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ISBN:
9780847837915
Kiadás éve:
2012

Ann Getty : interior style

The first-ever compilation of the luxurious interiors from the influential designer and philanthropist Ann Getty. For those who are passionate about fine interiors, the preservation of antiques, the highest level of craftsmanship, and respect for architectural integrity, this book offers an insider’s view of the exquisite designs of Ann Getty...


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ISBN:
9780847835690
Kiadás éve:
2011

English country house interiors

A highly detailed look at the English country house interior, offering unprecedented access to England’s finest rooms. In this splendid book, renowned historian Jeremy Musson explores the interiors and decoration of the great country houses of England, offering a brilliantly detailed presentation of the epitome of style in each period of the country house, including the great Jacobean manor house, the Georgian mansion, and the Gothic Revival castle. For the first time, houses known worldwide for their exquisite architecture and decoration--including Wilton, Chatsworth, and Castle Howard--are seen in unprecedented detail. With intimate views of fabric, gilding, carving, and furnishings, the book will be a source of inspiration to interior designers, architects, and home owners, and a must-have for anglophiles and historic house enthusiasts.
The fifteen houses included represent the key periods in the history of English country house decoration and cover the major interior fashions and styles. Stunning new color photographs by Paul Barker-who was given unparalleled access to the houses-offer readers new insights into the enduring English country house style. Supplementing these are unique black-and-white images from the archive of the esteemed Country Life magazine...


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ISBN:
2-7118-4864-7
Kiadás éve:
2004

Art from the Court of Burgundy, 1364-1419

This catalogue – the English language version of L’art à la cour de Bourgogne: le mécénat de Philippe le Hardi et de Jean sans Peur (1364-1419) – accompanied the exhibition commemorating the 600th anniversary of the death of Philip the Bold (1342-1404), the first Valois duke of Burgundy and brother of Charles V, king of France. From the start, some readers may find it somewhat challenging to decipher the rationale behind the organization of the volume’s contents. Unlike standard exhibition catalogues, which generally include a relatively small number of tightly focused essays followed by the complete catalogue, this volume adopts a rather unconventional more is moreapproach. Essays are numerous and brief, and sometimes redundant in subject matter. The catalogue is divided topically, with groups of entries printed in sections with their related essays. Multiple entries are often combined on single pages, and accompanying photographs are not always where the reader might expect or want them to be...


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ISBN:
0 300 08799 3
Kiadás éve:
2000

Gothic architecture

This magisterial study of Gothic architecture traces the meaning and development of the Gothic style through medieval churches across Europe. Ranging geographically from Poland to Portugal and from Sicily to Scotland and chronologically from 1093 to 1530, the book analyzes changes from Romanesque to Gothic as well as the evolution within the Gothic style and places these changes in the context of the creative spirit of the Middle Ages..


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ISBN:
006251735X
Kiadás éve:
2001

The quest for paradise : visions of heaven and eternity in the world's myths and religions

In every culture, in every epoch, human beings have yearned for heaven -- the dwelling place of the gods, mirror of our hopes and desires. Now, in The Quest for Paradise, renowned scholar John Ashton and his colleague Tom Whyte offer an intriguing look at how we have thought of and envisioned heaven and the afterlife, from the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, to the Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims, as well as the indigenous peoples of the Americas, Australia, and Africa...


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ISBN:
9780714867168
Kiadás éve:
2015

Painting abstraction : new elements in abstract painting

In recent years, abstract painting has developed a rich complexity that, more than ever, rewards intensive viewing. Bob Nickas introduces the reader to the key issues in contemporary abstraction while profiling eighty artists who, in the last five years, have made it one of the most exciting areas in contemporary art..


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ISBN:
3 8228 0545 9
Kiadás éve:
1991

The Christian Oriental carpet : a presentation of its development, iconologically and iconographically, from its beginnings to the 18. century

In this volume, two and a half thousand years are presented and analysed. The author's research has resulted in completely new insights and relationships - a revision of the history of the oriental carpet...


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1983

French Gothic architecture of the 12th and 13th centuries

Gothic architecture is the most visible and striking product of medieval European civilization. Jean Bony, whose reputation as a medievalist is worldwide, presents its development as an adventure of the imagination allied with radical technical advances—the result of a continuining quest for new ways of handling space and light as well as experimenting with the mechanics of stone construction...


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ISBN:
0810941724
Kiadás éve:
2002

Art in the modern era : a guide to styles, schools & movements

"Art in the modern era has come to be defined by its styles, schools, and movements. This guide to three hundred movements from 1860 to the present is without peer - it is the key to understanding more than a century of dynamic change in Western painting, sculpture, architecture, and design."


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ISBN:
9780495509325
Kiadás éve:
2012

The path of philosophy : truth, wonder, and distress

The Path of Philosophy introduces college students to the study of philosophy through a compelling narrative in which the world's most important philosophers appear as characters. Framed by the concept of Wondrous Distress, the text traces the history of western philosophy from its beginnings in ancient Greece to contemporary developments in the modern world. Threads running through the text demonstrate how philosophy is unique and distinct from religion and science, while at the same time showing how all three disciplines are interrelated. Exceptionally well written, and unusual in its cohesiveness, the text leaves readers with a vivid picture of philosophy as a unique and important field of study.


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ISBN:
978-0-571-19658-6
Kiadás éve:
1988

Fundamentals of musical composition

Fundamentals of Musical Composition represents the culmination of more than forty years in Schoenberg's life devoted to the teaching of musical principles to students and composers in Europe and America. For his classes he developed a manner of presentation in which 'every technical matter is discussed in a very fundamental way, so that at the same time it is both simple and thorough'...


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1971

The study of counterpoint from Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum

The essence of the most celebrated book on counterpoint, Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum.

The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux's great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Since its appearance in 1725, it has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers...


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