The Oxford Companion to the Decorative Arts by Harold Osborne lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Oxford University Press, 1985, Paperback.
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: The scope of this Companion extends over all the main fields of decorative craftsmanship as well as a number of minor and specialized ones.
It includes prehistoric crafts, crafts like leather-working and ceramics that have arisen more recently, and specialized crafts, such as toys and embroidery. There are also entries on important craftsmen and schools and surveys of specific cultures and periods.
All the articles are written by expert contributors and the text is illustrated throughout with photographs and line drawings.
Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Spine bowed. Pages lightly age-tanned.
[XIV] 865 pages. Bibliography. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Art category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…