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1100 Designs and Motifs from Historic Sources by John Leighton

Book description
Hundreds of beautifully rendered, copyright-free images painstakingly adapted from a host of design traditions: primitive tribal, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Byzantine, French Renaissance and more. Also, decorative motifs derived from metalwork, heraldic ornament, floral vignettes, letters, other elements. Invaluable sourcebook for artists, craftworkers and decorative arts enthusiasts.

Paperback: 144 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications (October 20, 1995)
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2286 Traditional Stencil Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) by H. Roessing

Book description
Masterfully executed designs in reproductions of two rare catalogs: ornamental borders, corners and frames with intricate floral and foliated patterns, architectural ornaments and design elements, religious symbols and figures, animals, mosaics, landscapes, much more. Invaluable to artists and craftspeople working with textiles, wallpaper and other decorative items.

Paperback: 128 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications (September 10, 1991)
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700 Victorian Ornamental Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) by F. Knight

Book description
This lavish collection of copyright-free engravings by the celebrated 19th-century artist F. Knight—reproduced directly from a rare original edition—contains elaborate wall murals with trompe-l’oeil effects; scenes of hunters, flanked by mythological figures; idealized damsels in rustic settings; and numerous other florid motifs. Designs both floral (leaves, running vines, and blossoms) and animal (realistic and grotesque) appear in a variety of sizes and styles. 700 black-and-white illustrations.

Paperback: 128 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications; Dover ed edition (May 26, 1998)
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Annie Sloan Decorative Gilding. A Practical Guide by Annie Sloan

Book description
To the many books on decorative paint finishes and effects now available, Decorator Sloan (Color in Decoration, LJ 9/1/91) adds these two well-illustrated and straightforward guides. Gilding includes instructions for applying metal leaf and using bronze powders, while Paint Effects covers sponging, marbling, rag rolling, and the like.

Cartonné: 128 pages.
Publisher: Editions Fleurus (20 avril 2000)
Language: Français

 

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Annie Sloan Decorative Gilding. A Practical Guide by Annie Sloan

Book description
To the many books on decorative paint finishes and effects now available, Decorator Sloan (Color in Decoration, LJ 9/1/91) adds these two well-illustrated and straightforward guides. Gilding includes instructions for applying metal leaf and using bronze powders, while Paint Effects covers sponging, marbling, rag rolling, and the like.

Hardcover: 96 pages.
Publisher: Readers Digest (September 24, 1996)
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Barcelona Tile Designs by Mario Arturo Hernandez

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Hardcover: 192 pages.
Publisher: The pepin press
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Baroque Ornament and Designs (Dover Design Library) by Jacques Stella

Book description
The 17th century French artist Jacques Stella (1596-1657) embodied the Baroque sensibility in Italy and France. Engravings of his classical motifs are available in this catalog, including lush florals and foliates, fruit, leaves, birds, shells, acorns, and motels. Now this sturdy, inexpensive edition makes them available to a wide audience for convenient reproduction as well as for study, inspiration, and enjoyment. 187 b&w illustrations on 46 plates.

Paperback: 48 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications (June 1, 1987)
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Baroque Ornament CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art) by Jacques Stella

Book description
Choose from a lush array of highly embellished ornaments, including individual decorations, rosettes, and borders. This generous selection of 188 black-and-white engravings features florals and foliates, fruit, birds, shells, and other dazzling images. Reproduced from hard-to-find 17th- and 18th-century sources, these unusual images will enliven any project.

Paperback: 48 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications; Pap/Cdr edition
Language: English

 

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Baroque. Patterns by Pepin Van Roojen

Book description
This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The visual language of the baroque period is typified by an exuberant use of curves and flourishes, and bright and contrasting colors. The result is an exhilarating ornamental style of great beauty.

