Books in category Design – Decorative Arts

  • Engraving and Decorating Glass

    Engraving and Decorating Glass
    Barbara Norman

    Clear, handsomely illustrated guide introduces the history, materials, tools, and techniques of glass engraving and other forms of glass decorating. Techniques include diamond point, copper-wheel, and drill engraving, more.

  • Fate Glory and Love in Early Modern Gallery Decoration

    Fate, Glory, and Love in Early Modern Gallery Decoration
    Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlof

    Fate, Glory, and Love in Early Modern Gallery Decoration contributes to the body of scholarship on visual rhetoric and on how images 'act' out their messages.

  • Symmetries of Culture

    Symmetries of Culture
    Dorothy Koster Washburn, Donald Warren Crowe

    Winner of the George Wittenborn Award

  • Mexican Details

    Mexican Details
    Karen Witynski, Joe P. Carr

    In Mexican Details designers Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr travel throughout Mexico and the Southwest in celebration of the character-rich details of Mexican furniture, architectural elements and handcrafted accents, such as intricately …

  • Sioux Quill and Beadwork

    Sioux Quill and Beadwork
    Carrie A. Lyford

    In-depth guide to ancient Native American crafts focuses on the techniques of the western Sioux.

  • American Wall Stenciling 1790 1840

    American Wall Stenciling, 1790-1840
    Ann Eckert Brown

    Celebrating the common colonial practice of wall stenciling in homes, this survey of a lost art features 150 images from a wide variety of houses that reveal a variety of stylistic influences, designs, regional styles, and more. (House & …

  • Structure in Nature Is a Strategy for Design

    Structure in Nature Is a Strategy for Design
    Peter Pearce

    "The structural designs that occur in nature – in molecules, in crystals, in living cells – appear in this fully illustrated book as a source of inspiration and study of design of man-made structures" — BOOK JACKET.

  • Arranging Things

    Arranging Things
    Leonard Koren

    Create a design vocabulary of persuasive arrangements in your home, studio, or workplace.

  • Histories of Ornament

    Histories of Ornament
    Gülru Necipoğlu, Alina Payne

    This lavishly illustrated volume is the first major global history of ornament from the Middle Ages to today.

  • Walls of Empowerment

    Walls of Empowerment
    Guisela Latorre

    Exploring three major hubs of muralist activity in California, where indigenist imagery is prevalent, Walls of Empowerment celebrates an aesthetic that seeks to firmly establish Chicana/o sociopolitical identity in U.S. territory.

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