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Decorative arts books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Decorative arts category. Presented with a red border are the Decorative arts books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

100 Thimbles in a Box The Spirit and Beauty of Korean Handicrafts by Debbi Kent, Joan Suwalsky 100 Thimbles in a Box The Spirit and Beauty of Korean Handicrafts
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Format: Hardback - Released: 19/01/2018

Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths by Heikki Seppa Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths

A master artist and teacher of metalwork presents a bold new approach to creative expression in metal. Believing that the time has come for the artist to free himself from the functional forms that have dominated the metal smith's craft-the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2018

Bamboo Art by Gingko Press Bamboo Art


Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Day of the Dead Neon Painted Rocks (tuck box) by Katie Cameron Day of the Dead Neon Painted Rocks (tuck box)


Format: Book - Released: 24/10/2017

Faberge and the Russian Crafts Tradition An Empire's Legacy by Margaret Kelly Trombly Faberge and the Russian Crafts Tradition An Empire's Legacy

A beautifully illustrated book on Russian decorative arts, published to coincide with an exhibition at the Walters Art Museum
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Fauna The Art of Jewelry by Patrick Mauries Fauna The Art of Jewelry

A glittering collection of jewelry imitating animals from the nineteenth century to today
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Cabinet of Wonders The Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection by Patrick Mauries Cabinet of Wonders The Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection

The extraordinary personal collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of the founder of one of the world's most famous luxury brands
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Invitation to the Indian Traditions of Rangolis and Flower Garlands by Paquita Tulsi Camille Tilia Invitation to the Indian Traditions of Rangolis and Flower Garlands

All over India, flower garlands and rangolis have been made for many centuries. Although created in the present moment, they also are timeless and ephemeral, only lasting for a day. They are an expression of creativity coming from the heart.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Coming Soon

West 86th A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture by Paul Stirton West 86th A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture

Published on behalf of the Bard Graduate Center, West 86th focuses on scholarship in material culture, design history, and the decorative arts. In this issue, Eric Anderson examines how Angerer's photographs of Hans Makart's studio were informed by contemporary theories...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

The Craft Of The Japanese Sword by Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp The Craft Of The Japanese Sword
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From raw steel to tempered blade, this text presents a visual account of the ancient craft of swordmaking as practiced in modern Japan.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2018

Burnished Beauty: The Art Of Stone In Early Southeast Asia by Christpher J. Frape Burnished Beauty: The Art Of Stone In Early Southeast Asia

This ground-breaking volume presents scholarly contributory essays on topics relevant to the ancient working of jade in Southeast Asia, and includes 150 colour illustrations accompanied by detailed descriptions of ancient southeast Asian lithic art drawn from public and private collections.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Sam Maloof, Woodworker by Sam Maloof Sam Maloof, Woodworker

What if Picasso had been a chair maker and Stravinsky a designer of tables? What would have been the impact of such intense creative talent on twentieth-century furniture? Today there is a man with this quality of profound artistic vision...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Signing the Body in Early Modern France by Katherine Dauge-Roth Signing the Body in Early Modern France

The first major scholarly investigation into the rich history and ambiguous status of the body as a written object, this interdisciplinary study surveys varied forms of corporeal writing, imprinting and marking in France in the early modern period. Author Katherine...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/01/2018

Studies in the Decorative Arts of the Muslim World by Ernst J. Grube Studies in the Decorative Arts of the Muslim World

A selection of twelve previously published papers by Ernst Grube which examine specific materials used in Islamic decorative arts. Six papers examine pottery and tiles, one considers Ilkhanis stucco work as represented in the mausoleum of the Shaykh Muhammad ibn...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/01/2018

Studies in the Islamic Decorative Arts by Robert Hillenbrand Studies in the Islamic Decorative Arts

Islamic artists channeled their energies not into easel painting and large-scale sculpture, but rather into what Western scholars, obeying a very different hierarchy of art forms, rather disparagingly termed the decorative arts or even the minor arts .
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/01/2018

The German Werkbund The Politics of Reform in the Applied Arts by Joan Campbell The German Werkbund The Politics of Reform in the Applied Arts

For years one of Germany's foremost cultural organizations, the Werkbund included in its membership such pioneers of the modern movement as Henry van de Velde, Hermann Muthesius, Walter Gropius, and Mies van der Rohe. Joan Campbell traces its history from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2018

The Traditional Art of the Mask Carving a Transformation Mask by Lelooska The Traditional Art of the Mask Carving a Transformation Mask

This is rare look into the traditional ways of creating the beautiful masks that have brought such admiration to the native American carvers of the Pacific Northwest. The masks of the Kwakiutl people of the Pacific Northwest are noted around...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

Figures & Faces The Art of Jewelry by Patrick Mauries Figures & Faces The Art of Jewelry

A glittering collection of jewelry emulating the human form, from the collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/04/2018

Other books in this genre

Belle-Ile, La Belle 2018 Belle-Ile-En-Mer, Une Ile Nature, Naturelle, Preservee. Des Petites Criques, Des Plages, Des Rochers, De La Flore, Un Enchantement. by Laurence Le Goffic Belle-Ile, La Belle 2018 Belle-Ile-En-Mer, Une Ile Nature, Naturelle, Preservee. Des Petites Criques, Des Plages, Des Rochers, De La Flore, Un Enchantement.

