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DRAGONS & PAGODAS: A CELEBRATION OF CHINOISERIE

Written by Bertram, Aldous
A gorgeously illustrated survey of chinoiserie from the 18th century to today Chinoiserie is a term for Western art and design inspired by a largely invented vision of China. Marco Polo's sensational account of his visit to the exotic East in the 13th century sparked a fascination with China that reached a fever pitch in the 18th century and continues to this day.
September 21, 2021 | Hardcover | Vendome Press |
$60.00
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GRINLING GIBBONS AND THE ART OF CARVING

Written by Esterly, David
Reissued to mark 300 years since the death of Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), the greatest of decorative woodcarvers, this book reviews his work through the eyes of fellow carver, the late David Esterly Reissued to mark 300 years since the death of Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), this study views the work of the greatest of decorative woodcarvers from the perspective of a fel
November 2, 2021 | Hardcover | Victoria & Albert Museum | 224 Pages |
$50.00
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NEW GRAMMAR OF ORNAMENT

Written by Weil, Thomas
Updating Owen Jones' 1856 classic: the new standard typology of ornament, spanning centuries and cultures
December 28, 2021 | PB | Lars Muller Publishers |
$45.00
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WYVERN COLLECTION: MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ENAMELS AND OTHER WORKS OF ART

Written by Williamson, Paul
This is the fourth catalog devoted to the Wyvern Collection, an exceptional private collection of medieval and Renaissance art. Works of art in enamel are among the most attractive, colorful, and revealing objects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
December 7, 2021 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson |
$95.00
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V&A SOURCEBOOK OF PATTERN AND ORNAMENT

Written by Calver, Amelia
This richly illustrated, easy-to-navigate sourcebook of surface pattern and three-dimensional ornamentation presents more than one thousand historic and contemporary examples from around the world, each one succinctly identified and explained.
November 9, 2021 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson |
$50.00
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WILLIAM MORRIS

Written by Mason, Anna
William Morris's interests were wide-ranging: he was a poet, writer, political and social activist, conservationist, and businessman, as well as a brilliant and original designer and manufacturer. This book explores the balance between Morris's various spheres of activity, places his art in the context of its time, and examines his ongoing and far-reaching legacy.
November 30, 2021 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson |
$75.00
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LUXURY: A HISTORY

Written by Spalding, Jill
A sweeping history of luxury--from the pharaohs to the plutocrats--celebrating the quintessential role of opulence in human evolution
November 2, 2021 | Hardcover | Parameter Press |
$90.00
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CRAFT CULTURE IN EARLY MODERN JAPAN: MATERIALS, MAKERS, AND MASTERY

Written by Guth, Christine M E
Articles crafted from lacquer, silk, cotton, paper, ceramics, and iron were central to daily life in early modern Japan. They were powerful carriers of knowledge, sociality, and identity, and their facture was a matter of serious concern among makers and consumers alike. In this innovative study, Christine M. E.
November 9, 2021 | Hardcover | University of California Press |
$50.00
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ESSENSUALISM: THE CRAFT SPIRIT OF CONTEMPORARY CHINESE DESIGN

Written by Qiong Er, Jiang
This lavish and beautiful book celebrates the long and rich heritage of Chinese crafts and its increasing influence on Chinese contemporary design. Exploring the awakening craft spirit in contemporary Chinese design, it comprehensively introduces the pioneering and inspirational work of one of its leading proponents, Shang Xia.
May 3, 2022 | Hardcover | Laurence King | 512 Pages |
$85.00
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DECORS D'AMBASSADES: ART ET DIPLOMATIE FRANCAISE AU XXE SIECLE

Written by Dufour, Olivier
The design of French embassies presented in this book retrace a century of diplomacy and the influence of the French style abroad. They showcase the diplomatic role played by the decorative arts and, as a counterpoint, the enrichment of these through contact with other cultures.
April 5, 2021 | Hardcover | Norma Editions | 304 Pages |
$85.00

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