London, 2016. Cm. 29x21, pp. 240, tavv. e ill. a col. e in nero n. t., br.
Part of the V&A’s bestselling ‘Fashion in Detail’ series, this revised edition showcases the opulence and variety of 19th-century fashion, shown in exquisite colour photography and with line drawings of the complete garments. From Liberty & Co. dresses to Indian-inspired printed cottons, brightly coloured corsets, feathered capes and dramatic sleeves and petticoats, 19th-Century Fashion in Detail reveals the elaborate trimmings, refined embroidery, voluptuous drapery, strict corseting and impeccable tailoring that make up some of the most beautiful garments in the V&A’s 19th-century fashion collection, giving a unique opportunity to examine historical clothing that is often too fragile to be on display. This substantially revised and updated book explores the opulence and diversity of clothing from the 19th century, with a new, comprehensive introduction illuminating the history of fashion in the period, followed by chapters dedicated to specific techniques and elements – from ‘Tailoring’ to ‘Printed Textiles’, ‘Buttons and Fastenings’, ‘Technical Innovations’ and ‘Accessories’. Each garment is accompanied by an authoritative text, exquisite photography and specially commissioned line drawings, making this one of the most complete and beautiful books dedicated solely to the subject of 19th-century fashion.
New York, 1944. In-8¡, pp. xi-63, ill. 87 in nero f. t., tela.
Catalogo della mostra tenutasi a Detroit nel 1944.
Woodbridge, 2001. In-8¡, pp. 391, ill. 446 a col. e in nero n. t., tela e sovrac.
London, 2000. In-8¡, pp. 256, tavv. e ill. a col. e in nero n. t., tela e sovrac.
Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club, 2012. Cm. 31x24, pp. 231, figg. a col. e in nero n. t., cart. e sovrac.
This book outlines the development of pewter design from the Art Nouveau movement up to the Modernist period. The first book to examine the artists and manufactures working in this versatile material, it highlights the important factories and workshops of Germany, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Scandinavia, Japan, and America. With invaluable information on restoration, care and reproductions, the volume includes over 350 original photographs of outstanding examples of twentieth century pewter design.
In this handsomely illustrated volume, artist and teacher Eric Broug analyses and explains these complex designs for the first time in their historical and physical context. His own original drawings accompany magnificent photographs of mosques, madrasas, palaces and tombs from the Islamic world, ranging from North Africa to Iran and Uzbekistan, and from the 8th to the 19th centuries. The creators of these patterns were usually anonymous and there is little evidence for their working practices, but a close and detailed study of the designs can tell us much. Combining wide-ranging empirical research with his own artistic skills and sensibility, Eric Broug shows how, over the centuries, craftsmen were able to adorn beautiful buildings with wonderful geometric patterns using the simplest of tools and without recourse to mathematical calculations. Design elements created from straight lines and circles were placed in grids and then repeated and varied to generate seemingly limitless arrays of dazzling patterns. Chapters are devoted to each of the main ‘families’ of geometric design – fourfold, fivefold and sixfold – and to the complex ‘combined’ patterns. Every design is carefully explained, and illustrated with a wealth of stunning photographs and clear, meticulously detailed drawings.
Disentis, 1994. In-4?, pp. x-249, tavv. e ill. a col. n. t., tela e sovrac.
K?ln, 1975. In-8¡, pp. 208, tavv. 8 a col. e in nero e figg. in nero f. t., br.
Catalogo della mostra tenutasi a Colonia nel 1975-76.
London, 2013. Cm. 27x22, pp. 304, figg. 329 a col. n. t., br.
This beautiful book provides an informative and visually-exciting exploration of the history and art of tile-making, from the ancient Egypt to the artists of our time. Placing the tiles firmly in their historical and cultural context, the book looks at the full range of architectural and practical purposes of Tiles, along with the various techniques employed to create such versatile pieces. It investigates both continuity and diversity, the dissemination of techniques and designs, and how tile art in one time and place has inspired and rejuvenated those in Others.
Stuttgart, 1998. In-8¡, pp. 195, ill. a col. e in nero n. t., tela.
London, 1994. Cm. , pp. 208, figg. in nero n. t., tela e sovrac.
Livorno, 2014. Cm. 21x21, pp. 119, tavv. e ill. a col. e in nero n. t., br.
Catalogo della mostra: Cerreto Guidi, Villa Medicea, 2014-2015.
Amata da Cosimo I, dalla figlia Isabella e da numerosi altri membri della dinastia medicea, la Villa di Cerreto Guidi era considerata un vero e proprio tempio dedito alla caccia. Il volume ripercorre la vocazione storica del complesso, attraverso un' ampia rassegna di armi bianche e da fuoco del XVI secolo, la presenza di alcuni dipinti se-settecenteschi inerenti il tema della caccia e uno degli arazzi di soggetto venatorio facente parte del ciclo delle Cacce medicee, già eseguito per la Villa di Poggio a Caiano. Bibliografia, in appendice.
London, 2009. 2 voll., cm. 34x24, pp. 255 292, ill. a col. n. t., tela e sovrac.
London, 1994. In-8¡, pp. xii-120, ill. 169 a col. e in nero n. t., tela e sovrac.
K?ln, 2009. 2 voll. cm. 32x24, pp. 580 236, tavv. e ill. a col. n. t., tela in cof.
Facsimile del manoscritto del 1474, miniato da Jean Colombe, conservato presso la Biblioth?que nationale de France di Parigi. Del testo ? offerta anche l'edizione critica con traduzione in lingua inglese e un ampio commento storico artistico alle miniature di Jean Colombe.
New York, 2013. Cm. 24x21, pp. 151, figg. a col. n. t., br.
The advent of the crossbow more than 2,500 years ago effected dramatic changes for hunters and warriors. For centuries, it was among the most powerful and widely used handheld weapons, and its popularity endures to this day. A Deadly Art presents a lively, accessible survey of the crossbow’s “golden age,” along with detailed descriptions of twenty-four remarkable examples.
Beginning in the middle ages, the European aristocracy’s enthusiasm for the crossbow heralded shooting competitions and pageants that featured elaborately decorated weapons bearing elegant embellishments of rare materials and prized artistry. In addition to being highly functional, these weapons were magnificent works of art. A Deadly Art includes fascinating descriptions of crossbows used by Margaret of Savoy and Holy Roman Emperors Maximilian I and Charles V, among others.
Bloomington, 1995. In-8¡, pp. xi-332, ill. a col. e in nero n. t., br.
Catalogo della mostra tenutasi a Bloomington presso l'Indiana University Art Museum nel 1995.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1904-1908. 4 voll. in-4? grande, viii-243 247 271 260, complessivamente 935 figg. in nero e 60 splendide tavv. in cromolitografia protette da velina, bella legatura in tela rossa con titolo e fregi oro al piatto ant. e ai dorsi.
Importante opera sul mobilio inglese.
London, 1994. In-4?, pp. 272, ill. 240 a col. e in nero n.t., br. e sovrac.
Second edition, revised, enlarged, and with new illustrations.