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The 20th century witnessed the birth of the cool–the moment when art and culture cast off old models and embraced fresh viewpoints. This is the world of MODERN, a magazine that examines 20th century and contemporary design from all angles. MODERN comes from the publishers of Interview, Art in America, and The Magazine ANTIQUES.

MODERN profiles the creators–their work, personalities, inspirations, and ideas–and explores styles from the sleek and minimal to the bold and biomorphic. MODERN also enters into discussions with the curators, collectors, and dealers who celebrate these masters of innovation and uncover forgotten talents, and who are the engines behind the most vibrant area of today's decorative arts market

MODERN is published by Brant Malone Media and is a quarterly publication.

Modern Magazine Website: www.modernmag.com

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Few of us think to preserve our family treasures until it's too late. Now, this practical guide shows just how to safeguard cherished photo albums, a fragile wedding dress, antique furniture, and numerous other precious family heirlooms for future generations.

Clearly written care instructions accompany a lively visual presentation that includes information boxes, checklists, and full-color pictures showing how to preserve leather-bound books, scrapbooks, family documents and other treasures on paper, home movies and videotape, clocks and watches, holiday ornaments, silverware, jewelry, musical instruments, military mementos, dolls, teddy bears, toy soldiers, and more. The text identifies organic and inorganic materials, items that are sensitive to humidity, and the special care required for each. Security and insurance issues, and the best materials and tools for cleaning, display, and storage, and where to find them, round out this immensely useful volume.

Authors: Jane S. Long and Richard W. Long
Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0810929098
Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.8 x 0.5 inches

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This magisterial study evokes an era before mass production and ease of transport began to homogenize furniture design across America. From the early 18th through the mid-19th centuries, distinctive cabinetmaking traditions developed in the Mississippi River valley through a melding of French, Anglo-American, Caribbean, Canadian, and African influences. Along with a catalogue of furniture forms produced in the region are essays on early cabinetmakers, the materials they employed, and the homes for which the furniture was made. Furnishing Louisiana stands as tribute to the region's cultural diversity and remarkable artistry.

Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735-1835
by Jack D. Holden, H. Parrott Bacot, and Cybèle T. Gontar
with Brian J. Costello and Francis J. Puig
edited by Jessica Dorman and Sarah R. Doerries
photography by Jim Zietz
designed by Tana Coman

Hardcover: 552 pages, 1,200+ illustrations
Product dimensions: 12½" x 9 ½"

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The Southern Cosmopolitan looks at the tradition of style shaping the South's architecture and interior design. A selection of luxurious houses from Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, Atlanta, Natchez, Georgetown, and Alexandria celebrates the sophisticated side of southern style with a mix of modern art, antiques, and exotic textiles. Featured in tantalizing color photographs are select residences decorated by leading southern tastemakers, including Thomas Jayne, Amelia Handegan, Nancy Braithewaite, and Hal Williamson.An immaculately restored mansion in Natchez and a collector's treasure trove in Alexandria reveal the South's love affair with historic European and American architecture, art, and antiques. A classic re-do of a Colonial Revival home in Georgetown and a modern Atlanta condominium decorated with French antiques and contemporary art showcase the southern blend of old and new. A Greek Revival house filled with exotic textiles in Charleston and an Italianate townhouse in Savannah display the South's fascination with foreign and exotic decorative objects. A perfect summary of southern taste for those charmed by both the grandeur and intimate details that make these homes so hospitable.

Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (April 7, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0847830787
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1 x 11.5 inches

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Leading interior designer and owner of Hollyhock, Los Angeles's renowned antiques and decorative arts mecca, Suzanne Rheinstein is known for her relaxed, elegant style. Style maker and interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein has a keen appreciation for special luxuries. She is a master at taking an eclectic mix of furnishings from the past and arranging them in a fresh, inspiring way. Elegant simplicity and attention to detail are the hallmarks of her look. A timeless quality pervades every room she designs. Rheinstein feels that how you live your life every day is much more important than getting your house together for a special occasion. Beautifully photographed, this inspiring volume shows examples of her work, ranging from a brick farmhouse in the Virginia countryside and a sophisticated rustic getaway overlooking the Big Wood River in Sun Valley to a year-round shingled residence on the beach in Newport Bay, as well as her own homes—a gracious Georgian Revival in Los Angeles and a New York City prewar pied-à-terre. They exemplify her talent for creating attractive homes that make living and entertaining extremely pleasurable.

