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100 British Chairs

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: 100 British Chairs depicts a selection of chairs that date from several important periods in the history of British chair design. Presented in a roughly chronological sequence, the emphasis is on early (pre-1745) and late (post-1840) periods. The presentation is also thematic, and this more accurately represents the purpose of the book, which is to illustrate some of the key developments in…

Cappelletti Mara: Rolex: History, Icons and Record-Breaking Models

Скачать книгу (размер 769 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 152) Аннотация: The history of Rolex is inextricably linked to its founder Hans Wilsdorf, who took the first steps in the world of Swiss watchmaking as he dreamed about a timepiece that could be worn around the wrist. This experimental research led Rolex to achieve its highest goals in both technological innovation and in the use of the finest materials alone. Its models have been photographed on the wrists of…

Andrews John: Arts and Crafts Furniture

Скачать книгу (размер 1 666 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 328) Аннотация: The Arts and Crafts Movement produced some remarkable furniture. Its principal designers, though not all, were architects motivated by principles of good design and honest workmanship. The results varied from the sober oak austerity of Voysey and the rural perspectives of the Cotswold School, to the exuberant inlays of Ashbee and even Morris & Co. Written by a recognised authority on the subject,…

Lloyd Richard: Hockney: Printmaker

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: In 1954, a sixteen-year-old student at the Bradford College of Art opted to study lithography as part of the National Diploma in Design. His first effort, a small self-portrait printed only in a handful of impressions, marks the beginning of one of the longest and most diverse careers in modern printmaking. By turns traditional and groundbreaking, over six decades David Hockney has created…

Bartoli Damien: William Bouguereau: His Life and Works

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: William Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a highly important and influential French academic painter, this is an illustrated biography of his life and works.

Russian Decorative Arts

Скачать книгу (размер 1 523 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 300) Аннотация: Russia's last great Imperial celebration took place at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg with the lavish ball of 1913 celebrating 300 years of Romanov rule. The finest gowns, jewels, snuff boxes, porcelain and silver tableware of the Tsarist era were ostentatiously displayed then for the last time. The outbreak of World War I in 1914 and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 brought such flamboyance…

Austin Mutti-Mewse: I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood

Скачать книгу (размер 1 544 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 304) Аннотация: I Used to be in Pictures is a collection of unpublished correspondence between English born brothers, Austin and Howard Mutti-Mewse and some of the most celebrated and iconic film stars from the silent and 'golden' era of film-making. The brothers' foray into this glamorous world began with a simple fan letter to Lillian Gish, followed by another to Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. This gave rise to a…

Fochessati Matteo: Art Nouveau: Between Modernism and Romantic Nationalism

Скачать книгу (размер 605 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 120) Аннотация: Nurtured by the aesthetic-social critique undertaken by the British Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau contrasted the heaviness of mechanical production with the ingenious elegance of forms inspired by pure and alluring lines, based on plant forms. Enlivened by nostalgic fin de siecle decadence, the movement's unique style was built upon the transposition of industrial materials and techniques…

Bolsinger Markus: Design by Mercedes Benz

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: Mercedes-Benz has been making design history for over 120 years. No other brand has launched as many dream machines; many of them have become style icons. Superb photographs of exemplary motor cars provide a visual tour through the annals of automotive design — a tour that reveals the huge contribution of great stylists and designers.

Demeester Leen: Fashion Icons: Ashion Trends Throughout the Centuries

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: »The history of the corset proves that women have attached great importance to outward appearance and this since more than 2000 years. The corset was not a fashion item for the masses. The first flourishing period for the corset dates back to the Elizabethan and Spanish fashion between the 16th and 17th Century. The strict form of the corset went hand in hand with the fashion of the hoop skirt…

Goegebeur Kris: Fruity Pastry

Скачать книгу (размер 1 136 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 224) Аннотация: An apple is an apple...Or not? Kris Goegebeur shows that there is more to fruit than one would think. Whoever believes that there are only sweet apples, sour apples and apples to make apple sauce with, will be proven terribly wrong. And not only when it comes to apples; Pears, cherries, walnuts, plums and many more kinds of fruit are presented in their most versatile and seductive ways. All of…

