CONTENTS | DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

Decorative Arts, Jewelry, Ceramics, Textiles

      

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Automata
Text by Nicholas Foulkes.

Richly illustrated with etchings, manuscripts, and old documents, this book retraces the epic tale of the automaton from ancient times up to the present day.

Wondrous objects that are at once scientific and magical, automata testify >>more

Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN 9782365111348
US $69.95 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 320 pgs / 160 color.
Pub Date: 05/23/2017
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Deco Ceramics
Edited with text by Caludia Casali. Text by Olivia Rucellai, Lorenzo Fiorucci.

Through ceramic works, as well as examples of furniture, glass, metal, jewelry, fashion, painting and sculpture from Europe and America, from the years following World War 1 to 1929, this volume looks at the sumptuous >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836636075
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Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 177 color.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017
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Handicraft
Edited by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Rainald Franz, Tina Zickler. Interview by Rainald Franz, Tina Zickler, Richard Sennett.

Handicraft highlights the handmade as an integral component of material culture.

It traces the history of handicraft, explores new developments on the interface to digital technologies, and presents masterpieces from a range of craft disciplines.

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Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783903131835
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Pbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 208 pgs / 247 color.
Pub Date: 07/25/2017
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Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India
Text by Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya, William Greenwood, Leslee Michelsen, Julia Tugwell.

Imperial Threads brings a new perspective to Islamic art by exploring the connection between four major dynasties—the Ottoman (1299–1923), Timurid (1370–1507), Safavid (1501–1736) and Mughal (1526–1857) empires—that mark the start of the early modern period.

(Due >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836636174
US $55.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.25 x 12 in. / 200 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017
Forthcoming

Italian Tin Boxes
Edited by Dario Cimorelli, Michele Gabbani, Marco Gusmeroli.

Exploring the world of chromolithographed tin boxes—usually decorated for advertising purposes—is like taking a journey to a different time and place, where even simple, everyday objects were adorned with endless variety, imagination and creativity.

Italian Tin >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836635979
US $65.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.5 x 11 in. / 258 pgs / 320 color.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017
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Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas
Edited by Donna Ghelerter. Foreword by Madelyn Shaw. Text by Virginia Bayer, Linda Florio, Donna Ghelerter.

Marguerita Mergentime's textiles reshaped the sensibility of the 20th-century American home

Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas serves as a definitive source on this lauded American designer. Working in the heady milieu of 1930s New York, >>more

West Madison Press LLC
ISBN 9780692768273
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Hbk, 8.25 x 10 in. / 144 pgs / 145 color / 39 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/27/2017
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Maria Pergay: Sketch Book
Edited by Suzanne Demisch, Stephane Danant.

Born in 1930, Maria Pergay is one of the most innovative and influential French furniture designers of her time, recognized internationally as an iconic tastemaker. A pioneer of material experimentation, she almost single-handedly transformed stainless >>more

Demisch Danant
ISBN 9780977329731
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Clth, 7 x 9.5 in. / 48 pgs / 11 color / 26 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/25/2017
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The Collector's Cabinet and Miniature Pharmacy
Text by Paul Van Duin, Reinier Baarsen, Roelof Van Gelder, Annette I. Bierman, Gerhard C. Cadée, Dave Van Gompel.

The focus of this wonderfully designed, large-format book is an outstanding 18th-century Dutch cabinet of curiosities from the Rijksmuseum’s extraordinary furniture collection.

This cabinet houses a miraculous collection, including a mini-apothecary’s shop filled with more than >>more

NAi010 Publishers/Rijksmuseum
ISBN 9789491714726
US $60.00 CAN $78.00 TRADE
Pbk, 11.75 x 16.5 in. / 184 pgs / illustrated throughout
Pub Date: 10/24/2017
Forthcoming

The Jewelry of Ideas
Foreword by Caroline Baumann. Preface by Susan Grant Lewin. Edited with text by Ursula-Ilse Neuman. Text by Thomas Gentille.

Radical developments in jewelry from across the world, from traditional metalsmithing to computer-aided design

The Jewelry of Ideas is published in conjunction with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s exhibition celebrating gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin >>more

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
ISBN 9781942303183
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Hbk, 7 x 9 in. / 176 pgs / 225 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection
Edited and with text by Peter Dunas, Mathias Schwartz-Clauss, Alexander von Vegesack. Text by Mateo Kries, Petra Rohde, Christopher Wilk. The collection of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, comprises numerous objects and is one of the most significant of its kind. Grouped according to the main themes of technology, construction, reduction, >>more

Vitra Design Museum
ISBN 9783980407038
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9.25 x 12 in. / 270 pgs / 220 color / 130 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2013
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100 Masterpieces of Design
Edited by Françoise Guichon, Frédéric Migayrou. Preface by Alfred Pacquement. 100 Masterpieces of Design showcases one of the world’s largest design collections. Founded in the early 1990s, the Pompidou’s collection includes more than 200 designers and houses over 8,000 international pieces. Among its wide-ranging holdings >>more

Centre Pompidou
ISBN 9782844264756
US $29.95 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 120 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014
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American Decorative Arts
Essays by Gerald W.R. Ward, Nonie Gadsden and Kelly H. L'Ecuyer. American Decorative Arts features over 100 carefully selected masterpieces of furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, base metals, coins and medals, basketry and sculpture from one of the world's preeminent collections. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466986
US $19.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 130 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/01/2006
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Art and Reform: Sara Galner, the Saturday Evening Girls, and the Paul Revere Pottery
Text by Nonie Gadsden. The handmade ceramics of the Paul Revere Pottery, often enlivened with stylized images of animals, flowers or abstract patterns, are best known today by the name of the girls' club whose members created the wares: >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467167
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Paperback, 8 x 9 in. / 104 pgs/ illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 02/01/2007
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Artful Adornments
Text by Yvonne J. Markowitz. A mode of expression that can be traced back to the earliest civilizations, jewelry can be as culturally revealing as it is stunningly beautiful. Artful Adornments: Jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston features >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467686
US $55.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Clth, 9 x 10 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 09/30/2011
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Beauty
Edited with introduction by Andrea Lipps, Ellen Lupton. Foreword by Caroline Baumann. Interviews by Andrea Lipps, Ellen Lupton, Suvi Saloniemi. Beauty--the book, born out of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's 2015 Triennial of the same name, curated by Andrea Lipps and Ellen Lupton--showcases some of the most exciting and provocative design created around the globe >>more

