Decorative Arts

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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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DIAMONDS: THEIR HISTORY, SOURCES, QUALITIES AND BENEFITS

Written by Newman, Renee
The beauty and sparkle and mystique of diamonds is unmatched by that of any other gem in the world. Since early times, diamonds have been treasured as good luck charms, remarkable tools and status symbols and have been worn, collected and presented as lavish gifts. Today, diamonds remain among the most sought-after gemstones and continue to hold their value through good times and bad.
October 19, 2021 | Hardcover | Firefly Books | 272 Pages |
$49.95
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FUNDAMENTALS OF PRINTED TEXTILE DESIGN

Written by Russell, Alex
In this essential introduction to contemporary printed textile design, designer and educator Alex Russell explores creative and commercial studio practice, including: - developing sophisticated skills with image and colour- how to make effective use of context in your work
October 21, 2021 | Paperback | Bloomsbury Visual Arts | 208 Pages |
$39.95
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TIFFANY JEWELRY BOOK

Written by Applewood Books
A beautifully reproduction of the historic Tiffany Studios jewelry design book housed in the Morse Museum. In the early 1900s, Meta Katherine Overbeck worked at Tiffany Studios in New York City for over thirty years and was head of the enamel and jewelry department until 1933. Throughout the years, She built her design book, a carefully assembled thirty-six page masterpiece.
November 15, 2021 | Hardcover | Applewood Books |
$49.95
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FAYOUM POTTERY: CERAMIC ARTS AND CRAFTS IN AN EGYPTIAN OASIS

Written by Hewison, R Neil
Lavishly illustrated with over 150 full-color photographs of unique designs and rare methods, providing an in-depth look at the pottery produced in the Fayoum The Fayoum, a broad, fertile depression in Egypt's Western Desert, known for its great salt lake, its rich green fields, and its unique pharaonic and Greco-Roman remains, is also home to three very different centers of pottery
December 21, 2021 | Hardcover | American University in Cairo Press |
$45.00
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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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RADICAL POTTER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOSIAH WEDGWOOD

Written by Hunt, Tristram
From one of Britain's leading historians and the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, a scintillating biography of Josiah Wedgwood, the celebrated eighteenth-century potter, entrepreneur, and abolitionist Wedgwood pottery, such as the celebrated blue of Jasperware, is famous worldwide.
October 26, 2021 | Hardcover | Metropolitan Books |
$29.99
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ECO COLOUR: BOTANICAL DYES FOR BEAUTIFUL TEXTILES

Written by Flint, India
Now in paperback, an expert, highly accessible and achievable handbook of ecologically sustainable plant dye methods using renewable resources Internationally renowned dyer and artist India Flint draws on her years of experience and experimentation in natural dyeing techniques to present an expert, highly accessible and achievable handbook of ecologically sustainable plant dye methods using r
December 7, 2021 | Paperback | Murdoch Books | 240 Pages |
$41.99
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BOOK OF LOOMS: A HISTORY OF THE HANDLOOM FROM ANCIENT TIMES TO THE PRESENT

Written by Broudy, Eric
A heavily illustrated classic on the evolution of the handloom. The handloom--often no more than a bundle of sticks and a few lengths of cordage--has been known to almost all cultures for thousands of years. Eric Broudy places the wide variety of handlooms in their historical context. What influenced their development? How did they travel from one geographic area to another?
September 29, 2021 | Paperback | Brandeis University Press | 176 Pages |
$35.00

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