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The ABC of Style

by Émile Bayard & Émile  Bayard Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Ever wondered why your ceiling is shaped like the arches in a gothic cathedral? Or why your offi ce building looks so different from its neighboring counterparts? The ABC of Style invites you to explore the...


Decorative Art

by Albert Jaquemart Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

From the Middle Ages to contemporary times, decorative art can be defi ned by the artistic materials, designs and objects used in both architecture and interior design. Similar to many art forms decorative art...


Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture

by Patricia Graham Tuttle Publishing (September 30, 2014)

This Japanese design book presents the arts, aesthetics and culture of Japan with over 160 stunning color photos and extensive historical and cultural commentary .

The Japanese sensibility often possesses an...


Create the Style You Crave on a Budget You Can Afford

by Desha Peacock Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

An Inspiring, Eclectic, and Practical Guide to Creating Your Dream Living Space, on a Budget

In this unique and hip home decor style guide, you will find the inspiration to explore your own sense of style, discover...


Art Deco

by Victoria Charles & Klaus  Carl Parkstone International (May 13, 2014)

Art Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises. Forgetting...


Treasury of Art Nouveau Design & Ornament

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 04, 2012)

577 authentic Art Nouveau designs ranging in size from full-page illustrations to borders, headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Designs include florals, landscapes, and figures, from artists such as Klimt,...


Home Swell Home: Designing Your Dream Pad

by Cynthia Rowley & Ilene Rosenzweig Atria Books (June 22, 2010)

Sex and the City meets Martha Stewart in this savvy and eclectic interior-design manifesto for high-flying chicks with nesting fantasies from the authors of the bestselling Swell: A Girl's Guide to the Good...


Metalwork for Craftsmen

by Emil F. Kronquist Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Illustrations and detailed instructions for 55 projects. Information on tools and processes, and over 60 other plates.


3200 Old-Time Cuts and Ornaments

by Blanche Cirker Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Royalty-free pictures from 1909 French typography catalog: plants, animals, religious motifs, music, carriages, boats, sports, furniture, clothing; plus borders, banners, wreaths, and other ornaments. Over 3,200...


2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs

by H. Roessing Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Masterfully executed designs in reproductions of two rare catalogs: ornamental borders, corners and frames with intricate floral and foliated patterns, architectural ornaments and design elements, religious...


Japanese Design Motifs

by Matsuya Company Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Definitive catalogue of Japanese heraldic crests featuring almost unlimited variety of plant, animal, bird, and geometric forms, from "wild goose" to "folding fan" to "mountain and mist," each with dozens of...


Handbook of Ornament

by Franz Sales Meyer Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

This excellent collection of historic decorative ornament contains 3,000 examples ranging from the cultures of the Greeks and Romans through the Victorians: chairs, thrones, crowns, heraldic emblems, altars,...


Fantastic Gothic and Renaissance Ornament

by Rudolf Berliner Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Beasts of myth and legend, writhing foliage, dancing symbols of fate — this spectacular compendium of 15th- and 18th-century designs features 127 black-and-white illustrations from the far corners of the imagination....


Fantastic Ornament: 110 Designs and Motifs

by Michel Liénard Dover Publications (March 07, 2012)

Swirling with gargoyles, devils, dragons, griffins, and other haunting figures, this otherworldly assortment features illustrations from a rare 19th-century volume: cartouches, frames, doors, trophies, cabinets,...


North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

by Pamela Stanley-Millner Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Weave belts, headbands, and sashes and decorate handbags, vests, blouses, and other garments with authentic Native American motifs. 73 charts for bead weaving, 12 full-size patterns for appliqué. Complete instructions...


Native American Beadwork

by William C. Orchard Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Classic study offers well-illustrated look at a variety of beadwork methods and their results. Photos include baskets and bowls, necklaces, robes, cradles, and other items. 31 halftones. 136 figures.


Swell Holiday

by Cynthia Rowley & Ilene Rosenzweig Atria Books (June 22, 2010)

Every day's a holiday in Swellville. But December is the swellest time of all.

