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ITALY: THE NEW DOMESTIC LANDSCAPE

by Emilio Ambasz. Achievements and problems of Italian Design. NY: MOMA/Centro Di: 1972 sq quarto-sized hardcover in dustjacket. 432 pp 520 ills, 124 in color. near fine copy in VG+ printed glassine dustwrapper with the 5 floating cutouts present. dustwrapper is typically sunned along the spine. excellent catalog of Italian modernist industrial design, from landmark MOMA exhibition.

$150

 

ANATOMY OF CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE

by John Shea NY: 1973 first edition, revised. hardcover dustjacket. Fine copy in VG rubbed dustjacket. illustrated with measured drawings, photos, renderings. 191 pp. Shows how many classic modern furniture designs by Knoll and others were designed and assembled.

$35

MACKINTOSH FURNITRE BY ROGER BILLCLIFFE

Excellent overview of the career and designs of the pioneering Scottish modernist with more than 400 b/w photos of all the major pieces.

NY: Dutton, 1985 softcover, 218 pages, bibliography. Excellent (near fine) copy. first printing.

 

 

$25

CHINA AND GLASS IN AMERICA 1880-1980: FROM TABLETOP TO TV TRAY

by Charles L. Venable et al. Dallas Museum of Art/Harry Abrams 2000. hardcover. fine (not remaindered) used copy. many color and b/w illustrations. 496 pages, catalog of 209 pieces. wonderful book.

$40

STEUBEN GLASS, AN AMERICAN TRADITION IN CRYSTAL

by Mary J. Madigan. NY: 1982. Folio, 10x12 inch hardcover, dustjacket. Spectacular survey of the firm's art glass, with 2,320 illustrations, including 61 plates in full color and 1166 line drawings. excellent (near fine) copy.

 

$175

DESIGN IN AMERICA - THE CRANBROOK VISION 1925-1950

NY: 1983 large format hardcover, dustjacket. fine copy clean and unmarked in fine dustjacket. profusely illustrated.

 

$75

ORNAMENTI - GIO POMODORO (SIGNED)

1954-1996 Artificio. 1997.SIGNED copy. jewelry designs by the master sculptor. 197 pp. Italian/English. FIT exhibition catalog, illustrated. essays.

$325

THE ART OF BERNARD LEACH

Hogben, Carol NY: 1978 folio hb dj fine in near fine dustjacket (slightly rubbed, no chips or tears). 0823002632 beautiful book 192 pp. 143 illustrations, 33 in color.

 

$100

PHENOMENON MARIMEKKO


Suhonen, Pekko and Pallasmaa, Juhani, eds. Finland: 1986. square 8vo hardcover dustjacket. fine/fine. profusely illustrated history of the company and exposition of its design philosophy, etc.; nicely designed book. in English

 

$125

MODERN JEWELRY - GRAHAM HUGHES

an international survey. NY:1968 rev. ed. sq 4to hb red cloth gold stamped. decorative endpapers. 256 pp. 415 ills., some color. biographies. VG/G. clean unmarked copy, in edgeworn, repaired dustjacket.

$85

DESIGNING FOR PEOPLE - HENRY DREYFUSS

NY: 1974 revised edition PB 230 pp. Near fine. b/w line drawings, photos. Industrial designer's prophetical treatise on the potential of design as a force for human progress. preface by R.Buckminster Fuller.

 

$40

 

 

THE NEW FURNITURE: TRENDS + TRADITIONS

by Peter Dormer. 1987.252 illustrations, 96 in color. sq 4to hardcover, dustjacket. fine in near fine dj. postmodern furniture design book.

$40

MODERN GLASS by ADA POLAK

London: 1962 8vo hb dj first printing. VG+ in VG- dj, a little soiled, no chips or tears. 94 pages followed by 4 color and 96 pages of plates, artist marks. covers the major European studios and designers and the major design trends from the fin-de-siecle till the early 60's. bibliography, index.

