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Macon Riddle

Owner of Let's Go Antiquing! - a native of Virginia and long-time resident of New Orleans with a lifelong passion for history and antiques. She knows the unique resources for everyone from the collector of fine antiques to the shopper who wants an overview of decorative arts.

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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

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

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"

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