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Antiques & collectables: ceramics & glass

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The Golden Age of Karatsu Stoneware

The Golden Age of Karatsu Stoneware

Author: Francois Villemin Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2013

Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Design: Deluxe edition

Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Design: Deluxe edition

Author: Marc Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2013

This special edition includes a signed original print, reproducing one of Marc Rosen's design drawings. A survey of the biggest names and most famous bottles throughout the history of perfume bottle design. Conceived of and written by seven-time FiFi Award winner and internationally renowned packaging designer Marc Rosen, Glamour Icons is a book that both recognizes and celebrates perfume bottle design as an art form. Rosen calls them small pieces of glass architecture Glamour Icons is a collection of the most iconic and spectacular perfume bottle designs of the last century. Written by designer Marc Rosen, the book offers an insight into the history of perfume bottles, their place in society and their inspirations. The first designer to write a book about his craft, Rosen considers every aspect of perfume bottle production, from sketches and models, to working with glass manufacturers to realize the designer's aims. He also reveals the important processes behind developing logos, graphics, colors, boxes and counter displays. The book includes never published before stories about Rosen's career including his first job with Revlon founder Charles Revson, his work with Elizabeth Arden, and his collaborations with the fashion houses of Chloe, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Perry Ellis, Ellen Tracy, and Jill Stuart. The author also recounts his work with celebrities Joan Rivers, Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion, as well his intriguing relationship with Arlene Dahl, whom he would eventually marry. Illustrated with marvelous photographs by Vincent Ricardel, the book contains many of Rosen's remarkable designs as well as iconic pieces by other designers. Including his personal photographs and artwork given to him by many of the people he worked with, this volume is truly wonderful review of Rosen's career and this compelling area of design. Contents: Foreword: Harold Koda; Introduction: Fleur Cowles; Chapter 1: Glamour Icons; Chapter 2: My Perfume Bottles; - At Revlon, - The Arden Years, - Kaiser Karl, - Carnivale Fendi, - On My Own; Chapter 3: The Art of Designing a Perfume Bottle; Chapter 4: A Designer's Eye: Icons of the Past; Chapter 5: Enduring Glamour; A Conversation with Hamish Bowles.

Fables in Ivory

Fables in Ivory

Author: Adrienne Barbanson Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2012

In Fables in Ivory, delightful Japanese legends are accompanied With dozens of color photographs and extensive historical background.To introduce netsuke sculptures to a wider audience and, at the same time, to tell some of the legends that inspired their creators, Adrienne Barbanson presents here a collection of superb photographs accompanied by a narrative text designed to enhance the reader's appreciation of this remarkable by relatively unfamiliar art.

Bibliography of Glass/ Bibliographie Du Verre / Bibliographie Uber Glas / Bibliografie Over Glas

Bibliography of Glass/ Bibliographie Du Verre / Bibliographie Uber Glas / Bibliografie Over Glas

Author: Willy Van Den Bossche Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2012

This comprehensive 'Bibliography of Glass' is a compilation of 3,500 selected books alongside several important articles and other sources on glass and glassmaking in various languages from the earliest times to the present (2011). It is an exceptional work of reference and compendium in terms of the world-wide overview it provides of books on glass, glass technology, the art of glass, glassware, glass collections, exhibition catalogues, museum catalogues, sales catalogues and manuscripts relating to glass. This work of reference has been compiled for libraries, sellers of new and antiquarian books, collectors, historians, researchers, glass museums and any other institutions and individuals interested in ancient, antique or modern glass. A separate General Index and a Co-Authors Index facilitate the finding of titles and their authors as they relate to particular subjects. The works cited are arranged in alphabetical order according to authors' last names and any title lacking the name of the author has been included under the heading Anonymous. Four hundred and fifty museums from all over the world have been catalogued, creating a book within a book. Wherever possible details of the authors, collectors, glass works, glass museums, institutions, companies, auctioneers and publishers are provided, with supplemental information such as their places of origin or business, age and dates of birth, death, foundation and closing. Titles of works are given in their original language and all works are provided with their dimensions (Height x Width) in cm. Text in English, German, French and Dutch.

