New York Times Bestseller From draping a classic strand of pearls to stacking on an eclectic set of bangles, How to Wear Jewelry offers 55 creative ways to accessorize and style your bijoux. Covering a variety of materials, iconic designs, and trendsetting looks, this beautifully illustrated guide is a must-have for anyone who loves jewelry and is searching for fresh ways to wear favorite pieces. Chapters dedicated to necklaces, brace-lets, earrings, rings, and pins include ideas for styling by season, new ways to mix and match materials, and handy tips for creatively displaying jewelry and properly caring for your collection. Fully illustrated and beautifully packaged, How to Wear Jewelry is the perfect gift, reference, and keepsake
Every classic film features iconic images that are unforgettable to movie lovers, from the house on the hill from Psycho to Pulp Fiction’s the Big Kahuna burger to the giant dinosaur sculptures of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. In Name That Movie, celebrated illustrator Paul Rogers tests our visual knowledge of the world of cinema, highlighting both obscure and instantly recognizable references to 100 classic films, from the golden age of cinema to the blockbusters of today. The rules of the game are simple: each film gets six line drawings, delivered in sequence, and—here’s the clincher—no movie stars. Complete with answer key and index, this elegant gift book will delight cinephiles who will see their favorite films in a whole new light.
Timeless staples from around the world meet new, innovative flavor combinations in sixty delicious savory, sweet, and easy-to-eat recipes featuring dip-able, delectable flatbreads.
Anni Daulter’s Flatbread: Toppings, Dips, and Drizzles takes a fresh approach to serving these staples with a collection of recipes, including various types of flatbreads, that tempt the taste buds with dips, drizzles, and creative toppings to make appetizers, main courses, and desserts.
Artichoke and Truffle Dip, Tamarind Chutney, Fiery Balsamic Glaze, and Calendula Infused Truffle Oil are just some of the dips and drizzles that enhance topping recipes like Good Morning Sunshine, Eden’s Delight, Honeyed Marrakech Lamb, Mexican Street Fair, Cherry Love, and Blueberry Sunrise. If bread truly is the staff of life, these recipes will make life worth living.
Anni Daulter is a professional cook, food stylist, and author. She founded the baby food company Bohemian Baby and the magazine and website Sacred Pregnancy. She has styled food for several books including, Meringue, Caramel, The French Cook, and Mashed, as well as authored Bites on a Board, The Organic Family Cookbook, Ice Pop Joy, Sacred Pregnancy, and others.
Forget the cheese plate! A cheese ball is the perfect way to shake up the appetizer spread. This cheerfully cheesy cookbook with a die-cut cover and exposed spine collects more than 30 simple recipes for this retro treat as well as quick and easy dippers and toppings to serve alongside. There's the classic Port Wine, the zesty Jalapeño Popper, the sweet Lemon Poppy Seed, the elegant Garden Herb, and many more. With cheese balls for every occasion and time of year, helpful tips for rolling the perfect ball and creating fun shapes, plus suggestions of what to serve alongside each recipe, Cheese Balls is a delicious party waiting to happen.
From the beloved author and artist behind Bad Girls Throughout History comes this lushly illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Ann Shen's signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within.
Take a journey through the world’s most romantic city, traveling from color to magnificent color with this beguiling book. An orange café chair, bright blue bicycles against a fence, a weathered white door—Nichole Robertson’s sumptuous photographs of the distinctive details of Paris, all arranged by color, evoke a sense of serendipitous discovery and celebrate the city as never before. At once a work of art and a window into the heart of the city, Paris in Color will surprise and delight those who love art, design, color, and, of course, Paris!
From elegant floral boutiques to lively flower markets to expansive public gardens, flowers are an essential ingredient in the lush sensory bouquet that is Parisian life.
With Georgianna Lane’s exquisite photography and evocative text, Paris in Bloom transports you on a stunning floral tour of the city, pairing gorgeous floral images with iconic architecture and botanical motifs.