Cooper Hewitt
ISBN 9781942303114
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9 x 12.5 in. / 276 pgs / 160 color / 75 duotone.
Pub Date: 12/29/2015
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Carnegie Museum of Art: Decorative Arts and Design
Edited by Jason T. Busch. Text by Jason T. Busch, Rachel Delphia, Sarah Nichols, Dawn Reid, Richard Simmons. Carnegie Museum of Art is renowned for its collection of decorative arts and design objects. This volume presents, for the first time, the collection's highlights, from early porcelain to Arts and Crafts furniture to contemporary >>more

Carnegie Museum of Art
ISBN 9780880390521
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Pbk, 7.25 x 8.75 in. / 224 pgs / 250 color / b&w / 10 duotone.
Pub Date: 01/31/2010
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Ceramic Millennium
Edited by Garth Clark. Essays by Clement Greenberg, Nancy Selvage, Doris Shadbolt, Philip Rawson, John Bentley Mays, Paul Greenhalgh, Michael McTwigan, Mark Pennings, Justin Clemens, George Woodman, David Hamilton, Susan Tunick, Edward Lebow, et al. Over the last two decades of the twentieth century, the Ceramic Arts Foundation (formerly the Institute for Ceramic History) presented International Ceramics Symposiums in New York, Toronto, London and Amsterdam, among other cities. In the >>more

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
ISBN 9780919616455
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 430 pgs / 140 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/01/2006
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Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass
Text by Gerald W.R. Ward. Arguably the most famous glass artist since Louis Comfort Tiffany, Dale Chihuly has been credited with elevating blown glass from delicate decorative object to groundbreaking fine art. Chihuly's "Blanket Cylinders," "Seaforms," "Persians" and chandeliers are >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467648
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Clth, 10 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 125 color.
Pub Date: 05/31/2011
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Complete Copier
Edited by Laurens Geurtz, Job Meihuizen, Joan Temminck. Starting his career as a glassblower at the Leerdam glass works factory when he was just 14 years old, Andries Copier (1901–1991) went on to become the greatest glass designer that the Netherlands has ever >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789056628338
US $95.00 CAN $115.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 520 pgs / 1,225 color.
Pub Date: 05/31/2012
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Crafted: Objects in Flux
Text by Emily Zilber. Contemporary art and craft presents a profusion of paradoxes. It bridges ancient traditions and state-of-the-art technologies, cutting-edge concepts and enduring tenets about skilled making and beauty, and in so doing blurs the lines between art, >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468294
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 09/29/2015
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Crochet Coral Reef
Edited with text by Margaret Wertheim, Christine Wertheim. Foreword by Donna Haraway. Text by Marion Endt-Jones, Leslie Dick, Anna Mayer. Now perhaps the world's largest participatory art and science project, the Crochet Coral Reef combines mathematics, marine biology, environmental consciousness-raising and community art practice. Almost 8,000 people around the world have contributed to making an >>more

Institute for Figuring
ISBN 9780977962235
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Pbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 208 pgs / 83 color.
Pub Date: 06/26/2015
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Daniel Brush
Edited by Amy Wilkins. Introduction by Dr. Oliver Sacks. Text by David Revere McFadden, Brett Littman, Daniel Brush, Olivia Brush, Saskia Hamilton, Paul Keegan. The work of Daniel Brush (born 1947) does not fit neatly into the categories commonly used to describe contemporary art or craft. While he uses traditional art media such as pen and ink and paper >>more

Museum of Arts & Design
ISBN 9781890385248
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Clth, 13.5 x 13 in. / 276 pgs / 486 color.
Pub Date: 11/30/2012
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Della Robbia
By Marietta Cambareri. Contributions by Abigail Hykin, Courtney Leigh Harris.

The brightly hued and technically sophisticated ceramics of a Renaissance master and his workshop

The glazed terra-cotta technique invented by Luca della Robbia, along with his exceptional skill as a sculptor, placed him firmly in the >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468416
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016
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Design for a Living World
Text by Abbott Miller, Ellen Lupton, Andy Grundberg. Design for a Living World was developed by The Nature Conservancy, one of the world's leading conservation organizations, in order to raise global awareness about the impact and promise of sustainable sourcing. Ten prominent designers, >>more

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
ISBN 9780910503884
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Pbk, 7.5 x 9.75 in. / 200 pgs / 325 color.
Pub Date: 05/14/2009
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Gariboldi: The Decorative Arts in Italy
Edited by Giacinta Cavagna di Gualdana. Foreword by Marco Romanelli. The long career of decorative arts designer Giovanni Gariboldi (1908–1971) forms a key chapter in twentieth-century Italian industrial design. This monograph provides the first full account of Gariboldi’s life, from his early days under art >>more

