Decorative Arts

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POSTCARDS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST SOCIAL NETWORK

Written by Pyne, Lydia
A global exploration of postcards as artifacts at the intersection of history, science, technology, art, and culture. Postcards are usually associated with banal holiday pleasantries, but they are made possible by sophisticated industries and institutions, from printers to postal services.
December 27, 2021 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 256 Pages |
$40.00
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PICTORIAL SILKS: CHINESE TEXTILES FROM THE UMAG COLLECTION

A beautiful showcase of silks from the Qing dynasty to the mid-twentieth century. Prized by Chinese and foreign merchants as an essential commodity along a vast trade network, silk served multiple roles throughout the ancient world: as fabric for garments, as a form of currency and method of tax payment, and as a medium and subject matter for artists and the literati.
May 17, 2021 | PB | Hku Museum and Art Gallery |
$25.00
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GLOBAL LUXURY IN RENAISSANCE VENICE

Written by Tsoumis, Karine
A beautiful introduction to one of Venice's greatest craft products, maiolica pottery. Maiolica in Renaissance Veniceoffers an unprecedented exploration of maiolica in the Serenissima.
October 20, 2021 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 200 Pages |
$45.00
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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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SOCIAL FABRICS: INSCRIBED TEXTILES FROM MEDIEVAL EGYPTIAN TOMBS

Exploring prize textiles known as tiraz, whose meaning and materiality illuminate the interwoven communities of the medieval Islamic world Social Fabrics looks at tiraz--highly prized textiles enhanced with woven, embroidered, or painted inscriptions in Arabic--to trace the structure of medieval Egyptian society during a transformative period.
February 22, 2022 | Paperback | Harvard Art Museums | 176 Pages |
$45.00
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SHEILA HICKS: WEAVING AS METAPHOR

"I found my voice and my footing in my small work.
September 18, 2021 | Hardcover | Bard Center |
$100.00
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TUDOR TEXTILES

Written by Lynn, Eleri
A detailed study of Tudor textiles, highlighting their extravagant beauty and their impact on the royal court, fashion, and taste At the Tudor Court, textiles were ubiquitous in decor and ceremony. Tapestries, embroideries, carpets, and hangings were more highly esteemed than paintings and other forms of decorative art.
September 14, 2021 | PB | Yale University Press |
$35.00
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ENGLISH MEDIEVAL EMBROIDERY: OPUS ANGLICANUM

An introduction to the design, production and use of luxury embroideries in medieval England (c. 1200-1530) In medieval Europe, embroidered textiles were indispensable symbols of wealth and power. Owing to their quality, complexity and magnificence, English embroideries enjoyed international demand and can be traced in Continental sources as opus anglicanum (English work).
September 14, 2021 | PB | Yale University Press |
$35.00
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GIFTS FROM THE FIRE: AMERICAN CERAMICS, 1880-1950

Written by Eidelberg, Martin
This illustrated history highlights the diversity and innovation of American ceramics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as artists responded to historical precedents and emerging modernist styles around the world Between the early 1880s and the early 1950s, pioneering American artists drew upon the rich traditions and recent innovations of European and Asian ceramic
November 30, 2021 | Hardcover | Metropolitan Museum of Art New York | 256 Pages |
$65.00
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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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