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Treasury of Authentic Art Nouveau Alphabets, Decorative Initials, Monograms, Frames, and Ornaments
Ludwig Petzendorfer (Editor)
0486246531
July 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
Rare, versatile, copyright-free volume offers the largest, finest collection of Art Nouveau typographic material: 137 complete alphabets (U & lc); 23 upper-case fonts; 33 sets of decorative initials; 1951 monograms; 146 signet designs; 179 miscellaneous designs (many with borders) and numerous ornaments. Plus, a selection of Gothic, Roman and Italic faces. Publisher’s Note.


Charles Faudree's Country French Living
Charles Faudree
1586857150
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Though it's rare for Tulsa and Paris to be mentioned in the same breath, interior decorator Faudree (Charles Faudree's French Country Signature) has made a handsome living by bringing a bit of the French to the Midwest. Famed for his Parisian buying trips, where he negotiates with flea market vendors using a pen and paper, Faudree confides "a signature piece doesn't have to be expensive. You can get the look without the seventeenth-century armoire." The look the designer refers to is typified by floor-sweeping silk draperies and overstuffed chairs upholstered in merrily patterned fabrics long on luxury. Faudree's obsession with textiles is evident on every page, and far from simply focusing on predictable pastoral-themed toile to recreate the charm of French country cottages, his experiments with dragon-fly...


Window Art
Manufactured by Klutz Press
1570546436
September 2001
Hardcover
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Design on a Dime
HGTV Books
0696218496
Dec 2003
Bargain - Paperback
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Book Description
Design-conscious readers can examine creative makeovers that cost less than $1,000.

Highlights 20 rooms from the show, including before-and-after photos.

In-depth instruction for projects from stenciling walls to customizing furniture.

Show’s talented design team provides plenty of practical tips and foolproof techniques to restyle, recolor, remake, and rearrange any room of the home.

Includes a room arranging kit with dozens of templates.

Provides detailed buying resource information.



Home Rules: Transform the Place You Live Into a Place You'll Love
Nate Berkus
1401301371
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Nate Berkus, regular contributor on The Oprah Winfrey Show, contributing editor of O, The Oprah Magazine, and nationally renowned decorator, has created a book inspired by his belief that everyone should love the way they live. This step-by-step guide to achieving your own beautiful rooms is based on Nate+s signature style and innovative approach to design. As a small boy, Nate could often be found rearranging his room (as well as helping his mother and the other neighborhood mothers rearrange theirs). Throughout the years his passion continued to grow, and soon Nate was heading his own award-winning firm with an elite roster of clients. But it was Oprah Winfrey who gave Nate the chance of a lifetime-the opportunity to go into millions of homes around the world and join her mission to help people live their best lives....


Traditional Chinese Designs
Stanley Appelbaum
0486253473
April 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
Over 200 copyright-free motifs: dragons, peonies, plum blossoms, tigers, clouds, geometrics, other favorites.


Japanese Floral Patterns and Motifs
Madeleine Orban-Szontagh
0486263304
May 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
Practical archive of 45 copyright-free designs adapted from watercolors, screens, kimonos, Noh drama costumes, wall hangings, more. Wide variety of stripes, allover patterns, nature scenes, grand sprays of flowers and tree branches, other clearly detailed designs suggesting subtle elegance of Japanese art. Introduction. Captions.


Adirondack Home
Ralph Kylloe
1586853104
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The design and decor of the Adirondacks are forever linked to our modern idea of vacation living and outdoor relaxation. But they are also home to a rich interior design style focused on handcrafted furniture and rustic accessories.

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$60.00 US The design and decor of the Adirondacks are forever linked to our modern idea of vacation living and outdoor relaxation. But they are also home to a rich interior design style focused on handcrafted furniture and rustic accessories. From cabins to great camps and everything in between, rustic expert Ralph Kylloe leads a personal tour of fifteen Adirondack homes, including boathouses, riverside cabins, and grand historical great camps, including Top Ridge. He also explores a variety of interpretations of the...


Ready-to-Use Art Nouveau Small Frames and Borders: Copyright-Free Designs, Printed One Side, Hundreds of Uses
Theodore Menten
0486249751
November 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
Affordable copyright-free collection of elegant borders and ornamental frames in perennially popular style will surround your advertisements, menus, invitations with the sensuality they deserve. Choose from 315 shapes and sizes—circles, squares, oblongs and more—on repro-quality paper for immediate use. 315 black-and-white illustrations.


Michael S. Smith Elements of Style
Michael S. Smith
0847827623
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Acclaimed designer Michael Smith has earned a reputation as the thinking celebrity's decorator, with a client list that includes Cindy Crawford, Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Pairing lush interiors with dynamic insider advice, Michael Smith's Elements of Style beautifully captures the essential building blocks of good interior design. Smith covers in depth the most common decorating decisions everyone faces: working with color, selecting the right paint, choosing window treatments and floor coverings, creating a luxurious bed, and building a furniture collection over time. Illustrated with stunning color photography, including a dozen homes presented in depth to demonstrate how rooms work alone and together, the book also includes practical sidebars on learning how to buy...


