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Chronicle of Western Costume
Chronicle of Western Costume
Here, in more than one thousand full-colour illustrations, is the history of Western costume, from ancient Egypt to Paris fashion. John Peacock's meticulous drawings are organized in chronological sections and accompanied by detailed descriptions of each figure, including the individual items of costume shown and the many types of fabric, cut, pattern and colour that have been used over the centuries. An illustrated glossary gives additional information on technical terms.

The Chronicle of Western Costume is the unrivalled reference work on its subject. No student or designer in the performing arts, costume and fashion enthusiast, collector or social historian will want to be without it.

Title: Chronicle of Western Costume
Author: PEACOCK JOHN
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 22/08/2019
Price: $22.00
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: Thames & Hudson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500284476
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Price: $22.00
Coastal Blues Home Decorating Ideas Inspired by Seaside Living
Coastal Blues Home Decorating Ideas Inspired by Seaside Living
Coastal Blues is a magnificent celebration of shoreside homes around the globe, offering decorative inspiration for all of us who love the ocean or dream of living by the sea.

Covering homes from as far apart as the Bahamas and Denmark, authors Sally Hayden and Alice Whately begin by looking at the essential components of the coastal look - colour and texture, materials, furniture, fabrics, accessories and display. The second part of the book, The Spaces, takes a tour through the home room by room, from Living Spaces, Cooking and Eating Spaces to Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Outdoor Spaces, capturing the informal, easy-going interior style associated with living at the water's edge. But Coastal Blues is not only for those who live by the ocean. Whatever and wherever your home, from a high-rise apartment to a newly built home, you can create a simple, informal beachy feel. From tranquil living areas to balmy bedrooms and shipshape kitchens, Coastal Blues covers all the aspects of decorative seaside style.

Title: Coastal Blues Home Decorating Ideas Inspired by Seaside Living
Author: HAYDEN SALLY
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/04/2020
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Ryland Peters & Small
Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
ISBN: 9781788791472
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Price: $45.00
Coco Great Lives in Graphic Form
Coco Great Lives in Graphic Form
The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots. Many people know that Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (1883-1971) was a prolific French fashion designer and founder of the House of Chanel, who ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades. What, perhaps, they don't know is that: she was taught to sew by nuns and started Chanel by making hats; that she lived in a suite at the Ritz Hotel, Paris, for 37 years; that, in 1935, she was recognized as the world's wealthiest woman; and that, prior to her fashion career, she worked as a singer, famously gaining the nickname 'Coco' from one of her songs. Biographic: Coco presents a visual catwalk through her life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the genius behind the garments.

Title: Coco Great Lives in Graphic Form
Author: COLLINS SOPHIE
Series: Biographic
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/11/2017
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Ammonite Press
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publ
ISBN: 9781781453124
Available stock: 1
Price: $23.00
Complete Book of Shoes
Complete Book of Shoes
There's something about shoes. Fashionable women will tell you that the shoes make the outfit and they could never have too many in their wardrobe. For them this book will be a very fashionable treat. The Complete Book of Shoes is an indulgent feast of footwear. It brings the fantasy and possibility of almost 300 extraordinary shoes to the shoe addict's wish list. The inventive designs and meticulous adornment are testament to the astonishing creativity and craftsmanship found at the highest levels of fashion. Each shoe is shown in a two-page spread. On one side is a page-filling colour photograph of the shoe up close to show the colour, texture and embellishment. Opposite is descriptive behind-the-scenes text about the shoe and the designer. The colourful presentation displays the footwear creations in all their glory; details vividly revealed to satisfy even the most enthusiastic admirer of shoes. The Complete Book of Shoes gives readers a guided tour through the world's fashion capitals, from Paris and London to Tokyo, New York and Rome, with stops at the ateliers of the world's most avant-garde shoe designers.
These are the creations of Pons Quitana, Paco Gil, Victoria Spruce, Iris Morata, Cuple, Barbara Bui, BF Coleccion Europa, Caramelo, Chie Miraha, Ellen Ver Beek and many more. This exciting book is a practical and inspirational resource for both working and aspiring shoe designers as well as stylists and wardrobe professionals. For fashionistas and shoe lovers everywhere, no matter their shoe allowance, it is pure eye candy.

Title: Complete Book of Shoes
Author: MORALES MARTA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Firefly Pub Canada
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781770851245
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Price: $25.00
Complete Color Harmony Pantone Ed
Complete Color Harmony Pantone Ed
The Complete Color Harmony: Pantone Edition is the latest in Rockport Publishers best-selling colour series. Completely revised from start to finish this new edition, is written by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. And the colour 'moods' that she writes about in each chapter are based and matched with Pantone colors. The book expands on previous editions for the most comprehensive colour reference to date.

This edition includes information on creating special effects, as well as an entirely new section devoted to the psychology of colour. Eiseman helps readers determine their best colour choices and suggests why some colours may inspire their creativity while others don't. The book includes new colour palette sections along with expanded and updated colour trends.

Title: Complete Color Harmony Pantone Ed
Author: EISEMAN LEATRICE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/08/2017
Price: $33.00
RRP: $33.00
Imprint: Rockport
Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc.
ISBN: 9781631592966
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Price: $33.00
Complex Presents Sneaker of the Year
Complex Presents Sneaker of the Year
In 1985, Nike released Michael Jordan's first sneaker, the Air Jordan 1, and sneaker culture was born. Now thousands of people wait in line at Supreme, and companies throw millions of dollars at Kendrick Lamar to keep him in their marketing plans. The trend that saw steady growth for decades with the emergence of sports, hiphop, and sportswear advertising has exploded into a phenomenon. And no one has watched that phenomenon more closely than Complex Media.
With a subtle nod to Shea Serrano's The Rap Year Book, The Greatest Sneakers of All Time explores the past 35 years of sneaker culture with the expertise, authority, and passion that only Complex can offer. With vibrant photographs and illustrations throughout and input from some of the sneaker world's most important voices, this compilation is a musthave for hypebeasts and sneakerheads everywhere.

