A Passion for Antiques
By Barbara Milo Ohrbach, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $30 Ohrbach, who wrote <i>Antiques at Home</i> 15 years ago, is back with an antique lover's Baedeker, filled to bursting with not only striking photographs but also information and resources that anyone smitten with the past will appreciate--and use. Pages devoted to the history, care and cleaning of ceramics, silver, glass and textiles include a reference library of sources for further reading, replacement and matching services, and restorers and suppliers. Also included is insider info on antiques shows, flea markets, museums and historic houses from Helsinki and Hong Kong to Venice and Vienna and major cities in between.
A 500-page compendium of the bleeding edge of art and design, straight from the streets of Tokyo. A gorgeous reference book, cultural guide and imaginative spark for anyone with a penchant for things Japanese. Good gifting.
Containing 700 examples of fine design, this book is itself a work of art. Curated and assembled by Irma Boom, it offers a unique peek at design history as displayed within the collection of Zurich's Museum of Design.
Art in the world of fashion.