Woman as Decoration
by Emily Burbank
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Co. 1917
Number of pages: 372
A brief guide for the woman who would understand her own type, make the most of it, and know how simple a matter it is to be decorative if she will but master the few rules underlying all successful dressing. As the costuming of woman is an art, the history of that art must be known, to a certain extent, by one who would be an intelligent student of our subject. With the assistance of thirty-three illustrations to throw light upon the text, we have tried to tell the beguiling story of decorative woman, as she appears in frescoes of Ancient Egypt, on Greek vases, the Gothic woman in tapestry and stained glass, woman in painting of the Renaissance, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century woman in portraits.
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by Charles Holme (ed.) - Offices of The Studio
The Editor has selected a number of representative modern examples of design by British and Continental workers, which bear testimony to the great advance that has recently been made in the rendering of the jeweller's and fan-maker's arts.
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This book may be of service to somebody in pointing out what a house is really for and what it should express. It is designed also to make clear the essential qualities which are the life and soul of each of the decorative periods in history.
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