Treasury of Ironwork Designs: 469 Examples from Historical Sources

Treasury of Ironwork Designs: 469 Examples from Historical Sources The history of Western decorative arts is filled with splendid examples of ornamental ironwork elaborately wrought designs for gates and fences, finials and posts, banisters, window grilles, signs and marquees, cathedral screens, and a host of other architectural and decorative features. This practical archive brings together[…]

The Mode in Footwear: A Historical Survey with 53 Plates

The Mode in Footwear: A Historical Survey with 53 Plates Shoes have come a long way in the thousands of years since primitive man first donned bark and animal skins. Originally used to protect feet from harsh temperatures and rough land, shoes have evolved into an article of high fashion and style, a sartorial reflection[…]

The Mode in Costume: A Historical Survey with 202 Plates

The Mode in Costume: A Historical Survey with 202 Plates The pursuit of style has prompted centuries of dramatic change in fashion and author R. Turner Wilcox researched and documented it all in this completely comprehensive volume. A lifelong student of history, costume, and design, she observed decades of fashion innovations from major cities all[…]