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Ed Kluz

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ISBN : 185894662X
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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The artist Ed Kluz has a fascination for the sites of lost buildings. Kluz grew up in the wilds of the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by the landscape of the past, and the sense of remoteness he felt there sparked an interest in forgotten places, such as country houses and follies. Once-celebrated houses that were abandoned to ruin, burned or deliberately destroyed have now become the haunting subject matter of his distinctive collages. Kluz is meticulous in his research. He spends hours at a site, sketching, taking photographs and generally 'getting to the heart of a place'. Then, in a process in which he likens himself to a collector of fragments or relics, he gathers all the material he can find before adding a little invention of his own to revive or reimagine the house. His highly original works are a combination of watercolor and layers of delicate painted collage elements, the tension between color and texture achieving a sense of depth and light. Kluz's lost houses conjure up the vanished buildings in all their pomp, perched on stark, treeless plains under threatening skies, as if briefly illuminated in the glare of lightening or the beam of an arc light. In his introduction to the book, the art and architectural historian Tim Knox describes Kluz's views of houses, with their concentration on the filigree architecture and silhouette of building itself, as heirs to the highly finished perspective drawings produced by professional architectural artists in the early nineteenth century, but he also draws parallels with the bold graphic tradition of Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. Kluz himself, too, explains that his aim is to evolve the long tradition of country-house painting - a tradition that began in Britain in the sixteenth century and continued into the 1800s, only declining with the advent of photography. Over recent decades, public interest in lost country houses has been growing; there are an increasing number of books and websites devoted to the theme. In his search for information about his often elusive subjects, Kluz has made full use of these sources, presenting in this book a wide range of materials - engravings, paintings, plans, maps, written accounts and his own preparatory sketches - before the final spread in each chapter unveils the finished collage. Ten English houses are featured in depth, among them the Tudor palace of Holdenby House in Northamptonshire, the magnificent mansion of Hamstead Marshall in Berkshire, Vanbrugh's Claremont in Surrey, and the grandiosely Gothic Fonthill Abbey in Wiltshire. Each house is introduced by the architectural historian Olivia Horsfall Turner, who details its history and fate. As Knox concludes, one yearns to have all the houses back, 'But in a sense we have, in Kluz's scenographic visions.'

Dior By Christian Dior

Author : Laziz Hamani
ISBN : 1614285489
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In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the house of Dior comes the first volume in a series of books devoted to each designer of the couture house. Dior by Christian Dior is the ultimate compendium of the most iconic designs conceived by Christian Dior. Featuring a wealth of stunning photographs by Laziz Hamani and lovingly detailed text by Musee Galliera director Olivier Saillard, this monumental volume encompasses a curated selection of Christian Dior’s most important haute couture creations.

Type Matters

Author : Jim Williams
ISBN : 1858945674
Genre : Design
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Once upon a time, only typesetters needed to know about kerning, leading, ligatures, and hanging punctuation. Today, however, most of us work on computers, with access to hundreds of fonts, and we’d all like our letters, reports and other documents to look as good – and as readable – as possible. But what does all the confusing terminology about ink traps, letter spacing, and visual centring mean, and what are the rules for good typography? Type Matters! is a book of tips for everyday use, for all users of typography, from students and professionals to anyone who does any layout design on a computer. The book is arranged into three chapters: an introduction to the basics of typography; headline and display type; and setting text. Within each chapter there are sections devoted to particular principles or problems, such as selecting the right typeface, leading, and the treatment of numbers. Examples throughout show precisely what makes good typography – and, crucially, what doesn’t. Authoritatively written and designed by a practitioner and teacher of typography, Type Matters! has a beautifully clear layout that reinforces the principles discussed throughout.

Chinese Wallpaper In Britain And Ireland

Author : Emile de Bruijn
ISBN : 1781300739
Genre : Architecture
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Chinese wallpaper has been an important element of European interior decoration for 300 years. As trade between Europe and China flourished in the 17th century, Europeans developed a strong taste for Chinese art and design. The stunningly beautiful wall coverings now known as Chinese wallpaper were developed by Chinese painting workshops in response to western demand. A sophisticated synthesis of eastern and western art, Chinese wallpapers were an early-modern global product and they are still popular and influential today. In spite of their spectacular beauty, Chinese wallpapers have not been studied in any depth until relatively recently. This book provides an overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles. Sumptuously illustrated, it shows how these wallpapers became a staple ingredient of high-end interiors while always retaining a touch of the exotic. The book charts the stylistic development of Chinese wallpaper, allowing individual wallpapers to be more securely dated. It also touches on the China trade, the crucial role of the paper-hangers and the social significance of Chinese-style decoration in Britain. Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland is a ground-breaking resource for both scholars and designers, as well as for anyone interested in historic interior decoration.

