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  • Claesson Koivisto Runeby Paola Antonelli; Mark Isitt; Ake E. Lindman; Johan Fowelin

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 76.95

    Like Scandinavian masters before them Claesson Koivisto Rune practice both architecture and design. The architectural projects in this monograph include private houses and interiors from Europe to North and South America, as well as larger buildings like the Sfera Building Culture House in Kyoto, Japan. more...

  • Antikes erzählenby Anna Heinze; Albert Schirrmeister; Julia Weitbrecht

    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...

  • Austere Luminosity of Chinese Classical Furnitureby Sarah Handler

    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...

  • Craftsman of the Cumberlandsby Michael Owen Jones

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Why do people consider aesthetic qualities as well as utilitarian ones in the making of everyday objects? Why do they maintain traditions? What is the nature of their creative process? These are some of the larger questions addressed by Michael Owen Jones in his book on craftsmen in the Cumberland Mountains of eastern Kentucky. Concentrating on the... more...

  • Furniture Designby Jim Postell

    Wiley 2012; US$ 80.00

    The comprehensive guide to furniture design— expanded and updated Furniture designers draw on a range of knowledge and disciplines to create their work. From history to theory to technology, Furniture Design offers a comprehensive survey of the essential craft- and practice-related aspects of furniture design. Generously illustrated... more...

  • The Furniture of John Shearer, 1790-1820by Elizabeth A. Davison

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 99.99

    A full-color catalog and in-depth examination of the distinctive furniture made by pro-British carpenter and joiner John Shearer, one of the most accomplished furniture makers of the post-Revolutionary period. This publication is co-sponsored by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem, the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum,... more...

  • Chinese Furnitureby Karen Mazurkewich; A. Chester Ong

    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...

  • Woodby Harvey Green

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 14.99

    A rich, authoritative look at a material that plays an essential role in human culture Wood has been a central part of human life throughout the world for thousands of years. In an intoxicating mix of science, history, and practical information, historian and woodworker Harvey Green considers this vital material's place on the planet. What makes... more...