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The Historic Hotels of Paris A Select Guide

By: Arnold, Wendy

Price: $19.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 1990

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 008648


Part of a series, Arnold has chosen 32 hotels to feature in this as the epitome of Parisian elegance. French flaps (how apt) enclose 96 luscious pp. View more info

Vespa. Italian Street Style

By: Athos Bigongiali, Bill Buford, Davide Mazzanti

Price: $32.00

Publisher: UK, Scriptum Editions: 2003

Seller ID: 011407


Vespa. Italian Street Style - 1.5 kilos & French flaps enclosing some 300 glorious pages all created to drive any Vespisti crazy. Ads, photos, modifications & specifications, model numbers & models on the scooters. History, design, social trends, marketing & just about all you need (bar the urge to get out the Sidchromes) to satisfy your inner-Vespa elf. Book in lovely & stylish order - DO NOT lend to friends & pat them down as they leave your home! View more info

Beeton's Book of Needlework

By: Beeton, Isabella

Price: $35.00

Publisher: UK, Chancellor Press: 1986

Seller ID: 011366


592pp, 1.3kg to post. Fault? binding web showing between half title & title page, otherwise all in great shape, maybe an enthused seamstress opened it too excitedly? Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Mrs. Isabella Mary Beeton (1836 - 1865), published in 1870, is a classic reference book for all crafters, beginners and experienced alike. It contains descriptions and instructions illustrated by hundreds of engravings of tatting patterns, crochet patterns, knitting patterns, ... View more info

Beeton's Book of Needlework

By: Beeton, Isabella

Price: $37.00

Publisher: UK, Chancellor Press: 1986

Seller ID: 011459


592pp, 1.3kg to post. Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Mrs. Isabella Mary Beeton (1836 - 1865), published in 1870, is a classic reference book for all crafters, beginners and experienced alike. It contains descriptions and instructions illustrated by hundreds of engravings of tatting patterns, crochet patterns, knitting patterns, netting patterns, embroidery patterns, point lace patterns, Guipure d'Art, Berlin work, monograms, initials and names, pillow work, and lace sti... View more info

A History of English Costume

By: Brooke, Iris

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1961

Seller ID: 009192


Book has previous owner's plastic wrap (tape marks now on the 1st & last pp) 224pp with numerous line artwork. In this single volume she covers a history of dress in England from earliest times. The book contains an ample text amongst the reference art & historical notes. Tightly bound. View more info

Beatrix: The Gardening Life of Beatrix Jones Farrand 1872-1959

By: Brown, Jane

Price: $35.00

Publisher: USA, Viking: 1995

Seller ID: 011624


252 pristine pp & 1.5 kg packed to post. A gorgeously illustrated biography of American landscape designer Beatrix Jones Farrand. Using Farrand's own drawings and plans, and marvelous full-color and black-and-white photos, Jane Brown shows that when her contemporaries were still turning to well-known European fashions, Farrand was creating an original and lovely style that America could call its own. biographical info >> Beatrix Jones Farrand (June 19, 1872 – February ... View more info

The English Garden in Our Time: From Gertrude Jekyll to Geoffrey Jellicoe

By: Brown, Jane

Price: $26.00

Publisher: UK, Antique Collectors Club Ltd: 1987

Seller ID: 011584


1.4 kgs of gardenesque illustration & information, 272 pp, Faults? dj ruffled at top edge, 2cm closed tear at spine top on dj. Jane Brown's The English Garden in Our Time was originally published in 1966. It was the first book to attempt to describe the influences upon gardens and their design from the heyday of Gertrude Jekyll, one hundred years ago, to the innovative ideas of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe. This new edition, re-titled The English Garden Through the Twentieth Ce... View more info

Chanel Her Life, Her World, the Woman Behind the Legend

By: Charles-Roux, Edmonde

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, MacLehose Press: 2009

Seller ID: 012133


428 crisp well bound pp, 700g of Chanel delight, photos in centre section. Originally published as L'Irregulaire ou mon itineraire Chanel'. Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel is an icon of fashion, and can lay claim to having invented the look of the 20th century. At the height of the Belle Epoque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced the little black dress; trousers... View more info

Chanel Her Life, Her World, the Woman Behind the Legend

By: Charles-Roux, Edmonde

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Collins Harvill: 1989

Seller ID: 012441


380 pp + 12pp index, 700g of Chanel delight, photos in several sections. Originally published as L'Irregulaire ou mon itineraire Chanel'. Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel is an icon of fashion, and can lay claim to having invented the look of the 20th century. At the height of the Belle Epoque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced the little black dress; trousers f... View more info

Maid to Measure

By: Creed, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, Jarrolds - London (The Quality Book Club): 1961

Seller ID: 008880


218pp + index Charles Creed seems to have lived a charmed life, spending his time mixing in the social whirl of Paris, Berlin, Vienna, New York and London, with diversions to Deauville or Biarritz, and flirtations (and more) with 'model girls'. Not one to hide his light under a bushel, he also mentions his own 'innovations', taking a 'pre-collection' to show to buyers in the USA before the haute couture showings, or having suits made with linings printed with the Creed l... View more info

