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Treasures: The Royal Collection


The Royal Collection

Jane Roberts

 (Edited by)

Scala 2008
Hardback Illustrated
 

One of the most important art collections in the world, Britain's Royal Collection contains drawings, paintings and sculptures by some of the greatestOne of the most important art collections in the world, Britain's Royal Collection contains drawings, paintings and sculptures by some of the greatest masters of Western art, as well as superb examples of English, European and Oriental jewellery, ceramics, furniture, books and manuscripts. After an introductory history of the collection by Hugh Roberts, this richly illustrated volume presents a selection of its treasures, including works by Vermeer, Holbein and Michelangelo, Sevres porcelain and eggs and miniature carvings by Faberge. ...more
 

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Silver



Philippa Merriman


Harvard University Press 2009
Hardback Illustrated
 

Philippa Merriman's book 'invites the reader to notice, understand and enjoy silver a little more by looking at it in a variety of contexts'. In chaptPhilippa Merriman's book 'invites the reader to notice, understand and enjoy silver a little more by looking at it in a variety of contexts'. In chapters illustrated primarily with examples from the British Museum collections, she explores the history of silver, its role as a measure of value and of status; its use as adornment and its symbolic value in different cultures; the silversmith's craft; and assaying and hallmarking. ...more
 

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Gold



Susan La Niece


Harvard University Press 2009
Hardback Illustrated
 

In tracing the history of gold through the ages, this beautifully illustrated book describes the multiple uses to which the precious metal has been puIn tracing the history of gold through the ages, this beautifully illustrated book describes the multiple uses to which the precious metal has been put. Drawing on examples in the collections of the British Museum, it shows gold used in coinage, jewellery and ornament, vessels and grave goods, and as religious artefacts, but the author also discusses the goldsmith's craft and the purity and hallmarking of gold. ...more
 

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Dogs


History. Myth. Art

Catherine Johns


Harvard University Press 2008
Hardback Illustrated
 

In her 'visual celebration of the ancient relationship between humans and dogs', Catherine Johns begins with a brief account of the domestication of dIn her 'visual celebration of the ancient relationship between humans and dogs', Catherine Johns begins with a brief account of the domestication of dogs since the earliest times and their manifold roles in human society. The main part of the book, 'Dogs Depicted', includes working dogs, companions, jackals, wolves and mythical monsters in works of art from all cultures and in media as diverse as ancient Egyptian gold amulets, ivory netsuke, a painting by Stubbs and a Late Minoan jasper seal. ...more
 

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The Art of Small Things



John Mack


Harvard University Press 2007
Hardback Illustrated
 

Showing that small really is beautiful, John Mack celebrates the world's tiniest artworks and the concentrated messages they convey in this delightfulShowing that small really is beautiful, John Mack celebrates the world's tiniest artworks and the concentrated messages they convey in this delightful compendium of wondrous, esoteric and sometimes weird miniatures from around the world. The 200 colour illustrations show items ranging from the Lewis chessmen and Roman and Indian engraved gemstones to modern shrunken heads and a Japanese engraving which fits 1,000 characters of miniature writing into an area of just one square inch....more
 

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Britains Toy Models Catalogues 1970 to 1979


With Comprehensive Indices

David Pullen


Veloce 2010
Paperback Illustrated
 

Whether a German infantryman striding forward on his metal base, or a minutely detailed cultivator, ready to hitch to the back of a tractor, the hundrWhether a German infantryman striding forward on his metal base, or a minutely detailed cultivator, ready to hitch to the back of a tractor, the hundreds of models that were produced by Britains toy company can transport people of a certain age back to their childhoods. An indispensable reference for toy collectors, this book presents, in facsimile, the ten Britains catalogues published during the 1970s and includes a detailed index of the toys. ...more
 

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Classic Kits


Collecting the Greatest Model Kits in the World from Airfix to Tamiya

Arthur Ward


Collins 2012
Hardback Illustrated
 

Revisiting the joys of childhood (before Play Stations), this is a comprehensive history of scale kit modelling. The author writes with infectious entRevisiting the joys of childhood (before Play Stations), this is a comprehensive history of scale kit modelling. The author writes with infectious enthusiasm about the aircraft, ships, tanks and cars that provided hours of fiddly pleasure and irremovable blobs of glue on sweaters. Illustrated with original designs and photographs, here are the famous names - Airfix, Revell and Matchbox - and less well-known but sadly missed favourites such as Sky Birds and FROG (Flies Right Off the Ground)....more
 