Charles Faudree's French Country Signature
Charles Faudree
1586852884
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Master interior designer Charles Faudree reveals the keys to his signature French country style through a personal tour of his sumptuous creations, including some of his own 11 homes. In contrast to rustic Southwest or staid New England styles, French country infuses "all the elegance of a French country estate, without any of the traditional French pretentiousness" through an eclectic jumble of rich color, texture and ornament. Faudree encourages home decorators to fill a room till it's "overflowing, but never cluttered or overpowering." He achieves this balance by blending an array of fabrics-toile, stripes, plaid, tapestries-and playing them off antique woods and figurine collections. The overall result is opulent yet comfortable living areas and exquisite yet simple dining rooms. Warmly sharing his knowledge...


Treasury of Art Nouveau Design and Ornament
Carol Belanger Grafton (Editor)
0486240010
September 1980
Paperback
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Book Description
577 royalty-free, authentic Art Nouveau designs specially selected for artists and designers. Ranging in size from full-page illustrations to borders, headpieces, tailpieces, and initials; all clearly reproduced in black-and-white line. Designs include: florals, landscapes, figures, etc. from artists such as Klimt, Bradley, Auriol, Larcombe, and many more.


Churches
Judith Dupre
0060194383
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
The physical dimensions alone would be enough to make Churches, Judith Dupre's sumptuous chronology of Christian art and architecture, one of the most absorbing ways possible to learn about the world's most beautiful houses of worship. It is almost too big to fit in your lap, and each brilliantly colored page is almost three times the width of a human head. In addition, Churches offers floor plans, histories, and theological interpretations of almost 60 churches around the world, from the Pantheon in Rome to La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. Interspersed with these chapters are photographic essays on such topics as "Building a Gothic Cathedral" and "Ancient Paths: Contemporary Labyrinths." All of the images and essays are presented in a format accessible to the...


Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers
Nicky Epstein
1931543887
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Bestselling author Nicky Epstein creates a garden of knitted flowers sure to charm her legion of fans.
 
Nicky Epstein is a “rock star” of knitting who has earned nationwide recognition for her innovative and distinctive work. Her books Knitting on the Edge and Knitting Over the Edge are both bestsellers, and her many collections of Barbie™ Doll knitwear have proven enormously popular.  Here, Nicky knits up a garden of colorful and whimsical flowers to adorn clothes, shoes, pillows, bags—almost anything at all. These pretty blossoms range from ruffled roses to lazy daisies, from single blooms to complete bouquets, from layered petal varieties to scalloped and corkscrew styles. Some are made of soft, sensuous felt; others showcase sparkling, eye-catching gold...


Trading Spaces 100 to 1,000 Makeovers
Brian Kramer
0684844222
Mar 2004
Bargain - Paperback
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Book Review
The craze for "getting away from it all" in buildings of log, stone, and unpainted lumber has been a part of American life since the 1800s. From the Gilded Age retreats of the Catskills and Adirondacks to the rugged Wild West lodges of Yellowstone and Yosemite, Cabin Fever celebrates the architectural elements that make cabin style unique: gleaming hand-peeled and polished logs, cowhide sofas, and river-rock fireplaces. Some are large, old, and built as public lodgings, like Putnam Camp, the Adirondack summer retreat founded by philosopher William James, which still has the cheerful austerity it had when Freud and Jung mingled there with Harvard academicians. Others, like the grand hunting lodge nestled on the edge of a marsh, are more recent monuments to quirky private visions of the perfect rustic retreat. Rooms in both...


House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live
Winifred Gallagher
0060538694
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Tapping into the American consumer's burgeoning interest in home design, cultural critic Gallagher (Pride of Place) takes on the single-family home in her latest cultural inquiry. Chapters are themed by room, beginning with the entry and living room and moving through to the basement, garage and garden; each ends with anecdotes describing how Gallagher's own family has changed its home with her new-found knowledge. Equal parts architecture, history, sociology and psychology, Gallagher's book easily makes academic discussions relevant to the general reader. The text is liberally peppered with pop culture references, though at times these appear humorously off-mark, as when she cites MTV Cribs (a hip-hop version of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous) as a "popular children's show." Gallagher is not an unbiased...


1,100 Designs and Motifs from Historic Sources
John Leighton
0486287300
October 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Hundreds of beautifully rendered, royalty-free images painstakingly adapted from a host of design traditions: primitive tribal, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Byzantine, French Renaissance and more. Also, decorative motifs derived from metalwork, heraldic ornament, floral vignettes, letters, other elements. Invaluable sourcebook for artists, craftworkers and decorative art enthusiasts.

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