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The Story of Lingerie

by Muriel Barbier & Shazia Boucher Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

What is the social merit or purpose of all those bras and panties on perfectly sculpted bodies that we see spread across billboards and magazines? Many women indulge in lingerie to please men. Yet, ever since...

The Art of the Shoe

by Marie-Josèphe Bossan & Marie-Josèphe  Bossan Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Abandoning a French look on the subject, Mrs. Bossan, the author, develops her study with a dichotomous vision: that of time that touches the history of mankind and that of geography and sociology, which lead...

The ABC of Style

by Émile Bayard & Émile  Bayard Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Ever wondered why your ceiling is shaped like the arches in a gothic cathedral? Or why your offi ce building looks so different from its neighboring counterparts? The ABC of Style invites you to explore the...

Decorative Art

by Albert Jaquemart Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

From the Middle Ages to contemporary times, decorative art can be defi ned by the artistic materials, designs and objects used in both architecture and interior design. Similar to many art forms decorative art...

The Story of Men's Underwear

by Shaun Cole & Shaun  Cole Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Men’s fashion, particularly the trends involving undergarments, was once reserved for the elite; today it has become democratised, clear proof of social progress.The aestheticism of the body so highly valued...

Art Deco

by Victoria Charles & Klaus  Carl Parkstone International (May 13, 2014)

Art Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises. Forgetting...


by Alexander F. Tcherviakov Parkstone International (February 04, 2014)

Besides its practical uses in regions across the globe, the fan has a long history as a fashion item, with new shapes, materials, and colours constantly being created. This book portrays the most artistic examples...


by Klaus Carl Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square Shoes focuses on the history of the shoe and elevates the shoe to the rank of a work of art. The author is a leading expert on the subject and curator of France‘s Shoe Museum, which holds the greatest...

Persian Miniatures

by Victoria Charles & Vladimir Loukinin Parkstone International (February 05, 2014)

Dieses Buch stellt eine der größten Zivilisationen der Welt durch seine Miniaturmalerei vor und erzählt die Geschichte des großartigen Perserreiches mithilfe seiner Tradition einer kleinen, aber pulsierenden...

Coco Chanel

by 50MINUTES.Com (March 04, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Coco Chanel in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of the iconic...


by Émile Gallé Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

An icon in the Art Nouveau movement, Émile Gallé (1846-1904) sought to portray the beauty and simplicity of nature in his glass art. His designs, referred to as “poetry in glass”, range from fine pottery...

1000 Masterpieces of Decorative Art

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (November 23, 2014)

From ancient Sumerian pottery to Tiffany stained glass, decorative art has been a fundamental part of the human experience for generations. While fine art is confined to galleries and museums, decorative art...