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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Greif, Martin
Depression Modern : The Thirties Style in America
NY: Universe Books, 1977

Second printing. Quarto. 192 pp; hundreds of b/w illustrations; index. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; covers glossy with no wear. The book focuses on the period between Chicago's Century of Progress exposition (1933-34) and the New York World's Fair (1938-40), during which time Depression Modern, not Art Deco, was the predominant style. Some of its practitioners were Raymond Loewy, Donald Deskey, Russel Wright, Norman Bel Geddes, Walter Dorwin Teague, and Gilbert Rohde.
Inventory number #013907



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Patmore, Derek
COLOUR SCHEMES AND MODERN FURNISHING
London / NY: The Studio, 1947

Octavo. 36 pp plus 40 color & 33 b/w plates. Maroon cloth with gilt-lettered cover & spine. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; top of spine starting to fray, spine lettering dulled. A well-illustrated survey of 1930's interiors, including rooms and designs by Russel Wright, E. McKnight Kauffer, G. Rohde, Donald Deskey, Syrie Maugham, Oliver Hill, Duncan Grant & Vanessa Bell. The combined edition of "Colour Schemes for the Modern Home" (1933), and "Modern Furnishing and Decoration" (1934), first published in 1945.
Inventory number #013549



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Hillier, Bevis
ART DECO: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts July 8 - September 5, 1971
Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1971

First edition. Square octavo. 224 pp; 16 color plates, over 300 illustrations in b/w; bibliography. Paperback, patterned endpapers. A fine, unmarked copy, covers bright & glossy, light crease in center of spine. Comprehensive exhibition of the Art Deco period -- includes furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, paintings/drawings, books/bindings, posters, costumes, textiles, jewelry, architecture/interior design, plastics. Published by Minneapolis Institute of Arts, not E.P. Dutton.
Inventory number #013464



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Phillips, Lisa, et al
HIGH STYLES: Twentieth-Century American Design
NY: Whitney Museum/Summit Books, 1985

Quarto. 212 pp; illustrated throughout in color and b/w. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, mild rubbing to edge of spine. Catalogue of the Whitney Museum of American Art 1985-86 exhibition of objects from the art nouveau period through the post-modernist movement in America. It includes the work of many architects and designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Eames, Saarinen, Frank Gehry, Scott Burton, Sam Maloof, Dale Chihuly, Donald Judd, Wallace Nutting, Donald Deskey and many others.
Inventory number #013339



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Battersby, Martin
THE DECORATIVE TWENTIES
NY: Walker and Company, 1969

First edition. Quarto. 213 pp; 210 illustrations, some in color; notes on illustrations; list of source books; index. Green cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shows minimal surface wear, slight toning at top edge. An illustrated survey of the interiors & furnishings, fashion & textiles, decorative & applied arts in France, England and America during the 1920s.
Inventory number #013330



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$95.00

Leonard, R.L. & C.A. Glassgold, eds.
Modern American Design by the American Union of Decorative Artists & Craftsmen
NY: Acanthus Press, 1992

Quarto. xxvi, 176 pp; profuse b/w photographs, list of illustrations; index of designers. Black cloth with red-lettered spine & cover with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy, binding tight; jacket glossy with no wear. Originally published in 1930. New introduction by Mel Byars. Essays by Lewis Mumford, Kem Weber (shop interiors), Paul T. Frankl, Frank Lloyd Wright, Hugh Ferriss, Norman Bel Geddes, M.F. Agha (graphic arts in advertising), Edward Steichen (commercial photography), and others.
Inventory number #013261



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

House Beautiful
A House Beautiful Tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
NY: Hearst, 1992

Quarto. 48 pp; illustrated throughout with color photographs. Paperback. VG+ to near fine. Light shelf wear to covers. A special issue devoted to Frank Lloyd Wright and the Guggenheim Museum, includes a list of 16 Wright buildings open to the public.
Inventory number #011783



