How They Decorated

How They Decorated
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Author: P. Gaye Tapp
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9780847847419
Release: 2017
Editor: Rizzoli Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Decoration of Houses

The Decoration of Houses
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Author: Edith Wharton,Ogden Codman
Pages: 204
ISBN: WISC:89046888046
Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown

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The Decorated Home

The Decorated Home
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Author: Meg Braff
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780847858729
Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Rizzoli Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For readers who enjoyed the colorful, ladylike interiors of Suzanne Kasler, Meg Braff has an appealing retro-chic look that would have suited Betty Draper to a tee. As Traditional Home said, "Think Slim Aarons meets Technicolor Elegance." In her first book, interior designer Meg Braff presents the building blocks of a pretty, polished home, from color and pattern to specific room-by-room advice.

Decorate

Decorate
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Author: Holly Becker,Joanna Copestick
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780811877893
Release: 2011-04-20
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collects tips from such professional interior designers as Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, and Jonathan Adler for every room and every budget, along with photographs, line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans.

Habitat

Habitat
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Author: Lauren Liess
Pages: 600
ISBN: 9781613128091
Release: 2015-10-13
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work. In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess’s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and weeds. The book is divided into three sections: Part I focuses on the fundamental elements of design, with each chapter devoted to a particular element, such as color, lighting, and furniture; Part II addresses the intangibles of designing a space, such as aesthetics and creating a mood; and Part III tackles unique room-specific challenges in every part of the house.

Home Sweet Houseplant

Home Sweet Houseplant
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Author: Baylor Chapman
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781648290701
Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: Artisan Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Greenify Your Home No matter what space you’re considering—from a kitchen window to a loft-size living room—this book, adapted from Decorating with Plants, will show you how to find the perfect plant for the perfect spot. Plant designer Baylor Chapman starts with the basics, including a guide for choosing and caring for your plants, then takes the reader room by room, offering unexpected design concepts and inspired projects to elevate your home. How about four ways to turn your dresser into a style statement—urban bohemian, feminine glamour, sleek contemporary, or natural beauty?

Bunny Williams Point of View

Bunny Williams  Point of View
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Author: Bunny Williams
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1584796243
Release: 2007-10-01
Editor: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Part memoir and part how-to manual, this book showcases many of the chic but always cozily comfortable residences Williams has designed.

Oscar Wilde s Decorated Books

Oscar Wilde s Decorated Books
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Author: Nicholas Frankel
Pages: 222
ISBN: 0472110691
Release: 2000
Editor: University of Michigan Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With extensive reference to and exposition on Wilde's theoretical writings and letters, Frankel shows that, far from being marginal elements of the literary text, these decorative devices were central to Wilde's understanding of his own writings as well as to his "aesthetic" theory of language. Extensive illustrations support Frankel's arguments.".

Horn Please

Horn Please
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Author: Dan Eckstein
Pages: 160
ISBN: 157687706X
Release: 2014-12-01
Editor: powerHouse Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One unmistakable feature of the Indian highway is the presence of these brightly decorated trucks that ply the country's roads. The men who drive these trucks spend long hours on the road and can be away from their families for weeks at a time, so their trucks act as a second home and they take great pride in them. In Horn Please photographer Dan Eckstein travelled across India's byzantine and burgeoning road network documenting these elaborate trucks - representing a blinding mash up of new and old India.

Bunny Mellon

Bunny Mellon
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Author: Meryl Gordon
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781455588732
Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH IN BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion. Bunny Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the co-operation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon received access to thousands of pages of her letters, diaries and appointment calendars and has interviewed more than 175 people to capture the spirit of this talented American original.

Toward a Global Middle Ages

Toward a Global Middle Ages
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Author: Bryan C. Keene
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781606065983
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Getty Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This important and overdue book examines illuminated manuscripts and other book arts of the Global Middle Ages. Illuminated manuscripts and illustrated or decorated books—like today’s museums—preserve a rich array of information about how premodern peoples conceived of and perceived the world, its many cultures, and everyone’s place in it. Often a Eurocentric field of study, manuscripts are prisms through which we can glimpse the interconnected global history of humanity. Toward a Global Middle Ages is the first publication to examine decorated books produced across the globe during the period traditionally known as medieval. Through essays and case studies, the volume’s multidisciplinary contributors expand the historiography, chronology, and geography of manuscript studies to embrace a diversity of objects, individuals, narratives, and materials from Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the Americas—an approach that both engages with and contributes to the emerging field of scholarly inquiry known as the Global Middle Ages. Featuring 160 color illustrations, this wide-ranging and provocative collection is intended for all who are interested in engaging in a dialogue about how books and other textual objects contributed to world-making strategies from about 400 to 1600.