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (October 19, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0847834099
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.2 x 11.8 inches

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French flair and Italian panache combine exquisitely in these rooms that are rich with quality furnishings and well-chosen colors. Beloved author and interior designer Betty Lou Phillips shows how favorite objects gathered from around the globe can be artfully blended in one's home to create a beautiful international setting that is both personal and inviting. Setting one well-appointed space apart from others is a distinctive way of defining style, which invariably communicates the thoughts, needs and feelings of those raising families, welcoming friends and celebrating meaningful occasions in these spaces. That these interiors owe more than a little to French and Italian influences, and sometimes England or Portugal, is noticeable. However, the images also illus-trate that inspiration can readily come from other far-flung cultures, including American shores. One picture offers a wealth of bright ideas.

This eighth book in Betty Lou Phillips' series on European design is filled with 200 color images that dismiss polarized notions about what understated elegance means or doesn't mean as Phillips urges readers likewise to fashion their own unmistakably swank empires, of sorts, whether furnishing a town house, château, palazzo or villa by the sea.
Aware that old-world artistry is not enough for a sizeable and growing number of design aficionados, Phillips caters to today's tastes, revealing that satisfaction comes from creating uptown European glamour-a chic blend of the traditional and edgy with a bit of attitude apt for an era with more choices than ever.

Betty Lou Phillips is the author of the award-winning Villa Décor, plus The French Connection, Secrets of French Design, Unmistakably French, French Influences, French by Design, and Provençal Interiors: French Country Style in America. A professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, her work has appeared in Southern Accents, Traditional Home, Decorating, Bedroom & Bath, Window & Wall, Paint Décor, and more. Additionally, she has appeared on the Christopher Lowell Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas

ISBN-13: 9781423602057
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 9/11/2007

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Packed with valuable tips on how to clean, store, preserve and display just about every type of fine collectible. Protect your investment for years to come with helpful hints and resource listings.

ISBN-13: 9780873414623
Publisher: KP Books
Publication date: 9/27/1996
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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In a country of junk-filled attics, yard sales, and flea markets frequented by millions of Antiques Roadshow viewers hoping to uncover a grungy chest of drawers worth millions, the Keno twins have become the Siskel and Ebert of antiques. Dapper, witty, and in their early forties (with nearly 60 years of combined experience between them), they symbolize the union of amateur enthusiasm and acute professionalism that has made their television program a cultural phenomenon. Now, in this fascinating collection of tales of their personal adventures hunting -- and discovering -- priceless "junk" (including some notable Roadshow success stories), readers will learn how to see the extraordinary in the mundane. "Hidden Treasures" is part history lesson and part treasure map for finding valuable antiques where they would be least expected.

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Warner Books; 1ST edition (October 2000)
Language: English

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This is the 44th edition of the leading price guide in antiques, that continues to feature actual prices in 700 categories and more than 2,500 full-colour photographs. "Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide" is the most thorough, colourful, and complete price guide available, from the most trusted, well-known name writing on the subject today. This book features up-to-the-minute, well-organized, and wide-ranging information including more tips, marks, logos, information, and photographs - of items in all price ranges-than any other competitive title. Unlike other guides, whose focus is primarily English or high-priced items, "Kovels'" covers all of the American and international items that are of most interest to collectors. This book is organized by categories most sought after by collectors, from Depression Glass, Dolls, and Jewellery to Furniture, Porcelain, and Sports Memorabilia. This title indices and cross-references make this a user-friendly reference and expert comments throughout empower readers to buy, sell, and collect with confidence. It includes an exclusive report on the previous year's record-setting prices.

ISBN-13: 9781579128838
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 9/21/2011
Edition number: 44
Pages: 752

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Pull those old toys out from under the bed. Grab the toaster tucked in the back of the kitchen cabinet. Gather up your old china and Christmas ornaments — just don't throw them out! In Treasures in Your Attic, Joe L. Rosson and Helaine Fendelman, professional antiques appraisers and hosts of the popular television show, aired on PBS stations across the country, explore the valuable objects found in most ordinary American homes and learn that frequently the most valuable items are the ones you've overlooked.
Joe and Helaine give you an inside look at how the antiques market really works, how value is determined, how to "talk the talk," and where to go to research your "treasures." Then they take you on a room-by-room treasure hunt of an ordinary home — and they talk prices as they examine the discarded toys in the children's room, the costume jewelry in the bedroom, the old gadgets and appliances in the kitchen, the furniture tucked into the attic, and even the concrete garden ornaments in the backyard. Finally, they'll help you figure out the best way to sell — or buy — antiques and collectibles at auction or on the Internet.

ISBN-13: 9780060198275
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/28/2001
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.98 (d)

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