Decorative Arts

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VELVET ON MY MIND, VELVET ON MY LOOM: VELVET WEAVING PAST & PRESENT (REVISED)

Written by Landry, Wendy
For over one thousand years, velvet textiles were woven by hand with great ingenuity and artistry. This book recounts a transcontinental story of their development into one of the most beautiful, luxurious, and economically important products of the medieval and Renaissance periods, in constant demand at courts throughout Europe and Asia.
May 28, 2020 | Hardcover | Schiffer Publishing | 280 Pages |
$70.00
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FROM STORAGE TO STUDIO: THE CLAY STUDIO RESIDENT ARTISTS EXPLORE THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART COLLECTION

Written by The Clay Studio
What inspiration awaits within a museum? In this rare venture, a group of 14 Resident Artists from The Clay Studio worked with 7 curators to explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art's art storage vaults.This catalog--and its accompanying exhibition at The Clay Studio--reveals the thoughts, inspirations, and creative drive shared by the artists and curators.
October 28, 2019 | Hardcover | Schiffer Publishing | 112 Pages |
$34.99
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LISTRI. CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

Written by Paolucci, Antonio
The Wunderkammer, or "cabinet of curiosities," saw collectors gathering objects from many strands of artistic, scientific, and intellectual endeavor, in an ambitious attempt to encompass all of humankind's knowledge in a single room.
July 5, 2020 | Hardcover | Taschen | 356 Pages |
$150.00
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CHAUMET: BEHIND THE SCENES

A behind-the-scenes look at the prestigious French jeweler Maison Chaumet The history of the fine Parisian jeweler Chaumet has been entwined with that of France since Chaumet's founding in 1780, when it quickly became the official jeweler to Empress Josephine. Here, the incomparable savoir faire of Chaumet is showcased through a year in photographs taken behind the
March 17, 2020 | Hardcover | La Martiniere/Abrams | 192 Pages |
$60.00
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INSPIRING FASHION: TEXTILE REVOLUTIONS BY PREMI?RE VISION

Written by Bacrie, Lydia
How fashion becomes fashion: innovations in textiles The Premi.re Vision group has been a source of inspiration for fashion professionals the world over for 45 years, constantly inspiring and making sense of the latest trends.
March 10, 2020 | Hardcover | Skybox Press / Abrams | 240 Pages |
$55.00
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WATCHES: A GUIDE BY HODINKEE: A GUIDE BY HONDIKEE

Over a short ten-year time-span, Hodinkee has positioned itself as the preeminent and most distinguished destination for modern and vintage wristwatch enthusiasts. Exiting a career in finance, Ben Clymer decided to fuse his horological and writing passions in order to start a blog discussing everything from new products to vintage wristwatch auctions.
December 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Assouline | 300 Pages |
$95.00
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TREASURES OF THE CHINESE QING DYNASTY PALACE GLASS

Written by Guomiao, Zhong
Under the last imperial dynasty of China, the Great Qing, art and cultural innovation flourished. European missionaries revived the languishing glass industry in Guangzhou and developed the city into a new hub for glass making. The art form garnered the support of the Kangxi Emperor, and the Qing palace created glass workshops and a glass production plant.
February 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Unicorn Publishing Group | 240 Pages |
$60.00
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SHODDY: FROM DEVIL'S DUST TO THE RENAISSANCE OF RAGS

Written by Shell, Hanna Rose
The history of modern-day old clothes recycling begins with a thing called shoddy. Starting in the early 1800s, shoddy was the name given to a new material made from reclaimed wool, and to one of the earliest forms of industrial recycling. Old rags and leftover fabric clippings were ground to bits by a machine known as "the devil" and then re-used.
May 18, 2020 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 272 Pages |
$25.00
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CRAP: A HISTORY OF CHEAP STUFF IN AMERICA

Written by Woloson, Wendy A
Crap. We all have it. Filling drawers. Overflowing bins and baskets. Proudly displayed or stuffed in boxes in basements and garages. Big and small. Metal, fabric, and a whole lot of plastic. So much crap. Abundant cheap stuff is about as American as it gets. And it turns out these seemingly unimportant consumer goods offer unique insights into ourselves--our values and our desires.
June 12, 2020 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 416 Pages |
$29.99
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AFRICAN CERAMICS: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

A fresh look at ceramic production in Africa, examining form, decor and materiality
January 21, 2020 | Hardcover | Walther Konig Verlag | 448 Pages |
$65.00

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