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  • Double Your Money in Antiquesby George Grotz

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00

    Popular antiques expert George Grotz reveals how to make real money in the antiques trade--must reading for every collector, auction-goer, and flea-market fanatic. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Design im Alltagby Gert Selle

    Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 15.47

    Diese und weitere Produkte (darunter ein weißer DINA4- Bogen, die Frankfurter Küche, der Volksempfänger, der VW-Käfer und das Handy) stellt Gert Selle in 18 Porträts vor. Er schildert die Umstände ihrer Erfindung und Produktion, den kulturhistorischen Kontext sowie die Aufnahme bei den Konsumenten und in der Öffentlichkeit. Dabei geht er davon aus,... more...

  • Responding to Chaosby David N Buck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.95

    A celebration of a unique culture and its experience of design, this sensitive text is a timely examination of Japanese design at the start of a new century. The country's economic boom in the 1980s produced a surge of interest in land and building, and consequently in design in all its forms. From restaurant interiors to products, from private housing... more...

  • Mingei: Japan's Enduring Folk Artsby Amaury Saint-Gilles

    Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 14.95

    This book introduces 16 exquisite and interesting folk-art items, describing their origins, showing how they are made and used, and relating the background of myth and folklore associated with each. Illustrated with many line drawings and color photographs, Mingei offers readers a concise and informative introduction to a rich and varied artistic... more...

  • Modernism in Designby Paul Greenhalgh

    Reaktion Books 1997; US$ 39.00

    Ten new and important essays on design cover Modernism's fortunes in Germany, Italy, Sweden, Britain, Spain, Belgium and the USA; they range in subject matter from world fairs and everyday domestic objects to American West coast architecture and French and Italian furniture.With essays by Tim Benton, Gillian Naylor, Penny Sparke, Wendy Kaplan, Clive... more...

  • Dutch Designby Mienke Simon Thomas

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 35.00

    Mienke Simon Thomas details the groundbreaking accomplishments and popular products of Dutch design in Dutch Design Culture. more...

  • Antiquing For Dummiesby Ron Zoglin; Deborah Shouse

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    “This is a fun and painless way to give yourself a firm grounding in the wide wonderful world of antiques and collectibles.” Kyle Husfloen, Managing Editor, Antique Trader Weekly and Antique Trader’s Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide Do you love to poke around estate sales and antique shops, but can’t tell the difference... more...

  • Sensuous Surfacesby Jonathan Hay

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 63.00

    With Sensuous Surfaces , Jonathan Hay offers one of the most richly illustrated and in-depth introductions to the decorative arts of Ming and Qing dynasty China to date. Examining an immense number of works, he explores the materials and techniques, as well as the effects of patronage and taste, that together have formed a loose system of informal... more...

  • Warman's Modernism Furniture and Acessoriesby Noah Fleisher

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 24.99

    The cool designs, sleek lines and fashion-forward forms of the open and optimistic feel of the modernism furniture and design is as reflective of attitude as it is ingenuity. The enthusiasm and boundless hope of post-War 1950s America, not unlike our country's current eagerness for a shot of optimism, is represented in the pages of this beautifully... more...

  • Antiques 101by Frank Farmer Loomis IV

    F+W Media 2005; US$ 14.99

    Master Antique Styles Painlessly Not sure how to tell Chippendale from Queen Anne, or Art Deco from Art Nouveau? Learn the easy way with the author's entertaining style. Frank Farmer Loomis IV is an expert communicator who knows how to engage students with anecdotes and humor. If you're looking for clear, simple explanations rather than unpronounceable... more...