Paperback: 128 pages.
Publisher: Pepin Press (March 30, 2006)
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Decorative Flower and Leaf Designs (Dover Design Library) by Richard Hofmann

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Paperback: 48 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications (September 30, 1991)
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Elements of Chinese & Japanese Design by Dorine Van Den Beukel

Book description
This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your letters, flyers, etc. They can be imported directly from the CD into most design, image- manipulation, illustration, word-processing and e-mail programs; no installation is required. For most applications, single images can be used free of charge. Please consult the introduction to this book, or visit our website for conditions.

: 80 pages.
Publisher: Pepin Press (January 2006)
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Floral Patterns by Pepin Press

Book description
Throughout the history of decoration, floral compositions have been one of the designers' main sources of inspiration. Almost every historical style includes designs based on flowering plants. Today, too, floral patterns are ubiquitous in fashion, advertising and many other forms of decoration. Floral Patterns, a resource book with over 120 color designs - all saved on the enclosed free CD - is reworked, improved and expanded version of one of the most successful volumes in this series.

Paperback: 112 pages.
Publisher: The pepin press
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Gothic Patterns by Pepin Van Roojen

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Paperback: 128 pages.
Publisher: The pepin press
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Heraldry by Arthur Charles Fox - Davies

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Historic Alphabets et Initials Woodcuts & Ornamental by Carol Belanger Grafton

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: 168 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications (June 1, 1977)
Language: English

 

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Islamic Designs from Egypt by Pepin Press

Book description
The culture of the Muslim world has developed a very specific type of ornamental design, which is grounded in the religious demands of Islam. Also known as Arabesque, the visual language of Islamic design employs a variety of geometric patterns, floral elements and ornate calligraphy, all of which are used to decorate furniture and buildings. The flowing nature and mathematical rigour of the Arabesque evoke a sense of eternity and order, which has proved to be aesthetically pleasing. ISLAMIC PATTERNS FROM EGYPT presents a collection of architectural ornamental designs originating from two of the most important cultural centres in the Islamic world, the mediaeval Egyptian cities of Cairo and Alexandria. Originally used as tiling and basreliefs for mosques, tombs and private houses, these designs constitute masterpieces of Islamic ornamental design that have lost none of their appeal today. In the present edition, the ornaments, borders and interlocking patterns of this historical style are made available for contemporary use.

Hardcover: 128 pages.
Publisher: The Pepin Press (Agile Rabbit Editions: Cultural Styles)
Language: English

 

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Japanese Design Motifs by Fumie Adachi

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Jewelry Concepts and Technology by Oppi Untracht

Book description
Nearly ten years in preparation and production, Jewelry Concepts and Technology is the definitive guide and handbook for jewellery makers on all levels of ability. It is also a unique reference source for those not directly active in the field but who wish to gain an understanding of what lies behind the jewellery-making mystique. All traditional as well as innovative contemporary techniques are thoroughly described, making this. The more than 900 photographs in colour and black and white illustrate work of all degrees of complexity and show the incredible range of concepts which jewellers in all times, including today, incorporate in their work. Historic and ethnic jewellery, as well as contemporary work done by approximately 300 jewellers from twenty-six countries, are grouped under particular technical processes. This arrangement dramatically illustrates the mutual bonds between today's creative jewellers and their colleagues: historic style-oriented, and anonymous, tradition-dominated ethnic jewellers. The detailed text is accompanied by 377 illustrations showing tools and processes used to carry out particular techniques. In addition, thirty step-by-step photo demonstrations show master jewellers working from raw material to finished jewels, some of them revealing their methods for the first time. Supplemented by an extensive index, glossaries of jewellery forms and findings, and an international sources supply list, Jewelry Concepts and Technology is indispensable for anyone interested in any aspect of jewellery making.