 

$125

ART DECO INTERNATIONALE

by Robert Brown 1977 4to PB 1977 120+ great b/w ills of art deco furniture, jewelry, architecture, interiors and decorative arts reproduced from Moreau's books. near fine (rubbed).

$25

FREDERICK CARDER by PAUL GARDNER

Frederick Carder: portrait of a glassmaker by Paul Gardner. NY: 1985 4to PB near fine (corners rubbed). 120 pp. 75 color plates +text figs. exhibition catalog, surveys the work of the legendary New York glass artist who managed the Steuben glass works for many years.

$35

BERNARD LEACH - A POTTER'S WORK

by J.P. Hodin and Bernard Leach. Tokyo: c1967 tall sm 4to hb dj. fine/near fine (price-clipped, sl. rubbed , no chips or tears). 63 b/w drawings , +12 color plates and 67 b/w ills of Leach’s pots, all annotated by Leach.

$65

HENRY KECK STAINED GLASS 1913-1974

Cleota Reed (ed). NY: 1985 sq 4to PB Near fine.159 pages, many ills, some color.

 

$35

I SHOCK MYSELF by BEATRICE WOOD

SF: 1988 4to PB rev. ed. signed and inscribed by Beatrice Wood (Ojai, 1990). other gift inscr., pages are loose. 181 pp. many b/w photos of Wood's famous friends and her pottery.

 

$55

MODERN SILVER by GRAHAM HUGHES

Modern silver throughout the world 1880-1962 NY: 1967 4to hb dj black cloth, first printing. 256 pp. 441 illls, many in color. artist biographies. NF/VG+ clean unmarked copy in sl. edgeworn dj. includes flatware, sculpture, plate, jewelry ecclesiastical items, etc. from many countries.

$75

1925 - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS DECORATIFS

by Yvonne Brunhammer. Paris:1976. 231 pp. catalog of exhibition held to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the original "art deco" exhbition. many illustrations in color and black and white. in French. VG+ (corners rubbed).

$125

 

DESIGN AND AESTHETICS IN WOOD

NY: 1977 2nd printing. symposium with Carl Koch, Buckminster Fuller, A. Quincy Jones, et al. many b/w ills.of work by Esherick, Scarpa, Warhol, Maloof, Tjomsland, Wendell Castle, Wegner, Aalto, Aarne Jacobsen, Borge Mogensen, 223 pages. Fine in near fine dustjacket.

 

$35

ANATOMY OF CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE

by John Shea. NY: VNR, 1973 191 pages. large format hardcover, dustjacket. many b/w ills including photos of midcentury modern furniture, how to plans, etc. VG/VG.

 

$25

JEWELRY AS AN ART FORM - IRENA BRYNNER

NY: van Nostrand Reinhold : 1979. 112 pages.square 8vo, HB, dj first printing. many ills of authors designs, some color. very interesting sculptural wearables. F/NF not price-clipped

$ 80

STREAMLINED DECADE BY DONALD J. BUSH

NY:1988 PB later printing. 7 .25 x 10 inches. VG. covers the 1930's, and the work of the great industrial designers who came to prominence in that period: Teague, Dreyfuss, Loewy, et al.

 

 

$45

CHARLES EAMES FURNITURE - MOMA COLLECTION

New York: 1973. 4to PB 89 b/w ills.

Fine. first printing includes checklist of the Museum’s collection of Eames furniture at rear.

 

 

$40

 

SHOJI HAMADA: A POTTER'S WAY AND WORK.

by Susan Peterson. Kodansha NY: 1978 239 pp. hardcover cloth dustjacket, 2nd printing. prev. owner bookplate on ffep, else fine in fine dj in mylar dustwrapper. many photos, some color.

 

$60

AMERICAN STYLE - CLASSIC PRODUCT DESIGN

from Airstream to Zippo. by Richard Sexton, with photos by the author. Great showcase of 100 top American designs, with foreword by Walter Landor. Large softcover, 135 pages. excellent (near fine), clean unmarked copy, first printing.