Coauthors of the breakthrough style manuals, Swell: A Girl's Guide to the Good Life and Home Swell Home: Designing Your Dream Pad,...


Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them

by Margaret Greger Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions show how to create more than 50 awesome, airborne objects — everything from simple bag kites to Vietnamese, Snake, Dutch, Dragon, Bullet, Delta, and Flowform flyers....


Old-Fashioned Ribbon Trimmings and Flowers

by Mary Brooks Picken Dover Publications (June 15, 2012)

Fold and sew ribbon strips into daisies, grape clusters, rosebuds, dahlias, violets, much more. Over 30 projects. Illustrations and simple instructions.


Egg Decoration

by Susan Byrd Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

How to select, empty, mark, cut, hinge, paint, sand, and apply decoupage, plus 8 progressively more complex projects: Christmas tree ornament, jewel box, musical bell, 5 more. Full instructions. 80 illustrations....


Jewelry Making and Design

by Augustus F. Rose & Antonio Cirino Dover Publications (October 24, 2012)

Professional secrets of jewelry making are revealed in a thorough, practical guide. Over 200 illustrations.


The Art Nouveau Style: A Comprehensive Guide with 264 Illustrations

by Stephan Tschudi Madsen Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Absorbing, exceptionally detailed study examines early trends, posters, and book illustrations, stylistic influences in architecture; furniture, jewelry, and other applied arts; plus perceptive discussions of...


Designs and Patterns for Embroiderers and Craftspeople

by William Briggs & Co. & Marion Nichols Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Over 500 royalty-free motifs reproduced from finest Victorian source, classified according to type. Wide variety of flowers, greenery, sprays, butterflies, owls, insects, more. Large and small motifs as well...


Symbols, Signs and Signets

by Ernst Lehner Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

1,355 signs, seals, symbols: Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Germanic, Byzantine, Renaissance, Aztec, Hindu, Islamic, Chinese, Japanese, others. Astrological, alchemical, magical, early Christian, masonic, heraldic,...


Celtic Stencil Designs

by Co Spinhoven Dover Publications (August 01, 2012)

130 beautiful, dramatic designs in a great range of size, shape, complexity. All royalty-free, with subjects ranging from birds and beasts of myth and scripture to elegantly wrought abstract motifs.


Floral Designs and Motifs for Artists, Needleworkers and Craftspeople

by Charlene Tarbox Dover Publications (August 14, 2012)

Versatile collection of 136 floral designs for royalty-free use. Ready-to-use illustrations of lily, African violet, holly, dogwood, many other flowers and plants.


1300 Real and Fanciful Animals: From Seventeenth-Century Engravings

by Matthäus (the Younger) Merian Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Quadrupeds, birds, fishes, and insects depicted realistically and fancifully, plus such fantasy creatures as unicorns, dragons, and basilisks. Indispensable volume of royalty-free graphics for commercial artists....


Victorian Goods and Merchandise: 2,300 Illustrations

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (August 02, 2012)

2,300 quaint images of vintage 19th-century items: fans, corsets, toiletry kits, sewing machine, meat grinder, typewriter, ice cream freezer, lantern — all arranged according to category.


Hand-Stitched Home

by Caroline Zoob Harper Design (June 25, 2013)

Caroline Zoob's Hand-Stitched Home includes more than twenty striking and elegant embroidery designs for the home, including embellishments for dining chair covers, bed linens, window treatments, seat cushions,...


Decoration of Houses

by Alexandra Stoddard William Morrow Paperbacks (April 23, 2013)

Alexandra Stoddard continues her creative and insightful guidance by showing us how to make our homes a real expression of our true selves. Starting with the Fifteen Defining Principles of Interior Design, Stoddard...


Designology

by Dr. Sally Augustin Mango (February 14, 2019)

Dr. Sally Augustin helps people design spaces that are much more than just clean or clutter-free--it helps them design spaces to support their deepest goals. It's a mind-opening new way of working with the space...


Crochet Taxidermy

by Taylor Hart Storey Publishing, LLC (August 23, 2016)

Crochet Taxidermy puts a new twist on amigurumi, the popular Japanese method of creating considerably cute stuffed animals with oversized heads. In this delightful collection, heads of animals from farm and...