Gultry: Italian Liberty Style

Скачать книгу (размер 600 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 119) Аннотация: The first volume in the series on Twentieth-Century Decorative and Applied Arts is dedicated to what is known in Italy as 'Stile Liberty', or Liberty style. Flowers, ribbons, garlands, dragonflies, butterflies and graceful young women dancing, followed by a host of curvilinear, sinuous and spiralling forms: this was Liberty, the new style that at the dawn of the twentieth century, by creating a…

Buruma Anna: Liberty and Co in the Fifties and Sixties: A Taste for Design

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: Over the years since its inception in 1875 as the Oriental Emporium, Liberty's has both been at the forefront of fashion and the decorative arts and has sat comfortably riding on its waves. Its history is at the heart of its image to the outside world. In the fifties, Liberty's tried to subvert this image, but subsequently embraced it wholeheartedly in the following decade. Liberty's beginnings…

Markus Bolsinger: Mercedes-Benz

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing has set new standards. It is best in class and increases the standing of the Mercedes — AMG brand, thanks to its charisma. Two years after the commercial launching of the contemporary legend, the roadster is added to the fascination SLS AMG cosmos. With the coupe, roadster, GT3, an e-cell, AMG has succeeded in creating a quartet of dream machines. The genes of…

Garabedian Anne: Reine Sammut: Mediterranean Cuisine

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: An authentic Provençal cooking class, from an authentic Provence cook. Twelve cooking classes, using twelve fresh products, creating menus with asparagus, cuttlefish, octopus & squid, purple artichoke, mussels, spices, zucchini, tomatoes, sardines, potatoes, cooking in foil, stuffings, and a menu for a special occasion Reine Sammut takes us into her kitchen and her living space, introduces…

Behnken Wolfgang: Segeln Exclusiv: The World of Superyachts

Скачать книгу (размер 1 462 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 288) Аннотация: In a multitude of exciting photos and numerous enlightening essays, 'Seglen Exclusiv: The World of Superyachts' unites the passion for sailing with fascination for design, sports and technology. This opulent volume takes the reader from the outside all the way into the very hearts of unique sailing yachts, tells the history of yachting, presents descriptions of most coveted yachting hotspots…

The Eye of the Photographer: The Story of Photography

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: At the end of 2011, the exhibition 'FoMu: the collection' opened. It presented an outstanding selection of works from the collections of the FotoMuseum Antwerp (FoMu) and, after years of relative invisibility, a wealth of objects finally gain the place in the museum that they deserve. An entire wing of the museum building is devoted to an impressive ensemble of masterpieces, interspersed with…

Gabr Shafik: The Shafik Gabr Collection

Скачать книгу (размер 2 421 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 476) Аннотация: Shafik Gabr started his collection of Orientalist art in 1993 by acquiring a painting by Ludwig Deutsch entitled Egyptian Priest Entering a Temple. His collection is today amongst the very few in the world to count such a large number of works by the famed Austrian artist as well as some of the finest examples of the greatest masters of Orientalism such as Jean-Léon Gérôme,…

Bradfield Geoffrey: A 21st Century Palace

Скачать книгу (размер 1 146 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 226) Аннотация: The new era of globalisation has brought with it a stunning new breed of palaces — modern-day residences built by connoisseurs whose exceptional taste and patronage are propelling art and architecture forward into the next great epoch. For more than 40 years, Geoffrey Bradfield has been creating exceptional residences around the world and in 'A 21st Century Palace' Bradfield documents one such…

Bowlt John E.: Encyclopedia of Russian Stage Design: 1880-1930

Скачать книгу (размер 2 543 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 500) Аннотация: Furthermore, through their daring inventions, Russian artists of the first thirty years of the 20th century transformed, profoundly and permanently, our perception of stage design — and hence of the theatre. They belonged to an extraordinarily creative generation of impresarios, dancers, actors, patrons, and critics who inspired or at least made a major contribution to the international…