The classic reference on Victorian aesthetics and an important visual synopsis of the major forms of decoration. 100 colour plates, an art classic. First published in 1856, this is a facimile reprint. Large heavy book.
Studio Editions, London, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 105 pages of text, 100 colour plates. SECONDHAND
Contains 100 coloured plates taken from painted vases, bowls and other imported Chinese goods imported to Britain after the Ti-Ping rebellion. A significant sourse for designers. First published in an edition of only 300 in 1867, this is a facsimile reprint.
Studio Editions, London, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 15 pages of text, 100 colour plates. SECONDHAND
The forerunner of twentieth century designers Morris towers over the Arts and Crafts movement that he founded with John Ruskin. The scholarship of the author provides a a masterly deciphering of the narrow relationship between ideals and creation, as well as between evolution and revolution.
Parkstone Press International, New York, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 255 pages. NEW
Russian painter Kasimir Malevich 1878-1935 was a modernist painter and art theorist of impressive importance, the founder of Suprematism, a style seeking pure abstraction based on geometrical forms. Souter offers new insights into the work of this celebrated artist. Full colour throughout.
Parkstone Press International, New York, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 255 pages. SECONDHAND
A substantial survey of the art of the period, together with a series of essays by various contributors published to accompany an exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 239 pages. SECONDHAND
Eleven essays consider the role of images and their relation to text in the production and transmission of knowledge. Examples include books on natural history, botany, horticulture, garden design and medicine. A superb book from the Yale Centre for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 279 pages. NEW
The flower painters of nineteenth century France, a period when the finest work was produced as thousands of new plants came to France. 3,500 entries and 500 illustrations, a comprehensive dictionary.
JG Press, North Dighton, MA, USA. Hardback with dust jacket. 344 pages. SECONDHAND
A beautifully illustrated guide to botanical illustration devised and taught at the highly acclaimed Eden Project in Cornwall, UK.
Batsford Books, London, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. NEW
An album of 200 ethnographic postcards from around the world and dating from the early years of the twentieth century. Powerful images of distinctive cultural identity.
Thames and Hudson Ltd., London, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 280 pages. SECONDHAND
The work of one of the most important photographers of the late Victorion and Edwardian periods. Specializing in the 'Sanger Shepherd process' she became the leading colour photographer of the day. Her pioneer colour photographs were regarded very highly. A beautiful book with wonderful reproductions of her work.
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 302 pages. NEW
This is the first comprehensive survey of modern Chinese art history, from the age of Imperialism to the present day, paying particular attention to the dynamic tension between modernity and tradition.
University of California Press, Berkeley, USA. Softback. 364 pages. NEW