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Thom Filicia Style

by Thom Filicia

 

"I'm a democratic design snob. I see it as my mission to help stamp out boring, unimaginative interiors. But I also love people, having fun, and what I do for a living. I think a fabulously styled place is...


Sundials: History, Theory, and Practice

by René R.J. Rohr

Masterly account of long and colorful history of sundials, with practical instructions for building your own. Formulae, rare dials, mottoes, and much more. 104 figures. 51 plates.


A Manual of Historic Ornament

by Richard Glazier

Hundreds of detailed illustrations depict painted pilasters from Pompeii, early Gothic stone carvings, a detail from a stained glass window in Canterbury Cathedral, more. Over 700 black-and-white illustrations,...


Wrought Iron and Its Decorative Use

by Maxwell Ayrton & Arnold Silcock

Superb treasury presents an informative survey of wrought iron throughout England with illustrations of gates, railings, screens, and other elaborately rendered works. 239 black-and-white illustrations.


Victorian Architectural Details: Designs for Over 700 Stairs, Mantels, Doors, Windows, Cornices, Porches, and Other Decorative Elemen

by A. J. Bicknell & Co.

Hundreds of rare illustrations depict wide range of design alternatives for prospective homeowners of the late 19th century. The emphasis is on architectural details — from cornices and dormer windows to piazzas...


Houses of Mexico: Origins and Traditions

by Verna Cook Shipway & Warren Shipway

This book delves into the roots of the bold yet elegant Mexican style, illustrated with many photographs from Spain and Portugal reflecting the Moorish influence. In addition to coverage of the architecture...


Visual Merchandising: Mirror and soul of a point of sale

by Gianfranco Giacoma-caire

Visual Merchandising is a technical manual that has more than 400 photos and 100 drawings. It speaks about the aesthetic aspects to set a window shop and the internal visual in a store. Analyse the psychological...


Design with Japanese Obi

by Diane Wiltshire & Ann Wiltshire

Japanese Obi or "sashes" are colorful pieces of fabric that can be used to great effect in interior decorating as well as traditional Japanese dress.

In Design with Japanese Obi, the authors present the obi as...


Decorative Sketches

by René Binet

At the turn of the 20th century, artists and craftsmen throughout Europe and America were profoundly affected by a new art style that took its inspiration from nature. Generally referred to as Art Nouveau, the...


The House in Good Taste

by Elsie de Wolfe

"Good taste can be developed in anyone, just as surely as good manners are possible to anyone. And good taste is as necessary as good manners," declared Elsie de Wolfe, the "first lady" of American interior...


Art Nouveau Architecture

by R. Beauclair & M. J. Gradl

"These beautiful plates feature wonderful aspects of this revolutionary architecture including grand staircases, wrought iron balconies, ornate mantels, and intricate storefronts. Bright colours, floral and...


Juan O'Gorman

by Catherine Nixon Cooke

To create the "Confluence of Civilizations" mural commissioned for the 1968 World's Fair in San Antonio, Texas, Juan O'Gorman collected natural stones from all over Mexico—twelve colors in all—field stones...


Paula Deen's Savannah Style

by Paula Deen & Brandon Branch

With its lush gardens, stately town houses, and sprawling plantations, Savannah is the epitome of old Southern style, and who better to give you the grand tour than Paula Deen, the city’s most famous resident...


The Decoration of Houses

by Edith Wharton & Ogden Codman

Thousands of books on interior design have come and gone since the 1897 publication of this pioneering manual, but The Decoration of Houses remains, thanks to the insightful and inspiring advice of its co-authors....