$25

MEMPHIS - RESEARCH, EXPERIENCES RESULT FAILURES AND SUCCESS OF NEW DESIGN

by Barbara Radice. Rizzoli, 1984 large format, first printing. 207 pp. Hardcover, dustjacket. VG copy with many color and b/w illustrations.

 

 

$40

BAUHAUS BOOK, DESIGNED BY HERBERT BAYER

Germany: 1968 251 pp. Catalog of traveling exhibition mounted by the W. German government with many color and b&w illustrations of work by Gropius, Albers, Mies, Breuer, Moholy-Nagy, Kandinsky and all the rest in all visual media including painting, graphic design, photography sculpture, architecture. Book designed by Herbert Bayer, text in English. Softcover, square format. Excellent condition

 

$ 65

THE WORLD OF TOMORROW - 1939 WORLD' S FAIR

by Larry Zim, Mel Lerner, and Herbert Rolfes Harper & Row NY: 1988. 240 pp. 4to hb dj NF/NF inscr.on ffep, else clean unmarked copy, cors. sl. bumped; dj price-clipped, sl. rubbed corners, nearly 500 color and b/w ills. important history and photo documentary of the futuristic NY World’s fair.

 

$125

ART DECO by VIctor Arwas

London, Academy Editions:1985. 316 pages/ 4to, HB. dustjacket. , 200 plates in full color. Enlarged reprint (English) edition of this encylopedic, lavishly illlustrated work. Fine/Near fine (dj slightly rubbed). "Offers broad insight into the splendor of thismost lavish of decorative styles, as seen in the work of its leading French exponents." Includes biographies of 120 artists, bibliography.

$ 100

KOLO MOSER: GRAPHIC ARTIST AND DESIGNER

by Daniele Baroni & Antonio D'Auria; Rizzoli NY: 1986. square small 4to softcover. 141 pp. Fine copy with numerous color and b/w ills of Koloman Moser’s graphic and industrial design including glass, fabric, furniture, paintings, etc. in English.

 

$55

CATALOGUE OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

by Lawrence Gow. "a style and sourcebook of interior decoration from '30s modern to post-modern. "Collier 1983. first printing large format softcover. 255 pages. many black and white illustrations of home and business furnishings, with manufacturer and designer information, sources.

$35

MARCEL BREUER HARDCOVER by CHRISTOPHER WILK

Furniture and interiors. MOMA, 1981 hardcover, dustjacket Fine/fine. first printing. 199 b/w ills.191 pages.

hardcover in dustjacket - $85

softcover - $35

HOW TO MAKE BUILT IN FURNITURE

by Mario Dal Fabbro. NY: McGraw-Hill. 1974 263 pp. illustrated how to book by well-known modern designer. hardcover, dustjacket. 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. VG+/VG.

 

 

$30

 

INTERNATIONAL MODERN GLASS by GEOFFREY BEARD

NY: 1976 hb 4to first printing. NF/VG 264pp. 13 color, 344 b/w plates of glass by modern designers from around the world including Aalto, Baxter, Bang, Copier, Cyren, Edenfalk, Franck, Gallé, Hald, Landberg, Corbusier, Lindstrand, Lipofsky, Lutken, Meydam, Murray, Nyman, Ohrstrohm, Palmqvist, Sarpaneva, Still, Stromberg, Toikka, Vallien, Venini, Wiinblad, Wirkkala, et al. ISBN:0684159341

$55

20TH CENTURY DESIGN - THE MOMA DESIGN COLLECTION

by Arthur Drexler and Greta Daniel. NY: MOMA, 1959. 95 pages, softcover, catalog of 132 iconic modern objects, illustrated via b/w photos. VG copy, clean and unmarked.

$45

AMERICAN ART DECO

by Alastair Duncan NY: 1986. 288pp. folio HB dj. F/F. first edition. 502 ills, incl.233 color plates. beautiful copy, not remaindered. wonderfully illustrated survey covers painting, sculpture, architecture, interiors, graphic arts, decorative arts.