Hardcover: 840 pages.
Publisher: Robert Hale & Company (January 2001)
Language: English

 

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Jewelry Concepts and Technology by Oppi Untracht

Book description
Nearly ten years in preparation and production, Jewelry Concepts and Technology is the definitive guide and handbook for jewellery makers on all levels of ability. It is also a unique reference source for those not directly active in the field but who wish to gain an understanding of what lies behind the jewellery-making mystique. All traditional as well as innovative contemporary techniques are thoroughly described, making this. The more than 900 photographs in colour and black and white illustrate work of all degrees of complexity and show the incredible range of concepts which jewellers in all times, including today, incorporate in their work. Historic and ethnic jewellery, as well as contemporary work done by approximately 300 jewellers from twenty-six countries, are grouped under particular technical processes. This arrangement dramatically illustrates the mutual bonds between today's creative jewellers and their colleagues: historic style-oriented, and anonymous, tradition-dominated ethnic jewellers. The detailed text is accompanied by 377 illustrations showing tools and processes used to carry out particular techniques. In addition, thirty step-by-step photo demonstrations show master jewellers working from raw material to finished jewels, some of them revealing their methods for the first time. Supplemented by an extensive index, glossaries of jewellery forms and findings, and an international sources supply list, Jewelry Concepts and Technology is indispensable for anyone interested in any aspect of jewellery making.

Hardcover: 840 pages.
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (August 17, 1982)
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Jewelry Concepts and Technology by Oppi Untracht

Book description
Nearly ten years in preparation and production, Jewelry Concepts and Technology is the definitive guide and handbook for jewellery makers on all levels of ability. It is also a unique reference source for those not directly active in the field but who wish to gain an understanding of what lies behind the jewellery-making mystique. All traditional as well as innovative contemporary techniques are thoroughly described, making this. The more than 900 photographs in colour and black and white illustrate work of all degrees of complexity and show the incredible range of concepts which jewellers in all times, including today, incorporate in their work. Historic and ethnic jewellery, as well as contemporary work done by approximately 300 jewellers from twenty-six countries, are grouped under particular technical processes. This arrangement dramatically illustrates the mutual bonds between today's creative jewellers and their colleagues: historic style-oriented, and anonymous, tradition-dominated ethnic jewellers. The detailed text is accompanied by 377 illustrations showing tools and processes used to carry out particular techniques. In addition, thirty step-by-step photo demonstrations show master jewellers working from raw material to finished jewels, some of them revealing their methods for the first time. Supplemented by an extensive index, glossaries of jewellery forms and findings, and an international sources supply list, Jewelry Concepts and Technology is indispensable for anyone interested in any aspect of jewellery making.

Kinde ebook: 840 pages.
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (January 26, 2011)
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Joachim Tielke. Ein Hamburger Lauten-und Violenmacher der Barockzeit by Günther Hellwig

Book description
Fotos en blanco y negro y descripciones de instrumentos exquisitamente decorados

Hardcover: 352 pages.
Publisher: Verlag Das Musikinstrument (1980)
Language: Deutsch

 

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La Biblia de las Letras Iluminadas by Margaret Morgan

Book description

Hardcover: 256 pages.
Publisher: H. Blume
Language: Castellano

 

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Laying and Decorating Harpsichord Papers by Peter y Ann MacTaggart

Book description
Indica cómo aplicar y decorar reproducciones de papeles flamencos. The authors are distinguished scholars, researchers and restorers of antique instruments and furniture. This nicely presented 34-page booklet details the historical considerations and provides practical techniques for applying printed papers to instruments in the Flemish manner. Painted decorations (applied to the papers after they are glued to the instrument) are discussed, and a list of Latin mottoes occuring on Ruckers instruments included

Paperback: 40 pages.
Publisher: Mac & Me, 19 Mill Lane, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9EU
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Los Nudos básicos y su aplicación... by Peter Owen

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Publisher: Tutor S.A. (December 1997)
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Los Nudos decorativos paso a paso by Peter Owen

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Publisher: Tutor S.A. (February 1999)
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Lost Secrets of Flemish Painting by Theodore Turquet De Mayerne, Donald Fels Jr. (Translator)

Book description
Lost Secrets of Flemish Painting, is a work devoted solely to documenting in detail the varnishes, painting mediums and painting methods used by Renaissance and Baroque craftsmen and painters. Now, for the first time in one book, painters and historians will find listed not only clear directions for replicating the visual effects found on XVI and XVII century paintings in oil, but also have at their fingertips the early historical documents which describe the practices used by painters and craftsmen before 1700. Also included in this work is the first complete English translation of the De Mayerne manuscript B.M. Sloane 2052. The notes of the XVIIth century's most renowned authority on the technical aspects of painting and art, Sir Theodore Turquet De Mayerne. Originally written in several languages on 170 manuscript pages, these notes comprise the most complete record on the technical aspects of XVII century painting and craft practices which have come down to us.

