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Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture

by Patricia Graham

This Japanese design book presents the arts, aesthetics and culture of Japan with over 160 stunning color photos and extensive historical and cultural commentary .

The Japanese sensibility often possesses an...


Giovanni Pintori. The Stark Tension between Flair and Discretion.

by Massimiliano Musina

Giovanni Pintori (Tresnuraghes 1912–Milan 1999) was one of the best-known, widely admired and respected Italian designers worldwide. The winner of sought-after international awards, he designed impressive...


Art Deco

by Victoria Charles & Klaus  Carl

Art Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises. Forgetting...


Yacht design

by Massimo Paperini

“Yacht Design, Interior and Superstructures” confirms the interest of young architects, engineers and designers in boat design, a subject always in need of new ideas, new design solutions and a new approach....


Treasury of Art Nouveau Design & Ornament

by Carol Belanger Grafton

577 authentic Art Nouveau designs ranging in size from full-page illustrations to borders, headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Designs include florals, landscapes, and figures, from artists such as Klimt,...


Metalwork for Craftsmen

by Emil F. Kronquist

Illustrations and detailed instructions for 55 projects. Information on tools and processes, and over 60 other plates.


3200 Old-Time Cuts and Ornaments

by Blanche Cirker

Royalty-free pictures from 1909 French typography catalog: plants, animals, religious motifs, music, carriages, boats, sports, furniture, clothing; plus borders, banners, wreaths, and other ornaments. Over 3,200...


2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs

by H. Roessing

Masterfully executed designs in reproductions of two rare catalogs: ornamental borders, corners and frames with intricate floral and foliated patterns, architectural ornaments and design elements, religious...


Japanese Design Motifs

by Matsuya Company

Definitive catalogue of Japanese heraldic crests featuring almost unlimited variety of plant, animal, bird, and geometric forms, from "wild goose" to "folding fan" to "mountain and mist," each with dozens of...


Handbook of Ornament

by Franz Sales Meyer

This excellent collection of historic decorative ornament contains 3,000 examples ranging from the cultures of the Greeks and Romans through the Victorians: chairs, thrones, crowns, heraldic emblems, altars,...


Fantastic Gothic and Renaissance Ornament

by Rudolf Berliner

Beasts of myth and legend, writhing foliage, dancing symbols of fate — this spectacular compendium of 15th- and 18th-century designs features 127 black-and-white illustrations from the far corners of the imagination....


Fantastic Ornament: 110 Designs and Motifs

by Michel Liénard

Swirling with gargoyles, devils, dragons, griffins, and other haunting figures, this otherworldly assortment features illustrations from a rare 19th-century volume: cartouches, frames, doors, trophies, cabinets,...


North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

by Pamela Stanley-Millner

Weave belts, headbands, and sashes and decorate handbags, vests, blouses, and other garments with authentic Native American motifs. 73 charts for bead weaving, 12 full-size patterns for appliqué. Complete instructions...


Native American Beadwork

by William C. Orchard

Classic study offers well-illustrated look at a variety of beadwork methods and their results. Photos include baskets and bowls, necklaces, robes, cradles, and other items. 31 halftones. 136 figures.


Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them

by Margaret Greger

Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions show how to create more than 50 awesome, airborne objects — everything from simple bag kites to Vietnamese, Snake, Dutch, Dragon, Bullet, Delta, and Flowform flyers....


Old-Fashioned Ribbon Trimmings and Flowers

by Mary Brooks Picken

Fold and sew ribbon strips into daisies, grape clusters, rosebuds, dahlias, violets, much more. Over 30 projects. Illustrations and simple instructions.


Egg Decoration

by Susan Byrd

How to select, empty, mark, cut, hinge, paint, sand, and apply decoupage, plus 8 progressively more complex projects: Christmas tree ornament, jewel box, musical bell, 5 more. Full instructions. 80 illustrations....


Jewelry Making and Design

by Augustus F. Rose & Antonio Cirino

Professional secrets of jewelry making are revealed in a thorough, practical guide. Over 200 illustrations.


The Art Nouveau Style: A Comprehensive Guide with 264 Illustrations

by Stephan Tschudi Madsen

Absorbing, exceptionally detailed study examines early trends, posters, and book illustrations, stylistic influences in architecture; furniture, jewelry, and other applied arts; plus perceptive discussions of...


Designs and Patterns for Embroiderers and Craftspeople

by William Briggs & Co. & Marion Nichols

Over 500 royalty-free motifs reproduced from finest Victorian source, classified according to type. Wide variety of flowers, greenery, sprays, butterflies, owls, insects, more. Large and small motifs as well...