 

$75

ARTS OF JAPAN - DESIGN MOTIFS

 

by Saburo Mizoguchi. Weatherhill New York: 1973. 142 pp hardcover dustjacket,151 ills, many in color. glossary. excellent copy in slightly rubbed dustjacket. F/VG+

 

$45 (softcover - $25)

DESIGNERS IN BRITAIN #1

Society of Industrial Artists .London: Allan Wingate, 1947. Cloth, HB 4to, dj in brodart. 291 pp. Decorated endpapers. Well-illustrated throughout with both industrial (product) and graphic design, with excellent (b&w) photos. Fine in VG dj. (vol #2 published in 1949 is also available).

 

SOLD

DESIGN REVIEW - INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 23rd ANNUAL

Edited by Ann Nydele Whitney Library 1977 first printing. hardcover, dustjacket, excellent; 192 pp. 200 b/w ills. director of designers, directory of products, index.

 

 

$35

 

 

AMERICAN DESIGN ADVENTURE 1940-1975

by Arthur Pulos. MIT, 1988. 446 pages. history of midcentury modern industrial design. hardcover/dustjacket first edition. many b/w illustrations.

 

 

 

$60

DESIGN FOR LIFE BY SUSAN YELAVICH

NY: Rizzoli, (Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian).1977 large format softcover, 192 pages. new in shrinkwrap. many illustrations of industrial desgin from the collection.

 

$25

ETTORE SOTTSASS: A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY

by Barbara Radice. London Thames and Hudson 1993. 262 pages. 160 ills., 100+ in color, covers the career and contributions of this major modern designer and member of the Memphis group in all fields: industrial design, ceramics, furniture, housewares, etc. Cloth with dustjacket. Excellent copy.

 

$ 45

ART PLASTIC DESIGNED FOR LIVING - ANDREA DINOTO

N.Y Abbeville Press, 1984 228 pp; 300+ illus. . 4to, cloth, dj . One of the first books on the history of plastic for product design, describing the various substances and how they were created and perfected and the resulting objects that they were used to create. Excellent (near fine) copy.

 

$ 75

MOHOLY-NAGY: THE NEW VISION BAUHAUS #1

The new vision: fundamentals of design, painting, sculpture, architecture, by L. Moholy-Nagy. NY: W.W. Norton, c1938. New Bauhaus Books series #1, ed. by Moholy-Nagy & Gropius. 207 pages. 4to, cloth bound, protective mylar covers. VG+ copy, illustrated by many b&w photos, examples of work by modernist giants. first American edition.

$ 175

 

DESIGN COLLECTION- SELECTED OBJECTS (MOMA)

NY. The Junior Council at The Museum Of Modern Art, 1970, sm. square 4to (8 x inches) ,plastic covered spiral binding, stiff cardboard wraps VG+ copy. Handbook with beautiful photos of industrial and domestic designs from the early 1900's through 1960s.

 

$ 35

CHIHULY SEAFORMS (SIGNED COPY)

by Chihuly with Sylvia Earle. Seattle: c1995 110 pages. octavo hardcover, dustjacket. illustrated by color plates of drawings and finished glass pieces by Dale Chihuly .Signed and inscribed by artist in red marker on page 10. presumed first printing. Excellent (near fine) in near fine dustjacket. More Chihuly books available; please inquire.

 

$150

PENTAGRAM LIVING BY DESIGN BY PETER GORB

London: Lund Humprhies, 1978 Squarish octavo softcover 300 pages. many illustrations of industrial design and graphic design projects by Theo Crosby and partners, many in color. VG+ copy, a little rubbed at the corners, previous owner blindstamp on flyleaf. See other pentagram book on graphic design page.

