Decorative Arts

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BREAKING OUT OF TRADITION: JAPANESE LACQUER 1890-1950

Breaking out of Tradition traces the pioneering developments in lacquer art at the beginning of the twentieth century in Japan. The lacquer artists of that time adopted a critical and creative approach to centuries-old traditions, experimenting with innovative techniques and new materials--and thereby also provided new stimuli for Western art.
August 20, 2020 | Paperback | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 220 Pages |
$45.00
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MODERN KYOTO PATTERN

Written by 誠士·並木
The arrival and further development of machine printing in Japan made mass production possible in the field of textiles. In Kyoto, in particular, the period up to the 1970s was when the creation and production of a broad spectrum of new designs that incorporated traditional Japanese motifs, pop culture, and many other influences occurred.
January 1, 2020 | Paperback | 青幻舎 |
$23.50
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GUIDE TO JAPANESE KATAGAMI DESIGNS

Written by 加茂瑞穂
Katagami stencils are made by treating handmade Japanese paper with fermented persimmon tannin and are carved in a stunning variety of designs, which are mainly used for dyeing kimono fabric. This book includes around 180 examples selected from a collection held by Kyotech, whose predecessor company, founded in 1933, was the largest producer and seller of katagami in Kyoto.
April 20, 2020 | | 青幻舎 | 335 Pages |
$23.50
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REPOSSI

The first book to explore the visual identity and legacy of influential Italian jeweler Repossi across four generations
July 5, 2022 | Hardcover | Steidl | 232 Pages |
$75.00
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ITALIAN OLIVE OIL TINS 1860-1960: GUATELLI COLLECTION

Written by Lauria, Daniela
Gorgeous and rare tin designs for olive oil, from a preeminent collection
October 6, 2020 | Hardcover | Silvana Editoriale | 192 Pages |
$45.00
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PICASSO: THE CHALLENGE OF CERAMICS

Key ceramic works by Picasso alongside the ancient pottery that inspired him
October 6, 2020 | Paperback | Silvana Editoriale | 160 Pages |
$35.00
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SPACE FANTASIES 1:1: R.F. COLLECTION

This limited-edition collection of space exploration toys--from shuttles to space dogs--taps into the nostalgia and imagination of 20th-century science fiction
September 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Vitra Design Museum | 296 Pages |
$215.00
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SHAPES FROM OUTTA NOWHERE: TOWARDS ABSTRACTION IN CLAY 1890-2018: THE ROBERT A. ELLISON JR. COLLECTION

Written by Spinozzi, Adrienne
Adventures in abstract ceramics, from George E. Ohr and Ken Price to Kathy Butterly
February 23, 2021 | Hardcover | August Editions | 272 Pages |
$69.95
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V&A PATTERN: WILLIAM MORRIS

Written by Linda, Parry
A source of inspiration for designers from William Morris to Alexander McQueen, the V&A holds over three million designs for textiles, decorations, wallpapers and prints.
October 27, 2020 | Hardcover | Victoria & Albert Museum | 80 Pages |
$11.95
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TRUE COLORS: WORLD MASTERS OF NATURAL DYES AND PIGMENTS

Written by Recker, Keith
True Colors is about artists who create color from natural materials and about the historical importance and environmental sustainability of this practice. Deep conversations with 26 artisans from every part of the globe reveal their wisdom, traditions, and know-how--and suggest that we ignore what they know at our peril.
April 1, 2020 | Paperback | Schiffer Craft | 252 Pages |
$36.95

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