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How They Decorated focuses on some of the leading style icons of the twentieth century and how they decorated their own residences around the world. How They Decorated illustrates some of the great rooms of the twentieth century and their stylish residents, who had a decided hand in their decoration. Each lady's refined way of living will be discussed with examples of how they embellished their homes (or left them elegantly spare) and the long-lasting effects of their lives on future generations of designers and connoisseurs of beauty.

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Genre: House & Home
Author: P. Gaye Tapp
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Release: 2017
File: 223 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780847847419

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Collects tips from such professional interior designers as Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, and Jonathan Adler for every room and every budget, along with photographs, line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans.

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Genre: House & Home
Author: Holly Becker
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release: 2011-04-20
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780811877893

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For readers who enjoyed the colorful, ladylike interiors of Suzanne Kasler, Meg Braff has an appealing retro-chic look that would have suited Betty Draper to a tee. As Traditional Home said, "Think Slim Aarons meets Technicolor Elegance." In her first book, interior designer Meg Braff presents the building blocks of a pretty, polished home, from color and pattern to specific room-by-room advice.

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Genre: Interior decoration
Author: Meg Braff
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Release: 2017-03-14
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780847858729

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The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In the book, the authors denounced Victorian-style interior decoration and interior design, especially those rooms that were decorated with heavy window curtains, Victorian bric-a-brac and overstuffed furniture. They argued that such rooms emphasized upholstery at the expense of proper space planning and architectural design and were, therefore, uncomfortable and rarely used. Wharton and Codman advocated the creation of houses with rooms decorated with strong architectural wall and ceiling treatments, accentuated by well-suited furniture, rooms based on simple, classical design principles such as symmetry and proportion and a sense of architectural balance. The Decoration of Houses is considered a seminal work and its success led to the emergence of professional decorators working in the manner advocated by its authors.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release: 2014-02-09
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781291739633

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A reexamination of working-class architecture in late nineteenth-century urban America As the multifamily building type that often symbolized urban squalor, tenements are familiar but poorly understood, frequently recognized only in terms of the housing reform movement embraced by the American-born elite in the late nineteenth century. This book reexamines urban America’s tenement buildings of this period, centering on the immigrant neighborhoods of New York and Boston. Zachary J. Violette focuses on what he calls the “decorated tenement,” a wave of new buildings constructed by immigrant builders and architects who remade the slum landscapes of the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the North and West Ends of Boston in the late nineteenth century. These buildings’ highly ornamental facades became the target of predominantly upper-class and Anglo-Saxon housing reformers, who viewed the facades as garish wrappings that often hid what they assumed were exploitative and brutal living conditions. Drawing on research and fieldwork of more than three thousand extant tenement buildings, Violette uses ornament as an entry point to reconsider the role of tenement architects and builders (many of whom had deep roots in immigrant communities) in improving housing for the working poor. Utilizing specially commissioned contem-porary photography, and many never-before-published historical images, The Decorated Tenement complicates monolithic notions of architectural taste and housing standards while broadening our understanding of the diversity of cultural and economic positions of those responsible for shaping American architecture and urban landscapes.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Zachary J. Violette
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Release: 2019-04-30
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781452960463

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As Seen On Discovery Channel's "Street Justice: The Bronx" 2,000 arrests. 100 off-duty arrests. 6,000 assists. 15 shootings. 8 shot. 4 kills. These are not the performance statistics of an entire NYPD unit. They are the record that makes Detective 2nd Grade Ralph Friedman a legend. Friedman was arguably the toughest cop ever to wear the shield and was the most decorated detective in the NYPD’s 170-year history. Stationed at the South Bronx’s notorious 41 Precinct, known by its nickname “Fort Apache,” Friedman served during one of the city’s most dire times: the 1970s and ‘80s, when fiscal crisis, political disillusionment, an out-of-control welfare system, and surging crime and drug use were just a few of its problems. Street Warrior tells an unvarnished story of harrowing vice and heroic grit, including Friedman’s reflections on racial profiling, confrontations with the citizens he swore to protect, and the use of deadly force.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Ralph Friedman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release: 2017-07-25
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781250106919

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With extensive reference to and exposition on Wilde's theoretical writings and letters, Frankel shows that, far from being marginal elements of the literary text, these decorative devices were central to Wilde's understanding of his own writings as well as to his "aesthetic" theory of language. Extensive illustrations support Frankel's arguments.".

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Genre: Design
Author: Nicholas Frankel
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release: 2000
File: 222 Pages
ISBN-13: 0472110691

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One unmistakable feature of the Indian highway is the presence of these brightly decorated trucks that ply the country's roads. The men who drive these trucks spend long hours on the road and can be away from their families for weeks at a time, so their trucks act as a second home and they take great pride in them. In Horn Please photographer Dan Eckstein travelled across India's byzantine and burgeoning road network documenting these elaborate trucks - representing a blinding mash up of new and old India.

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Genre: Photography
Author: Dan Eckstein
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Release: 2014-12-01
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 157687706X

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This important and overdue book examines illuminated manuscripts and other book arts of the Global Middle Ages. Illuminated manuscripts and illustrated or decorated books—like today’s museums—preserve a rich array of information about how premodern peoples conceived of and perceived the world, its many cultures, and everyone’s place in it. Often a Eurocentric field of study, manuscripts are prisms through which we can glimpse the interconnected global history of humanity. Toward a Global Middle Ages is the first publication to examine decorated books produced across the globe during the period traditionally known as medieval. Through essays and case studies, the volume’s multidisciplinary contributors expand the historiography, chronology, and geography of manuscript studies to embrace a diversity of objects, individuals, narratives, and materials from Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the Americas—an approach that both engages with and contributes to the emerging field of scholarly inquiry known as the Global Middle Ages. Featuring 160 color illustrations, this wide-ranging and provocative collection is intended for all who are interested in engaging in a dialogue about how books and other textual objects contributed to world-making strategies from about 400 to 1600.

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Genre: Art
Author: Bryan C. Keene
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release: 2019-09-03
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781606065983

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Provides instructions for decorating cookies as amusing and whimsical figures and characters, and includes guidelines for making different icings and handling fondant.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Julie Anne Hession
Publisher: Robert Rose
Release: 2013
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 0778804569

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