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The Decoration of Houses
Edith Wharton, Ogden Codman Jr.

Rizzoli, 2007

Edith Wharton's The Decoration of Houses is an invaluable reference, one of the classic works on interior decoration, and a testament to the enduring style of one of America's greatest writers. Written in collaboration with celebrated American architect Ogden Codman, Jr., Wharton's first book is a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design, moving from historical traditions to the distinctive styles ...


500 Cake & Cupcake Decorations: The Only Cake & Cupcake Decorating Compendium You'll Ever Need
Amanda Rawlins and Caroline Deasy

Sellers Publishing, Inc., 2013

Have you ever stood at a bakery window wondering how that cake was decorated? Wonder no more! 500 Cake & Cupcake Decorations will teach you all you need to know to begin creating your own works of art, from novelty animals to dainty flowers. Full-color, clear and simple step-by-step instructions will guide even the beginner through the process of making special cakes that will bring a smile to every child and adult. From whimsical to gorgeous, ...


Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa
Hans Silvester

Thames & Hudson, 2009

The scene of tribal conflicts and guerrilla incursions, Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is also home to fascinating rites and traditions that have survived for thousands of years. The nomadic people who inhabit the valley share a gift for body painting and elaborate adornments borrowed from nature, and Hans Silvester has captured the results in a series of photographs made over the course of numerous trips. 160 color photographs


Interior Design and Decoration
Stanley Abercrombie, Sherrill Whiton

Pearson, 2006

Addressing interior design and decoration from the ancients to the moderns, this text describes the dominant influences of fashion design and focuses on the close relationship between interior design and the architecture of our times.   With the Sixth Edition of Interior Design and Decoration , Stanley Abercrombie continues the revival of this time-tested and well-respected text—first published in 1937—to make it meet the needs of ...


Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration
Mario Buatta, Emily Evans Eerdmans

Rizzoli, 2013

The eagerly anticipated first monograph to celebrate the fifty-years-and-counting career of decorating legend Mario Buatta. Influenced by the understated elegance of Colefax and Fowler and the doyenne of exuberant American decor, Sister Parish, Buatta reinvented the English Country House style stateside for clients such as Henry Ford II, Barbara Walters, Malcolm Forbes, and Mariah Carey, and for Blair House, the President’s guest quarters. ...


Table Decoration with Fruits and Vegetables
Angkana and Alex Neumayer

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2010

The art of fruit and vegetable carving has its roots in Asia, but today the creation of edible decorations is popular worldwide. Learn to create remarkable decorations for the table and garnishes for glasses and plates. Many tips, 440 color photos, patterns, and practical, step-by-step directions guide you through little works of art that are easy to produce. Carve a flower, shape a fish, a bell, the sun and moon. You will be adding light ...


Decoration Day

Samhain Publishing, Ltd., 2014

Welcome to Innsboro. We’ve been waiting for you. To Reverend David Stanley, the small town of Innsboro, Tennessee, seems heaven sent, appearing out of a fog on a secluded mountain road. When he hears the town needs a preacher for its annual Decoration Day service, it’s as if God himself called him to duty here. But as Decoration Day draws near, David begins to wonder about Innsboro. It doesn’t appear on any map. It lacks any ...


Stephen Sills: Decoration
Stephen Sills

Rizzoli, 2013

The first book to focus on the solo residential work of the visionary interior decorator Stephen Sills. Simultaneously classical and modern, Stephen Sills’s design work is a dialogue between past and present. Filled with luxurious fabrics, furnishings from across centuries, and unusual finishes, his work is polished, seemingly effortless, and quietly rich, with a muted color palette that serves as a brilliant foil for modern art. In this ...


The Drawing Room: English Country House Decoration
Jeremy Musson

Rizzoli, 2014

A highly detailed look at the most accomplished English country house interiors, exemplifying English decorating at its best. The English drawing room, a formal place within a house of status where family and honored guests could retire from the more public arena, is one of the most important rooms in an English country house, and thus great attention has been paid to preserving the decoration of this most elegant of spaces: the center of life ...


