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- 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 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- DK Publishing 2005; US$ 50.00
Whether you want to identify, date or evaluate your own pieces, Furniture is the only comprehensive, full-color reference guide for you. Judith Miller gives a global overview that spans the last 3,000 years of design, guaranteed to turn any amateur into a furniture buff. Furniture defines decorative motifs of key periods with over 3,500... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 85.00
JIM POSTELL is Professor in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He has taught design studio and seminar courses for thirty years and maintains an active design practice. He is the coauthor of Materiality and Interior Construction. more...