No Voice From The Hall

Author : John Harris
ISBN : 0719555671
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This volume recounts an odyssey through country houses in the years after World War II. Between 1946 and 1961 the author visited over 200 houses, becoming aware of the riches they contained, which were under threat from demolition men and dealers. He describes Nikolaus Pevsner being mistaken for the gas-meter-reader; reveals a secret hoard of porcelain at Slindon; and the curious discovery of an Alsatian in the bath at Draycot Cerne. In a dining room the family protraits still hang on the walls, and the Meissen stands in a cabinet, yet the centre of the room is piled high with turnips. Using archive photographs, the book describes country houses in their death throes, as mahogany staircases burn in the park and rococo ceilings shatter beneath the hammer.

George Smart The Tailor Of Frant

Author : Jonathan Christie
ISBN : 1910787000
Genre : Folk art
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George Smart was born in 1774 and died a pauper in Frant, Sussex, in 1846. In those years, he worked as a tailor, served as a soldier, raised a family--and, quietly created a series of unforgettable works of art that have come to be seen as great examples of English folk art. On his inclusion in a folk art show at the Tate Britain in 2014, Smart finally received the attention and widespread admiration that was his due--admiration that has culminated in this, the first book dedicated to his life and work. Drawing on the limited sources we have for his life, Jonathan Christie re-creates what we can know about his work and experiences, then goes on to sensitively extrapolate from that and his artwork to give us a fragmented, yet compelling picture of this charming, eccentric outsider artist.


Author : Philip Marsden
ISBN : 9774168437
Genre : Architecture
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The ancient Axumite Kingdom, now a part of Ethiopia, was possibly the first nation in the world to convert to Christianity. In AD 340 King Ezana commissioned the construction of the imposing basilica of St. Mary of Tsion. It was here, the Ethiopians say, that Menelik, son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, brought the Ark of the Covenant containing the Ten Commandments. By the fifth century, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church had spread beyond Axum into the countryside, aided by nine saints from Byzantium, and over the next ten centuries a series of spectacular churches were either built or excavated out of solid rock in the region, all of them in regular use to this day. Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has the best known cluster, but the northern state of Tigray, less famous and more remote, has many churches that are masterpieces of design. Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom traces the broad sweep of ecclesiastical history, legend, art, and faith in this sub-Saharan African kingdom and describes some seventy of the most breathtaking churches, with their astounding architecture, colorful decoration, and important religious festivals, all illustrated by more than eight hundred superb color photographs by some of the most celebrated international photographers of traditional cultures. This magnificent, large-format, full-color volume is the most comprehensive celebration yet published of the extraordinary Christian architectural and cultural heritage of Ethiopia. Ethiopia is the third book on iconic sacred places published by Ludwig Publishing and the American University in Cairo Press, following the bestselling success of The Churches of Egypt and The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo.

City Of Wooden Houses

ISBN : 1858946646
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Amy Bennett

Author : Eleanor Heartney
ISBN : 1910433454
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Amy Bennett: Small Changes Every Day is the first book on the work of US-born artist Amy Bennett. Working with common themes such as transition, aging, isolation and loss, her work shows the fragility of relationships and people’s awkwardness in trying to coexist and relate to one another. Bennett creates miniature 3D models to serve as evolving still lifes from which she paints detailed narrative paintings. Recent models have included a neighbourhood, lake, theatre, doctor’s office, church, and numerous domestic interiors. The models become a stage on which narratives are developed, and offer complete control over lighting, composition and vantage point to achieve a certain dramatic effect. The paintings that follow are glimpses of a scene or fragments of a narrative. Similar to a memory, they are fictional constructions of significant moments meant to elicit specific feelings and to provoke the viewer to consider the moment before or after the one presented in the painting. Bennett tries to tell a story over time through repeated depictions of the same house, car or person. Seasonal changes, and shifting vantage points, each reappearing throughout, lend a dream-like repetition to her work. Her aim is for the collective images to suggest a known past that is just beyond reach. Published in partnership with Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm and Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles.

The Ten Commandments Of Typograpy Type Heresy

Author : Paul Felton
ISBN : UOM:39015064965893
Genre : Art
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A humorous and incisive analysis of the basic tenets of typography and how to turn them on their heads, this book will appeal to the conformist and the non-conformist in everyone -- not just the newcomer to design. One side of this sharp-witted, cleverly designed guide presents the ten main rules, or 'commandments', of type design, addressing such aspects of typographic doctrine as legibility, alignment and capitalization; the other shows how type can successfully subvert these rules, presenting 'sacreligious' visual alternatives. In support of the commandments Felton includes a list of twelve 'disciples', those internationally renowned graphic designers whom he identifies as ruleabiding, including such figures as Eric Gill, Jan Tschichold and Erik Spiekermann. Confronting these are his 'fallen angels', including such experimental typographers as David Carson, Jeffery Keedy, Phil Baines and Jonathan Barnbrook.

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