THERE is but one Westminster. No cathedral can evoke as many historical memories as Westminster.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire is a country house in England and an important example of Elizabethan architecture.
Our illustration of the Bureau de Louis XV. shows one sides of this famous work.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Cabinet for coins, Cabinet des médaille by Gilles Joubert 1755 ordered by Louis XV. Louis-quinze style
The history of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, one of the most ancient edifices in Paris.
Design for grand architectural additions and drapes that add Palladian or Venetian proportions to a narrow window bay.
A view of the interior of the Chapel of Elijah on Mount Sinai, Egypt. The Orthodox chapel encloses an outcrop of rock that tradition equates with the source for the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.
Plan of the Church of the Resurrection and the Holy Sepulchre. Interior views of the Great Dome, Calvary, Greek Chapel, Chapel of S. Helena.
A female at her devotions. Costume near Florence. In Italy, the young and the old alike frequent the churches.
Ebony cabinet in the style of Louis Seize. Prize medal for great excellence of design and workmanship in decorative furniture 1862.