Hardcover: 400 pages.
Publisher: Alchemist (2001)
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Manual de Ornamentación by Franz Sales Meyer

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Mediaeval. Patterns of the Romanesque Period by Agile Rabbit Editions

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Paperback: 128 pages.
Publisher: Pepin Press; Pap/Cdr edition (August 31, 2006)
Language: English

 

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Medieval Calligraphy. Its History and Technique by Marc Drogin

Book description
Spirited history and comprehensive instruction manual covers 13 important writing styles (ca. 4th century thru 15th). Fascinating facts about Roman Rustic, Uncial, Carolingian Minuscule, Early Gothic, 8 other styles; all examples beautifully photographed. Detailed directions for duplicating medieval techniques with modern tools. 232 illustrations.

Paperback: 224 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications; Trade Paperback Edition edition (November 1, 1989)
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Musical Instruments and their Decoration. Historial Gems of European Culture by Christoph Rueger

Book description

Dura: 168 pages.
Publisher: Edition Leipzig
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Natural Dyes - sources, tradition, technology, science by Dominique Cardon

Book description
This authoritive resource is an expanded, corrected and updated translation of the award winning book Le Monde des Teintures Naturelles (published 2003,Belin,Paris). It is aimed at dyers, scientists, designers, artists, weavers, spinners, curators, conservators and restorers, museums, research institutions........ all those who have a professional or personal interest in, or passion for, colour. At a time when more and more plants and animals are threatened with extinction by humanity’s ever-increasing pressure on the land and oceans of the planet, this book sets out to record sources of colorants discovered and used on all the continents from antiquity until the present day. Some 300 plants and 30 animals (marine molluscs and scale insects) are illustrated and discussed by the author, whose passion for natural dyes, with their colours of unequalled richness and subtlety, has taken her across the globe in search of dye sources and dyers.

Hardback: 800 pages.
Publisher: Archetype Publications
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Obras maestras de la Iluminación by Ingo F. Walther, Norbert Wolf

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Publisher: Taschen
Language: Castellano

 

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Obras Maestras del J. Paul Getty Museum. Artes Decorativas by J. Paul Getty Museum

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On Divers Arts by Theophilus. John G. Hawthorne and C. S. Smith (translators)

Book description
Earliest (12th century) treatise on arts written by practicing artist. Pigments, glass blowing, stained glass, gold and silver work, more. 34 illustrations.

: 216 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications (August 1, 1979)
Language: English

 

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Ornamental Borders, Scrolls and Cartouches in Historic Decorative Styles (Pictoral Archive) by Syracuse Ornamental Co

Book description

Paperback: 128 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications; 2nd edition (November 1, 1987)
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Painting and Marbling Harpsichord Cases by Peter y Ann MacTaggart

Book description
Un manual práctico sobre acabados pintados antiguos, con especial aplicación al clavecín. The subjects discussed in this booklet include: historical materials and styles; pigments, oils and varnishes; mixing and matching colors; paint systems and layer structures; polishing with abrasives and also the techniques used in marbling. Although intended as a practical manual, emphasis is laid not only on how to paint, but also on why certain materials or techniques are used. The revision takes account of materials that can be bought today and a chapter has been added on textured finishes to complement the one on marbling.

paperback: 90 pages.
Publisher: Mac & Me, 19 Mill Lane, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9EU
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Practical Gilding by Peter y Ann MacTaggart