Blue and White Living

Blue and White Living
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Author: Stephanie Hoppen,Fritz Von der Schulenburg
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0609603566
Release: 1998
Editor: Clarkson Potter Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Surveys the history of the blue-and-white color scheme and presents examples of it through photographs taken in homes around the world

Living Floral

Living Floral
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Author: Margot Shaw
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780847863624
Release: 2018-10-29
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Brimming with top stylemakers' and designers' innovative floral design ideas to enliven the home, Living Floral will resonate with those who appreciate the beauty and everyday luxury of flowers. For this inspirational, yet instructive, book Shaw presents portraits of top tastemakers at home who share their joy of flowers. From interior designers Charlotte Moss, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Bunny Williams, and event designer Tara Guerard to floral and garden experts Sybil Sylvester and P. Allen Smith and culinary consultant Alex Hitz, these luminaries impart their personal botanical point of view. They show how to incorporate flowers in home decor and present numerous ways to entertain with flair. Interior designers illustrate how eclectic furnishings work well with floral and botanical accents in fabric, wallpaper, artwork, and accessories to shape chic indoor spaces. We will learn how traditionalists and modernists put together an attractive table; for example, by mixing heirloom silver with simple white china and bright flowers arranged in everyday glass containers. This gorgeously photographed book concludes with a primer on such topics as extending the life of fresh-cut flowers and assembling a table runner of charming blooms. Living Floral is a must-have for flower and interior design enthusiasts, as well as home gardeners.

For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books
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Author: Thatcher Wine,Elizabeth Lane
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781423652168
Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Gibbs Smith

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A celebration of the meaning and comfort printed books bring to our homes and lives, from the curation and design experts at Juniper Books. Explore the significance of the home library, embellished with alluring photography and illustrations, in a keepsake worthy of any bibliophile’s collection. For the Love of Books shares the vision of Juniper Books, a business that embraces the roles that books fulfill in our lives and their staying power. It recounts the history of books and private libraries, and champions the resilience of books in the digital era. Dive into the nuances that define books for reading, books for decoration, and books for inspiration. Instructive chapters provide useful details for creating and curating one’s own home library, whether it be a single shelf or multiple rooms each with their own collection. You will never look at your bookshelves the same way again. For the Love of Books is about storytelling beyond the pages of our favorite books. Our books—the ones we choose to keep—tell the story of who we are. They remind us who we once were and who we aspire to be. Thatcher Wine founded Juniper Books in 2001. The company creates custom libraries and has perfected the art of turning books inside out to allow for books to tell stories not just to us, but about us. Working with booklovers, homeowners, and designers, Juniper Books has provided the world with a fresh new approach to the printed book. Thatcher grew up in New York City where his parents owned and operated The Quilted Giraffe, one of the most innovative restaurants in America. Thatcher graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and art history and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Elizabeth Lane is the founder of Quarterlane, a quarterly subscription book service which merged with Juniper Books in 2018. She is also the book buyer for her local independent bookstore, Partners Village Store and Kitchen in Westport, Massachusetts. Prior to working in books, Elizabeth worked in contemporary visual art—in galleries, nonprofit initiatives and museums in New York, Austin, and Chicago. Elizabeth graduated from Davidson College with a degree in art history and received her masters degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Taking Fire

Taking Fire
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Author: Ron Alexander,Charles W. Sasser
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781429970143
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Nicknamed "Mini-Man" for his diminutive stature, a mere five-foot-three and 125 pounds in his flight boots, chopper pilot Ron Alexander proved to be a giant in the eyes of the men he rescued from the jungles and paddies of Vietnam. With an unswerving concern for every American soldier trapped by enemy fire, and a fearlessness that became legendary, Ron Alexander earned enough official praise to become the second most decorated helicopter pilot of the Vietnam era. Yet, for Ron, the real reward came from plucking his fellow soldiers from harm's way, giving them another chance to get home alive. In Taking Fire, Alexander and acclaimed military writer Charles Sasser transport you right into the cramped cockpit of a Huey on patrol, offering a bird's eye view of the Vietnam conflict. Packed with riveting action and gritty "you-are-there" dialogue, this outstanding book celebrates the everyday heroism of the chopper pilots of Vietnam.

