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- 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
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface: John Shearer: Lost and Found Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Part I. John Shearer and His Furniture Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 Chapter 1. Who Was John Shearer? Chapter 7 Chapter 2. Inlay and Inscriptions-Reflections of Loyalism, Heritage and Style Chapter 8 Chapter 3. Observations on John Shearer's Work... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00
"Like a walk along a quiet forest rail, reading this book provides opportunity after opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of trees and the things that come from them." - Henry Petroski, author of The Pencil and The Evolution of Useful Things 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.... 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...
- 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...