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$20.00

Errazuriz, Sebastian
BEAUTIFUL PREMONITIONS
NY: Cristina Grajales Gallery, 2011

Oblong octavo [8 x 10 in.]. Unpaginated; full of color & b/w photographs. Illustrated boards, no jacket as issued. A fine, unmarked copy. Published in conjunction with Sebastian Errazuriz's second solo exhibition at Cristina Grajales Gallery. A collection of twenty-one pieces by the Chilean-born, New York-based designer, whose work includes both furniture and conceptual, Surrealist-influenced objects.
Inventory number #011352



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Kooman, Pieter
BINNENHUIS. Karakter en Sfeer. Het Werk van Bas van Pelt
's-Gravenhage: A.A.M. Stols, n.d.

n.d. (c 1938). First printing. Folio. 148 pp of text in Dutch & 127 b/w plates with full captions in Dutch and abbreviated captions in Dutch, English and French. Cloth-backed textured paper over boards with dustjacket. VG- in VG jacket. Rebacked at some point with blue cloth and what appears to be the original spine titles pasted on; this bit of original cloth is faded down to white and the original gilt is very faint. Gilt cover titles bright and clean. Overall, a well-preserved example of this title in the first printing binding. There is an exposed tab after the introduction - it's possible a page was excised, but we are unable to confirm as nothing appears to be missing. A collection of photographs of interiors featuring the modern furniture designs of Bas van Pelt's company Den Haag. English title: INTERIOR. Character and Atmosphere. The work of Bas van Pelt.
Inventory number #010911



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

McCarty, Cara
MARIO BELLINI, Designer
NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1987

Small quarto. 79 pp; profuse color & b/w illustrations; exhibition checklist. Paperback. Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy, minor crease to bottom corner of front cover.
Inventory number #010649



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$50.00

Conway, Hazel
ERNEST RACE
London: Design Council, 1982

Square octavo. 80 pp; 124 b/w illustrations; bibliography. Paperback. Near fine copy. Ernest Race is best known for the furniture that he designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain, particularly the Antelope and Springbok chairs. He trained as an interior designer and practiced in both textile and furniture design, his career spanning from the mid-1930s to the early 1960s. Most of Race's furniture designs belong to the 1950s. This book examines Race's contribution to design in the context of the periods in which he was working, and to understand the most important factors inspiring his designs.
Inventory number #009606



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$75.00

Eidelberg, Martin, ed.
EVA ZEISEL: Designer for Industry
Montreal: Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal, 1984

First edition. 12" x 9". 119 pp; 154 color & b/w illustrations; checklist of 32 objects, list of marks; bibliography of articles written by Zeisel. Paperback. Near Fine, minor wear along edge of backstrip, else a crisp, unmarked copy. Catalogue for the fifty-year retrospective exhibition of the work of Eva Zeisel, organized by Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It traveled through the U.S., Europe, and Russia.
Inventory number #009604



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Bradford, Barbara Taylor
LUXURY DESIGNS FOR APARTMENT LIVING
Garden City: Doubleday, 1981

Quarto. 344 pp; illustrated throughout with color and b/w photographs. Cloth in unclipped dustjacket. Near fine in near fine dustjacket, small closed tear to top edge of jacket front panel. Decorating concepts for condominiums, co-ops, garden apartments, and townhouses.
Inventory number #009588



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$250.00

Kjellberg, Pierre
Le Mobilier du XXe Siecle: Dictionnaire des Createurs
Paris: Les Editions de L'Amateur, 1994

First edition. Stout quarto. 693 pp; 540 color & 410 b/w illustrations; bibliography. Text in French. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine in Fine jacket, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket bright, with no wear. The major reference book of twentieth-century furniture designers, listing more than 600, from Alvar Aalto to Charles Zublena.
Inventory number #008983



