Products in Antiques and Architecture
|20th-Century Fashion Illustration: The Feminine Ideal |
by Rosemary Torre, Harold Koda
This captivating retrospective explores the social context of fashion with informative text and over 70 striking images. Profiles include flappers, glamour girls, flower children, and the modern obsession with celebrity styles.
|American Art Deco: An Illustrated Survey |
by R. L. Leonard, C. A. Glassgold
Over 200 black-and-white photographs and incisive commentary on one of the most popular decorative styles of the 20th century, including remarks by Lewis Mumford, Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Bel Geddes, and Edward Steichen.
|The Art of Rigging |
by George Biddlecombe
The best manual ever produced on rigging the sailing ship — indispensable for serious model builders. Terms and phrases, onshore operations, rigging brigs, yachts, small vessels, much more. Introduction. 17 plates.
|Colonial and Early American Lighting |
by Arthur H. Hayward
This fascinating text presents what is probably the largest selection of antique lamps illustrated anywhere — 647 in all. Included are "Betty" lamps; petticoat and tumbler lamps; pierced tin lanterns; candle lanterns; more.
|The Cruise of the Snark |
by Jack London
Captivating tale of true adventures recounts, with wry good humor, the hardships of a two-year voyage aboard a diminutive and leaky craft. Enhanced with 119 original photographs.
|Donald McKay and His Famous Sailing Ships |
by Richard C. McKay
Rare and valuable study reveals accomplishments of great 19th-century shipbuilder in era of sailing packet and clipper ship. 58 superb illustrations, including plans, models, maps, etc.
|French Art Deco Ironwork Designs |
by Raymond Subes
From elegant staircase balustrades and balcony railings to handsome elevator cages and lighting fixtures, this dazzling collection of 122 rare photographs encompasses an amazing range of Art Deco ironwork designs.
|Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries |
by Pauquet Frères
Illustrations depicting 500 years of French fashion, reproduced from a rare 19th-century publication, progress chronologically from flamboyant headgear and voluminous robes of 15th-century royalty to high-waisted Empire styles of the Napoleonic era.
|The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director |
by Thomas Chippendale
Chippendale (1718–1779) was the most famous and skilled of England's master cabinet-makers. This catalog reprints the third 1762 edition and represents the pinnacle of English furniture design. 200 plates plus 24 photos.
|Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Costume |
by Doreen Yarwood
This authoritative resource covers the entire world with a comprehensive history of clothing and accessories that ranges from ancient to modern times. More than 2,000 illustrations accompany 650-plus entries.
|Men's Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century |
by Mitchell Co., Jean L. Druesedow
Over 100 full-page, royalty-free illustrations document what well-dressed American men wore in the early 1900s: checked and striped business suits, sporty knickers and jackets, elegant formal wear, long fur-trimmed coats. Includes variety of accessories.
|Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth |
by William H., Jr. Miller
Authoritative, profusely illustrated volume describes the ships' debuts, amenities, rivalry, and contributions during WWII. Also covered: their grand royal successors: Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. 189 photographs.
|A Short History of Costume & Armour: Two Volumes Bound as One |
by Francis M. Kelly, Randolph Schwabe
Meticulously researched, well-illustrated history of fashion covers 800 years of style: civilian and military clothing of English upper classes for both sexes, 11th–19th centuries, plus accessories. 342 black-and-white illustrations.
|Whale Ships and Whaling: A Pictorial History |
by George Francis Dow
Over 200 vintage engravings, drawings, and photographs depict a magnificent fleet of barks, brigs, cutters, and other whaling vessels. Also harpoons, lances, whaling guns, and many other artifacts. Comprehensive text by foremost authority.