Decorative Arts

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MAKERS WARE: CERAMIC, WOOD AND GLASS FOR THE TABLETOP

Written by Shaoqiang, Wang
An understated tome, Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers in this volume deftly hone clay, wood and glass with great respect for natural forms and the elemental properties of the materials themselves.
June 1, 2017 | Paperback | Gingko Press | 176 Pages |
$29.95
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NUBIAN GOLD: ANCIENT JEWELRY FROM EGYPT AND SUDAN

Written by Markowitz, Yvonne J
The fabled land of Nubia, whose very name means 'gold, ' was famous in ancient times for its supplies of precious metal, exotic material, and intricate craftsmanship. Many of the adornments made in Nubia are masterpieces of the jeweler's art-marvels of design and construction rivaling, and often surpassing, adornments made in Egypt and the rest of the ancient Mediterranean world.
August 3, 2017 | Hardcover | American University in Cairo Press | 224 Pages |
$59.95
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ORIENTAL RUGS: AN ILLUSTRATED LEXICON OF MOTIFS, MATERIALS, AND ORIGINS

Written by Stone, Peter F
This monumental reference work--long awaited by collectors and scholars--fills an important gap in the available literature on oriental rugs.
November 19, 2013 | Hardcover | Tuttle Publishing |
$49.95
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KIMONO DESIGN: AN INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES AND PATTERNS

Written by Nitanai, Keiko
Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns uses hundreds of photographs and a wealth of information on colors, fabrics and embellishments to paint a portrait of Japanese culture, art and thought.
May 16, 2017 | Paperback | Tuttle Publishing | 304 Pages |
$19.95
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GREAT MASTERS OF DECORATIVE ART: BURNE-JONES, MORRIS, AND CRANE

Written by Crane, Walter
This superb hardcover volume -- upgraded with color plates -- celebrates the work of three legendary Victorian-era artists: Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Walter Crane. Each is spotlighted in separate sections filled with magnificent illustrations and an insightful text that explores their philosophies and methods.
May 17, 2017 | Hardcover | Calla Editions | 128 Pages |
$35.00
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TEABOWL: EAST AND WEST

Written by Kemske, Bonnie
The teabowl has become an iconic ceramic form in recent years. Having travelled from the East, where it was an inherent part of the Japanese tea ceremony, it has evolved and adapted to become something very different in the West.
August 24, 2017 | Hardcover | Bloomsbury Academic | 160 Pages |
$48.00
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SUN AND MOON

Part of everyday life, yet rich in symbolic meaning, renderings of the sun and the moon are present in all folk and tribal art traditions of India. They are always in relationship with each other. Agrarian societies keep track of time by referring to markers in the seasonal variations of the sun, moon, and the planets.
August 15, 2017 | Hardcover | Tara Books | 28 Pages |
$39.95
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NEWS FROM NOWHERE: A FACSIMILE EDITION

Written by Morris, William
One fateful day narrator William Guest falls asleep after returning from a Socialist League meeting and awakes to find himself years in the future. This world is a socialist pastoral paradise in which capitalism, private property, and industry have been overthrown and where people live in equality and contentment.
May 9, 2017 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson | 324 Pages |
$45.00
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TOYBOX TIME MACHINE: A CATALOG OF THE COOLEST TOYS NEVER MADE

Written by Baumann, Marty
Recapture an innocent era of boundless commercial creativity in a beautifully illustrated tome featuring some of the greatest toys NEVER made (but wouldn't your world have been a better place if they had been?).
June 20, 2017 | Hardcover | IDW Publishing | 160 Pages |
$29.99
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FLORAL PATTERNS & TEXTURES.: POPS A PORTER

This pattern colection has been developed as a useful working tool and a source of inspiration for graphic, textile and interior design professionals and students. The book includes bold, eye-catching coloured classic vintage designs. All designs in vector format are included in the CD-ROM or can be downloaded.
May 2, 2017 | Paperback | Promopress | 120 Pages |
$24.95

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