Open Faced crosses international borders to bring fresh, creative flavors to your toasted breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Discover butterbrote, montaditos, smørrebrød, and other open-faced sandwiches that capture the essence of Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, France, Italy, and more.
Go beyond butter with inspired flavors like:
• Provençal Tuna and Vegetable Salad
• Cider and Honey-Scented Onion Marmalade, Cabrales Cheese, and Hazelnuts
• Curried Egg Salad with Mango Chutney, Raisins, and Cashews
• Meatballs with Beet and Apple Salad
With easy yet elegant recipes and romantic photography, this cookbook makes a striking gift for anyone who finds comfort in a warm slice of bread.
Karen Kaplan holds Le Grand Diplôme d’Etudes Culinaires from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris. She has taught at both USC and UCLA and contributed to five cookbooks. She worked at Bon Appétit magazine for twenty years, and was in charge of the only issue to win a National Magazine Award while the magazine was based in Los Angeles. She has also been a culinary consultant for two Food Network shows: Extreme Chef and Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell. Karen was also the restaurant critic for LA Weekly for seven years and produced her own food-based radio show in Santa Monica.
Cauliflower is one of the most versatile ingredients to cook with. Packed with nutrition and flavor and tons of texture, this is one superfood that is capable of improving any meal.
In Cauliflower, Oz Telem shows readers how this amazing ingredient can be prepared and cooked with over 70 delicious and easy recipes. From a quick 5-minute Cauliflower Tabbouleh to an elegant Linguine with Cauliflower Ragu, this book showcases recipes fit for every occasion.
Highlighting the many different varieties of the brassicas family, and its history, Oz also talk you through the basic techniques such as cutting florets, making cauliflower 'grains', and even how to make a tasty stock using off-cuts from the vegetable. Featuring recipes for snacks and starters, soups, salads, Middle-Eastern inspired meals, and comforting pastries and pies, Cauliflower is a true celebration of this incredible super vegetable.
Fall blooms for an explosion of color in the garden.
The dahlia is a fabulous cutting flower for the home garden. Cut one bloom, and ten more appear on the plant. Blooming late summer to the first frost of autumn, this native of Mexico provides explosions of color in home gardens. The author's commentary unearths the dahlia from its Aztec origins and imparts practical, hands-on knowledge for growing and overwintering these tropical plants in wintry climes.
A trusty companion for the slow and thoughtful home and the inner utilitarian in us all, The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster and Master Other Simple Pleasures allows you to experience the singular satisfaction of doing it yourself. Each project, whether caring for cast iron or planting with the seasons, is supplemented with expert tips to inspire and empower. Organized into five sections—Kitchen, Outdoors, Home, Gardening, and Grooming—the comprehensive guide features detailed instructions and original artwork for tasks both simple, such as brewing the perfect cup of coffee, and exploratory, such as fording a stream and reading the sky. Accompanying the how-tos are tried-and-true products selected from the Kaufmann Mercantile store that not only help one get the job done but are also a joy to use.
As editors Alexandra Redgrave and Jessica Hundley describe in the introduction, "This book began out of a curiosity for how we grow, build, and craft the world around us. We discovered that there's an art to a simple task done well - it calls for consideration and creativity, the rolling up of sleeves, and the digging into of details. It means getting messy, and, perhaps, messing up. In our world of modern convenience, doing it yourself is immensely rewarding. And so, consider the book in your hands as a starting point. We hope you, like us, find inspiration in these pages to experiment, to investigate, to create, and to enlighten your everyday."
MaryJane Butters thinks so. Wild Bread completely reinvents the concept of healthier-for-you, naturally fermented sourdough.
Until now, sourdough was perceived as too much work and sour-tasting, artisan-style-only loaves. In Wild Bread, her quick and easy 1 minute 2x/day technique demonstrates the use of eight different types of flours for each bread featured—everything from gluten-free brown-rice flour to quinoa to common white to heirloom whole wheat—for a whopping 295 recipes and 475 photographs.