Catalina Island Pottery and Tile: 1927-1937

Catalina Island Pottery and Tile: 1927-1937

Author: Carole Coates Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2012

Portmeirion

Portmeirion

Author: Will Farmer, Rob Higgins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2012

Portmeirion pottery evolved from a souvenir shop in North Wales into a twenty-first-century global business, thanks to the flair and vision of Susan Williams-Ellis. She captured the aspirations of households all over the world, transforming their kitchens and dining rooms from the 1960s onwards by cleverly blending the contemporary and the traditional. Her 'Botanic Garden' pattern, introduced in 1972, combined antique flower prints with contemporary shapes, and having been in production for the last forty years, it is the firm's most successful creation. The company is currently moving forwards with a new generation of designers; it has a foothold in over fifty countries and has even acquired the Spode and Royal Worcester design portfolios. Will Farmer and Rob Higgins here tell the story of Portmeirion and illustrate dozens of Williams-Ellis's collectable design classics.

Midwinter Pottery

Midwinter Pottery

Author: Steven Jenkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2012

Beswick Pottery

Beswick Pottery

Author: Val Baynton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2012

Founded in 1894 by James Wright Beswick, Beswick Pottery remained in the family for three generations before becoming part of Royal Doulton in 1969, and is now independently owned. As owners and collectors of its products will testify, Beswick aimed, and still aims today, to produce well-made ceramics at affordable prices: wares which could be used daily in the home as well as decorative ornaments for animal lovers of all ages to cherish. In this volume Val Baynton explores the range of products, revealing that far more than horses - for which Beswick was so justifiably famous - were made. The wares are placed in context with the company's history, and information about important sculptors and designers is also included.

Pottery of the Southwest

Pottery of the Southwest

Author: Carol Hayes, Allan Hayes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2012

Native American pottery of the U.S. southwest has long been considered collectible and today can fetch many thousands of dollars per piece. Authors, collectors, and dealers Carol and Allen Hayes provide readers with a concise overview of the pottery of the southwest, from its origins in the Bastketmaker period (around 400 AD) to the Spanish entrada (1540 AD-1879 AD) to today's new masters. Readers will find dozens of color images depicting pottery from the Zuni, Hopi, Anasazi, and many other peoples. Maps help readers identify where these master potters and their peoples lived (i.e. the Pueblo a tribal group or area). Pottery of the Southwest will serve as a useful introduction as well as a lovely guide for enthusiasts.

Start Learning to Appreciate Dark-red Enameled Pottery

Start Learning to Appreciate Dark-red Enameled Pottery

Author: ZHENGChunying Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2012

The book could be divided into five parts i.e. beauty in form of dark-red enameled pottery, color of dark-red enameled pottery, production of dark-red enameled pottery, selective purchasing of dark-red enameled pottery and conservation of dark-red enameled pottery.

Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors

Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors

Author: Susan Cahill Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2011

The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors is a co-publication of the Cotsen Occasional Press and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. Volume I, The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors: Catalogue, includes an engaging foreword by Lloyd Cotsen, an overview of major Chinese dynasties and periods, and a brief history of Chinese bronze mirrors by Suzanne Cahill. This volume presents a detailed catalogue of the extensive Cotsen Collection through high-quality images and illustrations of the mirrors in their approximate chronological sequence. Volume II, a set of eleven scholarly essays, goes further to investigate these mirrors as a study collection. Guided by the conviction that this particular constellation of mirrors may lead to substantive insights that cannot easily be obtained otherwise, the leading scholars who contributed to this volume used the materials in Volume I as a point of departure for explorations of topics of their own choice. The resulting diversity of the chapters is notablewith coverage ranging from a discussion of Han mirror inscriptions as modular texts to an analysis of mirrors inlaid with mother of pearland the findings are as novel and stimulating as they are preliminary.

Seguso Vetri D'Arte

Seguso Vetri D'Arte

Author: Marc Heiremans Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2011

In 1932 Antonio Seguso and his sons Archimede and Ernesto joined forces with Napoleone Barovier and Luigi 'Olimpio' Ferro to found Vetretia Artistica Barovier & C.; the name of the firm was changed to Seguso Vetri D'Arte in 1937. The turbulent era of the company's history - marred by some severe economic downturns - ended in 1973 when it was taken over by Maurizio Albarelli. On entering the firm in 1945, Flavio Poli turned the program around to make it fresh and contemporary. Thus Seguso Vetri D'Arte became the leading glass factory on Murano. Flavio Poli's designs chimed perfectly with the 1950s and '60s zeitgeist. We are indebted indeed to Marc Heiremans for devoting years of hard work at various Murano sites to tracking down almost all the Seguso archive material: an incredible treasure trove which he has been evaluating, working up and subjecting to meticulous scholarly treatment. The fruits of his labors are presented in this book, which is essentially a catalogue of works.