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  • 101 Things I Learned® in Product Design School
    An engaging, enlightening, and cleverly illustrated guide to product design, written by experienced professional designers and instructors.Read More →
  • Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
    The definitive biography of Daniel Chester French, the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, John Harvard in Harvard Yard, and The Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts.Read More →
  • Practical Pottery: 40 Pottery Projects for Creating and Selling Mugs, Cups, Plates, Bowls, and More
    #1 Bestseller in Pottery & Ceramics and Sculpture and #1 Most Wished for in Pottery & Ceramic CraftRead More →
  • Japan Style: Architecture + Interiors + Design (hardcover)
    Japanese homes speak to the soul and provide a contemplative environment from which to experience the world.Read More →
  • Masterpieces of Italian Design (hardcover)
    Masterpieces of Italian Design. Design in Italy has always reflected the national identity of the Italians themselves: sexy, stylish, and innovative, and with more than a touch of audacity. No other country takes design so seriously, nor treats its leading practitioners with such reverence.Read More →
  • French by Design (hardcover)
    The timeless appeal of French-country style, a gracious mingling of sophistication and comfort, spans generations. After years of mainly echoing the furniture, fabrics, and accessories associated with the Provence region, the French country is often far away from the primitive images of the early seventeenth century. Read More →
  • 101 Danish Design Icons (hardcover)
    A definitive history of 20th-century Danish design through 101 classic objects. Denmark has long loomed large in international design history. Today, Danish furniture, textiles, home appliances and utensils from the 1960s and ‘70s are more popular than ever, for sale at design galleries and a rarity at flea markets. Read More →
  • Saarinen Houses Hardcover book
    They are architecture’s most famous father-son duo: Eero, the younger Saarinen, designer of such masterpieces as the TWA Terminal Building at Kennedy Airport, and his father Eliel, celebrated for triumphs such as the art nouveau railway station in Helsinki. Lesser known, but no less impressive, are their houses, which, regardless of style, share a belief in architecture as a total work of art.Read More →
  • Finnish Design: A Concise History
    Marimekko, Ittala, and more—Finland established itself as a world leader in design in the late 19th century and continues to influence designers today. The country’s flourishing design culture has played an integral part in the nation’s economy and international identity.Read More →
  • Perfect Imperfect: The Beauty Of Accident Age And Patina
    Perfect Imperfect is based on the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which promotes the beauty inherent in imperfection, impermanence, and authenticity. Importantly, this is accomplished without losing sight of the advantages of living in the twenty-first century. Read More →
  • Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry (hardcover)
    Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry. “A new, imperishable beauty,” was how the artist and architect Henry van de Velde described it. European Art Nouveau jewelry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries embraced a new aesthetic characterized by sensuous forms, dramatic imagery and vivid symbolism. Read More →
  • Absolutely Beautiful Things: Decorating inspiration for a bright and colourful life
    In Absolutely Beautiful Things, successful designer Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that’s just right for you. To her, it’s all about the mix, not the match, and, with her help, you’ll find beauty in unexpected places. She’ll give you the confidence to put together a layered and very individual home using elements you love, and make you see your old belongings in a new light.Read More →
  • Kimono, Vanishing Tradition: Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century
    Kimono, Vanishing Tradition: Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century. The lovely design of this revised 2nd edition also renders it a “coffee table worthy” purchase or gift. The subject is particularly timely now—since although people have been talking about the Japanese “vanishing” kimono tradition” for years, the most wondrous of the vintage garments from 1970s and prior are now truly an endangered species for kimono aficionadosRead More →
  • A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised)
    Now in paperback: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print since its original publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential guide to American houses.Read More →
  • Japonisme: The Japanese Influence on Western Art Since 1858
    The impact of Japan on Western art was as immediate and almost as cataclysmic as the influence of the West on Japanese life. After Commodore Perry opened Japan’s door to the outside world in1858—ending a 200-year period of total isolation—a wealth of visual information from the superb Japanese traditions of ceramics, metalwork, architecture, printmaking, and painting reached the West and brought with it electrifying new ideas of composition, color, and design. Read More →
  • French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings (hardcover)
    A layered mix of tableware and flower arrangements set the stage for inspired entertaining. Entertaining starts with setting a fabulous table. In Courtney Allison’s signature French Country Cottage style, she showcases a myriad of romantic table settings for every occasion.Read More →
  • A journey through 60 years of graphic design in 3500 designs
    The History of Graphic Design. Vol. 2, 1960–Today By Jens Müller Graphic design has distilled the spirit of each era through the tumultuous passing of time, with its vibrant, elegant fusion of image and concept. From minimalist packaging to vibrant advertisements, clever environmental graphics to elegant interfaces, graphic design isRead More →
