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Decorative arts

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Truth & beauty
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Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre- Raphaelites embraced the ...
Chess and other games pieces from Islamic lands
Our Price: £45.00
Among the many treasures of the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, are hundreds of chess and other games pieces dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries CE. Intricately crafted in a rich variety of materials, including ivory, wood, ceramic, glass, jade and agate, these tiny objects are of enormous historical and artistic significance. They not only mark

Jackson's hallmarks
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Since first published in 1991, Pocket Jackson's, as it is most often called, has enjoyed enormous success and is constantly rated as a best seller in ...
Folding techniques for designers
Our Price: £19.95
Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal a...

Wood craft
Our Price: £20.00
Looking for a simpler, more natural way of working with wood? Create beautiful wooden objects from fresh green wood by becoming skilled in the crafts ...
Inkspired
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Modern calligraphy has taken social media by storm and inspired thousands of people to put pen to paper and get involved with ink. For years, handwrit...

Vogue living
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Lavishly illustrated in full colour, Vogue Living: City, Country, by the Sea is an irresistible voyage through some of the world's most beautiful and ...
Abandoned civilisations
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Ruined cities overgrown by jungle. Towns buried beneath the ground. Statues lying half- hidden in the sand. Why do civilisations collapse? Why are tow...

Metalwork and machining hints and tips
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Over many years in a workshop, the knowledge and ability to perform a wide number of relatively minor jobs becomes second nature to a skilled engineer...
Damascus tiles
Our Price: £58.50
Architectural ceramic decoration is one of the most celebrated manifestations of the arts of Islam. Spanning a period from the 13th to the 20th centur...

Turned boxes
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Packed with 40 box designs within 25 projects to suit all skills and tastes
Zakka embroidery
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Embrace a simpler approach to stitching with bold one- and two-color embroidery motifs Zakka Embroidery presents designs that are an elegant blend ...

William Morris and the arts & crafts home
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Now available in paperback, Pamela Todd's book celebrates William Morris's genius, presenting a thorough overview of his life and career, while settin...
Lost crafts
Our Price: £14.99
navigating by the stars - thatchingcharcoal burning - maze laying - making candlesmaking besom brooms - making ciderblacksmithing - haymaking - ...

Cræft
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In a period of meaningless mass manufacturing, our growing appetite for hand-made objects, artisan food, and craft beverages reveals our deep cravings...
Furnitecture
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As the definition of 'designer' expands and architects today create everything from jewelry to urban masterplans, a new wave of objects ranging from f...

Charles & Ray Eames, 1907-1978, 1912-1988
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The creative duo Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (1912-1988) transformed the visual character of America. Though best known for their f...
Modern lettering
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A practical guide to modern calligraphy, complete with worksheets and projects. In Modern Lettering, you will learn how to create beautiful decorativ...

The calligrapher's bible
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An essential guide for all calligraphers - whether they are amateurs or professionals. The book contains over 100 different alphabets with detailed in...
Faberg and the Russian master goldsmiths
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Peter Carl Faberg (1846-1920) is deservedly the most famous creator of the stunning gold, silver, and jewel-studded treasures of imperial Russia. Per...

Milling operations in the lathe
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Despite the growing numbers of milling machines in amateur workshops, a majority of model engineers still rely on a lathe and a drilling machine as th...
Ettore Sottsass - the glass
Our Price: £58.00
The brilliant architect and designer Ettore Sottsass made glass from 1947 until the end of his career. This volume documents the entire period of h...

Styling nature
Our Price: £30.00
Renowned New York-based floral designer Lewis Miller presents a fresh take on the arrangement and display of flowers-discussing the approach to and th...
Textile folk art
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A practical and inspirational guide to textile folk art from cultures all around the world, accompanied by step-by-step projects. From samplers and q...

Elements of architecture
Our Price: £100.00
Elements of Architecture focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, façade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair,...
Ghost towns
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Gold rush towns abandoned when new boomtowns emerge elsewhere or the gold has run out, towns deserted when caught in war zones, settlements evacuated ...

