Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion by Helen Rappaport

By Helen Rappaport

During this attention-grabbing advisor to each element of Queen Victoria's lifestyles, writer Helen Rappaport analyzes the queen's character, celebrates her achievements, and information the shortcomings of her empire, either in Britain, with its carrying on with divide among wealthy and bad, and in a foreign country, the place Britain's nice empire used to be received via repression and exploitation.A?€“Z entries?€”including issues slightly touched in general biographies?€”cover such things as a few of the assassination makes an attempt on her lifestyles, her curiosity in dancing and Jack the Ripper's murders, and the way her husband Prince Albert brought the occasion of Christmas to England. Queen Victoria additionally describes participants similar to her significant other woman Jane Churchill, her medical professional Sir James Clark, and politicians corresponding to William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli; occasions just like the Irish potato famine; innovations like steam energy; and matters resembling missionary job and prostitution. it's also bibliographies either for every access and total, and a chronology.

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Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color (The by Patricia Phillips Marshall

By Patricia Phillips Marshall

Thomas Day (1801-61), a unfastened guy of colour from Milton, North Carolina, grew to become the main profitable cabinetmaker in North Carolina--white or black--during a time while such a lot blacks have been enslaved and loose blacks have been limited of their pursuits and actions. His surviving furnishings and architectural woodwork nonetheless characterize the easiest of nineteenth-century craftsmanship and aesthetics.

In this lavishly illustrated publication, Patricia Phillips Marshall and Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll convey how Day plotted a delicately charted direction for fulfillment in antebellum southern society. starting within the 1820s, he produced positive furnishings for prime white electorate and within the 1840s and '50s assorted his choices to supply newel posts, stair brackets, and certain mantels for plenty of of an analogous consumers. As call for for his companies elevated, the technological advancements Day integrated into his store contributed to the complexity of his designs.

Day's kind, characterised via undulating shapes, fluid strains, and spiraling varieties, melded his personal exact motifs with renowned layout kinds, leading to a particular interpretation simply pointed out to his store. the pictures within the publication rfile furnishings in private and non-private collections and architectural woodwork from inner most houses no longer formerly linked to Day. The publication offers details on greater than a hundred and sixty items of furnishings and architectural woodwork that Day produced for eighty constructions among 1835 and 1861.

Through in-depth research and beneficiant illustrations, together with over 240 images (20 in complete colour) and architectural images via Tim Buchman, Marshall and Leimenstoll supply a complete standpoint on and a brand new knowing of the robust experience of aesthetics and layout that mark Day's legacy.

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The Fundamentals of Typography: Second Edition by Gavin Ambrose

By Gavin Ambrose

The basics of Typography (second edition) is an up-to-date model of the preferred first version of this booklet, during which Ambrose and Harris introduce the basic ideas of typographic idea and perform. It covers quite a lot of matters, together with the historical past of typography, typographic detailing and using inventive typography throughout quite a number media.

Packed with transparent reasons, elevated illustrations and ancient and modern examples from major practitioners worldwide, this ebook deals an important advisor to the topic of typography and its function inside photograph design.


The moment variation comprises significant new and revised content material from the authors, together with new case reviews and pupil exercises.

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Factory Man_ How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, by Beth Macy

By Beth Macy

The rapid New York Times bestseller approximately one man's conflict to avoid wasting thousands of jobs by way of demonstrating the greatness of yankee business.

The Bassett furnishings corporation used to be the world's largest pine furniture producer. Run via an identical strong Virginia kin for generations, it was once additionally the guts of lifestyles in Bassett, Virginia. yet starting within the Nineteen Eighties, the 1st waves of Asian festival hit, and finally Bassett used to be compelled to ship its creation overseas.