En Bretagne sud, une ile, un lieu mythique, Belle-Ile-en-Mer porte bien son nom. Panoramas grandioses, landes et dunes, rochers et falaises s'offrent aux visiteurs pour des flaneries et balades romantiques. Voici quelques facettes de ce paradis entre Terre et Mer...
Format: Calendar - Released: 15/04/2017

Belle-Ile, La Belle 2018 Belle-Ile-En-Mer, Une Ile Nature, Naturelle, Preservee. Des Petites Criques, Des Plages, Des Rochers, De La Flore, Un Enchantement. by Laurence Le Goffic Belle-Ile, La Belle 2018 Belle-Ile-En-Mer, Une Ile Nature, Naturelle, Preservee. Des Petites Criques, Des Plages, Des Rochers, De La Flore, Un Enchantement.

En Bretagne sud, une ile, un lieu mythique, Belle-Ile-en-Mer porte bien son nom. Panoramas grandioses, landes et dunes, rochers et falaises s'offrent aux visiteurs pour des flaneries et balades romantiques. Voici quelques facettes de ce paradis entre Terre et Mer...
Format: Calendar - Released: 15/04/2017

Un Amour D'oie 2018 La Vie De Mes Oies De Leurs Naissance a Aujourd'hui by Christina Ladan Un Amour D'oie 2018 La Vie De Mes Oies De Leurs Naissance a Aujourd'hui

Depuis qu'elles sont nees, je passe mon temps a photographier ces deux oies qui grandissent bien trop vite. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits haut de gamme - avec ces plus qui font la difference : nos calendriers presentent bien...
Format: Calendar - Released: 13/04/2017

Rencontres De Gouttes D'eau 2018 Collisions De Gouttes D'eau, Photographie Haute Vitesse, Sans Retouche Informatique by Eric David Rencontres De Gouttes D'eau 2018 Collisions De Gouttes D'eau, Photographie Haute Vitesse, Sans Retouche Informatique

Photographies inattendues de collisions de gouttes d'eau. Invisible a l'/il nu, chaque photo laisse libre cours a votre imagination. Formes originales sans retouches. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits haut de gamme - avec ces plus qui font la difference...
Format: Calendar - Released: 11/04/2017

Rencontres De Gouttes D'eau 2018 Collisions De Gouttes D'eau, Photographie Haute Vitesse, Sans Retouche Informatique by Eric David Rencontres De Gouttes D'eau 2018 Collisions De Gouttes D'eau, Photographie Haute Vitesse, Sans Retouche Informatique

Photographies inattendues de collisions de gouttes d'eau. Invisible a l'/il nu, chaque photo laisse libre cours a votre imagination. Formes originales sans retouches. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits haut de gamme - avec ces plus qui font la difference...
Format: Calendar - Released: 11/04/2017

Mosquee 2018 Mosquee De Casablanca Au Maroc by Patrice Thebault Mosquee 2018 Mosquee De Casablanca Au Maroc

La mosquee Hasan 2 de Casablanca se situe au bord de l'ocean. Son architecture reflete toute la richesse de l'artisanat marocain. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits haut de gamme - avec ces plus qui font la difference : nos...
Format: Calendar - Released: 04/04/2017

Mosquee 2018 Mosquee De Casablanca Au Maroc by Patrice Thebault Mosquee 2018 Mosquee De Casablanca Au Maroc

La mosquee Hasan 2 de Casablanca se situe au bord de l'ocean. Son architecture reflete toute la richesse de l'artisanat marocain. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits haut de gamme - avec ces plus qui font la difference : nos...
Format: Calendar - Released: 04/04/2017

Pas Si Mal Foutus 2018 De Vieilles Carcasses De Bateaux En Bois Se Transforment Au GRE De L'eau, Du Vent, Du Sable. by LawrenZ - Laurence LE GOFFIC Pas Si Mal Foutus 2018 De Vieilles Carcasses De Bateaux En Bois Se Transforment Au GRE De L'eau, Du Vent, Du Sable.

Un reve de sculptures, de vieilles carcasses de bateaux en bois. Un spectacle changeant qui laisse deviner une beaute eclatante et magique. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits haut de gamme - avec ces plus qui font la difference :...
Format: Calendar - Released: 04/04/2017

Pas Si Mal Foutus 2018 De Vieilles Carcasses De Bateaux En Bois Se Transforment Au GRE De L'eau, Du Vent, Du Sable. by LawrenZ - Laurence LE GOFFIC Pas Si Mal Foutus 2018 De Vieilles Carcasses De Bateaux En Bois Se Transforment Au GRE De L'eau, Du Vent, Du Sable.

Un reve de sculptures, de vieilles carcasses de bateaux en bois. Un spectacle changeant qui laisse deviner une beaute eclatante et magique. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits haut de gamme - avec ces plus qui font la difference :...
Format: Calendar - Released: 04/04/2017

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