Decorative Painting & Crafts

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  1. Book ImageGrete Prytz Kittelsen: The Art of Enamel Design

    Karianne Bjellås Gilje, Thomas Flor, Widar Halén, Et Al.

    Grete Prytz Kittelsen’s works are already design icons and popular collectors’ items. This book situates her in the forefront of artist/craftspeople of the twentieth century.More

  2. Book ImageTadelakt

    Michael Johannes Ochs

    The first comprehensive description of an old Moroccan plaster technique that creates unique, sensual, natural effects.More

  3. Book ImageEdwin Howland Blashfield: Master American Muralist

    Mina Rieur Weiner

    The first book in several decades to focus on the muralist, an esteemed exemplar and advocate of the classical tradition.More

  4. Book ImageMichael Taylor: Interior Design

    Stephen M. Salny

    The life and work of the groundbreaking interior designer and inventor of the "California Look."More

  5. Book ImageTrompe L'Oeil: Italy Ancient and Modern

    Martin Benad, Ursula E. Benad

    For centuries Italy has exuded a mythical aura: in no other country do antiquity and modernity, history, art, landscape, and the graceful art of living seem to merge and coexist with such simple elegance as in this land steeped in over two millennia of cultural heritage.More

  6. Book ImageTrompe L'Oeil: Grisaille: Architecture & Drapery

    Martin Benad, Ursula E. Benad

    All trompe l’oeil painting uses light and shadow to create illusory forms and surfaces.More

  7. Book ImageTrompe L'Oeil: Sky and Sea

    Martin Benad, Ursula E. Benad

    Sky and sea are the trompe l'oeil painter's favorite motifs for contemporary interiors.More

  8. Book ImageHandbook of Decorative Motifs

    Birthe Koustrup

    Four-color ornamental illustrations fill the pages of Handbook of Decorative Motifs, offering a lively catalog of inspired design ideas and models for decorative painters, interior designers, and craftspeople.More

  9. Book ImageThe Art of Papermaking with Plants

    Marie-Jeanne Lorente

    Explore the creative joy of transforming edible and nonedible plants, trees, and grasses into exquisite paper using this friendly and inspiring book. It offers step-by-step instructions for turning an array of common and exotic plants from garlic skin and other kitchen leftovers to oak leaves, wheat, and wasp nests--into artistic and useful sheets of paper.More

  10. Book ImageTrompe L'Oeil: Panels and Panoramas

    Yannick Guegan

    From the coauthor of the best-selling Handbook of Painted Decoration comes this advanced exploration of trompe l’oeil art and technique.More

  11. Book ImageThe Handbook of Painted Decoration: The Tools, Materials, and Step-by-Step Techniques of Trompe L'Oeil Painting

    Yannick Guegan, Roger Le Puil

    The essential reference for amateur and professional alike, The Handbook of Painted Decoration is the first book to cover the whole spectrum of trompe l'oeil decorative painting, from classic marbling and wood graining to ancient techniques of decorative painting that have been nearly forgotten.More

  12. Book ImageShaker Baskets and Poplarware

    Galen Beale, Jim Johnson, Gerrie Kennedy

    Guide for antique buyers and dealers to spot the real thing.More