David Michael Wood, Illustrations by Anara Mambetova-Finkelstein,
edited by William S. Hooper, with contributions by upholsterer
Includes over 200 specially commissioned hand-drawn illustrations of classic upholstery models,
including sofas, leather club chairs, dining chairs, chaise lounges. Appendices on fabric
selection and standard measurements, a glossary, and index.
Cloth spine with paper covered boards, 272 pages, 8 x 10 ¾ inches
Retail price $75.00
There is nothing available in the book market that provides the range of examples of well-proportioned and designed
pieces that this volume does. Though not exhaustive, the author and editor have tried to provide a rounded selection
of types from which designers can draw inspiration or simply choose a style to replicate. The author, David Michael
Wood, works within the traditional English Country House style and offers his perspective on upholstery while the
editor, William Hooper, brings a more contemporary perspective to the selection of types illustrated for this volume.
Each illustration is identified by commonly used names or stylistic designations to help guide one when
selecting a particular piece. Equally important are the appendices and instructive texts that address the practical
considerations one must take into account before talking to an upholsterer and selecting a style of sofa or chair,
or before selecting a fabric from a showroom.
Contributions from upholsterer, Jody Xuereb, provide an invaluable voice to this discussion. With over twenty
years designing and constructing custom upholstery, Xuereb intuitively knows what goes into creating a custom
piece of upholstered furniture.
This is the first book in a multi-volume series of pattern books that will include over 15 titles covering a
range of topics from pillows and plasterwork to staircases and paneling.
The Pattern Book of American Doors: 17th-19th Centuries by Peter Joel Harrison
Over 250 hand-drawn illustrations of entry doors, door surrounds, hoods, latches, knockers,
transoms and fan lights, a glossary, and index. Available Fall 2013
Follow Peter Joel Harrison's progress in
researching the book and see finished drawings...
The Pattern Book of Lighting by Thomas P. Fuchs
Over 200 hand-drawn illustrations of chandeliers, pendants, floor and table lamps,
shades, outdoor lighting, and more. Includes appendices on light bulbs and components,
a glossary, and index. Available 2014
The Pattern Book of Decorative Painting by Master craftsman Pierre Finkelstein.
Over 200 color photographs and sketches of a full range of classical applications including woodgraining, marbling, gilding,
patina, and trompe l′oeil. Includes a glossary, and index.
The Pattern Book of Built-in Cabinetry by Benjamin Huntington.
Over 200 color photographs, and plans, elevations and details drawn to scale, of
libraries, bars, blind doors, jib doors, radiator cases and window seats; built-ins for Kitchens,
bathrooms, and closets; a glossary, and index. Available 2015-2016
The Pattern Book of Fireplaces by Judith Prause
Over 200 hand-drawn illustrations of mantels and surrounds with appendices on materials,
measurements and installation options, a glossary, and index. Available 2015-2016
The Pattern Book of Decorative Plaster by plasterer, John G. Kingsmill
Over 200 color photographs, including classic examples for interior walls, ornamental plaster, and grammar of color, a glossary, and index.
The Pattern Book of Stairs by Mark Regan Mobley
Over 200 hand-drawn illustrations of staircases, rails, banisters and newel posts, with
appendices on installation requirements and materials, a glossary, and index. Available 2015-2016
Handbook of Italian Furniture from Antiquity to 1825 by Helen Costantino Fioratti,
edited by Thomas F. Knapp
Includes over 600 illustrations drawn by the author, a brief history, glossary and index. Available 2015-2016
See sample spreads and more information
The Pattern Book of Paneling by Alex Papachristidis, with contributions by woodworker, Richard Edelson.
Including diagrams of a paneled wall, historic and contemporary examples, wood selection, installation and sustainability.
The Pattern Book of Curtains
by Kayel G. DeAngelis
Over 200 hand-drawn illustrations of window treatments, including a range of styles from traditional to contemporary, including a section on valences and appendices on fabric measurements, installation considerations, glossary, and index.