50 Fashion Designers You Should KnowFifty major fashion designers are profiled in this book with fullcolor spreads that showcase their most memorable creations. Red carpet regulars such as Armani, Prada, Calvin Klein, and Dolce & Gabbana are included, as well as the classic clothiers Christian D..
A Fine Fleece: Knitting with Handspun YarnsThe pleasure of knitting can be that much greater when you know you’re using the perfect yarn. In A Fine Fleece, designer, knitter, and spinner Lisa Lloyd explores the different qualities of handspun yarn and presents projects that show them to their best a..
A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand: Place and AdornmentA History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand: Place and Adornment tells the remarkable story of how two countries, far from the jewellery centres of Europe and NorthAmerica, have managed to contr..
A Manual of Historic OrnamentExceptionally comprehensive, easy-to-use guide surveys the evolution of historic ornament in architecture and the applied arts — from primitive ornaments of Oceania, Egypt, and Assyria to a Gothic doorway in Amiens, the tomb of Lorenzo de Medici, and a classic early-19th..
Adornment: The Art of Barbara Natoli WittBarbara Natoli Witt was a pioneer in the wearable art movement that began in San Francisco and has been creating her necklaces for over 40 years; this publication is the first to document her career Using a combination of tapestry, and lace-making techniques,..
Adrian: A Lifetime of Movie Glamour, Art and High FashionThis book is a bright and vivacious look at the fashion, art and homes of one of the most celebrated fashion designers of the twentieth century. Adrian (1903-1959) designed costumes for over 150 Hollywood productions, including fabulous gowns ..
African Costumes and Textiles: From the Berbers to the ZulusThis book is a tribute to the creativity of the peoples of Africa, in particular to its weavers, and presents magnificent textiles and accessories in 300 full-color photographsCelebrating African costumes and textiles, this volume draws on ..
Another Girl Another PlanetCelebrating the unique fashion sensibility of fearless young women and the spirit of girl power. A generation of girls grew up with Valerie Phillips’s work pinned on their bedroom walls. The self-confessed Peter Pan is famous for capturing the essence of female youth—girls..
Art as Jewellery: From Calder to KapoorIncludes an introduction by Vivienne Becker, an award-winning jewelry writer, and a contribution from Julia Peyton Jones, previous director of the Serpentine Gallery, LondonA marvellous array of images, from archived photographs and sketches that have not been ..
Artwear: Fashion and Anti-fashionA crocheted wool coat of exuberant textures and glowing colors, a dyed and pleated silk vest of baroque sensuousness, a headdress of ribbon intricately ruched in the shape of a leaping fish, an evening gown made from shredded dollar bills, a kimono that carries art a..
Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950This unique and groundbreaking book presents dynamic photographs of 60 years of British ballgowns and includes designs by Alexander McQueen, Bellville Sassoon, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Stella McCartney, and Zandra Rhodes. Britain’s traditional season of debutante part..
Bejeweled: The World of Ethical Jewelry In the wake of Charles Leavitt’s insightful 2006 movie Blood Diamond, which told how conflict diamonds fund civil wars, the buying and wearing of ethically sourced and sustainably mined jewelry has become a priority in today’s luxury market. Bejeweled is ..