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Napoleon's Medals


Victory to the Arts

Richard A Todd


History Press 2009
Hardback Illustrated
 

'Aux arts la victoire' was the inscription on the medal depicting Venus de Medici, struck to mark the capture of Italian works of art in 1803. It was 'Aux arts la victoire' was the inscription on the medal depicting Venus de Medici, struck to mark the capture of Italian works of art in 1803. It was one of hundreds of medals commemorating conquests, battles and treaties produced during Napoleon's time in power. With over 280 colour illustrations and commentary, this book provides a history of the reign through its medals and shows how they were designed and used to glorify both military campaigns and the emperor himself. ...more
 

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Treasures in Gold


Masterpieces of Jewelry from Antiquity to Modern Times

Gianni Guadalupi

 (Edited by)

WhiteStar 2008
Hardback Illustrated
 

From the earliest civilizations, the special qualities of gold were recognized and it was treasured above all other materials. This celebration of theFrom the earliest civilizations, the special qualities of gold were recognized and it was treasured above all other materials. This celebration of the goldsmith's art brings together the finest gold artefacts in history, from ancient Egypt to pre-Columbian America, modern Europe and Asia. Hundreds of illustrations allow detailed observation of masterpieces such as the Mycenaean Mask of Agamemnon, devotional objects from Byzantium, Inca idols, and the intricate jewelry of the crowned heads of Imperial Europe. ...more
 

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Longchamp



Marie Aucouturier; Philippe Garcia


Editions de la Martiniere 2008
Hardback Illustrated
 

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Body Type 2


More Typographic Tattoos

Ina Saltz


Abrams 2010
Hardback Illustrated
 

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Learn to Play the Guitar


A Step-by-Step Guide

Nick Freeth


Parragon 2004
PB + DVD Illustrated
 

This box set contains a book and DVD explaining the rudiments of guitar playing, from open strings and single notes to more complex chord shapes and aThis box set contains a book and DVD explaining the rudiments of guitar playing, from open strings and single notes to more complex chord shapes and advanced right hand techniques. The DVD takes you through a structured course in a series of video lessons and the book provides accompanying chord charts and tab notation as well as general advice on tuning, re-stringing and choosing accessories such as amplifiers and effects pedals. ...more
 

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Oriental Carpet Design


A Guide to Traditional Motifs, Patterns and Symbols

PRJ Ford


Thames & Hudson 2007
Paperback Illustrated
 

Emphasizing the influence that ethnographic history exercises on carpet design, this richly illustrated book provides a practical guide to identifyingEmphasizing the influence that ethnographic history exercises on carpet design, this richly illustrated book provides a practical guide to identifying the styles and places of origin of the 600 or so types of carpet sold around the world today. The full range of designs used across the east, from the Balkans to Beijing, are grouped according to the essential characteristics of the designs themselves, thus illuminating their cultural backgrounds. ...more
 

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English Stained Glass



Painton Cowen


Thames & Hudson 2008
Hardback Illustrated
 

Moving in its beauty, radiant in its colours and fascinating in its imagery, stained glass is one of the glories of medieval art. Many of the finest eMoving in its beauty, radiant in its colours and fascinating in its imagery, stained glass is one of the glories of medieval art. Many of the finest examples of its golden age (1100-1530) can be found in the cathedrals and parish churches of England. With 200 glowing colour illustrations, this beautiful book charts the history, techniques and meaning of the art, and presents the most important ...more
 

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Silver


Made in Scotland

George Dalgleish; Henry Steuart Fothringham


NMSE 2008
Paperback Illustrated
 

Celebrating the 550 years since a law enforcing the use of hallmarks was introduced in Scotland, this catalogue describes and illustrates a spectaculaCelebrating the 550 years since a law enforcing the use of hallmarks was introduced in Scotland, this catalogue describes and illustrates a spectacular array of Scottish silver wares. Drawn from the incomparable collection of the National Museum of Scotland as well as public and private collections throughout the country, the book traces the development of the gold- and silversmith's craft, from the earliest marked pieces up to the work of 21st century silversmiths. ...more
 

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