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- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00
The chair—you’re likely sitting in one right now. Yet, despite its common presence in offices, restaurants, and homes, we very rarely stop to think about the origins of the chair and its place in culture. After all, the human body is actually more suited to sitting on the ground than on a chair; and as a result, chairs often cause back... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 35.00
One hundred years ago Charles and Henry Greene developed a new and distinctive architectural and decorative style that blended Arts & Crafts and Asian influences with California sensibility and obsessive attention to detail. That innovative style is instantly recognizable today. "David Mathias, author of this richly personal appreciation of... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 24.99
The Shakers produced many incredible furniture objects that we continue to venerate today. For the woodworker the fascination is often rooted in the essential simplicity of the work. Interest in Shaker design is as strong today as it was when the first edition of this book was published in 1977, possibly stronger. This ongoing interest is the direct... more...
- F+W Media 2004; US$ 22.99
The Arts and Crafts Movement is probably known for the furniture that came from it. Indeed, many claim that the furniture from this period was the only truly great product of the era. Now, enthusiasts of this popular furniture style can follow the rise of the design movement from its beginnings in mid-19th century England to the major American manufacturers... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 60.00
Chinese Antiquities: An Introduction to the Art Market provides an essential guide to the growing market for Chinese antiquities, encompassing all sectors of the market, from Classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy to ceramics, jade, bronze and ritual sculpture. Aimed at current and aspiring collectors, investors and galleries interested in Chinese... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 49.95
The international market for antique Chinese furniture is booming, and masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chinese Furniture is a survey of these collectibles—from the very best hardwood pieces featured to standard softwood specimens still available on the Asian market. The book presents... more...
- DK Publishing 2005; US$ 50.00
Judith Miller''s Furniture Encyclopedia is for anyone interested in furniture. Whether you want to identify, date or evaluate your own pieces this is the only comprehensive, full-color reference guide for you. The global overview that spans the last 3,000 years of design will turn any amateur into a furniture buff. Defines decorative motifs of... more...
- F+W Media 2008; US$ 19.99
Antique Trader Furniture Price Guide examines all major styles of American and European furniture from the seventeenth century through the mid-twentieth century via a review of beds, benches, cradles, sofas, armories, and more, complete with furniture dating chart, price guide, and more than one thousand color photos. more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 75.00
Chinese classical furniture is esteemed throughout the world for its beauty, functionalism, and influence on contemporary design aesthetics. Sarah Handler's stunningly illustrated volume traces Chinese hardwood furniture from its earliest origins in the Shang dynasty (c. 1500 to c. 1050 B.C.) to the present. She offers a fascinating and poetic view... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00
How is the history of antiquity told, and what is the role of narrativity in transforming the image of antiquity? This volume addresses the highly charged intersection between experience, narrative, and history that may be apprehended when we consider the great diversity of narrative practices in literature, the visual arts, and historiography. Individual... more...