Cultural Revolution Posters & Memorabilia
Hardcover ISBN: 0764322362
The Cultural Revolution in China was a time of upheaval and change. Millions of lives were disrupted and much effort was spent by the government and the Party to "reeducate" the populace through a great propaganda campaign. Posters, ceramic statues, Red Books, pins, and a myriad of other means were designed to get the message across.Now, after the opening of China to the West, these things are finding their way into the collector's market. In this remarkable volume, the history of an era and the material culture that it generated are shown in over 450 color images. They include 180 posters that set the tone as art and as propaganda. The iconography of the posters was used to rally the people around the programs and personalities of the Maoist regime. In addition there are hundreds of ceramic statues, "Little Red Books," awards, ration coupons, wall hangings, prints, and many other objects included that promoted the Cultural Revolution and sought to influence the Chinese people. For graphic artists, collectors, and Sino-historians, these items have growing importance. With its concise and informative history and beautiful color illustrations, this book provides an introductory guide to the meaning and value of a variety of the most common posters and artifacts to be found in markets in China and the West, along with brief explanations of their historical background and their current value.
Fifty Hats That Changed the World
Hardcover ISBN: 1840915692
FiftyHatsThatChangedtheWorld lists the top 50 hats and headwear that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From Monomakh's Cap, an early fifteenth century Russian crown to Franc Fernandez's modern-day 2010 Helmet Headpiece, the book explores the designs that have turned heads over the years and the impact they've had on the fashion and design world.
Forks Knives & Spoons
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0517588285
Full-color photographs provide a close-up look at richly varied Victorian flatware and silverware, in a study that includes tips on the care of these valuable collectibles, the art of setting a table, the uses of the various utensils, and more. 25,000 first printing.
813 Colorful, Wonderful Dinner Plates
Hardcover ISBN: 1579654126
A globe-trotting, century-hopping celebration of dishes As every great hostess knows, the right dinner plates bring design, color, and drama to the table and elevate an ordinary meal into something special. Dish is a visual celebration of these everyday pieces of art that have been the objects of desire of kings, queens, brides, chefs, and hostesses for centuries.From the first wooden trenchers of the Middle Ages to the seventeenth-century China trade, from twentieth-century designer wares to the colorful melamine plates so widely available today, more than 800 plates are on display here. With insightful descriptions and an expert's knowledge, author Shax Riegler makes the case that the dinner plate is so much more than just a vessel to deliver food; it's a piece of art to be admired.These are plates created by storied masters such as Spode and Wedgwood, modernists like Russel Wright and Homer Laughlin, and even today's contemporary designers like Vera Wang and Diane von Furstenberg. Dish shows them in full color with large photographs, detail shots, and even back-of-the-plate photos, delivering a feast for the eyes for obsessive fans and casual admirers alike.With a timeline of plate highlights in history, sidebars showcasing the most popular designers, and a list of the top 100 patterns of all time, Dish will leave readers looking at the common dinner plate in a whole new way.
The Complete Masters of the Poster
All 256 Color Plates from Les Maitred De L'Affiche
Paperback ISBN: 0486263096
The most famous artistic compilation ever made of the great age of the poster, featuring works by Cheret, Steinlen, Toulouse-Lautrec, nearly 100 other artists. One poster per page.