Using her step-by-step method, every style of bread imaginable, including gluten-free, will loft with wild abandon without the purchase of a single packet of not-so-healthy, store-bought yeast. In nutritionally superior wild-yeast bread, fermentation triggers the release of vital nutrients and breaks down carbohydrates. In MaryJane’s world, there’s no such thing as too much bread because once you convert to slow-rise wild-bread making, that bagel you’ve been thinking about is more like a vitamin pill than a source of “carb-loaded” guilt.
Lessons gleaned from MaryJane Butters’ diverse pioneering background, from carpenter to dairy owner to former wilderness ranger turned organic farmer, led her eventually to stewardship of the 4-story, historic Barron Flour Mill. It was only natural that her years spent living on remote Forest Service fire-watch towers with only a living, breathing sourdough “mother” for companionship would lead her to write a pioneering wild-yeast bread book. She is the author of eight books; editor of MaryJanesFarm magazine, now in its 18th year of publication; and lives on an organic farm in Idaho. Two of her grown children and their spouses are employed full-time at her farm and she is “Nanny” to half a dozen grandchildren.
A one-stop shop for creating a beautiful botanical living space on a budget.
Houseplants offer the perfect solution to the urban dweller lacking in space – indoor and outdoor. They are an easy and exciting way to transform the look and feel of your home. As well as improving air quality—necessary when living in a busy smog-filled city—caring for plants is the perfect way to relax and destress, improving your quality of life.
Living With Plants will teach you how to create bespoke beautiful botanics for your home or even your office. Offering over 30 innovative projects, you will be guided on the different ways you can green-up your living space. Each project can be adapted to use equipment you already have at home, as well as teaching you ways you can upcycle your own pots, containers, plant stands, and wall hangings.
It covers all the basics from soil propagation, watering, pruning, and cutting, to useful tips and tricks on how to revive and maintain your plants. Discover which plant is best for which room as well as inspiring ways you can dress up your home for a celebration or party.
Roger Vivier was the pioneer in designing stiletto heels in 1954, to complement Christian Dior's Collection. He designed remarkable styles in shoes ranging from flattering vinyl thigh-high boots, as well as low-heel, square-toe pumps. His innovations transformed traditional techniques to create stunning designs. This master of frivolity is known as the King of the Heel. 60 illustrations.
Simplify your home, health, and lifestyle with the help of Scandinavian minimalist sensation, Jenny Mustard.
In a beautiful collection of essays, Simple Matters challenges readers to simplify their life by prioritizing emotional and physical health, curating a personal style, and pursuing one’s dreams.
Jenny Mustard has created a unique lifestyle book that taps into the ever-increasing human longing for less clutter and more meaning, be it at home, at work, or in our relationships. By encouraging readers to make their surroundings a little more lovely, to simplify eating habits and wardrobe, to travel with purpose and ease, and to discover what they truly want to dream about and focus on, Jenny provides the inspiration to curate one’s everyday life into something simple, realistic, and utterly enjoyable.
Simultaneously inspirational and aspirational, Jenny’s content is positive, personal, and inclusive—42 essays cover everything from simple kitchen staples, the art of the travel plan, indulgent eating, addiction, failure as a road to success, the makings of a happy relationship, the red thread, building a career, and the Scandinavian way at home.
Jenny Mustard is a minimalist YouTube sensation, fashion blogger, lifestyle influencer, and a vegan food, travel, and design lover. She has worked with prestigious brands and well-known social media personalities, and has been featured in magazines and online articles all over the world. Together with her fiance and business partner David, she also runs the morning show YouTube channel The Mustards, as well as a popular podcast of the same name. She is a Swede living in Berlin, by way of London. You can find her at JennyMustard.com
In this charming guide to entertaining, kate spade new york throws rigid rules out the door and shares unpretentious ideas for the modern-day hostess that are easy, festive, authentic, and always with an air of deliberate polish. filled with how-tos, personal essays, anecdotes, recipes, and a liberal dash of style, all in good taste will transform you into the hostess everyone wants an invitation from. the book covers the essential lost arts how to shuck an oyster, curate a vibrant guest list, guide a dinner-table discussion right alongside modern conundrums such as Instagram etiquette at dinner. whether you entertain a little or a lot, or just love being the person everyone wants to sit next to at dinner, all in good taste is the modern classic you ll treasure for years. Disclaimer: The wine stain on the cover of the book is a design element and is intentional.
