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- 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...
- F+W Media 2014; US$ 22.99
Filled with more than 4,300 new color images, expert insight on everything from cherished classics to the latest trends, and vetted values throughout help to once again make the Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles the premiere reference in the field. For three decades, Antique Trader has been your trusted guide to the finest collections, the... more...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 76.95
Limited Edition is the new phenomenon in furniture design. With prototypes, one-offs and limited product lines, designers are making furniture objects outside of, and parallel to, the industrial manufacturing system. This book documents this new phenomenon in meticulous investigative essays and presents a fascinating collection of works. more...
- 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 problems. Nonetheless,... more...