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Author : P. Gaye Tapp
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2017
Page : 223
Category : House & Home
ISBN 13 : 0847847411
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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.


Author : Edith Wharton
Ogden Codman
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Release : 1897
Page : 204
Category : Interior decoration
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Author : Meg Braff
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2017-03-14
Page : 240
Category : Interior decoration
ISBN 13 : 0847858723
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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.


Author : Charlotte Moss
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release : 2015-04-14
Page : 288
Category : Gardening
ISBN 13 : 0847844773
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Celebrated interior designer and renowned tastemaker Charlotte Moss presents a rich look on the joie de vivre of gardens. This fresh volume explores the garden as a room--or a series of rooms. A veritable gardening resource, Moss personally tours readers through her own gardens in East Hampton (a labor of love since 1989) and New York City, as she shares the sources and origins of her inspirations from gardens of great women, past and present to historical gardens, domestic and foreign, that all gardeners will appreciate. Moss includes an extensive resource guide to notable gardens to visit. She also shares an array of practical tips and savvy advice on how the garden fits into your interior decorating and good living--from elegant flower arrangements from the garden and the table settings they inspire (the color scheme is based on the flowers she has cut); to artfully arranged but practical garden seating for entertaining, relaxing, eating, and drinking, and hammocks and nooks for relaxing; to ideas on trimming and cutting, and the endless possibilities of garden ornaments, and much more. Moss is a true host, and her philosophy of decorating, indoors and outdoors, is one rooted in hospitality--creating welcoming spaces and bringing people together.


Author : Holly Becker
Joanna Copestick
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2011-04-20
Page : 288
Category : House & Home
ISBN 13 : 0811877892
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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.


Author : Martin Wood
Publisher : Frances Lincoln
Release : 2005-09-16
Page : 200
Category : Design
ISBN 13 : 0711224293
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Nancy Lancaster, who was born in 1897 into a wealthy Virginian family, became one of the greatest influences on interior decoration and garden design in Great Britain and America in the second half of the 20th century. She created what is known today as the 'English Country House Style' – a mixture of faded colors, chintzes and painted and antique furniture. In the garden, she worked in a formal yet romantic neo-Georgian style, which is still a strong spirit in British garden design. This book examines Nancy's contribution to the arts of interior decoration and garden design by chronicling her own homes and gardens –and her extraordinary life. Mirador, her family's Virginian country house, was to remain her key inspiration throughout her life. Nancy herself, her houses, her gardens and her friends are shown in an intriguing collection of photographs by distinguished photographers of the era, including Horst and Cecil Beaton.


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Author : Thatcher Wine
Elizabeth Lane
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Release : 2020-06-02
Page : 264
Category : House & Home
ISBN 13 : 1423652169
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A celebration of the meaning and comfort printed books bring to our homes and lives, from the curation and design experts at Juniper Books. Explore the significance of the home library, embellished with alluring photography and illustrations, in a keepsake worthy of any bibliophile’s collection. For the Love of Books shares the vision of Juniper Books, a business that embraces the roles that books fulfill in our lives and their staying power. It recounts the history of books and private libraries, and champions the resilience of books in the digital era. Dive into the nuances that define books for reading, books for decoration, and books for inspiration. Instructive chapters provide useful details for creating and curating one’s own home library, whether it be a single shelf or multiple rooms each with their own collection. You will never look at your bookshelves the same way again. For the Love of Books is about storytelling beyond the pages of our favorite books. Our books—the ones we choose to keep—tell the story of who we are. They remind us who we once were and who we aspire to be. Thatcher Wine founded Juniper Books in 2001. The company creates custom libraries and has perfected the art of turning books inside out to allow for books to tell stories not just to us, but about us. Working with booklovers, homeowners, and designers, Juniper Books has provided the world with a fresh new approach to the printed book. Thatcher grew up in New York City where his parents owned and operated The Quilted Giraffe, one of the most innovative restaurants in America. Thatcher graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and art history and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Elizabeth Lane is the founder of Quarterlane, a quarterly subscription book service which merged with Juniper Books in 2018. She is also the book buyer for her local independent bookstore, Partners Village Store and Kitchen in Westport, Massachusetts. Prior to working in books, Elizabeth worked in contemporary visual art—in galleries, nonprofit initiatives and museums in New York, Austin, and Chicago. Elizabeth graduated from Davidson College with a degree in art history and received her masters degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Author : Margot Shaw
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release : 2018-10-29
Page : 224
Category : Cooking
ISBN 13 : 084786362X
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Brimming with top stylemakers' and designers' innovative floral design ideas to enliven the home, Living Floral will resonate with those who appreciate the beauty and everyday luxury of flowers. For this inspirational, yet instructive, book Shaw presents portraits of top tastemakers at home who share their joy of flowers. From interior designers Charlotte Moss, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Bunny Williams, and event designer Tara Guerard to floral and garden experts Sybil Sylvester and P. Allen Smith and culinary consultant Alex Hitz, these luminaries impart their personal botanical point of view. They show how to incorporate flowers in home decor and present numerous ways to entertain with flair. Interior designers illustrate how eclectic furnishings work well with floral and botanical accents in fabric, wallpaper, artwork, and accessories to shape chic indoor spaces. We will learn how traditionalists and modernists put together an attractive table; for example, by mixing heirloom silver with simple white china and bright flowers arranged in everyday glass containers. This gorgeously photographed book concludes with a primer on such topics as extending the life of fresh-cut flowers and assembling a table runner of charming blooms. Living Floral is a must-have for flower and interior design enthusiasts, as well as home gardeners.


