Tag: Shire

Wallpaper (Shire Library)

Free Download Wallpaper (Shire Library) by Zoë Hendon
English | September 18, 2018 | ISBN: 1784423130 | 64 pages | MOBI | 29 Mb
We agonize and argue when choosing it; we admire, compliment and criticize it (or keep politely quiet about it); and the rest of the time we don’t even notice it. Wallpaper has been the backdrop to our homes for hundreds of years. It can make a house feel cozy or trendy, modern or traditional, and it is one of the key elements of home décor through which to express personal taste. Despite the threat from plain-painted minimalism, wallpaper maintains a strong presence in modern domestic decoration. Zoë Hendon traces the history of wallpaper in Britain and its foremost designers, examining how social mobility and new technologies have influenced design trends. From early Chinoiserie, through William Morris and on to the "feature wall," this book looks at wallpaper’s surprisingly controversial place in shaping our sense of home.


Art Deco (Shire Collections)

Free Download Eric Knowles, "Art Deco (Shire Collections)"
English | 2014 | pages: 128 | ISBN: 0747813280 | EPUB | 34,0 mb
Although most associated with the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco began in France prior to World War I. During the interwar years the style evolved and was adopted by an international elite set as the perfect expression of modern opulence and elegance in an age that gave birth to jazz, the Charleston, speakeasies, glamorous Hollywood films and engineering marvels such as skyscrapers. At the height of its popularity the Art Deco influence was seen in a wide variety of remarkable and innovative applications from decorative arts such as jewelry, metalwork, ceramics, and glass to massive scale applications in architecture, interior design, fashion, public works projects and consumer goods from automobiles to telephones to jukeboxes. This unique book is a collection of the most beautiful examples of Art Deco style from personal statements in jewelry to skyscrapers that defined city skylines, and examines the social and cultural climates of the 1920s and 30s which were perfectly aligned with the optimism and elegance of Art Deco. It traces the seminal influences in its evolution including the Ballets Russes, Cubism and the Bauhaus and explains why Art Deco style continues to attract new collectors and enthusiasts who connect with this design styles’ impeccable ability to convey opulence, elegance, and exclusivity.


Merrie England A Journey Through the Shire

Free Download Joseph Pearce, "Merrie England: A Journey Through the Shire"
English | 2016 | pages: 160 | ISBN: 1505107199 | EPUB | 6,2 mb
Join Joseph Pearce on a journey into the real Shire-a voyage into the mysterious presence of an England which is more real than the one you are accustomed to seeing, the one which seems to be in terminal decline. The England Pearce wants us to know is an enchanted and unchanging place, full of ghosts who are as alive as the saints. It is an England that is rural, sacramental, liturgical, local, beautiful . . . a place "charged with the grandeur of God".