Edizioni Corraini
ISBN 9788875702748
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Hbk, 8.25 x 12.25 in. / 176 pgs / 142 color / 26 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2012
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Gino Sarfatti: Selected Works 1938-1973
Text by Marco Romanelli, Sandra Severi. The Senate may have tried legislating the lightbulb, but only one person has ever truly loved it, and that was Italian designer Gino Sarfatti (1912–1985). After abandoning his studies in aeronautical engineering for financial reasons, >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836621743
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Pbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 496 pgs / 700 color / 400 duotone.
Pub Date: 12/31/2012
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Gio Ponti: Fascination for Ceramics
Text by Dario Matteoni, Pietro Petraroia, Giacinta Cavagna di Gualdana. One of the last century’s leading architects and industrial designers, Gio Ponti (1891–1979) was at the helm of Italy’s massive design renaissance in the years following World War Two, becoming particularly celebrated for his incredibly >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836620647
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 120 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/31/2012
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Imperishable Beauty
Text by Yvonne Markowitz, Elyse Z Karlin. "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 >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467341
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Hardback, 8.75 x 9.25 in. / 176 pgs / 160 color.
Pub Date: 10/01/2008
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Jeff Zimmerman
Text by Rachel Wolff. Foreword by Zesty Meyers, P.J. Park. Photographs by Sherry Griffin. American master glass artist Jeff Zimmerman (born 1968) began his career studying the Italian traditions of glassmaking with Lino Tagliapietro and Pino Signoretto, but was influenced conceptually by contemporary artists such as Maya Lin, Kiki >>more

R & Company/Gallery Seomi/Whitehaus Media
ISBN 9780970460851
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Clth, 8 x 13.25 in. / 86 pgs / 60 color.
Pub Date: 02/29/2012
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Jewelry by Artists
Text by Kelly H. L'Ecuyer. Contributions by Michelle Tolini Finamore, Yvonne J. Markowitz, Gerald W. R. Ward. Studio jewelry is defined not by an aesthetic or philosophy, but by its makers and their work process. Studio jewelers are independent artists in small workshops, directly handling their materials and producing one-of-a-kind pieces that >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467501
US $55.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.5 x 10.25 in. / 280 pgs / 200 color / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2010
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Kaitag
Edited by Carlo Scaramuzza. Text by Robert Chenciner, Luigi Molinis, Moshe Tabibnia. Daghestan is a largely inaccessible and mountainous part of the Caucasus region. Its multi-ethnic population have created a remarkably vibrant textile tradition known as Kaitag: rectangular fabric panels embroidered with vividly colored silks and incorporating >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836617999
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Hbk, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 152 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 03/31/2011
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Les Cristalleries Saint-Louis
In 1767, King Louis XV of France conferred the title of "Royal glassworks of Saint-Louis" on the Müntzthal glass workshop in Lorraine, already in operation for 200 years. Fifteen years later, the workshop's crystal glass >>more

Actes Sud
ISBN 9782330049164
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Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 160 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 12/29/2015
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Lethal Elegance
Text by Joe Earle. As the "soul of the samurai," the sword is famously both the symbol and instrument of Japanese military prowess. Less known, at least in the west, is its role as a fashion accessory or status >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467754
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Pbk, 8.25 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 03/31/2011
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Longines Watches
Edited by John Goldberger. Text by Giampiero Negretti. >>more

Damiani
ISBN 9788889431405
US $99.00 CAN $120.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 8 x 11 in. / 272 pgs / 240 color.
Pub Date: 09/01/2006
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Making Design
Text by Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid, Susan Brown, Kimberly Randall, Lucy Commoner, Sarah D. Coffin, Cynthia Trope, Gail S. Davidson, Caitlin Condell, Gregory Herringshaw, Stephen Van Dyk, Elizabeth Broman, Jennifer Cohlman Bracchi, Sarah Lawrence, Mary McWilliams. Cooper Hewitt possesses one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence and is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Reopening in late >>more

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
ISBN 9780910503747
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 912 pgs / 1100 color.
Pub Date: 02/24/2015
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Maria Pergay: Complete Works 1957-2010
By Suzanne Demisch, Stephane Danant. Text by Adam Lindemann. Maria Pergay: Complete Works 1957-2010 is the first comprehensive survey of the work of the legendary French furniture designer, whose work has attracted clients and collectors from around the world for decades. Pergay is most >>more

Damiani
ISBN 9788862081740
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Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 325 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 09/30/2011
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NYC Makers: The 2014 MAD Biennial
Edited with text by Jake Yuzna. This publication traces the curatorial methodology behind the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)'s institution-wide exhibition, NYC Makers: The 2014 MAD Biennial. Marking a new chapter for the Museum, NYC Makers surveys the work of >>more

Museum of Arts and Design
ISBN 9781890385293
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Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 352 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 08/31/2014
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New Territories
Introduction by Lowery Stokes Sims. Text by Mari Carmen Ramírez, Gabriela Rangel, Jorge Rivas Pérez, Regine Basha, Fabiana Lopes and Nessia Leonzini Pope, Antonio Sánchez Gómez, Ana Elena Mallet, Magdalena Grüneisen, Adélia Borges, Adriana Kertzer, Marcella Echavarría New Territories examines creative practices in today's globalized world, in which disciplines overlap more than ever before. Looking in particular at countries such as Brazil, Cuba, Panama, Columbia, Mexico, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and >>more

Turner
ISBN 9788415832850
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Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 264 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 12/31/2014
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Omega Sports Watches
Edited by John Goldberger. Text by Giampiero Negretti. Omega was entrusted with timekeeping at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1932 and has since been the official timekeeper at 22 Olympics. That association has led to more than half a century of pioneering >>more

Damiani
ISBN 9788889431702
US $89.00 CAN $105.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 144 pgs / 450 color.
Pub Date: 09/01/2007
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Omega Watches
Edited by John Goldberger. Essay by Giampiero Negretti. John Goldberger has been collecting and studying vintage watches for over 25 years, which means he's spent many happy hours at jewelers' shops, flea markets, conventions and auctions around the world. His comprehensive and detailed >>more

Damiani
ISBN 9788889431276
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Hardcover, 8 x 11 in. / 256 pgs / 260 color.
Pub Date: 03/01/2006
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Paul Revere: Sons of Liberty Bowl
By Gerald W.R. Ward. American patriot Paul Revere is wrapped in the swirling mixture of myth and poetry through which history often descends, but as a craftsman and artist, he left behind more tangible traces as well. In this >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468324
US $9.95 CAN $12.50 TRADE
Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 56 pgs / 23 color.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016
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Peter Skubic: Radical Skubic Jewelry
Text by Manuela Schlossinger. Preface by Florian Hufnagl. Conversation with Helmuth Gsöllpointer, Florian Hufnagl, Petra Hölscher. Considered an enfant terrible among contemporary jewelers, Peter Skubic (born 1935) approaches jewelry as a sculptural experiment, investing his brooches and other pieces with angular austerity, clarity of proportion and bizarre agglomerations. This volume selects >>more