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Klesse, Brigitte
WILHELM WAGENFELD: 50 Jahre Mitarbeit in Fabriken
Koln: Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Köln, 1973

First edition. 11.75" high x 8.25" wide. 134 pp; b/w illustrations of 581 objects in the exhibition; bibliography. Text in German. Original pictorial wraps. VG+, bookplate on inside front cover, else a clean, unmarked copy; light wear to top & bottom of spine and corners. Errata slip inserted. catalogue of the exhibition held in 1973 at the Overstolzenhaus in Cologne; it then travelled to Darmstadt, Hannover, and Munich in 1974. Uncommon.
Inventory number #008518



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$23.00

Ypma, Herbert
MOROCCO MODERN
NY: Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1996

First edition. Quarto. 157 pp; full of color photographs. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. The author traces the origins of the great artisan traditions that still inform modern design in Morocco. The book concludes with the work of Charles Boccara, a contemporary architect whose designs reinterpret these influences to create work that is strikingly modern.
Inventory number #006614



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$45.00

Davies, Karen
AT HOME IN MANHATTAN - Modern Decorative Arts, 1925 to the Depression
New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983

First edition. Quarto. 123 pp catalogue of 81 household items produced over a 12 year period. Includes photographs of the pieces and some architectural sketches. Paperback. Near Fine. Well-documented exhibition catalogue.
Inventory number #006533



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$40.00

Christie's. NY
THE MAURICE & MARGO COHEN COLLECTION: Important 20th century Decorative Arts, New York, June 11, 1999
NY: Christie's, 1999

Quarto. 201 pp; 129 lots (lots 300-428), all illustrated with color photographs; artist biographies; bibliography. Cloth with dj. Near fine/Near fine. Print-out of prices realized laid in. A fine collection of decorative arts from the first half of the 20th century, with important pieces from the Arts & Crafts movement, Wiener Werkstatte, Art Deco, Art Nouveau. Designers represented include Ashbee, Carlo Bugatti, Christopher Dresser, Josef Hoffmann, Archibald Knox, J & J Kohn, Liberty & Co., Koloman Moser, Otto Prutscher, Thonet, Otto Wagner, and others.
Inventory number #006498



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket: None


Price:
$2200.00

Fillia [editor]
GLI AMBIENTI Della Nuova Architettura
Torino: Unione Tipografico - Editrice Torinese, 1935

First edition. Small folio. 310 pp; 10 color plates & hundreds of b/w photographs. Text in Italian. Paper-covered boards. Blue front cover, with white spine & back cover, red lettering. VG, a bit of light chipping to edges of covers, spine a bit darkened, red spine lettering faded. Original edition of this important monograph edited by the famous futurist Fillia (born Luigi Colombo, Revello, 1904 - Turin, 1936) on the architectural avant-garde of the early decades of the twentieth century and the environments they created. Cover image by Ugo Pozzo. Architecture of shops, public buildings, private buildings, mural plastics, advertising constructions. Preface by F.T. Marinetti. Essays by Guido Fiorini, Italo Lorio, Gino Levi-Montalcini, Pippo Oriani, Alberto Sartoris, Fillia, Nicolay Diulgheroff. This large book includes the work of nearly a hundred architects. With reproductions of numerous futurist interiors by many artists, including Fortunato Depero. Fillia is the pseudonym of artist and writer Luigi Colombo (1904-1936).
Inventory number #006373



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Pessler, Monika & Harald Krejci (eds.)
FRIEDRICH KIESLER DESIGNER: Seating Furniture of the 30s And 40s
Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2005

Quarto. 128 pp; nearly 120 sketches & b/w photographs; chronology of Kiesler's life; bibliography. Text in English & German. Paperback with dustjacket. VG/VG, dj has a couple of short edge tears. Previously unpublished material relating to Austro-American artist and architect Friedrich Kiesler's innovative furniture designs and prototypes from the 1930s and 40s are featured in this comprehensive volume.
Inventory number #004678