Book description
Un manual sobre el arte de dorar al óleo y al agua. The book starts with sections on goldbeating and various types of metal leaf. It continues with a description of the tools used by gilders, and an explanation of how to make and apply gesso. The main part of the book contains detailed instructions for handling loose and transferred leaf as well as the tchniques of both oil gilding, and burnished and mat gilding. The last chapters cover such subjects as lettering, the transfer of designs, the arrangement of bands on harpsichord casas, the use of more than one color of gold, metal powders, schlag and glazes.

paperback: 80 pages.
Publisher: Mac & Me Ltd. 19 Mill Lane, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9EU
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Practical Gilding by Peter y Ann MacTaggart

Book description
Un manual sobre el arte de dorar al óleo y al agua. The book starts with sections on goldbeating and various types of metal leaf. It continues with a description of the tools used by gilders, and an explanation of how to make and apply gesso. The main part of the book contains detailed instructions for handling loose and transferred leaf as well as the tchniques of both oil gilding, and burnished and mat gilding. The last chapters cover such subjects as lettering, the transfer of designs, the arrangement of bands on harpsichord casas, the use of more than one color of gold, metal powders, schlag and glazes.

Paperback: 74 pages.
Publisher: Archetype Publications
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Renaissance by Agile Rabbit Editions

Book description
This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your letters, flyers, etc. They can be imported directly from the CD into most design, image- manipulation, illustration, word-processing and e-mail programs; no installation is required. For most applications, single images can be used free of charge. Please consult the introduction to this book, or visit our website for conditions. This book is part of a series that covers the decorative styles prevalent in Europe since the beginning of the western calendar. The series focuses on two dimensional designs. With the Renaissance in the 15th & 16th Centuries came a revival of interest in the classical arts of Ancient Greece and Rome. Although the sculpture and architectural ornamentation during the Renaissance tended to be complex, two dimensional patterns were often more subdued.

Paperback: 125 pages.
Publisher: The pepin press
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Rococo by Agile Rabbit Editions

Book description
This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your letters, flyers, etc. They can be imported directly from the CD into most design, image- manipulation, illustration, word-processing and e-mail programs; no installation is required. For most applications, single images can be used free of charge. Please consult the introduction to this book, or visit our website for conditions. This book is also part of a series that covers the decorative styles prevalent in Europe since the beginning of the western calendar. The series focuses on two dimensional designs. The Rococo is a predominantly French style of the mid-18th century. In this period the use of exquisite bouquets as an ornamental detail became very popular

: 112 pages.
Publisher: Pepin Press; Pap/Cdr edition (December 15, 2005)
Language: English

 

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Sacred Geometry by Miranda Lundy

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Hardcover: 64 pages.
Publisher: Walker & Company (April 1, 2001)
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Sourcebook of Elegant Historic Ornament (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) by Emile Leconte, Charles Ernest Clerget

Book description
236 finely engraved ornaments, from the decorative arts of Europe and the Middle East from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Most incorporate delicately detailed flower and leaf elements in highly formal arrangements. All royalty-free.

Paperback: 80 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications (August 30, 1995)
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Spanish Decorative Ironwork by Luis Labarta

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Structural Package Designs. a Pepin Press Design Book by Haresh Pathak

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Tecnología de los Esmaltes by Vielhaver, L.

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Esta obra da una idea completa acerca de las materias primas usadas en la industria de los esmaltes, sobre la preparación de éstos y sus propiedades, renunciando tanto a las lucubraciones teóricas como a los detalles de la pura práctica manual.