Moderne Kunst Nürnberg
ISBN 9783869842073
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Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 189 pgs / 126 color.
Pub Date: 04/30/2012
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Quilts and Color
Text by Pamela A. Parmal, Jennifer M. Swope. Quilts and Color presents more than 60 graphically bold American quilts from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection, one of the finest and largest collections of quilts in the world. Influenced by twentieth-century art developments such as Abstraction, >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468249
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Clth, 9 x 10 in. / 144 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 04/30/2014
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Roads of Arabia
Edited by Ute Franke, Joachim Gierlichs. Roads of Arabia provides a unique cultural historical panorama of the Arabian Peninsula: the first hand axes, 6,000 year-old anthropomorphic stele, monumental Egyptian giant statues, Roman glass and metal works, early Islamic ceramics and other >>more

Wasmuth
ISBN 9783803033567
US $65.00 CAN $75.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 308 pgs / 387 color.
Pub Date: 08/31/2012
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Roberta Furlanetto: Weave
Foreword by Paola Nicolin. Introduction by Renata Molho. Fabric is to Roberta Furlanetto what oil and canvas are to painters. In fact, she might well take a canvas, fray it and weave it into other textiles with threads and precious stones. Furlanetto constructs >>more

Corraini Edizioni
ISBN 9788875700904
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Paperback, 9.5 x 12.75 in. / 128 pgs / 101 color.
Pub Date: 08/15/2005
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Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
By Susan Brown, Matilda McQuaid. The textile and fashion industries produce millions of tons of solid waste every year through the many processes used--from yarn production, weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing, to apparel construction, quality inspection and unsold goods--generating waste >>more

Cooper Hewitt
ISBN 9781942303176
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Hbk, 6.5 x 8.25 in. / 116 pgs / 130 color / 15 b&w / 8-page-gatefold.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels
Text by Sarah D. Coffin, Suzy Menkes, Ruth Peltason. Since its opening on the place Vendôme in Paris in 1906, renowned jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels has played a leading role in setting style and design trends in luxury jewelry and in the development >>more

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
ISBN 9780910503853
US $55.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 288 pgs / 350 color.
Pub Date: 05/31/2011
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Sgrafo vs. Fat Lava
Edited by Nicolas Trembley. Text by Ronan Bouroullec, Horst Makus, Nicolas Trembley. From Raymond Loewy’s austere “Form 2000” teapot set of the mid-1950s to the Sgrafo vases of the 1960s and the improbable “Fat Lava” glacis of the 1970s, postwar German ceramics exhibited a tremendous stylistic diversity, >>more

JRP|Ringier
ISBN 9783037642771
US $15.00 CAN $17.50 TRADE
Pbk, 4.25 x 6.5 in. / 64 pgs / 22 color.
Pub Date: 08/31/2012
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Shards
By Garth Clark. Edited by John Pagliaro. Foreword by Ed Lebow. Breaking the ceramic arts up into incisive, historic, award-winning essays, Shards is an anthology of writings by Garth Clark, one of the most noted proponents of the medium. The writings in this volume span 25 >>more

D.A.P./Ceramic Arts Foundation
ISBN 9780972509701
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Clothbound, 7.5 x 9.25 in. / 518 pgs / 150 duotone.
Pub Date: 05/02/2004
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Silver of the Americas, 1600-2000
Edited by Gerald W.R. Ward and Jeannine Falino. Text by Gerald W.R. Ward, Jeannine Falino, Jane Port, Rebecca Ann Gay Reynolds. At more than 500 pages, and featuring 1000 detailed reproductions, this handsome, extensive collection catalogue complements and updates Kathryn C. Buhler's landmark 1972 opus, American Silver, 1655-1825. It includes all of the American silver in >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467211
US $100.00 CAN $120.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9 x 10.75 in. / 544 pgs / 1,000 b&w and 30 color.
Pub Date: 02/01/2007
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Soviet Textiles
Essay by Pamela Jill Kachurin. Between 1927 and 1933, as the new Soviet Union emerged and the Communist party struggled to transform an agrarian country into an industrialized state, a group of young artists pitched in by designing fabrics depicting >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467037
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Paperback, 8 x 9 in. / 96 pgs / 52 color.
Pub Date: 08/01/2006
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Ted Noten: Ubiquist
Text by Jennifer Allen. Ted Noten (born 1956) is one of today’s most original, radical designers. His transparent acrylic bags—which contain objects ranging from animals, jewels and cocaine to pistols—have seduced collectors and confused the establishment. Beauty and violence, >>more

NAi010 Publishers
ISBN 9789462082328
US $55.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 232 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 01/26/2016
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Textile and Fashion Arts
Essays by Pamela A. Parmal, Lauren D. Whitley, Susan Ward, Alexandra B. Huff and Tiffany Webber-Hanchett. Humans have been producing textiles since the days of hunting and gathering. Over time, those primitive woven baskets, animal-skin garments and woolen coverings have given way to the increasingly sophisticated and varied clothing, furnishings, accessories >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466993
US $19.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 07/01/2006
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The Art of Cartier
Text by Pierre Rainero, Guillermo Solana, Jorge Varela. The Art of Cartier is published to coincide with the exhibition of more than 400 pieces from the historic collection of the legendary French jeweler Cartier at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. Cartier was founded >>more

Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
ISBN 9788415113324
US $85.00 CAN $100.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 11 in. / 408 pgs / 950 color.
Pub Date: 04/30/2013
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The Elephant and the Lotus
Introduction by John Stevenson. Text by Philippe Truong. For more than 2000 years, using the excellent clays of the Red River Valley, Vietnamese potters have produced some of the most sophisticated ceramic artifacts in Southeast Asia, dovetailing the Chinese ceramic tradition with other >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467174
US $85.00 CAN $100.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9 x 10 in. / 272 pgs / 280 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/01/2008
In stock
The Gijs + Emmy Spectacle
Text by Marjan Boot. Husband-and-wife team Gijs Bakker (born 1942) and Emmy van Leersum (1930-1984) are internationally recognized as pioneers in the field of modern jewelry design. Together, they created an extensive oeuvre of minimalistic, futuristic jewelry from unorthodox >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789462081239
US $29.95 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Pbk, 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 174 pgs / 120 color / DVD (PAL).
Pub Date: 07/31/2014
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The Jewels of Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin
Text by Yvonne J. Markowitz, Nonie Gadsden, Elizabeth Irvine Bray, Elizabeth Hamilton, Frederic A. Sharf, Toni Strassler. From the mid-1930s through the 1940s, the collaboration of the American jewelry firm Trabert & Hoeffer with the Parisian house Mauboussin produced some of the most extraordinary high-style jewels of its time. Hollywood stars such >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468119
US $19.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Hbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 140 pgs / 30 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2014
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The Wonders of Africa
Edited by Ivan Bargna, Giovanna Parodi da Passano. Text by Marc Augé, Jean-Paul Colleyn, Suzanne Preston Blier. The Wonders of Africa provides a generous overview of the wealth of African art held in Italian collections. Works are examined under four themed chapters: “Collections,” “Masks,” “Fetishes” and “Invisibles” (i.e. representations of folkloric creatures >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836619498
US $60.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 204 pgs / 330 color.
Pub Date: 10/31/2011
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Tools: Extending Our Reach
Text by Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid. Tools celebrates the richness of the human imagination through a surprising range of juxtaposed and seemingly disparate objects. Accompanying an exhibition of the same name that celebrates the fall 2014 reopening of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian >>more

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
ISBN 9780910503778
US $29.95 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 02/24/2015
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Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art & Science of Gems
Text by Alvin Pang, Laurence Mouillefarine, Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter, Adriano Davoli, Timothy Adams, Vivienne Becker, Alberto Cavalli, Laurence Benaïm, François Farges.

A tribute to the sumptuous jewelry and the glamorous history of Van Cleef & Arpels

For more than a century, the designs of the French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels have represented the marriage of >>more

Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN 9782365110983
US $75.00 CAN $95.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 12.5 in. / 296 pgs / 136 color.
Pub Date: 05/24/2016
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Van Cleef & Arpels: Timeless Beauty
Since opening its first boutique on the Place Vendôme in Paris in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels has played a pioneering role in the development of the art of jewelry design. Now, on the occasion >>more

Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN 9782365110013
US $75.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 13 in. / 280 pgs / 280 color / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/31/2012
In stock
Vital Art Nouveau 1900
Edited by Lucie Vlecková, Radim Vondrácek. Text by Iva Knobloch, Otto Urban, Lucie Vlecková, Radim Vondráceek, Filip Wittlich, et al. Vital Art Nouveau 1900 presents a selection of the most outstanding works of Czech and European Art Nouveau style from the collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, all of which are on >>more

Arbor Vitae/Museum of Decorative Arts Prague
ISBN 9788074670541
US $65.00 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Flexi, 8.25 x 9.75 in. / 304 pgs / 539 color.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014
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Wedgwood
Text by Peter Kaellgren. Wedgwood has long been the gold standard in ceramics, an exemplar of English craftsmanship famed for its iconic blue-and-white patterns and unique glazes, and for the company's leading role in the industrialization of what was >>more

Royal Ontario Museum
ISBN 9780888544667
US $25.00 CAN $30.00 TRADE
Flexi, 5 x 7 in. / 200 pgs / 125 color / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2010
Awaiting stock
Women's Work: Embroidery in Colonial Boston
Text by Pamela A. Parmal. Charming us with their whimsy and conjuring a warm domesticity, embroideries from the colonial era also astonish us with the high prices they bring at art auctions. A single work could take years to make, >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467785
US $40.00 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Clth, 8 x 9.5 in. / 174 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2012
In stock
Zenith: Swiss Watch Manufacture Since 1865
Edited by Manfred Rössler. This volume retraces the history of the famous Swiss watch house Zenith, documenting events and production over the course of the past 140 years. Setting out from the first pocket watches, which after the 30s >>more

Damiani
ISBN 9788862080699
US $150.00 CAN $180.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 328 pgs / 700 color.
Pub Date: 02/01/2009
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VISUAL BOOK INDEX | OUT OF PRINT

Ado Toys
beautiful wooden toys manufactured in the 1920s-1950s by TB patinets in Holland >>more

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
ISBN 9789069181325
US $22.50 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Paperback
Pub Date: 02/02/1995
Out of print
Anni Albers
Edited by Nicholas Fox Weber and Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi. Essays by Kelly Feeney, Jean-Paul Leclercq and Virginia Gardner Troy. Among the foremost textile designers of the 20th century, Anni Albers was a central figure of the Weaving Workshop at the Bauhaus in prewar Germany. Accompanying a centennial retrospective of her work, this volume contains >>more

Guggenheim Museum
ISBN 9780892072729
US $60.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.25 x 12 in. / 181 pgs / 148 color / 83 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/02/2003
Out of print
Based in Berlin
Introduction by Angelique Campens, Fredi Fischli, Magdalena Magiera, Jakob Schillinger, Scott Cameron Weaver. Foreword by Klaus Biesenbach, Christine Macel, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Based in Berlin showcases some 80 emerging artists currently living and working in Berlin, pursuing practices ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, photography, film and video, text, performance and installation. The publication is produced >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783863350451
US $22.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 9.25 in. / 200 pgs / 140 color.
Pub Date: 09/30/2011
Out of print
Beca Lipscombe & Lucy McKenzie: The Inventors of Tradition
Edited by Catriona Duffy, Lucy McEachan. Introduction by Beca Lipscombe, Lucy McKenzie, Catriona Duffy, Lucy McEachan. Situated at the intersection between art, design and social history, The Inventors of Tradition is a fascinating and original visual study of the history of the Scottish textiles industry since the 1930s. For decades, textiles >>more

