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  1. Book ImageThe Nature of Ornament: Rhythm and Metamorphosis in Architecture

    Kent Bloomer

    A treasure trove of ideas and encouragement for architects looking for alternatives to the severity of modernism and graceless postmodernism.More

  2. Book ImageSullivan's City: The Meaning of Ornament for Louis Sullivan

    David Van Zanten, Cervin Robinson

    An interpretive essay about a much-admired genius of American architecture, with an emphasis on the meaning of ornament in his work and lifeMore

  3. Book ImageArchitectural Ornament: Banishment & Return

    Brent C. Brolin

    Embellishment is a basic human need. Why was it banished from modern architecture?More

  4. Book ImageNatural Stone: A Guide to Selection

    Studio Marmo, Frederick Bradley

    A photographic directory and reference, covering over 350 types of stone used in architecture and interior design.More

  5. Book ImageThe Decoration of Houses

    Ogden Codman, Jr., Edith Wharton

    In addition to her fame as a novelist, Edith Wharton has now been recognized as an arbiter of taste and correct usage in the making of domestic interior rooms, and Odgen Codman, Jr., has achieved recognition as a revivalist architect of the first rank.More

  6. 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

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