Title: Complex Presents Sneaker of the Year
Author: COMPLEX MEDIA INC
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/10/2020
Price: $60.00
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419745799
Available stock: 1
Price: $60.00
Contemporary Prefab Houses
Contemporary Prefab Houses
Contemporary prefab design is on the rise, becoming more and more popular every day. Is it a wonder why? Once blasted as a cheap building system that harkened back to the days when homeowners could order a home from the Sears, Robuck &Co. catalogue, contemporary prefab has blossomed into a viable industry that has created an unmatched enthusiasm for better living standards in today's modern world. An ever-increasing body of talented architects and designers, including the many practioners showcased within this book are striving to make prefab the next revolution in residential architecture. The projects are presented in alphabetical order of the respective architects and designers. An index with contact information is enclosed.

Title: Contemporary Prefab Houses
Author: DAAB
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/12/2007
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Daab
Publisher: daab
ISBN: 9783866540224
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Price: $20.00
Country House Past Present Future
Country House Past Present Future
From The Crown to Downton Abbey, the country house speaks to our fantasies of rustic splendour, style, and escape. Featuring three hundred photos from the National Trust, this lavish book draws back the curtain on the finest and most important historic homes in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, revealing these great houses' intriguing pasts, grand interiors, and vi-brant reinventions for the enjoyment of modern-day visitors, residents, and armchair travellers. Locations include Knole, Cragside, Castle Howard, Chatsworth, Polesden Lacey, Petworth, Castle Bodiam, Blenheim, Longleat, and dozens more. Illuminating essays by country house expert Jeremy Musson, legendary British author and historian David Cannadine, and contributing writers and scholars provide unique insight into centuries of life in a historic home. This is a rich visual resource for lovers of sumptuous interiors on a human scale, as well as grand exterior architecture and gorgeous landscapes.

For Anglophiles, royals watchers, and lovers of the country house lifestyle, architecture, and interior design, this is a magnificent new look at landmark British country houses, the treasures they contain, and how they speak to our fantasies of rustic splendour and escape today.

Title: Country House Past Present Future
Author: CANNADINE MR DAVID
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/10/2018
Price: $175.00
RRP: $175.00
Imprint: Rizzopli
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publicat
ISBN: 9780847862726
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Price: $175.00
Courtyard Living Contemporary Houses of the Asia Pacific
Courtyard Living Contemporary Houses of the Asia Pacific
Courtyards have long played an important function in residential design, regulating light, shade and the use of space. With centuries of tradition as inspiration, contemporary architects are now realizing courtyard living afresh. This lavish survey of 25 residences across the Asia-Pacific region features homes from Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

Structured by courtyard function, the book consists of five chapters - on privacy; social spaces; sightlines; air, light and shade; and blurring boundaries - that are richly illustrated with photography as well as architectural illustrations showing the position of the courtyard within the floor plan.

Showcasing the unique lifestyle opportunities afforded by contemporary courtyard design, this is an inspirational resource for anyone interested in indoor-outdoor living.

Title: Courtyard Living Contemporary Houses of the Asia Pacific
Author: CHAN CHARMAINE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/09/2019
Price: $80.00
RRP: $80.00
Imprint: Thames & Hudson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500519202
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $80.00
Creating the French Look
Creating the French Look
Developed over hundreds of years, the French look reflects all tastes, from the cultivated grandeur of the chateau to the simplicity of rural living, and can be adapted to every home. Creating the French Look is divided into four styles: 'Chateau', 'Country', 'Provencal' and 'Parisian', and each "look" is applied to living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms plus outdoor living spaces. As well as describing each overall style, focusing on colours and fabrics, Annie Sloan emphasises the details and accents required by each one, and, aided by 25 clearly explained step-by-step projects, shows how to achieve it. Among other things, she explains how to paint and distress furniture, and describes how to cover an armoire door with embroidered voile. Whatever interior you desire, this book will guide your choices from the grand statement of the painted armoire to the finishing touch of a little posy of lavender.

Title: Creating the French Look
Author: SLOAN ANNIE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/10/2019
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Cico Books
Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
ISBN: 9781782497936
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Price: $40.00
Creative Walls
Creative Walls
Title: Creative Walls
Author: GERALDINE JAMES
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781782497486
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Price: $45.00
Decorating a Room of Ones Own
Decorating a Room of Ones Own
What would Little Women be without the charms of the March family's cozy New England home? Or Wuthering Heights without the ghost-infested Wuthering Heights? Getting lost in the setting of a good book can be half the pleasure of reading, and Decorating a Room of One's Own brings literary backdrops to the foreground in this wryly affectionate satire of interior design reporting. English professor and humorist Susan Harlan spoofs decorating culture by reimagining its subject as famous fictional homes and "interviews" the residents who reveal their true tastes: Lady Macbeth's favorite room in the castle, or the design inspiration behind Jay Gatsby's McMansion of unfulfilled dreams. Featuring 30 entries of notable dwellings, sidebars such as "Setting Up an Ideal Governess's Room," and four-color spot illustrations throughout, Decorating a Room of One's Own is the ideal book for readers who appreciate fine literature and a good end table.

Title: Decorating a Room of Ones Own
Author: SUSAN HARLAN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/10/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Abrams
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419732379
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Price: $30.00