$45

THE ART OF THE MODERN POTTER

by Tony Birks, foreword by Henry Rothschild, photos by Michael Holford. Country Life, London, 1976 . revised and enlarged edition. Hardcover. 206 pp. 204 photographs by Michael Holford. Well illustrated book showcasing the work of 14 modern British studio potters. It devotes quite a few pages to each so you really get a feeling for their work and their ideas about art . Besides the phenomenal potters Dame Lucy Rie and Hans Coper, the book covers Ian Auld, Gordon Baldwin, Gillian Lowndes, Bryan Newman, Dan Arbeid, Robin Welch, Ruth Duckworth and several others. fine copy clean and unmarked in near fine, slightly rubbed dustjacket.

$100

 

SWID POWELL: objects by architects

by Anette Tapert. Intro. by Paul Goldberger. NY: Rizzoli, 1990 144 pp. Story of the company founded in 1983 and examples of the beautiful housewares they produced, created by Michael Graves, Gwathmey Siegel, RIchard Meier, Robert Venturi, Stanley Digerman, Robert A.M. Stern, Ettore Sottsass, Arata Isozaki, Paol Portoghesi et. al. Includes both color and b&w photos and sketches by these architect/designers Fine copy in fine dustjacket

$ 55

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN YEARBOOK 2 1986/1987

Edited by Emilio Ambasz. London: Thames & Hudson, 1986. Hardcover, 520 illustrations, 380 in color. excellent copy in dustjacket. First edition. biographies, suppliers, bibliography. post-modern design in full swing, with examples of furniture, lighting, tableware, textiles, etc. essays by Ambasz, Peter Popham (Japanese Design), and Deyan Sudjic, series editor.

$85

HIGH STYLES - WHITNEY MUSEUM

by Lisa Phillips. Whitney Museum's 1985 survey of 20th century modern design of all periods, many illustrations, some color. NY: Summit Books, 1985. large format square hardcover. Excellent copy in slightly rubbed dustjacket. 212 pages.

 

$50

MODERN CHAIRS BY CHARLOTTE & PETER FIELL

Germany: Benedikt Taschen, c1993. 160 pages. lavishly illustrated color photos of chairs by major modernist designers with extensive history and documentation of each. biographies ,designer bibliographies, notes etc. trilingual (English, French, German) text. large format 4to, softcover with flaps, VG+ copy. out of print.

 

$ 55

ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI: LES MAITRES DU DESIGN CONTEMPORAIN

Electa/Centre Georges Pompidou, 1986. in French oblong Softcover. 238 pp. VG+ thorough musem exhibition surveying Castiglioni's profoundly innovative designs; well illustrated in color and b/w. with drawings of all designs at rear. (ISBN:2858503184)

$85

DESIGN IN AMERICA - BY RALPH CAPLAN

selected work by members of the Industrial Designers Society of America. NY: McGraw-Hill, c1969. Hardcover, 4to, dustjacket. 185 pages. many black and white photos of consumer and industrial products and packaging by corporate design staffs and by the offices of Charles Eames, Henry Dreyfuss, Michael Lax, Walter Dorwin Teague,Raymond Loewy, Donald Deskey, George Nelson, Buckminster Fuller, Paul Rand, Lester Beall, Will Burtin, Saul Bass, Walter Landor et al. excellent (near fine) copy in VG+ edgeworn dustjacket

$55

MANMADE OBJECT BY GYORGY KEPES (ED).

NY Braziller 1966. 230 pp. Cloth. quarto. First printing. Volume in Vision+Value series, with essays contributed by Dore Ashton, Gillo Dorfles, Marshall McLuhan, Herbert Read, Marcel Breuer, et al . A discussion of modern man-made objects and their impact on modern life, values and culture. Fine in near Fine dustjacket Black and white illustrations. Biographies of the contributors. Other titles in this series available; please inquire.

$ 85

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN YEARBOOK 1985/86 Robert M. Stern

NY: 1985. 239 pp. large format, fully illustrated 4to, hardcover in dustjacket. first edition. excellent (near fine) copy in excellent dustjacket. illustrated by many photos, including many in color. biographies, bibliography. covers post-modern decorative arts, furniture, product and industrial design; included are many internationally known designers . 1987 edition, edited by Emilio Ambasz, also available.

 

$ 95

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