Length: 240 Pages
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Dimensions: 0.9" x 7.4" x 9.3"
Herbs are all about living well, from enriching a meal to treating an illness. Sacred, almost mystical qualities have often been associated with their long history of curative and ritualistic practices. Today, as a wider variety becomes more accessible, and their properties receive more attention, we can benefit from a fuller understanding of the power of herbs.
Herbarium explores the histories, associations, and uses of 100 herbs, as well as providing ideas for how each herb can be used to improve both food and well-being. Each entry features a specially commissioned illustration with texts that include the botanical name, place of origin, varieties, and areas where the herb is most commonly grown. The essence of each herb is explored in a brief history peppered with interesting anecdotes, complemented by suggestions of classic combinations and helpful tips for gardeners. A reference section includes advice on how to grow and keep herbs, herb-food pairings, and using herbs for health and beauty treatments.
A contemporary reboot of the traditional herbarium, this book will expand readers’ knowledge, improve culinary skills, and enhance their appreciation of the incredible world of tastes offered by herbs.
In France, people take pride in preserving the recipes of their regional heritage and deeply rooted traditions. What has remained true over time is that the French have a determined hold on their beloved regional classic dishes, the ones they grew up with that their mothers and grandmothers and grandmothers before them made—French comfort food.
Collected here are recipes from friends and acquaintances Hillary Davis has made while living in France, recipes handed down through the years as well as modern family remakes of the originals. With these resources, plus referring to her hundreds of well-worn cookbooks, Davis has brought together her favorite comfort food recipes from France, with a hope that they will inspire and charm you, showing just how fabulous good home-cooked food from France can be.
Hillary Davis , food journalist, cooking instructor, and writer and creator of the popular food blog Marche Dimanche, is a long-time food columnist and restaurant critic for New Hampshire Magazine, and her work has been featured in many national and international magazine and website articles. She is also the author of Cuisine Nicoise and has been a food and travel lecturer on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise lines. She lives in New Hampshire.
Classy and quirky treehouses from around the world.
The treehouse in its most simple and fundamental form enables us to escape from the everyday pressures of modern life and feel closer to nature. It can also be an architectural wonder, showcasing the most creative of small space design, and used for businesses from restaurants to yoga retreats and sustainable housing solutions.
This beautiful book shows how the treehouse can be many things: from simple structures in tiny backyards to modern geodesic forms strung high up above the treeline. There is something magical about treehouses—whatever your age.
There are treehouses with woodburning stoves, some with four-poster beds, some with elevated walkways obscured by the canopy of trees above. Then there are the handmade simple structures using recycled materials and the branches of the trees for both internal and external support and design.
The Anatomy of Treehouses offers both visual inspiration and stories behind the creation of these treehouses. Details on the plan, structure, materials and decoration, color palette and texture, and style notes bring the stories to life.
Jane Field-Lewis is a London-based stylist working in photography, film and TV. She is the co-author of My Cool Caravan and My Cool Campervan, and the author of My Cool Shed and The Anatomy of Sheds, her new book on stylish sheds, cabins, and retreats. She is also the creator and creative consultant and stylist behind the hit C4 series Amazing Spaces. She has an enduring love for both people and style, believing the two are closely entwined. Her career is based on the aesthetic, whether high- or low-style, natural or created, and across people and objects.
Midcentury spaces made new: A-Frame homes from rustic to ultra-modern, mountain retreats to seaside getaways.
The A-Frame home surged in popularity in the 1950s, and has captured the public’s imagination with its playfully modern, steep-sloping roofline ever since. The Modern A-Frame celebrates seventeen diverse accounts of these minimalists cabins reinvented for the twenty-first century. Nostalgic escapes, heritage homes, full-time simplicity, and artists at work categorize the A-frames whose engaging stories are shared. Whether fabricated from a 1960s kit or as a new build via retro inspiration, the variety of styles and homeowners in this photo-driven collection beautifully captures the romance of a classic structure, which beckons to travelers and homebuyers today, just as it did sixty years ago.
