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Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia
By Walker Art Center
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9781935963097, isbn: 1935963090,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
Hippie Modernism examines the art, architecture and design of the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s. The catalogue surveys the radical experiments that challenged societal norms while proposing new kinds of technological, ecological and political utopia. It includes the counter-design proposals of Victor Papanek and the anti-design polemics of Global Tools; the radical architectural visions of Archigram, Superstudio, Haus-Rucker-Co and ONYX; the installations of Ken Isaacs, Joan

The Arts of Ornamental Geometry: A Persian Compendium on Similar and Complementary Interlocking Figures: A Volume Commemorating Alpay Özdural (Studies ... to Muqarnas) (English and Persian Edition)
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ean: 9789004301962, isbn: 9004301968,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews
This collective study focuses on a unique undated anonymous primary source on ornamental geometry featuring geometrical constructions and textual instructions in Persian. The chapters interpreting this fascinating medieval source are followed by a facsimile, transcription, English translation, and supplementary drawings..

Do Not Disturb
By Brand: Abbeville Press
SKU: #711036648-0789201135
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sku: 711036648-0789201135, ean: 9780789201133, isbn: 0789201135,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews
Gianni Versace's unbridled enthusiasm for the baroque finds new expression in Do Not Disturb, his playful peek behind the closed doors of the Versace homes. Versace's Garden of Eden is found at home - be that a stuccoed Ottocento pavilion fronting the Lago di Como, a sumptuous home office in the center of the fashion capital, or an Art Deco pile in South Beach. Versace's Adam and Eve might well be Sylvester Stallone and Claudia Schiffer, modestly shielding themselves from our view with a

American Art Deco: Architecture and Regionalism
By W. W. Norton & Company
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mpn: 9780393019704, ean: 9780393019704, isbn: 0393019705,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews
A lavishly illustrated survey of American Art Deco architecture. Art deco architecture flourished in large cities and small towns throughout America in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the best examples office buildings, movie theaters, hotels, and churches are still in use. Deco architects, artists, and designers drew on European styles but were most committed to a style that grew organically, as they saw it, from their native soil. Two themes bound Deco buildings and their decorative schemes

Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections
By Random House
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mpn: 9780307715982, ean: 9780307715982, isbn: 0307715981,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
Black and white décor is at once dramatic and understated, modern and classic, apparent in the work of iconic designers such as Dorothy Draper and Madeleine Castaing but just as present in design today. And the inspiration is all around us—from nature (a zebra’s stripes, tree trunks rising from drifts of snow) to old Hollywood movies and fashion to black-and-white photography and patterns we encounter in our everyday lives (crossword puzzles and the pages of our favorite novels). In Black

The Grammar of Ornament
By Brand: DK ADULT
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ean: 9780789476463, isbn: 0789476460,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
An excellent resource for artists, designers, architects, craftspeople, or anyone interested in the decorative arts. First published in 1856, The Grammar of Ornament remains a design classic. Its inspiration came from the pioneering architect and designer Owen Jones. His observations of decorative art on his extensive travels in Europe and the Near East were employed to improve the poor quality of Western design. His goal was to change the Victorian habit of mixing elements from a wide variety

Casa Yucatan
By Brand: Gibbs Smith, Publisher
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ean: 9781586850333, isbn: 1586850334,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
$39.95 hardcover 1-58685-033-4 8 x 11 in, 192 pp, 235 Color Photographs, Rights: W, Design The Yucatan has undergone a remarkable restoration renaissance of late: ancient pyramids now share the dense jungle landscape with revived haciendas, and colonial homes boasting high-beamed ceilings and cool tile floors posture amidst elegant plazas and renovated nineteenth-century mansions. A dazzling photographic journey, Casa Yucatan focuses on architectural elements, water spaces, and open-air living

Michael S. Smith: Elements of Style
By Rizzoli
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ean: 9780847827626, isbn: 0847827623,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews
Acclaimed designer Michael Smith has earned a reputation as the thinking celebrity's decorator, with a client list that includes Cindy Crawford, Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Pairing lush interiors with dynamic insider advice, Michael Smith's Elements of Style beautifully captures the essential building blocks of good interior design. Smith covers in depth the most common decorating decisions everyone faces: working with color, selecting the right paint,

Plants and Their Application to Ornament: A Nineteenth-Century Design Primer
By Chronicle Books
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mpn: 9780811861458, ean: 9780811861458, isbn: 0811861457,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
Elegant botanical illustrations from the classic 1897 design book Plants and Their Application to Ornament arereproduced in this lavish collection. Sure to delight artists, designers, and fans of the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau styles, this gorgeous volume features flowering plants depicted as realistic natural history-style illustrations and stylized images demonstrating plant-based design motifs used on textiles, wallpapers, and more. Published in association with the Museum of Fine Arts,

Moorish Architecture (Taschen 25th Anniversary Series)
By Taschen
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ean: 9783822831038, isbn: 3822831034,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
Spain owes its special historical position in Europe very largely to his intensive encounter with the Orient. In the summer of 710, a small force under the command of a Berber named Taî f ibn Mâ lik landed to the west of Gibraltar. The Islamic armies that followed in its wake succeeded in conquering large areas of Spain within a short span of years. The conquerors gave the country the name of ''''al-andalus.'''' Thus began a period of cultural permeation that was to last for