English Decoration: Timeless Inspiration for the Contemporary Home
Ben Pentreath

Ryland Peters & Small, 2012

In English Decoration, London-based architectural and interior designer Ben Pentreath presents a major new survey of the best of the English style. Eighteen homes, many of which have never been previously photographed, provide the source material for his wide-ranging investigation of this classic look. The houses include Ben's own homes in London and West Dorset, alongside those of Earls and artists, writers and architects, book designers and ...


Colefax & Fowler: The Best in English Interior Decoration
Chester Jones

Bulfinch Press, 2000

"Chintz in glorious faded colours, curtains meticulously swagged, fringed and tasselled, the most comfortable upholstery and expertly applied paint finishes, all set in timeless interiors and discreetly lit to show off beautiful antiques and paintings. These are the hallmarks of the style developed by Colefax & Fowler in the post-war years and currently more fashionable than ever. This informative and fascinatingly anecdotal book tells the ...


A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times ...
George Cameron Stone

Dover Publications, 1999

Widely considered the classic book in the field, George Cameron Stone's A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times is an indispensable resource and reference tool for anyone interested in arms and armor. Originally published in 1934, it remains an essential guide to the field. To describe the worldwide range and variety of weaponry, Stone drew upon the more than 4,000 items in his ...


Designing Patterns: For Decoration, Fashion and Graphics
Lotta Kuhlhorn

Gestalten, 2014

In this practical handbook, Scandinavian expert Lotta Kuhlhorn explains the ins and outs of how to design patterns --for everything from wallpaper to tea services. The included CD features templates for experimentation by beginners and professionals alike.


Artful Decoration
Andrew Fisher, Jeffry Weisman

The Monacelli Press, 2013

Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman delight in the unexpected. They revel in beautiful contradictions to create interiors that blend the exotic and the traditional and refresh classic ideas with handmade, whimsical details. Both designers contribute an essential element to every project: Andrew Fisher injects opulence and glamour, hand-decorating chandeliers with shells, crafting side tables with delicate branchlike bases, and choosing ornate ...


Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians
Alan Jabbour, Karen Singer Jabbour

The University of North Carolina Press, 2010

Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning a community cemetery, decorating it with flowers, holding a religious service in the cemetery, and having dinner on the ground. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil War celebrations that ultimately gave us our national Memorial Day. Little has been written about this tradition, but it is still observed widely throughout the Upland South, from North Carolina ...


Chocolate Decorations
Jean-Pierre Wybauw

Lannoo Publishers (Acc), 2007

Includes more than 100 chocolate decoration techniques and instructions A perfect source book of ideas Few people know the name Jean-Pierre Wybauw but he is nevertheless world-famous as 'Mr Chocolate,' the lead teacher from Barry-Callebaut, the top world supplier of industrial chocolate to the confection and food service industries. They also produce chocolate for consumers. Wybauw travels the world giving courses to chocolate ...


Herbs: Gardens, Decorations and Recipes
Emelie Tolley, Chris Mead

Clarkson Potter, 1985

The first glorious full-color life-style book about gardening, decorating, and cooking with herbs. More than 450 full-color illustrations and 25 black-and-white illustrations.


Stylish Kids' Parties: Recipes and Decorations for 12 Festive Occasions
Kelly Lyden

KP Craft, 2014

You're invited! Your favorite party hostess, Kelly Lyden, makes it a snap to plan, design and execute festive kids' parties that wow adults and thrill little ones! Filled with 12 creative and colorful party ideas, Stylish Kids' Parties shows you how to confidently tackle party preparation by using color palettes and themes that carry through--from invitations and decorations to party favors and treats. Complete with DIY tips, recipes, ...


Living in Style: A Guide to Historic Decoration and Ornament
Oliver Garnett

National Trust, 2003


An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: From Pompeii to Art Nouveau
Mario Praz

Thames & Hudson, 1981

“This prize book on the subject of domestic decoration . . . enchantingly informs us about the evolution of taste and comfort.” — Art & Auction The appeal of this extraordinary book lies in its rapt obsession with the details of the domestic interior, borne out in a wonderfully rich collection of pictures. These charming paintings and watercolors, mostly dating from 1770 to 1860 and coming from all over Europe, Russia, and America, ...



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