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Cool Colors for Modern Living
Cool Colors for Modern Living
Paperback      ISBN: 1844005232

Tricia Guild is the queen of color. Her new palette of calmer, cooler colors is in perfect harmony with a contemporary lifestyle. Divided into chapters based on color groups, White Hot demonstrates the application of this new range of subtle hues in a selection of homes in urban and rural settings, deconstructing each room to explain the choices made. White Hot aims to show how to develop a personalised color palette to use at home, to bring more passion, beauty and individuality into your life.

Poster Collection 04: Hors-Sol-Poster Actions in Switzerland
Poster Collection 04
Hors-Sol-Poster Actions in Switzerland
Paperback      ISBN: 3907078543
Phobia: An Art Deco Graphic Masterpiece
Phobia
An Art Deco Graphic Masterpiece
Paperback      ISBN: 0486470326

A leader in promoting the Art Deco style in advertising art and book illustration, John Vassos undertook his most personal and ambitious work in this 1931 volume. Its twenty-four gripping images represent visceral depictions of common fears--the dread of heights, open and enclosed spaces, the dark, and the menace lurking behind other everyday situations. Doctors and the general public alike hailed Phobia as a masterpiece of psychological insight.
Vassos's creations exercised a profound influence on subsequent artists. His use of the hard-edged draughtsman's line, a technique that endows these images with their distinctive Art Deco character, is among his original contributions to the style. This edition features faithful reproductions of illustrations made from the original gouaches employing advanced printing techniques unknown in the 1920s and '30s. The result, superior in quality to the original publication, offers an outstanding opportunity to appreciate an innovative artist's classic work.

This Green House: Home Improvements for the Eco-Smart, the Thrifty, and the Do-It-Yourselfer
This Green House
Home Improvements for the Eco-Smart, the Thrifty, and the Do-It-Yourselfer
Paperback      ISBN: 158479786x

Just the thought of "going green" can make you feel blue. Trying to live sustainably sounds like a whole lot of work and a whole lot of deprivation. Well, Josh Piven aims to both shrink your carbon footprint and soothe your eco-anxiety. In a guidebook that's as funny as it is practical, Piven shows you how to green every room of the house--and have a good time doing it. Projects range from the playful (raising trout in your swimming pool) all the way to big-time, serious home alterations (installing a root cellar) that will have your neighbors green with envy. Don't fret if you're not a natural wrench-turner: Most of Piven's suggestions are inexpensive, totally approachable, and accompanied by clear illustrations. This Green House is likely to be the most entertaining homeowner's manual you've ever used.

Summer Colors
Summer Colors
by Unknown
Italian    Paperback      ISBN: 888641658x
How to Be the Best Bubblewriter in the World Ever!
How to Be the Best Bubblewriter in the World Ever!
Paperback      ISBN: 1856697614
How to Be the Best Bubblewriter in the World, Ever , shows you how to create your own hand-drawnletters. The book contains over 70 alphabets, inspired by everything from hairy monsters to butterflies, insects to ice cream. Each double-page spread contains both the alphabet and an illustration that brings it to life. This book is designed to stimulate the creative minds of children of all ages.
Dare to Repair: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home
Dare to Repair
A Do-It-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060959843

This is NOT your father's home repair book

And it's not your husband's, your brother's, your boyfriend's, or the guy's next door. Dare to Repair is a do-it-herself book for every woman who would rather be self-reliant than rely on a super or contractor.

No matter the depth of your pockets or the size of your home, a toilet will get clogged, a circuit breaker will trip, and a smoke detector will stop working. It's up to you how you'll deal with them -- live in denial, pay the piper, or get real and do it yourself.

Dare to Repair demystifies these home repairs by providing information that other books leave out.

In Dare to Repair, you'll learn how to:

  • Take the plunge -- from fixing a leaky faucet to cleaning the gutters.
  • Lighten up -- from removing a broken light bulb to installing a dimmer switch.
  • Keep your cool -- from maintaining a refrigerator's gasket to changing the rotation of a ceiling fan.
  • Get a handle on it -- from replacing a doorknob to repairing a broken window.
  • Play it safe -- from planning a fire escape route to installing a smoke detector.

Filled with detailed illustrations, Dare to Repair provides even the most repair-challenged woman with the ability to successfully fix things around the home. Once you start, you won't want to stop.

A Token of My Affection: Greeting Cards and American Business Culture
A Token of My Affection
Greeting Cards and American Business Culture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0231118783

Each year in the United States, millions of mass-produced greeting cards proclaim their occasional messages: "For My Loving Daughter," "On the Occasion of Your Marriage," and "It's a Boy " For more than 150 years, greeting cards have tapped into and organized a shared language of love, affection, and kinship, becoming an integral part of American life and culture. Contemporary incarnations of these emotional transactions performed through small bits of decorated paper are often dismissed as vacuous clich s employing worn-out stereotypes. Nevertheless, the relationship of greeting cards to systems of material production is well worth studying and understanding, for the modern greeting card is the product of an industry whose values and aims seem to contradict the sentiments that most cards express. In fact, greeting cards articulate shifting forms of love and affiliation experienced by people whose lives have been shaped by the major economic changes of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A Token of My Affection shows in fascinating detail how the evolution of the greeting card reveals the fundamental power of economic organization to enable and constrain experiences of longing, status, desire, social connectedness, and love and to structure and partially determine the most private, internal, and intimate of feelings.

Beautifully illustrated, A Token of My Affection follows the development of the modern greeting card industry from the 1840s, as a way of recovering that most elusive of things--the emotional subjectivity of another age. Barry Shank charts the evolution of the greeting card from an afterthought to a traditional printing and stationery business in the mid-nineteenth century to a multibillion-dollar industry a hundred years later. He explains what an industry devoted to emotional sincerity means for the lives of all Americans. Blending archival research in business history with a study of surviving artifacts and a literary analysis of a broad range of relevant texts and primary sources, Shank demonstrates the power of business to affect love and the ability of love to find its way in the marketplace of consumer society.
Poster Persuasion: Poster Auctions International Xxxvi
Poster Persuasion
Poster Auctions International Xxxvi
Hardcover      ISBN: 1929530218
J.E.H. Macdonald, Designer: An Anthology of Graphic Design, Illustration and Lettering
J.E.H. Macdonald, Designer
An Anthology of Graphic Design, Illustration and Lettering
Hardcover      ISBN: 0886293049

The design work of Group of Seven painter J.E.H. MacDonald was not only central to his personal artistic development, but inseparable from the graphic design industry in Toronto from the 1890s to the 1930s: the golden age of book and magazine illustration. This connection has been largely overshadowed by his painting. Now this splendid book, tracing MacDonald's involvement with fine printing, book design and commercial art, raises the profile of graphic design as a formative influence in Canadian visual culture.