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An Introduction to Japanese Calligraphy

Clear instructions and 148 photos welcome you to the subtle, fascinating world of Japanese calligraphy. Beginning with a summary of the art's history, this guide then helps you understand the two systems of script that Japanese uses together: kanji, the ideogram-like characters borrowed from the Chinese language; and kana, the purely phonetic characters. Next, you'll learn the correct way to use the “four treasures of study” (brush, ink, inkstone, and paper), as well as seals and other tools. Then begin learning to calligraph characters, words, and even poems using either a large brush or a small writing brush. Try your hand at joined calligraphy, which is considered the soul of Japanese calligraphy. Finally, a gallery of works of calligraphy art by grand masters and other renowned experts offers even more inspiration.
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Ab CHF 33.90

Back Roads of the Southwest

Scenery from Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.

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Ab CHF 46.35

Circa Fifties Glass from Europe & America

circa Fifties Glass from Europe & America includes the Italian and Scandinavian designer art glass usually referred to as "Fifties glass," plus a more popular modern glassware produced in factories, especially in the United States and Italy. This colorful and highly collectible glass is presented in nearly 500 full color and black and white photographs, plus never-before-published catalog pages, with detailed information on 88 designers and makers, design lists for Barovier & Toso and for Venini, glossary, bibliography, index, and value guide. The book is a must for collectors and researchers of mid-century glassware, by the author of numerous books on decorative arts including Fifties Glass and Popular '50s & '60s Glass: Color Along the River.
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Ab CHF 55.25

Ondulé Textiles

Weaving Contours with a Fan Reed

Weaving involves straight, parallel, and gridlike lines, but as Norma Smayda shows, ondulé -- weaving with curving warp threads -- offers new directions. This is the first book on ondulé textiles, and includes clear information on every aspect, from instructions to design tips to a comprehensive history of thefan reed, the tool that makes ondulé possible. Smayda shares the details of her own learning experiences with numerous ondulé warps in a variety of fibers. More than 180 color photos also feature stunningly beautiful work by five other contemporary and two twentieth-century weavers, plus intriguing historic Japanese textiles. Also included are sections on weft ondulé, designing a fan or hybrid reed, and the thought processes behind twenty-one of the featured projects, including drafts. This reference will serve as foundation and inspiration for your ondulé weaving.

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Ab CHF 58.65

The Collectible Maxfield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish was one of the rare artists whose work was immensely popular during his own lifetime. His brilliant use of color, attention to detail, and flights of fancy enchanted the public. His images were used to illustrate books and magazines, advertise products, grace calendars, and adorn walls. The Collectible Maxfield Parrish presents the great wealth and beauty of Maxfield Parrish's work in beautiful full-color images. This new book is focused on those items that are available in the market place and can be collected by the average person with a little diligence and investment of time and money. This is an essential reference for Parrish collectors and for any one who has an interest in the development of the illustrator's art in America.
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Ab CHF 66.30

Weaving Designs by Bertha Gray Hayes: Miniature Overshot Patterns

This book features the original sample collection and handwritten drafts of the talented, early 20th century weaver, Bertha Gray Hayes of Providence, Rhode Island. She designed and wove miniature overshot patterns for four-harness looms that are creative and unique. The book contains color reproductions of 72 original sample cards and 20 recently discovered patterns, many shown with a picture of the woven sample, and each with computer-generated drawdowns and drafting patterns. Her designs are unique in their asymmetry and personal in her use of name drafting to create the designs. Bertha Hayes attended the first nine National Conferences of American Handweavers (1938-1946). She learned to weave by herself through the Shuttle-Craft home course and was a charter member of the Shuttle-Craft Guild, and authored articles on weaving.

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Ab CHF 44.95
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