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    Past & Present: 24 Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them (Paperback) By (author) Amy Azzarito, Illustrated by Julia Rothman, Photographs by Ellen Silverman, Foreword by Grace Bonney

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    DescriptionSince the times of ancient Egypt, humans have had a passion for style, decor, and architecture. Amazingly, styles from many of these bygone eras are still enjoyed and are often implemented into our modern decor and architecture. Past + Present is a collection of 24 pairs of essays and craft projects that explore this connection between decorative arts history and present day design trends. The projects have been contributed by some of the best known modern designers of today, such as Todd Oldham, Jonathan Adler, Erica Domesek, Grace Bonney, and David Stark, adding extra allure to an already fascinating topic. The book, which is based on Azzarito's successful Past + Present column for Design*Sponge, takes the academic subject of decorative arts history and makes it accessible, approachable, and engaging to the average design and craft enthusiast. Included here are not just dates and events, but also the stories, passions, and quirky facts behind many great decorative arts movements. Each essay is accompanied by whimsical illustrations by beloved illustrator Julia Rothman, as well as a few representative historical photos when relevant. Each project has been beautifully photographed in a modern home setting, and the instructions are clear and accessible, even to novice DIYers.

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    Past & Present
    24 Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amy Azzarito, Illustrated by Julia Rothman, Photographs by Ellen Silverman, Foreword by Grace Bonney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9781617690204
    ISBN 10: 1617690201

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24210
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BIC subject category V2: WKD
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T General Subject: 250
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 645
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 645
    B&T Approval Code: A04500000
    BISAC V2.8: CRA005000
    B&T Approval Code: A04303000
    BISAC V2.8: DES003000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 645
    LC classification: TX311 .A99 2013
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations and photographs throughout
    Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
    Imprint name
    Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
    Publication date
    05 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Amy Azzarito is the managing editor for the popular Design*Sponge blog and online magazine. She played a significant role in the creation of the book Design*Sponge at Home and went on the book tour with Grace Bonney to promote the book. Ellen Silverman photographed the projects in the book. She has also photographed STC books Dolci, Simple Stunning Weddings, and Delicious Memories, as well as Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook My Father's Daughter. Julia Rothman is the illustrator for the book. She is a regular contributor to Design*Sponge, and has published a line of journals and stationery with Chronicle Books.