Perfect for the architectural enthusiast, midcentury-minded designer, or armchair traveller.
Ben Rahn has been photographing architecture and interiors for more than twenty years. He founded A-Frame Studio in 2003 out of a desire to combine his love of design with his keen photographic eye. His work has been recognized internationally and has appeared in publications such as Dwell, Wallpaper, Conde Naste Traveller, and more. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
In Dream Design Live, decorator Paloma Contreras goes beyond interior design to show readers how to inhabit their homes in fulfilling and beautiful ways. Divided into three sections, this hardworking book proves that the most appealing interiors are also the most personal ones. Contreras takes readers through the design process and encourages them to seek inspiration from the approach that works best for them. From thinking creatively to improve both your home and your life, to showing you how to turn your dreams into realities, the author reveals how you can take the welcoming space you’ve just created and spend meaningful time there pursuing the activities you love. With stunning photography and accessible-yet-elegant tips, Dream Design Live fuses interior decorating advice with lifestyle recommendations and demonstrates how living a happy and satisfying life starts at home
Travis Lett's new American cuisine: Gjelina in Venice Beach is Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant, lauded by critics from London to New York to San Francisco and beloved by stars, locals, and out-of-towners alike for its seductive simplicity and eclectic Cal-Med menu created by talented chef Travis Lett.
Gjelina: Cooking from Venice, California is a standout cookbook featuring 125 of the rustic and utterly delicious salads, toasts, pizzas, vegetable and grain dishes, pastas, fish and meat mains, and desserts that have had fans clamoring for a table at Gjelina since the restaurant burst onto the scene in 2008.
Gjelina evokes the Southern California lifestyle: More than 150 color photographs from acclaimed photographer Michael Graydon and stylist Nikole Herriott, plus a tactile, artisanal package, evoke the vibe of Venice Beach and the Gjelina (the G's silent) aesthetic, and showcase the beautiful plated food of Lett's ingredient-based, vegetable-centric cooking.
Much like Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem, Plenty, and Ottolenghi, Gjelina is the cookbook for the way we want to eat now.
130 recipes that redefine the way we think about flavor.
Visually stunning and conceptually fresh, this is the cookbook of the season from Josef Centeno, the chef credited with capturing the myriad tastes of Los Angeles on the plate. Recipes span from simple to show stopping, exploring sauces, soups, mains, salads, and desserts, too. More than 130 vivid photographs convey the beauty and excitement of Chef Centeno's extraordinary cooking.
Josef Centeno is the chef and owner of Bâco Mercat, Bar Amá, Orsa & Winston, Ledlow, and P.Y.T. In Bäco, he draws on his multicultural heritage, formal training in top-notch restaurants such as Manresa and Daniel, a lifelong obsession with cookbooks, and his insatiable curiosity. Centeno's cooking layers textures and explores how spices and sauces can be used to transform the most basic vegetables.
Simple Fare: Spring/Summer is a beautifully illustrated cookbook featuring seasonal, market-driven fare that encourages readers to cook simply and intuitively. Karen Mordechai designs recipes to excite and inspire, each offering 3 to 5 alternate ingredients that can be used in the same preparation. The food is approachable but decidedly nuanced, balancing unexpected flavor profiles with beautiful presentations.
With 68 recipes and 97 variations, Simple Fare is an oversized, distinctively designed kitchen essential of more than 165 seasonal recipes. This book is a valuable resource for avid cooks and beginners alike.
