The Language of Ornament
Paperback ISBN: 0500203431
Ornament, the art of decorative patterning, includes some of the most spectacular creations of human imagination and skill. Although the fashion for unadorned form pushed ornament to the margins of Western taste in the twentieth century, an ornamental revival is now under way. This book introduces the global panorama of ornament and will be of value to crafts people, collectors, and students of art history. Trilling's approach is both visual and historical. With over 200 illustrations, he presents the dazzling variety of ornament so that the reader can appreciate both its inherent form and the role it has played in everything from the monumental architecture of Mycenaean Greece to the inlaid vessels of Zhou Dynasty China, from the bronze mirrors of Early Celtic Britain to the carved and woven ornament of the Indians of Alaska and British Columbia. The characteristics of individual styles are balanced against their evolution and interaction from the Paleolithic Age to the present day. Special attention is paid to patterns that migrate across large stretches of space and time, showing how ornament becomes a record of cultural interaction through trade, conquest, and the spread of religions. Finally, Trilling explores the fate of ornament since the beginning of modernism in the early twentieth century. Modernism actually nurtured a vibrant and original ornamental style of its own, one so different from traditional ornament that its true nature went virtually unrecognized. Ornament in the postmodern era is open to any number of possible innovations, combining the modernist legacy with forms and principles from the world of traditional ornament. 50 color and 175 b/w illustrations.
Home by Novogratz
Hardcover ISBN: 1579654991
Get the "Novogratz" look In this book, design duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz (stars of HGTV's Home by Novogratz) give us an inside look at twenty of their favorite projects to show us how to achieve their signature "vintage modern" style. See how they effortlessly mix contemporary furniture with thrift-store finds, and learn all sorts of tricks for creating a stylish home no matter what the obstacles: seven children, small spaces, or a tiny budget. From toddler-friendly bedroom for triplets to a beach retreat for two twenty-somethings, from a New Jersey basement to a Palm Beach cabana, Home by Novogratz proves that good design is just a book away.
America's Arts and Crafts Home
Hardcover ISBN: 067086353x
The essential popularity of the California bungalow style, which made it one of the most prolific housing styles in American architectural history, and which quickly spread throughout the country, was due to its economy of construction that incorporated the combined structural and decorative use of modest materials. Popular at the turn of the twentieth century and for many years afterword, the bungalow is of special interest today for being the home of the American Arts and Crafts style. In the very early years of the century America was putting down its roots and searching for its own identity in housing architecture. It wasn't until the bungalow style emerged unfettered by Greek, Gothic, or Italianate overtones that America finally had a domestic architectural style to call its own. In this landmark book - the first on this important subject to be published almost entirely in color - one is able to appreciate the almost infinite variety of the bungalow style. The book contains 197 illustrations of which 182 are in full color and include 102 exterior photographs and 80 that show the beauty of the interior architecture, furnishings, and decorative objects. The authoritative introduction to The Bungalow goes into significant and informative detail about the development of the bungalow, the various components of its design, the business of marketing the bungalow, and the preservation of bungalow's today. The main pictorial sections of the book illustrate many houses in the major Craftsman style as well as some of the lesser styles like Swiss Chalet, Spanish Colonial, Prairie, and Oriental. Additional sections are devoted to very large Arts and Crafts houses like the great Gamble House in Pasadena, California, to bungalows with fine restoration work, and to new houses created in the bungalow style.
Paperback ISBN: 384800531x
In this manual, 15 young designers demonstrate today's craft activities. With the right techniques and materials you can create practical and visually appealing objects for all sorts of contexts. The palette ranges from fashionable accessories such as felt handbags and jewellery by way of furniture ideas and table decorations to practical hints for daily life and little surprises that can be created at lightning speed. All the techniques are explained precisely, step by step, and where necessary accompanied by patterns, so that they can be easily executed even by beginners. And the results are truly impressive!
The Complete Book of Gourd Craft
22 Projects, 55 Decorative Techniques, 300 Inspirational Designs
Paperback ISBN: 1887374558
“This book covers growing, harvesting, and curing as well as crafting and finishing. The projects are artistic and imaginative and cover all techniques.”—Library Journal. “Lots of inspiring gourd crafting techniques and ideas...its 300 color photos...depict many...amazing things you can create. There is detailed information.”—Organic Gardening.
Knit Christmas Stockings
19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1612122523
Make this holiday one your family will remember forever! With these 19 fun, simple patterns, even first-time knitters can create beautiful knitted Christmas stockings, as well as delightful knit and felt ornaments for the Christmas tree.
Recipes & Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations & Potluck Parties
Hardcover ISBN: 1611800560
Celebrate the seasons and connect with your community through sixteen parties to throw in collaboration with your friends. From the décor, to the entertainment, on down to the recipes themselves, Handmade Gatherings presents inspired suggestions for thoughtful, flavorful, festive communal dining. Here you'll find sixteen parties built around the rhythm of the seasons. Frosty winter fetes, lush springtime soirees, sultry summer get-togethers, and crisp autumn affairs--it's all here. Food, décor, crafts, and more are part of each event, all collectively assembled and executed. Throw memorable gatherings with your loved ones, enjoy the food, connect with your community, and get caught up in the splendor of it all.
Faux Finishing for the First Time
Paperback ISBN: 1402708858
“A popular, streamlined version of faux finishes.... Special spray paint emulates the feel of suede in a twig-wrapped vase, while a tool called a rocker enables a wood-grain-like finish to be applied faultlessly. Uses a series of well-illustrated questions and answers to introduce tools and supplies [and] basic and advanced techniques to the reader. Five American artists showcase their not-so-faux talents, giving a sophisticated breadth to this art.”—Booklist.