Language : English
Published : 2018-04-20
Pages : 192
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This handsome book explores in depth a group of stunning painted and gilded furniture designed by the architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820), best known for originating the plans for the United States Capitol. The furniture was made in Philadelphia for one of the city’s finest houses-the home of William and Mary Wilcocks Waln, which Latrobe also designed. Drawing on a multiyear conservation and research project, Classical Splendor reveals new insights into the patrons, makers, and history behind these extraordinary pieces. In addition to extensively documenting each item, the book attests to Latrobe’s significant contributions to American furniture design-his pieces for the Waln house introduced, and served as exemplars of, a classical style rooted in ancient Greek and Roman design.
About the Author
Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley is the Montgomery-Garvan Curator of American Decorative Arts and Peggy A. Olley is the associate conservator of furniture and woodwork, both at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Jeffrey A. Cohen is senior lecturer and chair of the Growth and Structure of Cities Program at Bryn Mawr College.
Nature, art, a favourite collection—each holds unexpected colour combinations that can be beautifully incorporated into the home. Designer Susan Hable shows how to discover colour in the everyday, create dynamic palettes and translate them into stunning interior spaces. Home decorators will learn how a cheerful bedroom can be constructed from the natural hues of autumn leaves, or how a burst of bright confetti can inspire a brightly-coloured tiled bath. Brimming with luscious photography, A Colorful Home reveals how to open our eyes to the colours around us and bring them to life in rooms composed with meaning.
About the Author
Susan Hable is co-owner of the design firm Hable Construction, founded in 1999. She is a textile designer, artist, and colour expert with the colour Association of the United States, designing for Hable as well as other clients. She lives in Athens, Georgia.Visit HableConstruction.comRinne Allen is a photographer based in her hometown of Athens, Georgia. Rinne has worked with artisans and chefs over the last ten years to help them document the process of creating their work. Her photographs have appeared in dozens of books and publications.http://www.rinneallen.com/
The most comprehensive publication available to date on the topic, Art and Industry in Early America examines furniture made throughout Rhode Island from the earliest days of the settlement to the late Federal period. This stunning volume features more than 200 illustrations of beautifully constructed and carved objects-including chairs, high chests, bureau tables, and clocks-that demonstrate the superb workmanship and artistic skill of the state’s furniture makers. Written by distinguished scholars, the book presents new information on the export trade, patronage, artistic collaboration, and the small-scale shop traditions that defined early Rhode Island craftsmanship. In addition to iconic, stylish pieces from important centers of production like Newport and Providence and by well-known makers such as John Goddard and Samuel and Joseph Rawson, Jr., the catalogue showcases simpler examples made in smaller towns. More than 100 catalogue entries detail marks and inscriptions, bibliography, and provenance and feature many new photographs, encouraging a deeper understanding of this dynamic school of American furniture making.
About the Author
Patricia E. Kane is the Friends of American Arts Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery.
The languages of light: a creative approach to residential lighting is both a beautiful and informative introduction to understanding light and its qualities, as these inform residential buildings, garden lighting and outdoor rooms . The book is organised through clearly defined chapters such as Understanding Light, Daylight, Colour, Surface and Texture, Lighting Techniques and Tools and Case Studies . The Languages Of Light addresses basic questions from What is light? to How light effects our emotions and our physical response to light? and explains how these inform lighting design in residential contexts across both the professional and layperson s approach. The book is lavishly illustrated with specially commissioned photography informing the numerous case studies that make explicit The Purpose of Garden Lighting, Lighting Effects, Decorative Lighting, and The Use of Holograms and Lasers . Easy to follow examples of kitchen, bathroom, study and garden ensembles further elucidate the subject for the reader. Written by leading lighting designers, Rebecca Weir and Allyson Coates, The Languages of Light is directed at a broad readership comprising interior designers, decorators, architects and anyone with an interest in contemporary architecture and design.”