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Abrams (April 18, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.8 x 13 inches
The second book in the seasonal cooking series by Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers, Simple Fare: Fall and Winter is a richly illustrated resource, focused on market-driven cooking. It consists of 65 elegant, streamlined recipes for classic dishes, including Roasted Carrots over Smoked Ricotta Toast; Turkish Poached Eggs and Yogurt; Black Rice Bowl with Hummus, Shishito Peppers, and Buttermilk Meyer Lemon Dressing; Braised Beef Ribs and Beetroot; and more. Detailed instructions for preparing alternative flavor profiles are included for most recipes, allowing readers to easily adapt based on the ingredients at hand. Accented by unforgettable photography that showcases Mordechai’s minimalist style, Simple Fare is an oversize, distinctively designed kitchen essential.
Erin Gleeson made her dream a reality when she left New York City and moved into a tiny cabin in a California forest in order to be closer to nature. The natural beauty of her surroundings and the abundance of local produce serve as the inspiration for The Forest Feast, based on her popular blog. Most of the book’s 100 wholly vegetarian recipes call for only three or four ingredients and require very few steps, resulting in dishes that are fresh, wholesome, delicious, and stunning. Among the delightful recipes are eggplant tacos with brie and cilantro, rosemary shortbread, and blackberry negroni. Vibrant photographs, complemented by Erin’s own fanciful watercolor illustrations and hand lettering, showcase the rustic simplicity of the dishes. Part cookbook, part art book, The Forest Feast will be as comfortable in the kitchen as on the coffee table.
This revolutionary photography collection is as close to time travel as it gets. Featuring 120 historic black-and-white photographs thoroughly restored and rendered in color, this book illuminates some of the most iconic moments in history, from the sinking of the Titanic to the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Brought to life with vibrant color, these incredible images effectively blur the distinction between past and present and bring history within arm's reach. With a timeline spanning more than 100 years, from 1839 to 1949, this unique collection will amaze history and photography buffs alike, offering new perspectives on significant moments of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Pages: 284 pp;
Publication: August 2018
Wolfgang Wild is a curator and the creator of Retronaut, a brand that seeks to show 'the past like you wouldn't believe.' He lives near Oxford, England.
Jordan Lloyd is the director of Dynamichrome, a team of creative experts dedicated to bringing the past to life through digital color reconstruction. He lives in London.
The fourth book in kate spade new york’s successful series, SHE: muses, visionaries and madcap heroines invites readers back into a way of living that is singularly joyous, distinctly feminine, and wildly interesting. To the New York–based brand, the most exciting and vibrant women in America are the ones who stand out from the crowd.
Paying tribute to revered activists like Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm, classic fictional characters like Mary Richards and Carrie Bradshaw, treasured icons like Marilyn Monroe and Nina Simone, and contemporary firebirds like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Dolly Parton, this much-anticipated book celebrates the women whose bold personalities and styles play an important role in the lives of women across the country. With rich photography, spirited quotes and profiles, amusing anecdotes, words of wisdom, personal essays, and signature kate spade new york “she” statements, every page of SHE: muses, visionaries and madcap heroines will inspire you to live your own interesting life to the fullest, every single day.
A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award
"The one book you must have, no matter what you’re planning to cook or where your skill level falls."—New York Times Book Review
Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)—and use a foolproof method that works every time?
As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new—but simple—techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.
The history of paint and color in interior design, spanning a period of three centuries
Why were primary colors popular in postwar kitchens? Why did the Art Deco era prefer clean lines and pastel shades? This comprehensive illustrated history of the use of color and paint in interior decoration answers these questions and many more.
Drawing on his huge specialist archive, historian and paint expert Patrick Baty traces the evolution of pigments and paint colors together with color systems and standards, and he examines their impact on the color palettes used in interiors from the 1650s to the 1960s. He charts the creation in paint of the common and expensive colors made from traditional earth pigments between 1650 and 1799. He then explores the emergence of color systems and standards and their influence on paint colors together with the effect of industrialized production on the texture and durability of paints. Finally, Baty turns his attention to twentieth-century color standards. Woven throughout the authoritative and revealing text are specially commissioned photographs of pages from rare color reference books.
Reproductions of interiors from home decor books, dating from every era, are included throughout, highlighting the distinctive color trends and styles of painting particular to each period.