How They Decorated

How They Decorated
Author: P. Gaye Tapp
Publsiher: Rizzoli Publications
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-04-11
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 9780847847419

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How They Decorated illustrates some of the great rooms of the twentieth century, whose stylish residents influence our tastes today. Gloria Vanderbilt cleverly noted, “Decorating is autobiography.” Reflecting that truism, the interiors in this book capture the individual approaches of these icons of style: Bunny Mellon’s spare all-American elegance; Hélène Rochas’s refined sophistication; Vanessa Bell’s colorful bohemianism; Mona von Bismarck’s breezy opulence; and Georgia O’Keeffe’s earthy chic. Author P. Gaye Tapp analyzes each of her subjects’ refined way of living, how she embellished her residences (or left them elegantly stark), and the long-lasting effects on today’s generation of designers and connoisseurs of beauty. The book is presented in four sections that describe the aesthetic approaches that the ladies took in decorating their abodes: “The Fashionably Chic”, “The Unconventional Eye”, “In the Grand Manner”, and “Legacy Style”. Each interior illustrates the crucial aspect of the lady’s definitive taste. Some worked closely with decorating legends such as John Fowler, Albert Hadley, Billy Baldwin, Syrie Maugham, and Jean-Michel Frank. Others took to the task of decorating single-handedly—like Pauline Trigère, Sybil Connolly, Vita Sackville-West, and Fleur Cowles. The interiors of these trendsetting ladies defied their time and inspire and delight to this day. In How They Decorated, one can learn from the most notable style muses of the last century.

The Decoration of Houses

The Decoration of Houses
Author: Edith Wharton,Ogden Codman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1897
Genre: Decoration and ornament
ISBN: HARVARD:32044033074485

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The Decorated Tenement

The Decorated Tenement
Author: Zachary J. Violette
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-04-30
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781452960463

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A reexamination of working-class architecture in late nineteenth-century urban America As the multifamily building type that often symbolized urban squalor, tenements are familiar but poorly understood, frequently recognized only in terms of the housing reform movement embraced by the American-born elite in the late nineteenth century. This book reexamines urban America’s tenement buildings of this period, centering on the immigrant neighborhoods of New York and Boston. Zachary J. Violette focuses on what he calls the “decorated tenement,” a wave of new buildings constructed by immigrant builders and architects who remade the slum landscapes of the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the North and West Ends of Boston in the late nineteenth century. These buildings’ highly ornamental facades became the target of predominantly upper-class and Anglo-Saxon housing reformers, who viewed the facades as garish wrappings that often hid what they assumed were exploitative and brutal living conditions. Drawing on research and fieldwork of more than three thousand extant tenement buildings, Violette uses ornament as an entry point to reconsider the role of tenement architects and builders (many of whom had deep roots in immigrant communities) in improving housing for the working poor. Utilizing specially commissioned contem-porary photography, and many never-before-published historical images, The Decorated Tenement complicates monolithic notions of architectural taste and housing standards while broadening our understanding of the diversity of cultural and economic positions of those responsible for shaping American architecture and urban landscapes.

Oscar Wilde s Decorated Books

Oscar Wilde s Decorated Books
Author: Nicholas Frankel
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2000
Genre: Design
ISBN: 0472110691

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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.".

Decorated to Death

Decorated to Death
Author: Peg Marberg
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2008
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0425219828

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When Jean Hastings, the owner of Designer Jeans, is hired to redecorate the country cottage of Dona Deville, she jumps at the chance, until she stumbles upon the body of her new client, forcing her to unravel a mystery and catch a killer. Original.

Toward a Global Middle Ages

Toward a Global Middle Ages
Author: Bryan C. Keene
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-09-03
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781606065983

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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 more than 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.

Night Tree

Night Tree
Author: Eve Bunting
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1991
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0152001212

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A family makes its annual pilgrimage to decorate an evergreen tree with food for the forest animals at Christmastime.

Horn Please

Horn Please
Author: Dan Eckstein
Publsiher: powerHouse Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-12-01
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 157687706X

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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.