Paperback: 176 pages.
Publisher: Editorial Reverté
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The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer

Book description
Since 1940, when it was originally published, The Artist's Handbook has become indispensable for thousands of practicing artists and art students. The book has remained continually in print through many editions and has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. A detailed index makes a wealth of information readily available. Charts and line drawings throughout. Ralph Mayer (1895-1979) was a painter and art conservator. Educated as a chemical engineer, he worked in paint manufacture and studied painting at the Art Students League of New York before going on to teach at Columbia University. He founded the Artists Technical Research Institute in 1959. He is best known as the author of The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques (1940), which is still a point of reference for artists today, and he also wrote The Painter's Craft (1948) and A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques (1969). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

: 704 pages.
Publisher: Tursen S.A. - H. Blume; Edición: 2 (3 de marzo de 2009)
Language: Castellano

 

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The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer

Book description
Since 1940, when it was originally published, The Artist's Handbook has become indispensable for thousands of practicing artists and art students. The book has remained continually in print through many editions and has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. A detailed index makes a wealth of information readily available. Charts and line drawings throughout. Ralph Mayer (1895-1979) was a painter and art conservator. Educated as a chemical engineer, he worked in paint manufacture and studied painting at the Art Students League of New York before going on to teach at Columbia University. He founded the Artists Technical Research Institute in 1959. He is best known as the author of The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques (1940), which is still a point of reference for artists today, and he also wrote The Painter's Craft (1948) and A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques (1969). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Hardcover: 784 pages.
Publisher: Viking Adult; Fifth Edition, Revised edition (May 31, 1991)
Language: English

 

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The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer

Book description
Since 1940, when it was originally published, The Artist's Handbook has become indispensable for thousands of practicing artists and art students. The book has remained continually in print through many editions and has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. A detailed index makes a wealth of information readily available. Charts and line drawings throughout. Ralph Mayer (1895-1979) was a painter and art conservator. Educated as a chemical engineer, he worked in paint manufacture and studied painting at the Art Students League of New York before going on to teach at Columbia University. He founded the Artists Technical Research Institute in 1959. He is best known as the author of The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques (1940), which is still a point of reference for artists today, and he also wrote The Painter's Craft (1948) and A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques (1969). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Softcover: 784 pages.
Publisher: Faber and Faber; Edición: 5th Revised edition (16 de septiembre de 1991)
Language: English

 

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The Contemporary Blacksmith by Dona Z. Meilach, Daryl Meier (Introduction), Stephen Bondi (Contributor)

Book description
This important new book tackles the burgeoning revival of the blacksmith's art. Author Dona Meilach has brought together over 500 works by nearly 200 artist-craftsmen from sixteen countries to illustrate the unprecedented activity in modern ironwork that has led to its blossoming into a serious art form. You'll learn several techniques using hot and cold forming with the results clearly shown. You'll be able to recognize how a fence, railing, grille, table, chair, knife, and other items evolve, and better appreciate their design and workmanship. Each chapter provides background for the type of objects shown-- architectural ironwork, sculpture, furniture, containers and vessels, lighting fixtures and candleholders, fireplace accessories, wind vanes, household and liturgical items, and the incredible knives made of Damascus steel. You'll find ample information for how and where to begin your own study in this extensive resource list of organizations, Internet sources, publications, museums, and educational opportunities. The Contemporary Blacksmith** undoubtedly should be found in the libraries of every metalworker, art educator, architect, interior designer, ironwares collector, and crafts person.

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The Craftsman's Handbook. "Il Libro dell' Arte" by Cennino d'Andrea Cennini, Jr. Daniel V. Thompson

Book description
Fifteenth-century handbook, written by a working artist of the day, reveals secrets and techniques of the masters in drawing, oil painting, frescoes, panel painting, gilding, casting, more. Direct link to artists of the Middle Ages.

: 142 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications (June 1, 1954)
Language:

 

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The decorated instruments of Antonio Stradivari by

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Photographer: Shinichi Yokoyama Utilizing the new technologies of film as well as printing techniques developed by the Toppan Printing Company, this book will feature new full color photography of all the existing decorated Stradivari violins in a larger, full size format. The instruments at the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, and The Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University, England will be seen together for the first time. The aim is to create an ultra - high quality photographic reference to the elements of design incorporated in these exquisite works of Stradivari. The superior high-definition actual size prints will document the exquisite details of Stradivari`s craft. The accompanying explanatory text is in English, Spanish, and Japanese, making this book a major source for a worldwide audience.

