Acclaimed architect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscape to create homes with a feeling of history. As a traditional architect, Gil Schafer specializes in building new ´´old´´ houses as well as renovating historic homes. His work takes the best of American historic and classical architecture-its detailed moldings and harmonious proportions-and updates it, retaining its character and detail while simultaneously reworking it to be more in tune with the way we live now-comfortable, practical, family-oriented. In his first book, Schafer covers the three essential cornerstones of creating a great traditional house: architecture, landscape, and decoration. He discusses the important interplay between the interior architecture and the fabrics, furniture, and wall treatments. In-depth profiles build on these essays, including Schafer´s own new ´´old´´ house in the Hudson Valley; the renovation of a historic home in Nashville designed by Charles Platt in 1915; and the restoration of a magnificent 1843 Greek Revival mansion in Charleston. Filled with hundreds of interior and detail shots, The Great American House is an invaluable resource for anyone who loves old houses and traditional design.
Poster Currier & Ives: The great Bartholdi Statue, Liberty enlightening the World, 1885 1000 Teile Puzzle Grafika
Examines the life and philosophy of one of animation´s great designers, Maurice Noble.
´´Written from the heart and without restraint, alive.´´-The New York Times Vincent van Gogh, the great but tormented artist, bared his tortured yet ecstatic soul in his letters to his confidant and companion, his beloved brother Theo. These letters reveal the man behind such masterpieces as The Starry Night and The Bedroom-a desperate man whose quest for love became a flight into madness and for whom every day was a ´´fight for life.´´ Irving Stone, acclaimed author of Lust for Life and other remarkable biographic novels, has collected Vincent van Gogh´s fascinating letters to Theo. Here we see the great artist as a human being as well as a man with an appointment with destiny. Van Gogh is a man struggling with doubts and fears, beset by poverty and mental illness, but also a painter who dares to break all the rules of academic art to create priceless masterpieces never honored during his lifetime. He was part of the coterie of great artists of his day while as the same time an intimate of aging streetwalkers. These letters are outpourings of his soul that paint a vibrant self-portrait in words equal to the intensity and emotion his painting created. This is the personal story of a legend.
The most complete monograph ever published and the first after the death of the great Venetian photographer. An incomparable photographer with images from all over the world, Roiter started to take photographs in 1947. For twenty-five years, he preferred to use black and white, with an uncompromising formal and compositional rigor and a technique rooted in contrast, a technique he would continue to seek even in his later work with color. The catalog celebrates Fulvio Roiter with essays by Italo Zannier and Denis Curti and an anthology of writings on his art. The photographs are organized into thematic sections: ´´Venice in Black and White,´´ ´´The Tree,´´ ´´Venice in Color,´´ ´´Italy in Black and White,´´ ´´Around the World´´ and ´´A Man Without Desires.´´