A collection of unique and sophisticated crochet designs! Enjoy Yumiko Alexander's showcase of eighteen clean, sophisticated crochet designs. Her garments feature eye-catching construction based on very simple lines that come together in unexpected ways. Stitch patterns have central focus here, as the silhouettes or shapes are kept simple to emphasize the crocheted fabric. Yumiko's pieces are versatile enough that they can be dressed up or down according to your fancy. Yumiko takes her inspiration from the natural worldâ€"tide-swept sand, shells, coral, shale rock formations, the colors of sunset. Her nature-inspired palette is brought to life using luscious yarns that are as pleasing to the hand as they are to the eye. These designs will appeal to crocheters seeking a more upscale look in their garments. Rustic Modern Crochet features designs in subtle earth tones and warm sunset hues that hold a cross-generational appeal.
The new Leonard's Price Index of Latin American Art at Auction focuses on a category of art that covers a wide range of periods and styles. It is unique in its coverage of 30 years of sale results and the inclusion of over 1,100 scholarly essays and biographies, some never before published in the English language. Entries, covering the years 1969 to 1999, number over 30,000 lots. The prices realized are from every auction house in North America and are listed in descending order by price within each auction season.
From the resumption of automobile production at the close of World War II through the 1950s, the American auto industry would see the births and deaths of several manufacturers, great technological advances, and an era of dramatic styling as a prospering nation asserted its growing mobility. Cars of this period are among the most iconic vehicles ever built in the United States: the 1949 Ford, the remarkable Studebaker designs of 1950 and 1953, the 1955–1957 Chevrolets, the “Forward Look” Chrysler products, the ill-fated Edsel and many others. This comprehensive reference book details every model from each of the major manufacturers (including independents such as Kaiser-Frazer and Crosley but excluding very low-volume marques such as Tucker) from model years 1946 through 1959. Year by year, it provides an overview of the industry and market, followed by an individual report on each company: its main news for the year (introductions or cancellations of models, new engines and transmissions, advertising themes, sales trends etc.); its production figures and market status; and its powertrain offerings, paint colors and major options. The company’s models are then detailed individually with such information as body styles, prices, dimensions and weights, standard equipment and production figures. Nearly 1,000 photographs are included.
From the hustle-bustle of New York with its delicatessens and Broadway shows through Washington, the nation's historic capital to the Jersey shore and the Virginias. Explore the antique stores of the Hudson River Valley, visit with the Amish and the Mennonites. Explore the Civil War battlegrounds in the Heritage States. Eleven exciting itineraries and over 150 places to stay.