Second-Hand Style: Finding and Renewing Antique Treasures

Second-Hand Style: Finding and Renewing Antique Treasures

by Cris Dupouy, Cris Dupouy, Bertrand Cure
     
 
Clean out that attic and go to that rummage sale! Among the racks of items at garage sales and flea markets are diamonds in the rough: candle-sticks, lampshades, picture frames, and furniture that, with just a little imagination, can be transformed from junk into household jewels. This crafty, creative, how-to guide features 42 easy and affordable projects with

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Clean out that attic and go to that rummage sale! Among the racks of items at garage sales and flea markets are diamonds in the rough: candle-sticks, lampshades, picture frames, and furniture that, with just a little imagination, can be transformed from junk into household jewels. This crafty, creative, how-to guide features 42 easy and affordable projects with step-by-step instructions that will teach you how to refurbish your finds. Second-Hand Style: Finding and Renewing Antique Treasures takes inspiration from all types of furniture and objets that make perfect additions to all types of decorating styles. Using common art supplies and a little elbow grease, anyone can turn faded treasures into retro-chic, totally unique home accessories. Feathered candelabras, sequined mules, a tea cozy knit from old sweaters: these made-over objects scream "personal style!" The full-color photographs not only illustrate each stage of a project, but also showcase fabulously funky interiors chockfull of inspirational details. With its beautiful photographs and encouraging spirit, Second-Hand Style is a must-have for all DIY decorators and hobbyists who can't resist the urge to refurbish and renew!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Austere in design, American painter Wolf Kahn's landscapes, pure constructions of color and light, evoke a world of timeless beauty. In this exceptionally attractive monograph featuring 100 color plates, art critic and novelist Spring traces Kahn's wildly exuberant experimentation in an informal chronicle based on interviews with the artist and his associates. Born in 1927 in Germany to a Jewish orchestra conductor and a mother who died in a sanatorium when he was five, Kahn was shipped to England in 1939 and was reunited with his father in the U.S. one year later. In the late 1940s, Kahn studied with abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann, a purist for whom art was a sacred calling. Absorbing the lessons of Van Gogh and Pierre Bonnard, he achieved in his mature work an original vision concerned with the direct, sensual experience of color. His serene late pictures of woods and sunsets radiate an air of spiritual transcendence. Painter/critic Finkelstein illuminates the dialogue between abstraction and representation in Kahn's work. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810912267
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Edition description:
English Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.75(d)

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