One guy fought again: John Bassett III, a clever and decided third-generation manufacturing facility guy, now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett furnishings Co, which employs greater than seven hundred Virginians and has revenues of greater than $90 million. In manufacturing unit guy, Beth Macy brings to lifestyles Bassett's deeply own furnishings and relatives tale, besides a bunch of characters from an that used to be as cutthroat because it was once colourful. As she indicates how he makes use of criminal maneuvers, manufacturing facility efficiencies, and sheer grit and crafty to avoid wasting 1000's of jobs, she additionally unearths the reality approximately smooth in America.

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Vintage Couture Tailoring by Thomas von Nordheim

By Thomas von Nordheim

The alternate secrets and techniques of couture tailoring are revealed—an important consultant for execs and enthusiasts

Traditional tailoring has no longer replaced for plenty of centuries, besides the fact that, the innovations are actually recognized in basic terms through a number of training within the top couture ateliers and bespoke tailor's workrooms. not anything feels fairly so sumptuous as personalized outfits, however the tailoring abilities they require are usually considered shrouded in secret, and the garments accordingly purely available to the wealthy and recognized. This useful publication brings classic couture tailoring within everyone's succeed in. With step by step images assistance all through, it exhibits how a lady's jacket is made and thereby introduces a number basic tailoring thoughts. those can be utilized for clothes for both gender, to boot as other stitching projects. The booklet discusses molding fabric to form with the iron, making use of unfastened interfacings, hole shoulder building, pad sewing canvas, interlining and weighting hems, making adapted and sure buttonholes, and extra forgotten techniques.

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Concept Design: Works from Seven Los Angeles Entertainment by Harold Belker, Steve Burg, James Clyne, Mark Goerner, Nick

By Harold Belker, Steve Burg, James Clyne, Mark Goerner, Nick Pugh, Visit Amazon's Neville Page Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Neville Page, , Visit Amazon's Scott Robertson Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Scott Robertson

Сборник работ наиболее известных концепт-дизайнеров долины американского креатива - Лос-Анджелеса. Изложен процесс создания иллюстраций от набросков до конечных результатов.

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The Fundamentals of Product Design by Richard Morris

By Richard Morris

Comprehend the method of product layout, from begin to end - specified review, ideal creation for college students - greater than two hundred colour pictures plus easy-to-understand movement charts what's product layout? It’s fabrics, production, rules, CAD, engineering, artwork, advertising, and a lot more. the basics of Product layout is an built-in review of the layout approach, accumulating information regarding each part from notion to execution to promoting into one convenient quantity. filled with inspiring visuals and enlightening diagrams, this booklet is a party of daily layout and a extraordinary one-volume reference paintings for college students and dealing designers.

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The New Book of Image Transfer by Debba Haupert

By Debba Haupert

With the forty really good initiatives during this eye-opening handbook and the innovative new varieties of move paper out there, resembling Lazertran, it’s attainable to breed any layout on a wide selection of surfaces without difficulty. the fundamental approach couldn’t be more straightforward. easily photocopy a picture onto the paper, soak it for a minute, and the image slides off as a clear sticky label. Adhere it to nonporous surfaces akin to steel, plastic, or cloth utilizing the adhesive at the again of the movie. beautify a steel cocktail shaker and matching ice bucket with a unfashionable 50’s layout, scatter espresso beans on an coffee cup, or placed playful sheep on a child’s pillow. It’s inventive enjoyable, and an inspiring begin to a very good new craft.

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Islamic Designs by Pepin Van Roojen

By Pepin Van Roojen

This publication includes wonderful photos to be used as a picture source, or concept. the entire illustrations are kept in high-resolution layout at the enclosed loose CD-ROM and are able to use for pro caliber published media and website layout. the images is additionally used to supply postcards, or to accessorize your letters, flyers, and so on. they are often imported at once from the CD into such a lot layout, snapshot- manipulation, representation, word-processing and e mail courses; no set up is needed. for many functions, unmarried pictures can be utilized at no cost. Please seek advice the advent to this publication, or stopover at our web site for stipulations.

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