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WORLD FURNITURE: An Introduction to Regions, Styles, Periods and Tastes By Todd Sigety
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A collection of articles on furniture of the world. This diverse collection of 16 articles by dealer and appraiser Todd W. Sigety, ISA CAPP includes discussions on Colonial Revival, Chinoiserie,... More > Mission, Caribbean, Russian, American, English and Italian furniture. An interesting and thought provoking introduction to world furniture, its regions, styles and periods.< Less
Early American Craftsmen By Walter A. Dyer
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"America is still young compared with Europe and Asia, but it is not so young that we are free from the danger of forgetting much that was worthy and memorable in the lives of our forefathers.... More > In the midst of our modernism and commercialism we need an injection of that sort of patriotism and national pride which is born of ancestor worship and the backward glance. We need to cultivate a finer appreciation of our historic and artistic heritage...."< Less
The American Frugal Housewife By Lydia M. Child
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Originally published in 1832, this extraordinary manual for the homemaker of modest means is far more than a mere "cookbook." In an age before electricity, refrigeration or any other... More > modern convenience, the fine art of storing, preparing and serving food presented difficulties unimagined in our time, challenges our forebears mastered with ingenuity, hard work, the inherited knowledge of generations past, and the sheer American pluck required to make the cheerful best of any social or economic situation. Also included are instructions for making soap, beer and wine, for repairing worn clothing and furniture, for enduring poverty, and even for rightly educating one's daughters. A rich treasure trove of practical frontier knowledge, Lydia M. Child's The American Frugal Housewife is an essential volume for contemporary homesteaders, antiquarian collectors, and anyone who longs for a firsthand taste of real American history.< Less
The American Frugal Housewife By Lydia M. Child
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Originally published in 1832, this extraordinary manual for the homemaker of modest means is far more than a mere “cookbook.” In an age before electricity, refrigeration or any other... More > modern convenience, the fine art of storing, preparing and serving food presented difficulties unimagined in our time, challenges our forebears mastered with ingenuity, hard work, the inherited knowledge of generations past, and the sheer American pluck required to make the cheerful best of any social or economic situation. Also included are instructions for making soap, beer and wine, for repairing worn clothing and furniture, for enduring poverty, and even for rightly educating one’s daughters. A rich treasure trove of practical frontier knowledge, Lydia M. Child’s The American Frugal Housewife is an essential volume for contemporary homesteaders, antiquarian collectors, and anyone who longs for a firsthand taste of real American history.< Less
The American Frugal Housewife By Lydia M. Child
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Originally published in 1832, this extraordinary manual for the homemaker of modest means is far more than a mere "cookbook." In an age before electricity, refrigeration or any other... More > modern convenience, the fine art of storing, preparing and serving food presented difficulties unimagined in our time, challenges our forebears mastered with ingenuity, hard work, the inherited knowledge of generations past, and the sheer American pluck required to make the cheerful best of any social or economic situation. Also included are instructions for making soap, beer and wine, for repairing worn clothing and furniture, for enduring poverty, and even for rightly educating one's daughters. A rich treasure trove of practical frontier knowledge, Lydia M. Child's The American Frugal Housewife is an essential volume for contemporary homesteaders, antiquarian collectors, and anyone who longs for a firsthand taste of real American history.< Less
American Philosophers Series: David Bohm By Sunita Publications
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Bohm was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States, to a Hungarian Jewish immigrant father and a Lithuanian Jewish mother. He was raised mainly by his father, a furniture store owner and... More > assistant of the local rabbi. Despite being raised in a Jewish family, he later on became an agnostic in his teenage years.[3] Bohm attended Pennsylvania State College (now The Pennsylvania State University), graduating in 1939, then attended the California Institute of Technology for a year, and then transferred to the theoretical physics group directed by Robert Oppenheimer at the University of California, Berkeley, where he eventually obtained his doctorate degree.< Less
Swedish-American Currents - The 2012 Edition By Hans Sandberg
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“Swedish-American Currents” offers deep insights into the Swedish-American business world. Here you have a chance to meet Swedes, Americans and Swedish-Americans and listen to their... More > experiences and thoughts about cross-cultural business, entrepreneurship and trade. What are the modern Vikings up to, besides selling furniture and Swedish meatballs at IKEA and hip fashion at H&M? You’ve probably heard of Ericsson, Volvo and Saab, but did you know that Securitas (who is also from Sweden) bought Pinkerton and employs 100,000 security guards in the U.S.? What drives the Swedes? What are their worst fears about coming to the U.S.? And what about American business people heading for Sweden? In “Swedish-American Currents,” you will find penetrating interviews with Åke Daun, who wrote the best-selling book “Swedish Mentality,” businessmen and women like Jacob Wallenberg, Bo I. Andersson, Christina Lampe-Önnerud, and American businesspeople, consultants and lawyers, whether they are based in Sweden or the U.S.< Less
James Mont: The King Cole Penthouse By Todd Merrill
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The first book devoted to James Mont, the important and uniquely American Mid-Century interior and furniture designer. He established his reputation in America for creating custom clandestine bars... More > during prohibition for Hollywood stars and East Coast mobsters. By the mid-thirties he had a thriving design business based in New York City. His aesthetic was defined by combining post-Deco glamour with Oriental accents such as exotic finishes, smoked mirrors, and an abundance of silver and gilt. His characteristic designs often refashioned Asian motives, a transformation Mont described as “Chinese Modern”. It was very common for one of his creations to have more than a dozen layers of lacquer and/or gold leaf.< Less
James Mont: The King Cole Penthouse By Todd Merrill
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The first book devoted to James Mont, the important and uniquely American Mid-Century interior and furniture designer. He established his reputation in America for creating custom clandestine bars... More > during prohibition for Hollywood stars and East Coast mobsters. By the mid-thirties he had a thriving design business based in New York City. His aesthetic was defined by combining post-Deco glamour with Oriental accents such as exotic finishes, smoked mirrors, and an abundance of silver and gilt. His characteristic designs often refashioned Asian motives, a transformation Mont described as “Chinese Modern”. It was very common for one of his creations to have more than a dozen layers of lacquer and/or gold leaf.< Less
Inspiration: Gene Landon and Seven Hearths By Thomas Meiller
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Gene Landon was a master woodworker, consultant, scholar and teacher of American 18th century furniture. He passed away in 2011. This book is offered as a memorial to him. Tour the house Gene built... More > and furnished in his own reproduction furniture. Almost one hundred of Gene's projects are shown and discussed. Many include comments by Gene.< Less