History of 20th Century Fashion

By: Ewing, Elizabeth

Price: $36.00

Publisher: UK, B.T. Batsford Limited, London: 1992

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 010506


name on 1st blank p then 300 crisply white pp & approx 1.2 kilos packed for post - this book should be required reading for all those interested in the development of the fashion business. There are other books on contemporary dress, but this account gives particular weight to the commercial organization of the industry; from designer and textile manufacturer right through to the consumer. It is a story of fashion shocks: two world wars, the impact of new fibers and manu... View more info

La Dolce Vita Living in Italy

By: Fairweather, Catherine

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Australia, Cameron House: 2001

Seller ID: 009225


192 perfect pages to inspire (envy) & encourage the Italophiles to either sell up & try the Medchange or do some major renovations. Book in great order. Approx 1.4kg View more info

Bali Modern The Art of Tropical Living

By: Francione, Gianni

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Periplus Editions: 2002

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 008647


Shimmering pavilions, open verandas, living rooms that invite the outside landscape in - these are all part of the Balinese tropical experience. Gianni Francione is an architect from Turin, North Italy, who has lived in Bali for over 20 years. He is inspired by tribal art and the vernacular architectural tradition of Indonesia, and has designed countless tropical homes. Book in great order.176pp 1kg+ View more info

Sir Henry Doulton The Man of Business as a Man of Imagination

By: Gosse, Edmund

Price: $40.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 1970

Seller ID: 008885


218pp SIR HENRY DOULTON (1820-1897), English inventor and manufacturer of pottery, born in Vauxhall on the 25th of July 1820, was from the age of fifteen actively employed in the pottery works of his father, John Doulton, at Lambeth. One of the first results of his many experiments was the production of good enamel glazes. In 1846 he initiated in Lambeth the pipe works, in which he superintended the manufacture of the drainage and sanitary appliances which have helped to... View more info

Glorious Gardens A portfolio of ideas for planting & Design

By: Greenoak, Francesca

Price: $18.00

Publisher: UK, Conran Octopus: 1989

Seller ID: 010794


A celebration of garden styles and planting schemes with all the information needed to make such dream gardens a reality. The book presents photographs of 20 classic styles, each picture accompanied by analysis of how the effect has been achieved and how to recreate it, even in the smallest plot.. 192 crisp white pp, 1.3kg for post, previous owner name. review >>> This is an outstanding garden design book. . . . the pictures still give me loads of ideas of how to make my... View more info

Clarice Cliff The Bizarre Affair

By: Griffin, Leonard; Meisel, Louis K. And Susan

Price: $28.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 1989

Seller ID: 010720


Clarice Cliff The Bizarre Affair - This book provided us with the first sharp definitions of Clarice Cliff and the art era in which she flourished. Leonard Griffin gives the reader an excellent short biography of Cliff but more than that, he explains the Bizarre Affair, the forward-looking brilliant artwork of this young English artist. Being a large format book it'll be shipped/carded in a 3kg satchel. Outer corners thumbed/bumped 80pp View more info

Bedouin Jewellery in Saudi Arabia

By: Heather Colyer Ross

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Arabesque: 1996

Seller ID: 010408


128pp with a vg bibliography, glossary & annotations of methods etc. Closed tear to dj at spine bottom (mayhaps a cranky camel??) Chapters on types of jewellery, history, regional influences, techniques, materials & of course wonderful photography. Approx 1 kg carded packed for post. Oblong book 23H x 30W View more info

Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics

By: Karen McCready, Garth Clark

Price: $38.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 1995

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 010775


Having been withdrawn from Bristol library this well read book is now available - (usual stamps etc )This book fills a need for a completely authoritative, spectacularly illustrated guide to the period's eclectic ceramics. Every conceivable color, texture, form and style is to be found in the creative output of factories and artists' studios in the USA, Britain, Continental Europe and Japan. McCready chooses her subject matter on the basis of its visual power, its histor... View more info

Audrey Style

By: Keogh, Pamela Clarke - Introduction by Hubert de Givenchy

Price: $38.00

Publisher: U.K., Aurum Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 012108


With more than ninety color and black-and-white photographs, many of which have never before been published, and original designer sketches from Edith Head, Hubert de Givenchy, Vera Wang, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen, and others, "Audrey Style" gives measure to the grace, humor, intelligence, generosity, and inimitable fashion sense that was Audrey Hepburn..... Audrey Style has 240 crisp white pp, approx 800g for post, faults? a foldmark on the back dustjack... View more info

Audrey Style

By: Keogh, Pamela Clarke - Introduction by Hubert de Givenchy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: U.K., Aurum Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 012464


With more than ninety color and black-and-white photographs, many of which have never before been published, and original designer sketches from Edith Head, Hubert de Givenchy, Vera Wang, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen, and others, "Audrey Style" gives measure to the grace, humor, intelligence, generosity, and inimitable fashion sense that was Audrey Hepburn..... Audrey Style has 240 crisp white pp, approx 800g for post, reviewer says >>> An excellent array o... View more info