Walther König, Köln/Koenig Books
ISBN 9783863350529
US $54.95 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 12 in. / 144 pgs / 168 color.
Pub Date: 06/30/2012
Out of print
Beyond The Screen
By Wang Shixiang. Artwork by Nancy Berliner. Text by Malcolm Rogers, Craig Clunas, Curtis Evarts, Sarah Handler, Wang Zhengshu, Wen Zhenheng. >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878464357
US $30.00 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Paperback, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 64 color / 68 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/02/2000
Out of print
Beyond the Screen
By Wang Shixiang. Artwork by Nancy Berliner. Text by Malcolm Rogers, Craig Clunas, Curtis Evarts, Sarah Handler, Wang Zhengshu, Wen Zhenheng. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Chinese furniture reached a pinnacle of exceptional design and meticulous workmanship. Beyond the Screen leads the reader on a journey that encompasses not only the evolution of these exquisite >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878464340
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 64 color / 68 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/02/2000
Out of print
Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne
Foreword by Adrian Dannatt. Text by Pierre Berge, Peter Marino, Reed Krakoff. These unreconstructed figurative sculptors and industrial designers have shown monsters and gilded butterflies in Paris, hippopotami in Tokyo, domesticated beasts in London and an enchanted garden in Florida, but their work has rarely been seen >>more

Reed Krakoff/Paul Kasmin/Ben Brown
ISBN 9780978889500
US $75.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Clothbound, 11.75 x 10 in. / 112 pgs / 51 color / 62 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/01/2007
Out of print
Dressing Ourselves
Edited by Alessandro Guerriero. Essays by Marco Scotini, Lorenza Pignatti, Fabio Destefani, Paola Nicolin and Riccarda Mandrini. Conceiving a “self-portrait dress” was the charge given to world-famous architects, designers, musicians and artists by Alessandro Guerriero, and the results were an exercise in cross-genre creativity that would stun a traditional runway front row. >>more

Charta
ISBN 9788881585120
US $44.95 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in. / 120 pgs / 164 color.
Pub Date: 08/15/2005
Out of print
Dutch Ceramics 1890-1940
Essay by Mienke Simon Thomas. The current fascination with early twentieth-century design makes this exploration of Art Deco and Art Nouveau ceramics from the Netherlands both exciting and timely. Encompassing earthenware, porcelain and stoneware products produced between circa 1890 and >>more

nai010 publishers/Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
ISBN 9789056622329
US $35.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Paperback, 11 x 8.75 in. / 200 pgs / 50 color / 160 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/02/2002
Out of print
Early Glass Of The Ancient World
Contributions by Birgit Schlick-Nolte. Text by Marianne Stern. >>more

Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775705035
US $80.00 CAN $95.00 TRADE
Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in. / 432 pgs / 150 color / 215 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/02/1995
Out of print
English Silver In The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston
Artwork by Ellen Alcorn. >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878463749
US $18.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9 x 11.5 in. / 240 pgs / 16 color / 362 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/02/2000
Out of print
English Silver In The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, Volume 2
Artwork by Ellen Alcorn. The collection of English silver at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston was established in the 1930s and has long been considered one of the finest collections of such objects in the world, having grown >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878464807
US $85.00 CAN $100.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9 x 11.5 in. / 416 pgs / 28 color / 800 duotone.
Pub Date: 12/02/2000
Out of print
Fascinating Tinplate
Text by Carsten Fleischhauer, David Pressland, Guntram Turkowski. Fascinating Tinplate depicts one of the largest private collections of tinplate toys in Germany, a collection that is here made public for the first time, in close-up photographs that lovingly animate a lost world of >>more

Kerber
ISBN 9783866781818
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 304 pgs / 289 color / 6 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/31/2009
Out of print
Fragile Remnants: Egyptian Textiles of Late Antiquity and Early Islam
Edited by Peter Noever. Essays by Regina Hofmann de Keijzer, Regina Knaller, Veronika Mader, Christine Sthrenberg, Angela Vàlker and Anke Weidner. Curtains, blankets, pillows, tunics--most Coptic textiles, the ancient and early Islamic fabrics unearthed at burial grounds and other archaeological sites in Egypt, are woven wool or linen. They were produced between the third and eighth >>more

Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775716994
US $40.00 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Paperback, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 198 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 03/01/2006
Out of print
From Bakelite to Composite
Text by Adriaan Beukers, Moniek Bucquoye, Lieven Daenens, Klaus Drechsler, Vicki McConnell, Lut Pil, Ignaas Verpoest. Composites. We hardly ever think about them, but we use them every day. We play, work, fly, ride, eat, wear and build with them. We find them literally everywhere, in skis, surfboards, motor helmets, bicycles, >>more

Stichting Kunstboek
ISBN 9789058560865
US $35.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Paperback, 10.25 x 8.25 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 03/02/2003
Out of print
Games For The Gods
Essays by John J. Herrmann Jr. and Christine Kondoleon. Foreword by Bill Littlefield. As Athens prepares for 2004, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, proudly presents the original Olympics in all their sweaty, heroic glory. Like today, sports were a vital part of daily life in ancient Greece. >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466801
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Clothbound, 10 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 207 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/02/2004
Out of print
Gerd Rothman: Jewellery
Essays by Dorothea Baumer, Barbara Cartlidge, Florian Hufnagl, Rüdiger Joppien and Sabine Runde. Since the early 1970s, gold- and silversmith Gerd Rothman has been reinterpreting traditional jewelry through a playful, intellectual approach. Working with body impressions taken from clients and from persons dear to them, he has crafted >>more

Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775711555
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 8.25 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 71 color / 101 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/02/2002
Out of print
Giuliana Michelotti: Inform
Text by Stefano Tonchi, Cristina Morozzi, Giuliana Michelotti. For 20 years, Giuliana Michelotti has designed fashion, objects and jewelry of uncommon organic sensuality in collaboration with such leading firms as Valentino, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Lacroix. Always a passionate and inquisitive >>more

Charta
ISBN 9788881586431
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Hardback, 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 84pgs / 55 color.
Pub Date: 02/01/2008
Out of print
Glasstress
Texts by Adriano Berengo, Laura Mattioli Rossi, Rosa Barovier Mentasti, Francesca Giubilei, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Fausto Petrella, Tina Oldknow, Luca Beatrice. Over the centuries, glass has been relegated to a limited number of uses and contexts. It has taken great effort and imagination to free this material from the clichés imprisoning it. This book offers an >>more

Charta
ISBN 9788881587438
US $55.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 149 color.
Pub Date: 11/30/2009
Out of print
Home-Made Europe
By Vladimir Arkhipov. Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Foreword by Jeremy Deller. For this enchanting sequel to the critically acclaimed Home-Made: Contemporary Russian Folk Artifacts (2006), Russian artist Vladimir Arkhipov has travelled across Europe to further his collection. The objects he has found are made by everyday >>more

Fuel Publishing
ISBN 9780956896230
US $34.95 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Hbk, 5 x 8.25 in. / 272 pgs / 230 color.
Pub Date: 05/31/2012
Out of print
Illy Collection
Artwork by Michelangelo Pistoletto, Neil Aitken, Hannah Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Ernesto Illy, Vittoria Illy, Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Louise Bourgeois, David Byrne, Sandro Chia, Mario Giacomelli, Jeff Koons, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis KouneEdited by Michel Comte. Text by Andrea Illy, Francesco Illy, Matteo Thun, Achille Bonito Oliva. Which is more important, the coffee you drink or the cup you drink it from? The choice is a difficult one for any aesthete to make, and it is only highlighted and intensified by famed >>more

Charta
ISBN 9788881584062
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 7.75 x 7.75 in. / 212 pgs / 351 color / 33 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/02/2003
Out of print
Ipek: The Crescent & The Rose
Edited by Julian Raby and Alison Effeny. Essays by Nurhan Atasoy, Walter B. Denny, Hulya Tezcan, Louise W. Mackie. Foreword by Turk Ekonomi Bankasi. Status symbols, diplomatic gifts, artistic mediums and economic treasures--figured silk fabrics were among the most powerful and most characteristic artistic products of the Ottoman Empire. Wars were fought for control of silk revenues, and governments >>more

Azimuth Editions
ISBN 9781898592198
US $150.00 CAN $180.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 10.75 x 13.75 in. / 360 pgs / 157 color / 383 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/02/2002
Out of print
Jewelry And Design
Essays by Silvana Annicchiarico, Alba Cappellieri and Marco Romanelli. Part of the series Italian Design from the Milan Trienniale, this volume documents the genesis, the symbolism and the history of jewelry, in a curious journey full of surprises as we discover jewelry's connection to >>more

Charta/Triennale di Milano
ISBN 9788881584963
US $19.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Paperback, 6 x 6 in. / 148 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 03/15/2005
Out of print
Lethal Elegance
Essay by Joe Earle. As the “soul of the samurai,” the sword is famously both the symbol and instrument of Japanese military prowess. Less known, at least in the West, is its role as a fashion accessory or status >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466795
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Clothbound, 8.5 x 9.25 in. / 250 pgs.
Pub Date: 12/02/2004
Out of print
Loetz: Bohemian Glass 1880-1940
Edited by Helmut Ricke, Ernst Ploil and Jan Mergl. Essays by Alena Adlerova, Duna Panenkov and Wolfgang Hennig. Johann Loetz Witwe, the most productive art glass manufacturer in Bohemia in the late ninteenth and early twentieth centuries, owed its success to the sophisticated stained glass work it created in historic designs. With artistic >>more

Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775713221
US $75.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 336 pgs / 455 color / CD ROM.
Pub Date: 12/02/2003
Out of print
Masters Of Origami
Essays by V'Ann Cornelius, Koshiro Hatori, Paul Jackson, Michael La Fosse, Robert Lang and David Lister. A small square of paper measuring six by six inches is the unprepossessing starting point for origami, the nearly 2,000-year-old Japanese art of paper folding. From this modest material beginning, the origami master creates objects >>more

Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775716284
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 10 x 11.5 in. / 160 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 09/15/2005
Out of print
Netsuke
Essay by Joe Earle. An elegant and insightful book.
--The Art Newspaper
Exquisite.
--Boston Globe
Joe Earle... has enlightened us with new facts associated with the subjects portrayed in netsuke and new insight into the background of this unique world... An excellent, >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466757
US $35.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Paperback, 8.5 x 9.25 in. / 356 pgs / 500 color.
Pub Date: 11/02/2004
Out of print
Ode to Joy
Edited by Yuri A. Traisman. Text by Donald Kuspit, Elena Smirnova, Karen Kettering, Elvira Sametskaya, Alexander Borovsky, Olga Sosnina. Epilogue by Natalis Sipovskaya, Olga Sosnina. A bearded Jewish man with an umbrella from the 1870s, a stiff border guard from the 1930s, a serious but sexy female geologist from the 1950s and a young boy with a lemur on his >>more