Product and furniture design
Our Price: £18.95
This book, part of a new series built on the authority of Rob Thompson's highly acclaimed Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals, includes n...
The jazz age
Our Price: £40.50
An exhilarating look at Art Deco design in 1920s America, using jazz as its unifying metaphor Capturing the dynamic pulse of the era's jazz music, t...

Journeys in calligraphy
Our Price: £19.95
Not only do scripts and alphabets form bridges between cultures, but their history and the stories they tell are the perfect springboard for calligrap...
Contemporary British crafts
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The remarkable gift of contemporary crafts bestowed on the Fitzwilliam Museum by Nicholas and Judith Goodison is the subject of this highly illustrate...

100 midcentury chairs and their stories
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A stylish and informative guide to the best of Midcentury Modern chair design. These are the top 100 most interesting, most controversial, or simply m...
Haunted places
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The strange cries heard at night in a dilapidated penitentiary, the glimpse of a 'White Lady' floating through a graveyard, the face at the window in ...

Hubert Le Gall
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Hubert Le Gall is an aesthete with eclectic and unclassifiable talent who refuses to be pigeonholed in a style or trapped by routine. Constantly com...
William Morris
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The popularity and influence of William Morris cannot be underestimated - a man of many talents, he was a poet, writer, social campaigner, artist, des...

The dark carnival
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For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night - an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise.The Dark Carnival i...
Frames
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Frames often catch the eye and arouse the curiosity of visitors to galleries and museums, yet labels and catalogues rarely comment on them. Nicholas P...

My favorite things
Our Price: £25.00
From Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, comes this beautiful pictorial and narrative...
Weekend woodturning projects
Our Price: £15.29
Build your woodturning skills and confidence with this variety of projects that take between a couple of hours and a couple of days to complete. - All...

I Love Knitting Stickers
Our Price: £1.79
If your idea of comfort and relaxation involves curling up with a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles, then you'll love these 26 colorful stic...
Thinking through craft
Our Price: £17.99
Co-published in Association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonThis book is a timely and engaging introduction to the way that artists...

Islamic design workbook
Our Price: £14.95
In this inventive interpretation of the popular colouring book concept, Islamic design expert Eric Broug helps readers to create their own patterns, ...
How to look at stained glass
Our Price: £12.99
The magical qualities of stained glass have an enduring appeal, but church windows tend to be ignored as a form of creative and artistic expression. H...

The world of ornament
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Discover a world of decorative ideas with this compendium of history's most elegant patterns and ornamental designs.The World of Ornament brings toget...
Liberty & Co
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This attractive series reveals the V&A's spectacular and extensive pattern collections. Each title in the series includes a free CD of high resolu...

May Morris
Our Price: £24.95
May Morris, youngest daughter of influential designer William Morris, was one of the leading female contributors to the Arts and Crafts Movement. She ran the embroidery department of her father's famous firm Morris & Co., and had a successful freelance career as a designer, maker, and exhibitor, founding the Woman's Guild of Arts in 1907 and un
The Queen's dolls' house
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The Queen's Dolls' House is one of the largest, most beautiful, and most famous dolls' houses in the world. Created for Queen Mary in the early 1920s ...

The hard life
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By what means did so much beauty and ingenuity appears in articles of everyday rural life in Portugal? How did the shape of these objects balance nece...
Ornament and crime
Our Price: £19.99
Contains thirty-six original essays by the celebrated Viennese architect, Adolf Loos (1870-1933). Most deal with questions of design in a wide range o...

Frank Bros
Our Price: £29.95
Frank Bros was at the forefront of modern furniture sales in the United States during the middle of the twentieth century, serving as the primary reta...
Hardening, tempering and heat treatment for model engineers
Our Price: £7.95
In this valuable book Tubal Cain takes the reader beyond the superficial or the simply practical with explanations of the composition of steel, its ad...