  • The Male Nude: A Modern View (Book review)
    There have been hundreds of publications devoted to the classical female nude. In all the visual art forms, displays of female nudity have been a safe and sanctioned characteristic of art. The male nude was only allowed to be seen in public due to religious themes, and even these were usually accompanied by terrible images of pain and discreet folds or fig leaves. If a man was going to be seen in the nude, he wasn’t going to be seen to be enjoying it!Read More →
  • Glyph: A Visual Exploration of Punctuation Marks and Other Typographic Symbols
    Glyph is an analysis of the Latin alphabet’s depictions of marks and glyphs. Each mark, from & to *, has a summary of its usage and history, as well as a grid of the most interesting typographic variations. Who knew the ampersand was once a letter of the alphabet, for example?Read More →
  • Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2021
    The 2021 Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide is the most complete and best-illustrated price guide available — with 11,500 listings and more than 3,000 full-color photographs — from the most trusted name in the industry. Read More →
  • Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details
    The 1950’s house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Mid-Century Modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, concentrating on all aspects of a home’s decoration—walls, flooring, surfaces, lighting, and, of course, furniture.Read More →
  • Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the Twenty-First Century Paperback
    Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the Twenty-First Century  By Judith Gura With more than five hundred full-colour illustrations, a compendium of the best modern furniture from the Nordic countries. Scandinavia, comprised of five nations, produced some of the most popular furniture designs of the twentieth century, as well asRead More →
  • Modern Rustic Hardcover Book
    Rustic isn’t the same as it once was. The days of fusty dried flower arrangements, antlers over a stone fireplace, and acres of plaid are long gone.Read More →
  • 150 Best Terrace and Balcony Ideas Hardcover
    The ultimate resource for creative terrace, roof garden, patio, and balcony design ideas for outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes, 150 Best Terrace and Balcony Ideas is the ultimate resource for innovative terrace, roof garden, patio, and balcony design ideas for outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes. Read More →
  • Bugatti Type 50: The autobiography of Bugatti’s first Le Mans car
    Launched in 1930, the Bugatti Type 50 heralded a new era with the introduction of the Molsheim marque’s first twin-cam design, a supercharged 4.9-litre straight-eight engine of prodigious power. At a time when brute force was needed to win the Le Mans 24 Hours, a competition version was developed and three such Type 50s took part in 1931.Read More →
  • Montreal’s Expo 67 Kindle Edition by Bill Cotter
    In 1967, Canada celebrated its 100th anniversary with a spectacular party to which the entire world was invited. Expo 67 in Montreal was Canada’s first world’s fair, and it was a huge success, attracting over 50 million visitors.Read More →
  • Masterpieces of French Jewelry
    With more than 80 stunning photographs, Masterpieces of French Jewelry offers a fascinating look at the most remarkable pieces that found their way into prominent American collections. Like all art, this delightful array of jewelry mirrors the evolving culture of its time. Chapters in this book explore jewelry of the Victorian Era and the Art Nouveau period of the early twentieth century; Art Deco; 1940s retro; up through the 1960s and more contemporary styles.Read More →
  • Danish Pepper: Jens Quistgaard’s Teak Pepper Mills
    At the height of the Danish Modern movement, Jens Quistgaard and Dansk spiced up the design world with a stunning series of sculptural wood salt and pepper mills. Danish Pepper features photos and illustrations of Dansk and other Danish mills, accompanied by a rich history of the mills and their creators.Read More →
  • New Classic Furniture Morocco Dining Chair with Cushion, Set of 2, Dark Gray
    Dining chair: dining chairs expertly constructed from Walnut, rubberwood solids, and veneers for high-quality, long-lasting dining room furniture Read More →
  • Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection
    Young Italian architects and designers started creating a new style that openly questioned Modernism in the mid-1960s in response to current social and political upheaval. This movement, known as “Radical design,” looked into ways to visually change the urban environment. The proponents of radical design also applied it to furniture and lighting, using unconventional materials and a novel formal vocabulary.Read More →
  • The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti
    An authoritative guide to the most significant artists, schools, and styles of street art and graffiti around the world Painted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early 20th century; in the 1950s, spray-can graffiti associated with Latino gangs followed, notably the “cholo” graffiti of Los Angeles. Read More →
  • The Noguchi Museum – A Portrait, by Tina Barney and Stephen Shore
    The Noguchi Museum provides a unique perspective on the artwork of Isamu Noguchi and its setting in the Noguchi Museum through the eyes of renowned photographers Stephen Shore and Tina Barney. Noguchi, a modernist sculptor and designer, founded and designed the museum for the specific purpose of exhibiting his works. Read More →
  • Transforming Type: New Directions in Kinetic Typography
