeping range of his "lightscreens," Wright's term for his designs that capture the essence of both light and shadow. These screens were not intended to obscure the window view but to modify and focus it through framing. Wright's abstraction of patterns and geometry from nature--plants and flowers--resulted in imaginative stained-glass designs. While he is best known for his stained glass set in metal frames, he also created screens in cut wood, concrete, and terra-cotta.
ISBN: 1586858432   Date Published on 5/24/2006
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French by Design Total Hits - 1489  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The enduring appeal of French-country style spans the centuries, a gracious mingling of elegance and ease. After years of largely echoing the furniture, fabrics, and accessories linked with the region of Provence, these days French country is often far removed from the primitive images that hearken back to the early seventeenth century. Room by room, FRENCH BY DESIGN reveals the secrets to creating a contemporary French-country look, including textiles, furniture, floor coverings, window treatments, color palettes, wall treatments and lighting, thus allowing anyone to bring the look home.
ISBN: 0879059729   Date Published on 11/20/2006
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French Country Living Total Hits - 638  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Celebrating the distinctive decorative style inspired over many centuries by the French countryside. French Country Living is an invaluable resource for anyone who has ever longed to bring home a piece of France. Combining evocative photographs with elegant and illuminating text by Caroline Clifton-Mogg, the book argues that the familiar romantic landscape is still a vital part of France, and that the roots of most French people lie firmly in the rural way of life. The first part, The Elements, explores the ingredients that make up the whole: the subtle color palette of soft warm grays, cloudy pinks, and misty greens, the traditional materials, the furniture, and the textiles. Then there are the distinctive, often unchanging, objects and accessories, from ceramics to silver to pictures.

The second part. The Spaces, looks at the overall style. It begins at the heart of the French home, in the kitchen and dining area -- where wood, stone, and tiles are often combined in imaginative and practical ways -- before moving on to explore living rooms, halls and corridors, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as that most vital of country spaces, the terrace or "outdoor room." The book ends with an invaluable directory of resources. French Country Living distills the natural comfort and easy charm found in all aspects of French country style -- and in every room, from the kitchen to the bedroom -- showing how to translate the particular elements into your own setting, whether rustic or urban.

ISBN: 1841726028   Date Published on 9/2/2006
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French Touch, TheTotal Hits - 923  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Jan de Luz brings Southern French style to America in a bold way: he rescues antique French architectural elements and accessories from the countryside-mantels, farmhouse sinks, stone sentinels and fountains, even wooden spiral staircases-and brings them to America. Installed in their final American destinations, each piece stands as a stately, impressive, and lovely piece of art in a living room, kitchen, garden, or any room of the house. With luscious photography by Tom O'Neill, an extensive resource list, and chapters that include "Importing French culture to America," "Pieces that Transform," and "Hunting for the Rare," this book is destined to become a classic for Francophiles, antique collectors, and anyone who loves the feel of the old-world countryside.
ISBN: 1586853678   Date Published on 11/20/2006
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Fresco Painting for Home & Garden Total Hits - 227  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Try this ancient way to bring a blank wall to life! From a charming outdoor garden niche design to a wildlife tiger mural for your living-room wall, see how to use a wide range of techniques, from basic painting to trompe l'oeil, and from raised modeling to gilding. Using natural, time-tested ingredients such as lime putty, sand, and organic pigments, draw your inspiration from both classical and contemporary sources. The hundreds of detailed photos of each step will make your learning process easy. And the design choices will delight your imagination.
ISBN: 0715308386   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Fresh & Fabulous Painted Furniture Total Hits - 311  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Beautifully paint any piece of wood furniture and lend it a personal, handcrafted touch that will set it apart from other mass-produced versions. Whether it's stenciling, stamping, block-printing, decorative painting, or découpaging, the technique you want to use can be found among the 25 great-looking projects. No matter what your skill level, you can paint a twining ivy wall shelf, a garden window armoire, a flowers-and-sunshine chair, and a coat tree of many colors. A Selection of Doubleday's Australian Book Club and a Selection of BOMC's Country Book Club. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.
ISBN: 0806977973   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Fresh Paint: Fun & Easy Ways to Decorate Your Home Total Hits - 314  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
An inviting, illustrated guide on using paint to decorate and beautify any home, produced in junction with the successful PBS how-to series
-- The Fresh Paint series is carried on more than 100 PBS stations nationwide
-- Includes 110 color photos illustrating techniques and finished projects

Paint is both easy and cheap", explains paint enthusiast Glenwood Sherry. His complete guide for do-it-yourselfers takes readers by the hand, walking them step by step through the process of painting, whether they are putting a personal stamp of elegance on a custom-built dream home, renovating a fixer-upper, or simply giving a favorite room a fresh coat of paint.

Starting with the basics, Sherry explains how to choose tools and materials and prepare walls. Then he provides inspiring examples of affordablE, and doable ways of transforming a room or home, along with detailed instructions on all the most popular treatments, including sponging, stenciling, stamping, glazing, crackling, marbling, and other "faux stone" techniques. An interior decorator, architectural painter, and artist, Sherry offers dozens of "tricks of the trade", plus photographs that illustrate each step in the process and the gratifying end results.

Combining genial motivation to stop putting off that long-planned project, inspiration on dozens of ways to add personalized charm and character to the simplest room, and solid, hands-on information for novice and experienced painters alike, Fresh Paint leaves readers ready and able to work wonders with paint.

ISBN: 0912333421   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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From Desert and Oasis: Arts of the People of Central AsiaTotal Hits - 694  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This publication was created to accompany an exhibition at The Georgia Museum of Art. Guest curator George O'Bannon composed essays about the different creative styles of tribal groups in Central Asia. Pieces included in the exhibition were made mostly by nomadic people for everyday use. Urban artists designed the remainder of objects discussed in the publication. The book attempts to explore the cultural variety and significance of the exhibition.
ISBN: 0915977346   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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From Flea Market to Fabulous Total Hits - 415  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
With clear, visual instruction, this guide shows do-it-yourselfers how to select second-hand furniture pieces, fix them up, and turn them into beautiful decorative works.
ISBN: 1581800924   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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From Sign to Image: The Moroccan CarpetTotal Hits - 414  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This text is among the first to delve deeply into the little known history of Moroccan carpets. Among the revelations this book provides is the correction of the widely held belief that "no Moroccan or Tunisian carpets predates the 19th century". There are three sections covering the historical, technical and aesthetic significance of Morocco's carpet weaving heritage. The technical and aesthetic sections are the most exhaustive - the former covering the three main styles of carpets, and the latter exploring the various styles and thoughts that inspire the imagery of the carpets.
ISBN: 9981871044   Date Published on 4/29/2006

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