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An Introduction to Antique Household Clocks

by Fred W. Burgess

This antiquarian volume contains a concise yet detailed introduction to antique household clocks, with information on the inner workings and machinations of clocks, their external and decorative characteristics,...


The Animator's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Animation

by Francis Glebas

First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Art of Katahdin

by David Little

Katahdin has been called Maine’s greatest treasure. In addition to the outdoor and sporting tradition that surrounds it, there is a distinct tradition of art. For more than a hundred years, some of the most...


The Civil War in 50 Objects

by New-York Historical Society, Harold Holzer & Eric Foner

The American companion to A History of the World in 100 Objects, a fresh, visual perspective on the Civil War

From a soldier’s diary with the pencil still attached to John Brown’s pike, the Emancipation Proclamation,...


Museographs The Sioux: Dakota, Lakota, Nakota

by Caron Lazar

Amid the armed conflict and broken treaty signings of nineteenth-century America, the highly successful horse culture of the plains, the Sioux Indians clutched to their way of life. Composed of three major groups...


Lest We Forget: Masterpieces of Patriotic Jewelry and Military Decorations

by Judith Price

Lest We Forget serves as a tribute to our men and women in service both past and present. It derives its title from the poem “Recessional” by Rudyard Kipling, often used as a tribute in war memorials, while...


Collecting Ladies: Women Botanical Illustrators and Ferdinand von Mueller

by Penny Olsen

Around 1870, Ferdinand von Mueller, the greatest Australian botanist of the nineteenth century, began to advertise in several newspapers across Australia for 'lady' plant collectors. This was at a time when...


Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France

by Christine A. Jones

Shapely Bodies is the first study of the politics behind the making of porcelain’s fashionable image in eighteenth-century France.


Postcard Collector

by Barbara Andrews

An exciting overview of the manufacturers, design and subject matter used in 19th and 20th century American postcards.


The Stick Soldiers

by Hugh Martin & Cornelius Eady

Iraq war veteran's Poulin Prize–winning debut poetry collection explores war, masculinity, and return to civilian life. Introduction by Cornelius Eady.


Chinese Carpets and Rugs

by Adolf Hackmack

This guide to chinese rugs is a classic work of art history and of enormous importance to collectors, artists and casual readers alike.

First published in the famous rug-making city of Tientsin more than fifty...


Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages: A Review of its Characteristics, Decoration, Folklore, and Symbolism

by Stanley Charles Nott

This classic guide to Chinese jade is of great interest to art collectors and casual readers alike.

First published in 1936 and since then a collector's item of increasing rarity, Chinese Jade Throughout the...


Contemporary Netsuke

by Miriam Kinsey

Contemporary Netsuke is an in-depth study of Japanese netsuke—miniature sculptures that are favorites of collectors and artists.

In this unusual and engaging Japanese art book the author traces the historical...


Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java

by Inger McCabe Elliot & Brian Brake

Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java is richly illustrated with color plates of the finest antique and contemporary batik from thirty museums and private collections around the world.

From the royal courts of Yogyakarta...


The Samurai Sword: A Handbook

by John M. Yumoto

The samurai sword: a symbol of the spirit of old Japan, it embodies the samurai's steel discipline, unswerving devotion and peerless skill. With its creation, a feat of craftsmanship passed down by generations...


India's Special Forces- History and Future of Special Forces

by P C Katoch & Saikat Datta

Employment till now of our nascent Special Forces have been analyzed including whether our Special Forces have actually been employed or used as Special Forces or primarily used in counter insurgency operations...


Shadow of the Sword: A Marine's Journey of War, Heroism, and Redemption

by Jeremiah Workman & John Bruning

Awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry under fire, Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is one of the Marine Corps’ best-known contemporary combat veterans. In this searing and inspiring memoir, he tells an unforgettable...


Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes Volume 1: Volume 1: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures

by Walt Stanchfield & Don Hahn

Discover the lessons that helped bring about a new golden age of Disney animation!

Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator...


Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll

by Alan Scott Pate

Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll features over 250 unique photographs as well as extensive commentary and background history.

Japanese dolls (ningyo) have played an important role in Japanese art and culture...


Batik: From the Courts of Java and Sumatra

by Rudolf G. Smend, Brigitte Khan Majlis & Harmen C. Veldhuisen

With beautiful full-color Batik cloths and extensive historical and cultural commentary, Batik: From the Courts of Java and Sumatra is a fundamental work in the field of Indonesian art and culture.

Batik occupies...