Author : Zachary J. Violette
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2019-04-30
Page : 256
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 1452960461
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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.


Author : Meryl Gordon
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2017-09-26
Page : 528
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1455588733
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH IN BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion. Bunny Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the co-operation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon received access to thousands of pages of her letters, diaries and appointment calendars and has interviewed more than 175 people to capture the spirit of this talented American original.


Author : Michael Devine
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release : 2014
Page : 192
Category : Cooking
ISBN 13 : 0847842517
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An internationally recognized textile designer and Lonny columnist demonstrates how to transform gardens for entertaining needs at any time of year, providing outlines for a variety of themed get-togethers complemented by easy-to-prepare recipes.


Author : Chester Jones
Publisher : Hutchinson
Release : 2000
Page : 224
Category : Interior decoration
ISBN 13 : 9780712608923
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"Chintz in glorious faded colours, curtains meticulously swagged, fringed and tasselled, the most comfortable upholstery and expertly applied paint finishes, all set in timeless interiors and discreetly lit to show off beautiful antiques and paintings. These are the hallmarks of the style developed by Colefax & Fowler in the post-war years and currently more fashionable then ever. This informative and fascinatingly anecdotal book tells the story of the firm's founder, John Fowler, and shows his style evolving through his association with Sybil Colefax and Nancy Lancaster and later through his work restoring National Trust houses. It describes the expert craftmanship and technical skills which produce the ageless Colefax & Fowler look, and shows examples of their current work in different types of rooms in a wide variety of locations, ranging from Badminton and Sudeley Castle, large and small country houses, to flats and mews houses in London and abroad."


Author : Celerie Kemble
Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Release : 2011
Page : 256
Category : House & Home
ISBN 13 : 0307715981
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A sumptuously photographed tour of the celebrated designer's interiors features examples from more than 75 homes complemented by inspirational tips and professional tricks on everything from choosing paints and finishes to building nature-themed rooms.


Author : Smedley Butler
Publisher : Jovian Press
Release : 2018-01-19
Page : 27
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1537820796
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War Is a Racket is a speech and a 1935 short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. Based on his career military experience, Butler frankly discusses how business interests commercially benefit (including war profiteering) from warfare. He had been appointed commanding officer of the Gendarmerie during the United States occupation of Haiti, which lasted from 1915 to 1934.


Author : Horst
Valentine Lawford
Publisher : New York : Viking Press
Release : 1968
Page : 195
Category : Biography
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Author : Cheryl Strayed
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Release : 2015-10-27
Page : 112
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 0345810880
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From the bestselling author of Wild, a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive. In her three previous books--her critically acclaimed debut novel, Torch, her groundbreaking memoir, Wild, and her dazzlingly insightful “Dear Sugar” advice columns, Tiny Beautiful Things--Cheryl Strayed has shared with an ardently devoted audience the many twists and trials of her remarkable life, offering much-needed truths, as well as laughter, to millions of readers. Her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us, even in the darkest hours, to somehow put one foot in front of the other--and be brave enough. Whether humorous or wise (and often both at once) Strayed's words are anthems that remind us that we may inevitably make mistakes, but we can also do better, both for ourselves and for others. Such as: Be brave enough to break your own heart. You can't ride to the fair unless you get on the pony. Keep walking. Acceptance is a small, quiet room. Romantic love is not a competitive sport. Forward is the direction of real life. Brave Enough gathers more than 100 of these “mini-instruction manuals for the soul,” urging us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all.


Author : Larry Loftis
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-01-15
Page : 384
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 150119867X
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist Florida Book Awards Silver Medalist Featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, New York Newsday, and on Today! Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019—Woman’s Day The Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out This Year—BookBub “A nonfiction thriller.”—The Wall Street Journal From New York Times and international bestselling author of the “gripping” (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Into the Lion’s Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II—perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Nightingale, and Code Girls. The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father’s footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer Captain Peter Churchill. As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the while, they are being hunted by the cunning German secret police sergeant, Hugo Bleicher, who finally succeeds in capturing them. They are sent to Paris’s Fresnes prison, and from there to concentration camps in Germany where they are starved, beaten, and tortured. But in the face of despair, they never give up hope, their love for each other, or the whereabouts of their colleagues. In Code Name: Lise, Larry Loftis paints a portrait of true courage, patriotism, and love—of two incredibly heroic people who endured unimaginable horrors and degradations. He seamlessly weaves together the touching romance between Odette and Peter and the thrilling cat and mouse game between them and Sergeant Bleicher. With this amazing testament to the human spirit, Loftis proves once again that he is adept at writing “nonfiction that reads like a page-turning novel” (Parade).


Author : Barbara Cooney
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1985-11-06
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101654929
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A beloved classic—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever! Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney's best-loved book, the illustrations have been reoriginated, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney's exquisite artwork. The art for Miss Rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.


Author : Dawn Jacobson
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Release : 1999-03-30
Page : 240
Category : Design
ISBN 13 : 9780714838366
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Encompassing a wide range of interest areas from architecture to objets d'art, this sourcebook details the history of one of the most enduring styles, Chinoiserie.