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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageAmerican Art Deco: Modernistic Architecture and Regionalism

    Carla Breeze

    A lavishly illustrated survey of American Art Deco architecture.

  6. Book ImageArchitectural Ornament: Banishment & Return

    Brent C. Brolin

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageFaces in Stone: Architectural Sculpture in New York City

    Robert Arthur King, Allison Silver

    A delightful collection of quirky faces and figures that people New York City buildings.More

  11. Book ImageAnimals in Stone: Architectural Sculpture in New York City

    Robert Arthur King

    A delightful collection of creatures that adorn New York City buildings.More

  12. Book ImageFigures in Stone: Architectural Sculpture in New York City

    Robert Arthur King

    A delightful collection of quirky faces, figures, and creatures that adorn New York City buildings.More

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageClassic French Wrought Iron: Twelfth–Nineteenth Century

    Raymond Lecoq, Gregory Bruhn

    From grilles and gates to balconies and complex lock and key mechanisms, this book traces the successive styles of decorative French ironwork over its 700-year development.

  15. Book ImageCosmatesque Ornament: Flat Polychrome Geometric Patterns in Architecture

    Paloma Pajares-Ayuela

    "Paloma Pajares-Ayuela's richly illustrated study of the late medieval type of architectural ornament known as Cosmatesque is a welcome addition to the literature on this subject."—Nexus Network JournalMore

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