    Transforming Type examines kinetic or moving type in a range of fields including film credits, television idents, interactive poetry and motion graphics. As the screen increasingly imitates the properties of real-life environments, typographic sequences are able to present letters that are active and reactive. Read More →
  • My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation
    For over twenty years, scientists have been discovering connections between physical space and the creative mind. Written by a noted architect, My Creative Space is the first book to turn this rich trove of psychological research into practical techniques for shaping your home for maximum creativity.Read More →
  • Design Secrets: How to design any space and make it your own
    Design Secrets is a unique, lively and informative masterclass which will become your touchstone for top tips, do’s and don’ts and creative projects to add a fresh and exciting feel to your living space. It even has its own coloring-in book to explore new color ideas.Read More →
  • Perfect French Country: Inspirational interiors from rural France
    In Perfect French Country Ros Byam Shaw celebrates relaxed rural France at its finest, visiting timeless and beautiful French country homes that feature ancient beams and stone fireplaces, panelled rooms and attics under steeply-pitched pantiles.Read More →
  • The Complete Pattern Directory: 1500 Designs from All Ages and Cultures
    An essential resource for any designer, crafter, artist, or historian, The Complete Pattern Dictionary is the most comprehensive, practical, and beautiful directory of patterns throughout history, covering all periods, styles, and cultures. Read More →
  • Everything: A Maximalist Style Guide
    The style that embraces the all-out–beautiful color palettes, luxurious textiles, patterns, and embellishment–has made a comeback. Maximalism is the epitome of passion, one in which Scandi-style, stripped bare, and pared-back interiors have no place.Read More →
  • Retreat: The Modern House in Nature
    The most forward-looking spaces designed for rustic living in the twenty-first century. Across the globe, architects are creating innovative houses for country living, reimagining the way we escape into the natural world. Some combine industrial materials like metal and concrete with traditional wood. Read More →
  • Book of Sticky Notes: Notepad Collection – No Drama Llama
    Organize your life with this cute No Drama Llama set of notepads. Record to-do lists, phone messages, plans for today and tomorrow, grocery lists, reminders, and notes, mark pages in magazines, and much more. Several sizes let you pick the perfect size for any list or note. The notepads come in an adorable hardcover case, for easy storage and portability.Read More →
  • R. Buckminster Fuller: Pattern-Thinking
    R. Buckminster Fuller: Pattern-Thinking is a major reassessment of Fuller’s legacy in the context of design, examining his singular vision of new conceptual models for design and architecture, alongside his ideas on their potentially world-altering consequences. Read More →
  • The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details
    Quality matters. Just as a home’s foundation should be built to stand the test of time, so, too, should the furniture, objects, and elements of our rooms speak to an enduring sense of beauty and comfort. They should outlast trends and our loving day-to-day use. But how does one recognize quality and judge whether something is well made?Read More →
  • Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks: 1680 – 1900
    A picture is worth a million words… At least that is how people feel when viewing illustrations by a mysterious Japanese performer Avogado6 . The illustrator and movie editor doesn’t share many personal facts about his life. “I am a normal person who likes chemistry,” he writes on his Twitter profileRead More →
  • The Interior Design Handbook Kindle Edition
    Frida Ramstedt, a design consultant, owns Scandinavia’s most popular interior design blog. In The Interior Design Handbook she reveals the secrets of effective interior design and styling in this book to help you design a home that suits your space, taste, and lifestyle.Read More →
  • Authentic Designs from the American Arts and Crafts Movement (Book)
    The aesthetic achievements of the American Arts and Crafts movement, which dominated decorative arts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, have become an increasingly popular subject of study and source of inspiration for contemporary artists and designers. Read More →
  • The Decanter (hardcover book) by Andy McConnell
    This completely revised edition of this work contains new chapters on The First Glass, Art Deco, Modernism, Post Modernism, cocktail mixers and shakers, and 2,000 new photographs. It is the result of 20 years of research.Read More →
  • Otto Wagner: An Architectural Colouring Book
    By the time the Viennese architect Otto Wagner (1841-1918) began publishing the drawings included in this colouring book, he had already spent much of his career designing historicist-style buildings. But his attitude was changing, and he completely ignored those early designs in time.Read More →
  • Superstudio: Life without Objects (Book)
    Superstudio, which was established in Florence in 1966, questioned the modernist orthodoxy that architecture and technological advancements could change the world by producing alternative future visions in photomontages, drawings, collages, and films. Read More →
  • Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism: 34 Drawings (1920) Paperback
    A facsimile edition of Kazimir Malevich, SUPREMATISM 34 Drawings, was published in 1990 by Artists Bookworks, accompanied by an introduction to the drawings by Patricia Railing;Read More →
  • Italian Design (MoMA Design) Paperback
    Incorporating the Italian design industry and culture in a single-minded and spontaneous national image building project, Italian designers have produced a wide range of forms-fashion, graphic arts and product and set design-with a unique international resonance.Read More →