Piel: 197 pages.
Publisher: Nihon Art Plaza Co., Ltd.
Language: English / Castellano / Japanese

 

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The Gilding Book. Techniques, Designs and Inspirations Using Gold, Silver and Metal Leaf by Liz Wagstaff

Book description
All the techniques of this ancient beautiful art--such as water gilding, oil gilding, using liquid leaf and creative special finishes--are fully explained, with 40 stunning projects clearly instructed step-by-step. Authoritative text is backed up by gorgeous finished photos, creating a book that is both a valuable practical reference and a stunning visual guide to this wonderful art. Includes over 300 color photos.

Hardcover: 160 pages.
Publisher: Lorenz Books (August 25, 1996)
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The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting by Daniel V. Thompson

Book description
Sums up 20th-century knowledge: paints, binders, metals, surface preparation. Based on manuscripts and scientific investigation

Paperback: 239 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications (June 1, 1956)
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The Paint Effects Bible. 100 Recipes for Faux Finishes by

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A good guide for the novice as well as an inspiration for do-it-yourselfers.

Spiral-bound: 256 pages.
Publisher: Firefly Books (April 5, 2003)
Language: English

 

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The Styles of Ornament by Alexander Speltz

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Largest collection of decorated artifacts, all in line; prehistoric, Egyptian, Islamic, Baroque, Victorian, other areas, times. 3,700 illustrations.

Paperback: 647 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications (June 1, 1959)
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The Transfer of Wallpaintings. Based on Danish Experience by Isabelle Brajer

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The heyday of detaching and transferring wallpaintings is over, a result of shifting values in conservation and the development of solutions for in situ treatment. Transfers were carried out in the past for a number of reasons some of which may seem frivolous or unethical today. The frequency with which transferring was resorted to reflects the prevailing attitudes and limited treatment methods at that time. The transfer of a wall painting is a difficult and risky operation that affects both the material characteristics and the incorporeal qualities of the painting. Numerous examples of the negative effects of this procedure have accumulated in many countries over the centuries and today, we are left with a vast collection of misplaced, often homeless, paintings, many of which are in dire need of treatment. This volume presents a detailed study of the transferred wall paintings in Denmark. However, the material and case studies presented contain information of interest to all conservators and others working with wall paintings. While setting the historical development and theoretical aspects in context, the author also addresses in detail the various techniques and materials used in the course of the operations. In addition, the consequences of this drastic treatment are presented and illustrated by examples of damage.

Paperback: 224 pages.
Publisher: Archetype Publications
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Tile Designs from Portugal / Desenhos Em Azulejos De Portugal by Diego Hutado de Mendoza

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Hardcover: 206 pages.
Publisher: The pepin press
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Traditional Dutch Tiles Designs by Agile Rabbit Editions

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This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your letters, flyers, etc. They can be imported directly from the CD into most design, image- manipulation, illustration, word-processing and e-mail programs; no installation is required. For most applications, single images can be used free of charge. Please consult the introduction to this book, or visit our website for conditions. The art of faience tile making had found its way from Arabic North Africa from where it had slowly progressed northward via Spain, Italy (mainly the city of Faenza, hence the French "faience") and Antwerp to arrive about 1570 in the northern Dutch province of Friesland. The Royal Tichelaar Makkum from which the designs in this book originate is the oldest enterprise in the Netherlands and indeed ranks it among the oldest companies in the world. Many of the designs this factory has been using over the years have been compiled in an ancient volume kept in the historical collection of their archives, along with many examples of actual antique tiles. For the first time a selection of these has now been made available for publication in this book.

Paperback: 144 pages.
Publisher: The pepin press
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Turkish Designs by The Pepin Press

Book description
This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your letters, flyers, etc. They can be imported directly from the CD into most design, image- manipulation, illustration, word-processing and e-mail programs; no installation is required. For most applications, single images can be used free of charge. Please consult the introduction to this book, or visit our website for conditions.

Paperback: 112 pages.
Publisher: The pepin press
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