Pinakoteka
ISBN 9780615247151
US $150.00 CAN $180.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10 x 13 in. / 528 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 08/31/2009
Out of print
Personal Touch, A
Essays by Mienke Simon Thomas, Eric Turner, Lynn Springer Roberts, Veena Duncker, Reinhard Sänger. Silver has been a cherished heirloom and gift for centuries. Historians claim that by 3100 B.C. ambassadors to the Egyptian king from Crete brought silver vases as gifts. Today, sterling silver is a favorite medium >>more

nai010 publishers/Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
ISBN 9789056623128
US $55.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 256 pgs / 250 color / 32 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/02/2003
Out of print
Piet Stockmans: Monograph
Edited by Jo Rombouts. Essays by Hilde Bouchez and Garth Clark. An emancipator of porcelain, Piet Stockmans has freed this material to be a purely artistic means of expression. The Belgian artist first defunctionalized tableware, then created installations with porcelain on walls and floors, and finally >>more

Stichting Kunstboek
ISBN 9789058560810
US $35.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.75 x 12.25 in. / 112 pgs / 62 color.
Pub Date: 08/02/2003
Out of print
Roman, Byzantine And Early Medieval Glass
Essay by Marianne Stern. With the instincts of a true connoisseur, Ernest Wolf built a remarkably comprehensive collection of Roman, Byzantine, and early Medieval glasswork that is published here for the first time. Together these objects trace the formation >>more

Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775790420
US $75.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.5 x 10.5 in. / 200 pgs / 250 color / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 12/02/2001
Out of print
Russia!: The Majesty Of The Tsars
Essay by Irina Bogrovnitskaya. The Majesty of the Tsars: Treasures from the Kremlin is the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum's companion exhibition to the major show Russia! at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. This dazzling exhibition focuses on Russia >>more

Guggenheim Museum
ISBN 9780892073320
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.25 x 10.5 in. / 220 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 10/15/2005
Out of print
Samplers From A To Z
Artwork by Pamela Parmal. For centuries, the sampler has been a mainstay of the seamstress's craft, at once a didactic tool, a commercial showcase, and, frequently, a work of art in itself. This beautifully illustrated, accessible book presents a >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878464814
US $19.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Paperback, 8.75 x 9.5 in. / 64 pgs / 54 color.
Pub Date: 08/02/2000
Out of print
Shards
Edited by John Pagliaro. Essays by Garth Clark. Foreword by Peter Schjeldahl. Introduction by Ed Lebow. Breaking the ceramic arts up into incisive, historic, award-winning essays, Shards is an anthology of writings by Garth Clark, one of the most noted proponents of the medium. The writings in this volume span 25 >>more

D.A.P./Ceramic Arts Foundation
ISBN 9780972509718
US $29.95 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 530 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/02/2004
Out of print
The Ceramic Forms Of Leza Mcvey
Edited by Martin Eidelberg. At the height of her career in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Leza McVey was one of the best-known American ceramists. The strikingly original organic forms that she created won prizes and critical acclaim. >>more

Philmark Publishers
ISBN 9780972690706
US $29.95 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Paperback, 8 x 12 in. / 88 pgs / 24 color / 66 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/02/2003
Out of print
The Jews Of Europe In The Middle Ages
Essays by Javier Castaño, Renate Engles, Alfred Haverkamp, Maurice-Ruben Hayoun, Pia Herberer, Martha Keil, Frederek Musall and Werner Transier. Featuring abundant illustrations of religious, historical, and cultural objects and documents, this book traces the history of Judaism during the medieval period, from the 11th to the early 16th century. Two major centers of Jewish >>more

Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775791915
US $55.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 256 pgs / 225 color / 75 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/02/2005
Out of print
Tupperware: Transparent
Introduction by Lieven Daenen. Text by Moniek Bucquoye, Vic Cautereels, Sylvia Katz, Peter Scholliers, Frédéric Wolters, Peter Zec. New edition, finally available! In 1942, driven by natural curiosity and a shortage of industrial materials during the war years, Earl Silas Tupper, an American dreamer and amateur inventor, produced his first injection-molded plastic cup, >>more

Stichting Kunstboek
ISBN 9789058561848
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Boxed, 7.5 x 10.75 in. / 192 pgs / 950 color.
Pub Date: 09/01/2006
Out of print
Van Cleef & Arpels: The Spirit of Beauty
Foreword by Catherine Deneuve. Text by Francois Curiel, Vincent Meylan, Laurence Mouillefarine, Janet Zapata. This sumptuous clothbound volume reviews the history of the legendary French perfume, watch and jewelry designers Van Cleef & Arpels. The Paris-based company's prestige stems from a long list of prominent commissionsissued by royal and >>more

Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN 9782915173543
US $75.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Clth, 9 x 13 in. / 296 pgs / 240 color.
Pub Date: 02/28/2010
Out of print
Viennese Silver: Modern Design 1780-1918
Essays by Markus Brüderlin, William D. Godsey Jr., Diether Halama, Michael Huey, J.S. Marcus, Joseph Rykwert, Elisabeth Schmuttermeier and Christopher Wilk. The history of modern design is not only older but much more multifaceted than commonly assumed. This thesis is elegantly borne out through an exploration of the work and influence of the Vienna avant-garde of >>more

Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775713177
US $29.98 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 376 pgs / 185 color / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 10/02/2003
Out of print
Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry
Text by Janis Staggs. The Wiener Werkstätte, or Vienna Workshops, was established in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, artists who subscribed to the English Arts and Crafts ideal of exceptionally well-made objects designed by artists and executed >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775721653
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.25 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / 72 color.
Pub Date: 06/01/2008
Out of print
Yearning for Beauty
Edited by Peter Noever, Etienne Davignon, Paul Dujardin and Anne Mommens. Essays by Val»rie Dufour, Anette Freytag, Siegfried Mattl, Paulus Raine and Eduard F. Sekler, and conversations with Marc Hotermans and Heimo Zobernig. The Wiener Werkstâtte, founded in Vienna in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, became the international trademark for art as well as arts-and-crafts in the twentieth century. The fascinating history of the Wiener Werkstâtte >>more

Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775717786
US $95.00 CAN $115.00 FLAT40
Hardcover, 9.75 x 13 in. / 452 pgs / 418 color and 267 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/15/2006
Out of print


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