The Oxford Companion to the Decorative Arts Harold Osborne
The scope of this Companion extends over all the main fields of decorative craftsmanship--as well as a number of minor and specialized ones. It includes prehistoric crafts, crafts like leather-working and ceramics that have arisen more recently, and specialized crafts, such as toys and embroidery. There are also entries on important craftsmen and schools and surveys of specific cultures and periods. All the articles are written by expert contributors and the text is illustrated throughout with photographs and line drawings.