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Carpets of the Art Deco Era

978-0-500-51795-6

“More than a simple catalog of carpets. Readers will enjoy a thorough discussion of art deco and modernism throughout Europe and America in the early 20th century [and] develop a familiarity with the many influential designers and artists of the period. Rich and readable essays [are] accompanied by numerous color and black-and-white images. Recommended without reservation for academic and art libraries.”

— Library Journal

“This thoroughly researched and beautifully designed book is generously illustrated with period black-and-white and color photographs of carpets and interiors, [and examines] handwoven and knotted carpets mirroring the avant-garde art and design movements in the first half of the 20th century Europe, and the debate between the craftsmen and industrialists.”

— Choice

“Much more than a simple catalog of carpets designed by major artists of the Art Deco and Modernist period…[A] Beautifully presented as well as seriously researched book.”

— Antiques & the Arts Weekly

Cashmere: A French Passion 1800-1880

978-0-500-51712-3

“Readers will be enchanted by the treasure trove of archival material and over 250 color illustrations.”

— At Home in Fairfield County

“For the fashion minded who enjoy a much more intellectual approach …The reproductions and the quality are superb.”

— New York Journal of Books

“The author is an expert on French cashmere shawls of the nineteenth century, and what a labor of love writing the text and assembling the wealth of illustrations must have been for her…The evolution of techniques, patterns, and popularity is indeed an esoteric discussion, but Lévi-Strauss’s enthusiasm buoys the text to meet the vibrancy of the full-color photographs capturing the shawls’ intricate details.”

— Booklist

“Say what you will about Napoleon, it was because of his campaigns that exquisite shawls, originally from Kashmir, were brought to Europe by the East India Company.”

— Woman Around Town

“A wide variety of shawls are featured here, with lavishly intricate and colorful patterns.”

— Women's Wear Daily

“Chronicles the French love affair with these exquisite textiles.”

— France Magazine

“Lévi-Strauss draws on years of extensive research in European museums, private collections, and archives…Recommended.”

— Choice

“Beautiful. The textured cover, the multitude of photographs and illustrations, and the fascinating history of these shawls make this a book that draws the textile lover into its depths.”

— Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyeport

Cats Galore: A Compendium of Cultured Cats

978-0-500-23936-0

“These new cat and art mash-ups are purrrfect…The British painter captures the mood of each of the original works so eloquently that we can't help but be enamored.”

— Artnet

“If you love cats or just pictures of cats, Susan Herbert’s new book, Cats Galore is the book for you.”

— Paste

“Cat lovers will be eager to get their claws on this beautiful book.”

— WWD

“A fine, fun picture book for cat and art lovers of all ages.”

— The Boston Globe

“Herbert continues her penchant for unabashedly forcing cats into art history. It sounds like a hilarious construct, but the results are often—even more comically—fairly serious. From the cover of Tutankhamun's coffin to every painting ever created by Renoir, Herbert is leaving no prisoners.”

— The Huffington Post

The Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

978-0-500-25209-3

“This small but mighty volume is a thorough guide to Celtic mythology.”

— Booklist/American Library Association

“The perfect introduction for the modern reader to the enduring world of Celtic legend… Thoughtfully illustrated with the sacred objects, sites and landscapes that helped inspire these tales in the first place.”

— Irish Voice

“Excellent…By recounting the rich and colorful stories found within these and other Celtic mythological works, Aldhouse-Green provides an engaging platform to discuss the literary motifs of the Celts with an eye to uncovering the nature of the enigmatic Celtic culture.”

— Portland Book Review

“Beautifully illustrated.”

— Irish American News

Children's Costume: The Complete Historical Sourcebook

978-0-500-51488-7

“No other recent illustrated book covers such a range of dates. Costumers and illustrators will in particular find this useful. Libraries and individuals should acquire it for the quality of its illustrations. Highly recommended”

— Choice

“No recent illustrated book covers such a range of date. Costumers and illustrators in particular will find this book useful. Libraries and individuals should acquire it for the quality of its illustrations… Highly recommended.”

— Choice

China: A History in Objects

978-0-500-51970-7

“A superb introduction to China's past. explaining and illustrating it through artifacts drawn mainly from the collections of the British Museum… The author incorporates a wide range of recent historical, archaeological and scientific research. China: A History in Objects is a tour de force, distilling complex historical phenomena into manageable chunks explored through material evidence. The clear and confident narratives accompanied by a wide range of compelling Chinese artifacts will delight beginners and specialists alike.”

— The Art Newspaper

Chinese Graphic Design in the Twentieth Century

978-0-500-28873-3

“[This] richly illustrated book introduces the European-influenced modernist graphics of the “Shanghai Style,” dominated by Art Deco, and the “Progressive Movement,” influenced by Russian Constructivism, de Stijl and the Bauhaus.”

— The New York Times Book Review

“It was Minick and Ping’s wish that this book help to preserve the cultural identity of China – it is evident with even a simple glance that their venture has been successful”

— Zink

Chinese Lives: The People Who Made a Civilization

978-0-500-25192-8

“Besides emperors, generals, and leading scholars, the authors include lesser-known figures …help[ing] the reader understand ancient China as a multiethnic, open empire, in which people with different ethnic backgrounds contributed to each other and, in turn, to the common ‘Chinese’ culture.”

— The Historian

Chronicle of the Russian Tsars

978-0-500-28828-3

“Very accessible and bright with color and interest.”

— Bookwatch

“While the superbly organized text is geared toward general readers, specialists will find considerable value here; Warnes' speculations on the causes of Russian eastward expansion and on the actual relations between church and state are both provocative and credible. Lavish illustrations and instructive maps supplement the text… a valuable resource.”

— Library Journal

City Cycling: Europe

978-0-500-29100-9

“A box set of illustrated guides to biking through eight European cities.”

— Design Sponge

“With understated style and superb quality that matches their apparel, the style vanguards at Rapha have created a set of cycling guidebooks for eight European cities that are almost too pretty to cram in a pannier…Feature[s] page after page of beautiful illustrations by artists from each city.”

— Adventure Cyclist

“The pages brim with in-depth neighborhood info, invaluable tips on getting around by bike, and gorgeous illustration…Small but mighty.”

— Fathom

Clarice Cliff for Collectors

978-0-500-28819-1

“Readers will take a keen interest in the display options illustrated—a feature seldom-seen in collecting guides.”

— Antique Trader

“Extremely well-organized…Slater does an admirable job of telling the Clarice Cliff story…The best thing about the book is its photographs, which show Cliff’s work with admirable clarity, highlighting her mastery of shape and color.”

— Modernism

The Cold War

978-0-500-28958-7

“An expert on the Cold War era…presents an in-depth analysis of the origins, development, and legacy of the period from 1945 to 1991 and its impact on the entire world.”

— Choice

Color me in!

978-0-500-65017-2

“This book that is one that can keep youngsters busy for hours.”

— Sacramento Book Review

“Over 100 pages to color in, plus mazes, puzzles, dot-to-dot, and games, all with a quirky twist.”

— Woman Around Town