"Stamps tell stories," posits Chris West in this fascinating episodic history. "They speak to us across generations—if only we'd stop squeezing them into albums and worrying about their catalogue ... (Read More)
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The collection of English silver at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was established in the 1930s and has long been considered one of the finest collections of such objects in the world. This ... (Read More)
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Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art. Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300122190. Daedalus Item Code: 32717
Since its inception in 1876 the Philadelphia Museum of Art has consistently acquired important examples of contemporary design and decorative arts. Curator Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger reveals how ... (Read More)
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The core holdings of the decorative arts collection at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, includes the third-largest Worcester porcelain collection in the United ... (Read More)
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In their art deco designs of the 1920s, Pierre Legrain and Rose Adler reimagined the rather staid practice of bookbinding as a medium of playful experimentation and dazzling craftsmanship. Some of ... (Read More)
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Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Princeton. Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780870996788. Daedalus Item Code: 12703
Among the exquisite pieces of glass in this catalog are 15th-, 16th-, and 17th-century Venetian pieces and glass à la façon de Venise from northern Europe; 18th-century lampwork miniature ... (Read More)
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Michael Worek & Jordan Worek. Terrence W. McCaffrey, contributor.
Publisher: Firefly. Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781770851207. Daedalus Item Code: 63567
Throughout its history, the United States has celebrated its achievements, honored its heroes, and recorded its history by issuing commemorative postage stamps. This beautifully photographed album ... (Read More)
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Founded in about 1870 by banker Baron Bruno Schroder, the Schroder Collection is among the world's most significant private holdings of Renaissance silver. The baron's great-grandson Timothy ... (Read More)
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During the early 19th century, John Warner Barber—an amateur historian, engraver, and printer—traveled throughout Connecticut, sketching town greens, hotels, schools, churches, and harbors, and ... (Read More)
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Bruno Buratti, Gerardo Severino, & Fiorenzo Catalli.
Publisher: Libreria Dello Stato. Format: Slipcased, pap.
ISBN: 9788824010429. Daedalus Item Code: 33642
A practical spotter's guide to counterfeits in Italian coins, banknotes, and electronic money, this large slipcased volume is rather more valuable to most of us as a visual chronicle of some of the ... (Read More)