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Andean Folk Knitting Front Cover

Andean Folk Knitting

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Andean Folk Knitting fills a gap in research and literature on pre-Hispanic-based knitting traditions in Bolivia and Peru. The author provides fascinating insight into the rich history and tradition of knitted clothes in Andean culture, such as the ch’ullu, the knitted cap which signifies different...Read More
Auguste Rodin, céramiste. Title page.

Auguste Rodin, Céramiste

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Touring the Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden, one might not realize that Rodin, creator of the massive bronze Burghers of Calais and Monument to Balzac, was also expert in the delicate art of ceramics. After completing studies at the Petite École, Rodin was employed as a ceramic decorator at the Sèvres...Read More
Body Objects, page spread

Body Objects

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Whether through direct influences or broader affinities, African, Pre-Columbian, and Indigenous American objects undoubtedly informed the practice of Western artists throughout the 20th century. This catalog, from the inaugural show at New York’s Pace Primitive Gallery, juxtaposes body objects from...Read More
Cover of Ceramica Industrial "El Aguila, S.A."

Ceramica Industrial "El Aguila, S.A."

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This catalog is from the Mexican “Eagle Industrial Ceramic Co.” With beautiful full-color chromolithographic illustrations of the tiles, it demonstrates the various uses of their designs for fountains, seating, open spaces, and other decorative design applications, as well as samples of individual...Read More
Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market, page spread with photographs

Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market

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This is a catalog of Chinese porcelain decorated with Dutch family coats of arms, the arms of Dutch provinces and cities, and monograms. These items were made-to-order for members of the Dutch patrician class. This catalog illustrates and analyzes 455 of the approximately 500 Dutch armorial...Read More
Iznik Tiles and Ceramics in the Sadberk Hanim Museum and Omer M. Koc Collections

Dance of Fire

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Tiles and ceramics produced in Iznik between the 15th and 17th centuries represent a significant artistic achievement for Turkey. Tiles were frequently used as decoration in Turkish Seljuk period (1071-1243 AD) architecture for important public buildings. Beginning with the Ottomans in...Read More
Silk fragments from Palmyra

Die Textilien aus Palmyra

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The ancient city of Palmyra was, for a number of centuries, an important trading center for materials transported across the Silk Road to and from many points in Asia and the Middle East. Much of our current understanding of silk in antiquity comes from the study of material from Palmyra. This...Read More
Title page of English Table Glass

English Table Glass

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Percy Bate was born in Manchester in 1868.  In addition to English Table Glass, he authored several books on portraiture and other forms of art.  He was Secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and later Director of Aberdeen Municipal Art Gallery and Museum.  In English...Read More
Design for a lantern in Examples of ornamental metal work

Examples of Ornamental Metal Work

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The Cooper Hewitt Library has a large collection of ornamental pattern books from all times periods that serve designers as an important means of inspiration. In this survey of metal work, English architectural draftsman, illuminator, and antiquary Henry Shaw (1800-1873) presents a variety of...Read More
Goldrausch: Gegenwartskunst aus, mit oder, uber Gold, cover

Goldrausch: Gegenwartskunst Aus, Mit Oder, Uber Gold

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Gold Rush: Contemporary Art Made From, With or About Gold is an exhibition catalogue published to accompany the exhibit of the same title, which was featured at Kunsthalle Nürnburg (October 18, 2012 to January 13, 2013) and at Villa Merkel, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar (February 17 to...Read More