Beautifully photographed with lavish images of Watson's work, this inspiring book is a must-have for interior design lovers.
Author: Marshall Watson
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Category: Interior decoration
Marshall Watson's first book reveals how to make traditional interiors fresh. Known for his meticulously researched, European-inspired style, Marshall Watson creates interiors that are rich in texture, detail, and simple luxuries. In his first book, Watson shares his finest work, demonstrating that while each of these homes is as unique as its owner, they all adhere to principles that transform a mere series of spaces into a genuine, coherent home: warmth; light; peace; comfort; balance; proportion; livability; and last but not least, appropriateness. Whether in an Italianate villa in Los Cabos or a family idyll on a Swedish island, a Gramercy Park apartment that blends shimmer and restraint, or a Newport Beach cottage warmed by walls finished in egg-yolk yellow, Watson explains how he translated each family's lifestyle and aspirations, the house's history, and the surrounding environment into a highly original form of elegance--and how anyone can discover his or her own. Beautifully photographed with lavish images of Watson's work, this inspiring book is a must-have for interior design lovers.
“Elegant contemporary jewelry....What artist-author Wells and her 30 colleagues conjure up in more than 30 bracelets, earrings, and necklaces is nothing short of breathtaking. All the projects can be readily mastered by beginners.
Author: Carol Wilcox Wells
Publisher: Lark Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
“Elegant contemporary jewelry....What artist-author Wells and her 30 colleagues conjure up in more than 30 bracelets, earrings, and necklaces is nothing short of breathtaking. All the projects can be readily mastered by beginners....One hundred percent of the fundamentals, from graphic illustrations and charts to accompanying text and great color photographs.” —Booklist.
Author: Christiane De Nicolay-MazeryPublish On: 2017-09-12
Unlike most books on French style on the market, this book is not only a testimony to timeless French elegance, it is an invitation to discover a synthesis of contemporary and classic décor, in some of France's most exclusive residences, ...
Author: Christiane De Nicolay-Mazery
Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, a specialist in furniture and antiques at Christies and Honelon, invites her readers to enter the elegantly luxurious interiors of some of France's most exclusive abodes. From the classic taste of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the creativity of the nineteenth century, she traces the path to the finesse of the twentieth century, which combines tradition and modernity. The interiors portrayed in these nine exquisitely illustrated chapters pay tribute to the refinement of French taste, a savoir-faire that has been continually renewed. Classic h�tels particuliers in the heart of Paris and romantic ch�teaux, as well as a surprising isba--a traditional rural log house in the Russian style--are but a few of the examples of the kinds of interiors that will inspire readers as they marvel over the art of French designers, including Madeleine Castaing, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Jacques Grange, Fran�ois Joseph Graff, and Pierre Berg�. Unlike most books on French style on the market, this book is not only a testimony to timeless French elegance, it is an invitation to discover a synthesis of contemporary and classic d�cor, in some of France's most exclusive residences, firsthand.
Now in paperback for the first time, Lethal Elegance presents 150 of these remarkable sword fittings, and is one of the few books to focus on their styles and techniques.
Author: Joe Earle
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
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 symbol. More than the weapon itself, it was the sword's metal fittings--from the hand guard to the small decorative plates on the hilt--that reflected the complexities of samurai life. Some fittings were meant to convey the honor and self-control expected of a samurai, while other, more flamboyant fittings reflected the samurai's leisure-time persona as "man about town." Later, when the wearing of swords spread beyond the samurai class, both the decorative function of the fittings and the variety of their designs increased, leading to some of the most accomplished metalwork ever created. Now in paperback for the first time, Lethal Elegancepresents 150 of these remarkable sword fittings, and is one of the few books to focus on their styles and techniques. It discusses the visual effects achieved with different alloys, the evolution of fittings following changes in warfare, symbolism and standards for connoisseurship. Though these objects were created for violent ends, their variety and beauty also reveal them as wonders of self-expression.
Devour less and commend more for inward harmony and natural uprightness Commercialization drives the quest for satisfaction in a great part of the world, yet as riches develops misery proliferates, intensified by the grave issues of ...
Author: Satya Nadel
Publisher: Independently Published
Devour less and commend more for inward harmony and natural uprightness Commercialization drives the quest for satisfaction in a great part of the world, yet as riches develops misery proliferates, intensified by the grave issues of environmental change, contamination, and biological corruption. We've currently achieved both a natural and profound impasse that forgets us weeping for options. Rich Simplicity gives a reasonable theory of life that weaves together straightforwardness of material life, thought, and soul. In it, Satish Kumar, ecological idea pioneer and previous priest, distils five many years of reflection and astuteness into a guide for everybody, covering: -The environmental and profound standards of living basically -Shedding both "stuff" and mental things -Opening your psyche and heart to the profound estimation of connections -Installing effortlessness in all parts of life including instruction and work -Consolidating science and otherworldliness for a rational world-see. Rich Simplicity is a real existence direct for everybody needing off the steady treadmill of rivalry and utilization and looking for an actual existence that organizes the biological trustworthiness of the Earth, social value, and individual serenity and bliss.
But just who are geisha? This book delves into their lives and history with detailed coverage of their training, their costumes, and the intricate world of tradition in which they live and work.
Author: John Gallagher
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Japan's geisha have fascinated and allured westerners for centuries. But just who are geisha? This book delves into their lives and history with detailed coverage of their training, their costumes, and the intricate world of tradition in which they live and work. This finely illustrated book looks at the gradations of rank, clothing, and makeup, as well as the subtle changes of geisha appearance through the seasons. It explores the network of dance schools, teahouses, temples, offices and traditional crafts, with calligraphers, dyers, and sake warmers among the many occupations serving in the hanamachi or "flower towns," as geisha districts are known. The geisha craft itself draws on an array of traditional Japanese arts: dance, tea ceremony, traditional music, and games, all in the service of leisure. This book explains how this complex and often misunderstood world evolved, how it fits into modern Japan, and how it is adapting in order to survive there.--From publisher description.
... leaving the buildings , the language , the art , the poetry of France , at bottom ,
what they were , old French Gothic still ... Thereupon , nearly all the force and all
the seriousness of French work disappear ; only the elegance , the aerial touch ...
Author: Llewellynn Frederick William JewittPublish On: 1878
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But what do we do when faced with a special occasion that calls for something unique? We often hesitate to attempt the extraordinary, assuming that the art of exquisite presentation is beyond us. Efrat Libfroind dispels that notion.
Author: Efrat Libfroind
Publisher: Feldheim Pub
We all appreciate a delicious, beautifully served meal. But what do we do when faced with a special occasion that calls for something unique? We often hesitate to attempt the extraordinary, assuming that the art of exquisite presentation is beyond us. Efrat Libfroind dispels that notion. Efrat, a highly acclaimed pastry chef whose recipes appear regularly in Binah magazine and the English-language Hamodia, presents her finest recipes, sharing trade secrets that will help you transform any dish into a work of art. Flip through the pages of this sensational cookbook and you'll encounter an incredible variety of stunning dishes. Made from simple, classic ingredients, these recipes will revolutionize your dinner presentations and upgrade any meal you host into something you can truly be proud of. Not halfway. Not partly. Perfectly.