How They Decorated

Author: P. Gaye Tapp
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847847411
Size: 76.68 MB
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How They Decorated focuses on some of the leading style icons of the twentieth century and how they decorated their own residences around the world. How They Decorated illustrates some of the great rooms of the twentieth century and their stylish residents, who had a decided hand in their decoration. Each lady's refined way of living will be discussed with examples of how they embellished their homes (or left them elegantly spare) and the long-lasting effects of their lives on future generations of designers and connoisseurs of beauty.

The Kimono Inspiration

Author: Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.)
Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 0876545983
Size: 70.29 MB
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The book explores the use and meaning of the kimono in America and traces the transformation of the garment from its ethnic origins, through its many appearances in fine art, costume, and high fashion, to its role in the contemporary Art-to-Wear Movement. It explores the American use of the kimono as a garment, as a symbol, and as an art form.

Notable American Women

Author: Susan Ware
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674014886
Size: 19.45 MB
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Entries on almost five hundred women representing a wide range of fields of endeavor are featured in a collection of biographical essays that integrate each woman's personal life with her professional achievements, set in the context of historical develop

Making The American Home

Author: Marilyn Ferris Motz
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879724344
Size: 16.47 MB
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The transformation of a house into a home has been in our culture a traditional task of women. The articles examine this process as they reflected the role of American middle-class women as homemakers in the years 1840–1940.

Feminism And Art History

Author: Norma Broude
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429980167
Size: 75.36 MB
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A long-needed corrective and alternative view of Western art history, these seventeen essays by respected scholars are arranged chronologically and cover every major period from the ancient Egyptian to the present. While several of the essays deal with major women artists, the book is essentially about Western art history and the extent to which it has been distorted, in every period, by sexual bias. With 306 illustrations.

Historical Costumes Of England From The Eleventh To The Twentieth Century

Author: N. Bradfield
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 147334137X
Size: 55.24 MB
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This vintage book contains a comprehensive account of clothing fashions and trends from the eleventh century to the twentieth century. It contains detailed descriptions, fascinating historical information, and illustrations copied from contemporary paintings, engravings and tapestries, monumental brasses and effigies, photographs, and the actual dresses. Contents include: "William the Conqueror (1066-1087)", "William Rufus (1087-1100)", "Women's Fashions (1066-1100)", "Henry I and Stephen (1100-1154)", "Women's Fashions (1100-1114)", "Henry II ad Richard (1134-1199)", "Women's Fashions (1154-1199)", "John and Henry III (1199-1272)", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with its original artwork and text.

The Inspiration Of The Past

Author: John Cornforth
Publisher: Viking Adult
Size: 22.43 MB
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Looks at the history of interior decoration, examines trends in the decoration of English country houses, and describes the influence of John Fowler on modern design

Nineteenth Century Decoration

Author: Charlotte Gere
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Size: 44.18 MB
Format: PDF
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Takes a look at the design and decoration of interiors representative of the times, with comments and quotes and a profuse of illustrations to document the fashion and conditions of the 19th century