Plant Craft

by Caitlin Atkinson Timber Press (October 19, 2016)

Discover the simple beauty of adding natural style to a space!

 

Not everyone has a garden—but with only a handful of materials and a little bit of time, everyone can bring the beauty of nature into their...


Handmade Houseplants

by Corrie Beth Hogg & Christine Han Timber Press (September 04, 2018)

One of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2018

In Handmade Houseplants, expert crafter and tastemaker Corrie Beth Hogg offers a no-water option for your urban jungle: plants made from paper! This stylish guide...


Joyful

by Ingrid Fetell Lee Little, Brown and Company (September 18, 2018)

Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture,...


Botanical Illustration: The Essential Reference

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (May 30, 2016)

Comprising more than 500 years of printed botanical illustrations, this stunning compendium of black-and-white and color images begins with medieval illuminated manuscripts and woodcuts from the early days of...


La La Lovely

by Trina McNeilly FaithWords (April 10, 2018)

LA LA LOVELY shows you that beauty is right in the center of the mess of life.

Author Trina McNeilly has spent almost a decade blogging, collecting and cataloging beautiful images, sharing ideas and information....


Origami Odyssey: A Journey to the Edge of Paperfolding [Downloadable Material Included]

by Peter Engel & Nondita Correa-Mehrotra Tuttle Publishing (October 07, 2014)

Renowned origami artist Peter Engel first astounded origami enthusiasts and the lay person alike with his popular Origami from Angelfish to Zen. Since that book, published in 1989, Engel has gone through a personal...


Origami Model Airplanes

by Patrick Wang Tuttle Publishing (September 04, 2012)

Make impressive airplane models of military aircraft with this easy origami book.

Paper folders and military airplane enthusiasts can now create amazingly detailed model airplanes using basic origami techniques!...


Trash Origami: 25 Paper Folding Projects Reusing Everyday Materials (Full-Color Book & Downloadable Instructional Media)

by Michael G. Lafosse & Richard L. Alexander Tuttle Publishing (July 10, 2012)

Make fun and functional origami out of your spare paper with this easy origami book.

The origami models are presented for the reader who may have little or no previous folding experience, making it a great origami-for-kids...


Fabrigami: The Origami Art of Folding Cloth to Create Decorative and Useful Objects

by Jill Stovall, Scott Wasserman Stern & Florence Temko Tuttle Publishing (December 24, 2013)

Fold decorative origami objects out of cloth with this easy-to-use origami book.

Fabrigami is the Asian art of folding fabrics to create three-dimensional objects ranging from the practical to the whimsical.

Fabrigami...


Wabi Sabi: The Japanese Art of Impermanence

by Andrew Juniper Tuttle Publishing (December 10, 2011)

Developed out of the aesthetic philosophy of cha-no-yu (the tea ceremony) in fifteenth-century Japan, wabi sabi is an aesthetic that finds beauty in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

Taken from the...


Big Squares and Little Triangles!: Shapes Books for Preschoolers

by Speedy Publishing LLC Speedy Publishing LLC (December 20, 2015)

Trying to teach shapes to your little ones? This is the best book to start! Filled with attractive images featuring different shapes, this is a valuable resource that your child will love to have! There are...


Art Nouveau: Objects and Artifacts

by Anton Seder Dover Publications (April 27, 2015)

A revolutionary reaction to the eclectic historical styles of nineteenth-century art, the turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau movement drew much of its inspiration from nature. Applying its sinuous, curvilinear...


Galle

by Émile Gallé Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

An icon in the Art Nouveau movement, Émile Gallé (1846-1904) sought to portray the beauty and simplicity of nature in his glass art. His designs, referred to as “poetry in glass”, range from fine pottery...


1000 Masterpieces of Decorative Art

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (November 23, 2014)

From ancient Sumerian pottery to Tiffany stained glass, decorative art has been a fundamental part of the human experience for generations. While fine art is confined to galleries and museums, decorative art...