Whether you are looking for affordable collectables or classic antiques, this glorious guide from bestselling author Judith Miller will show you all you need to know to be an expert. Showcases over 1,000 items each individually valued, showcasing rugs, enamelled jewellery and stained glass plus coverage on all the major designers, factories and guilds. Combining historical info, price guides and useful tips, you can't afford to buy or sell without it.
Judith Miller's expert knowledge and advice is regularly featured in BBC Homes & Antiques and London's Evening Standard. Her TV credits include The Antiques Trail and It's Your Bid. She has written more than 80 books on antiques and interiors, including the DK titles Antiques Price Guide 2005 and Collectables Price Guide 2005. Judith lives in North London.From Booklist :
This prodigiously illustrated introduction to the Arts and Crafts movement, part of the DK Collector's Guide series, upholds the publisher's reputation for well-thought-out design and stellar photography. It begins with a quick, somewhat repetitious overview of the movement's beginnings in nineteenth-century Britain and the underlying philosophy of its founder, visionary William Morris, whose "sentimental longing for a preindustrial golden age of unhurried and scrupulous labor" served as part of his inspiration. What follows is a well-organized, carefully captioned picture catalog of Arts and Crafts guilds and designers, with highlights of their styles and photos of their furniture, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, metalware, and glass, wallpaper, and paper creations. Adding a sense of market value to each object are prices, keyed to a dealer or auction house that has or had the antique in its possession. An extensive glossary will help novices master important terms, and a directory of auction houses, dealers, and museums, including e-mail addresses, will guide those interested in the movement to more. Stephanie Zvirin
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Description du livre DK, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1405308826