Decorated Papers

Decorated Papers
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Author: P. J. M. Marks
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0500293929
Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This remarkable and beautiful book brings together a collection of decorated papers dating from the 16th to the 20th century. They were produced for a wide variety of uses: as wrappers and endpapers for books, as the backing for playing cards, and even as linings for chests and cases. Some decorated papers were used as humble pictures for display in churches and the home; some were sold as souvenirs to pilgrims; and others were used merely as wrappings for foodstuffs such as gingerbread and chocolate. What unites all the papers in the book is the richness of their ornamentation and the thin, flexible characteristics of the original sheets. They are all further united by having been collected by Olga Hirsch (1889-1968), a trained bookbinder who left her collection of some 3,500 papers to the British Library, where they remain one of the largest and most diverse collections of decorated papers in the world. This anthology brings together some of the most exquisite examples. It will delight and inspire designers, bibliophiles and anyone with a love of pattern and decoration.

Code Name Lise

Code Name  Lise
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Author: Larry Loftis
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781501198670
Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist Florida Book Awards Silver Medalist Featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, New York Newsday, and on Today! Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019—Woman’s Day The Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out This Year—BookBub “A nonfiction thriller.”—The Wall Street Journal From New York Times and international bestselling author of the “gripping” (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Into the Lion’s Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II—perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Nightingale, and Code Girls. The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father’s footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer Captain Peter Churchill. As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the while, they are being hunted by the cunning German secret police sergeant, Hugo Bleicher, who finally succeeds in capturing them. They are sent to Paris’s Fresnes prison, and from there to concentration camps in Germany where they are starved, beaten, and tortured. But in the face of despair, they never give up hope, their love for each other, or the whereabouts of their colleagues. In Code Name: Lise, Larry Loftis paints a portrait of true courage, patriotism, and love—of two incredibly heroic people who endured unimaginable horrors and degradations. He seamlessly weaves together the touching romance between Odette and Peter and the thrilling cat and mouse game between them and Sergeant Bleicher. With this amazing testament to the human spirit, Loftis proves once again that he is adept at writing “nonfiction that reads like a page-turning novel” (Parade).

Decorated Roman Armour

Decorated Roman Armour
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Author: Raffaele D’Amato
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781473892897
Release: 2017-03-30
Editor: Pen and Sword

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the time of the Bronze Age, the warriors of all tribes and nations sought to emblazon their arms and armour with items and images to impress upon the enemy the wealth and power of the wearer. Magnificently decorated shields were as much a defensive necessity as a symbol of social status. Equally, decorative symbols on shields and armour defined the collective ideals and the self-conceived important of the village or city-state its warriors represented.Such items were therefore of great significance to the wearers, and the authors of this astounding detailed and extensively research book, have brought together years of research and the latest archaeological discoveries, to produce a work of undeniable importance.Shining Under the Eagles is richly decorated throughout, and as well as battlefield armour, details the tournament and parade armour from Rome's the earliest days.Dr Andrey Negin is candidate of historical sciences (Russian PhD), member of the department of history of the Ancient World and Classical Languages of Nizhny Novgorod State University named after N.I. Lobachevsky (Russian Federation). He has carried out fieldwork on ancient Roman armour and has published books and numerous articles on Roman military equipment.Dr Raffaele D'Amato is an experienced Turin-based researcher of the ancient and medieval military worlds. After achieving his first PhD in Romano-Byzantine Law, and having collaborated with the University of Athens, he gained a second doctorate in Roman military archaeology. He spent the last year in Turkey as visiting professor at the Fatih University of Istanbul, teaching there and working on a project about the army of Byzantium. He currently work as part-time researcher at the Laboratory of the Danubian Provinces at the University of Ferrara, under Professor Livio Zerbini.

Linens

Linens
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Author: Jane Scott Hodges
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780847842162
Release: 2014
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Linens is the ultimate guide to living and entertaining with fine linens. Credited with reviving the art of couture linens for everyday use, Jane Scott Hodges's contributions to the world of fine linens have made her a favorite of house and home magazines. As the founder and owner of couture fine linens company Leontine Linens, she has spent the past two decades studying, collecting, and innovating the world of fine linens. Throughout, the book also offers liberal doses of the author's expert advice and savvy insight on use and care, as well as contributions from leading decorators and home stylists. Replete with beautiful linen-filled rooms detailing countless interpretations of applique, embroidery, and monograms-and the myriad weaves and colors to explore, Linens opens up the possibilities of a world of decorating and a fresh look at entertaining.

War Is a Racket

War Is a Racket
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Author: Smedley D. Butler
Pages: 23
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Release: 2021
Editor: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

War Is a Racket is a famous anti-war book written by retired Major General Smedley Buter. In the book, Butler discusses how businesses profit from conflict.