John Barman Interior Design
By The Monacelli Press
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mpn: 225 illustrations, ean: 9781580934176, isbn: 158093417X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 142 reviews
The long-awaited first monograph from the AD100 New York City and Miami-based interior designer recognized for his considerable knowledge of 20th-century design, furniture, and art.   From demolishing walls in favor of a floor-to-ceiling, canary-yellow sliding door that opens two rooms to one spectacular Miami Beach view, to adding a sense of translucency to a regal 19th-century Upper East Side townhouse by dividing interior rooms with steel-framed glass doors, John Barman demonstrates in

Wreaths for All Seasons
By Gibbs Smith
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ean: 9781423624875, isbn: 1423624874,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
”James has a command of garden and interior design.” ―Southern Living James T. Farmer III is all about the “elegant gardening lifestyle,” using the bounty from your landscape, cutting gardens, fruit trees and farmers markets to enrich your home and table. In this book, James inspires us with wreath creations for a grand entrance in any season, for the church altar, or for over the mantel. Whether winding greenery onto a wreath form with your own hands and florist’s wire, or

Indian Interiors (Interiors (Taschen))
By Taschen
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sku: BOGMONS-0309, ean: 9783822870761, isbn: 3822870765,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
Residences as rich and eclectic as the landscapes that surround them The sights, smells and sounds of India draw legions of travellers every year in awe of the changing terrain and countryside, but to truly experience the range and diversity of this huge country one needs to gaze into the many, spectacular residences, as rich and eclectic as the landscape that surrounds them. Indian Interiors provides a longing glimpse into these exotic abodes. India's visual culture is ruled by bright colours,

North Shore Chicago: Houses of the Lakefront Suburbs, 1890-1940 (Suburban Domestic Architecture Series)
By Acanthus Pr Llc
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ean: 9780926494268, isbn: 0926494260,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews
Illustrated with over 350 duotone photographs and floor plans, many published here for the first time, North Shore Chicago recounts the stories of Chicago s great industrial and merchant families including the Armours, Donnelleys, and McCormics and their creative interaction with both the region s leading architects David Adler, Daniel Burnham, Howard Van Doren Shaw, and Frank Lloyd Wright and their national counterparts Delano & Aldrich, Harrie Lindeberg, and Charles Platt. Their collaboration

For the Love of Old: Living with Chipped, Frayed, Tarnished, Faded, Tattered, Worn and Weathered Things That Bring Comfort, Character and Joy to the Places We Call Home (Rizzoli Classics)
By Rizzoli International Publications
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mpn: 9780847849789, ean: 9780847849789, isbn: 0847849783,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews
This stunning volume focuses on the qualities of the old things in our homes (the patina of an old table, pewter dulled by age, old floorboards that creak) and how to live with and incorporate them into our personal aesthetic. Divided into chapters by the qualities of old—peeling, dried, tarnished, faded, chipped, frayed, rusty, and mossy—this unique book not only pays tribute to furniture, textiles, china, silver and other accessories with these qualities but also shows us how best to

The History and Design of New York City Streetlights, Past and Present
By Dorrance Pub Co
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ean: 9781480925755, isbn: 1480925756,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
Streetlights. They may seem commonplace, repetitive, simple structures seen spaced along every street. They may seem mundane, more remarkable in their absence than in their presence. But have you ever stopped to think about where they came from and what life must have been like before them? Has it ever occurred to you what a massive undertaking it must have been to go from no streetlights whatsoever to their present ubiquity? Robert Mulero is obsessed with streetlights, specifically those in

Main Street Windows: A Complete Guide to Disney's Whimsical Tributes
By Orchard Hill Press
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ean: 9780991295418, isbn: 0991295412,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews
As you walk down Main Street, U.S.A., have you ever looked up and wondered what the names on the windows mean? Although the tradition of honoring people with a window has been around since Disneyland's opening day, there has never been a comprehensive list of them all.... Until now. In this book, you'll find a complete guide to all of the whimsical tributes at every Magic Kingdom park throughout the world, complete with full color photos!

Private Lives in Renaissance Venice: Art, Architecture, and the Family
By Brand: Yale University Press
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ean: 9780300102369, isbn: 0300102364,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
This book offers an engaging and original perspective on the private lives and material culture of patrician families in sixteenth-century Venice. Distinguished art historian Patricia Fortini Brown takes us behind the elegant façades of grand palaces built along the Venetian canals and examines the roles of both fine and applied arts in family life as well as the public messages that these impressive homes conveyed.Illustrated with hundreds of varied and unusual images, the book provides a

202 Outstanding Modern Interior Designs
By Firefly Books
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mpn: 800 colour photos, ean: 9781770855700, isbn: 177085570X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews
202 Outstanding Modern Interior Designs is a lushly illustrated resource that will inform and inspire homeowners and designers. More than 800 full-color photographs of the world's most beautiful interiors showcase modern design at its very best. Good design integrates furnishings with architecture with function. The popular ''open plan'' designs that combine living room, dining room, kitchen, and home office create numerous challenges when it comes to combining practicality with decor and

Victorian Woodturnings and Woodwork (Dover Architecture)
By Dover Publications
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780486451145, isbn: 0486451143,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 150 reviews
Reproduced from a rare original, this 1893 catalog offers nearly 800 detailed and authentic illustrations of superior-quality woodturnings and woodwork. In addition to its conventional examples, it features varied and unusual models of the Victorian style, including stairs, stair railings and balusters, and newel posts; mantels; turned porch and veranda work; gables and window hoods; ventilators; rosettes and other wooden ornaments; and moldings and interior finish.An excellent guide for

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