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Calligraphic Alphabets
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Calligraphic Alphabets

By Baker, Arthur

New York: Dover, 1974. Paperback. First edition. Good+ paperback with a touch of soiling/shelf wear to the covers, a touch of rubbing to the edges, and a touch of curl to the covers. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 140 complete alphabets in a wide variety of styles, using brush, steel pen, and shaded pen, by Arthur Baker, the noted modern calligrapher. Lettering, calligraphy, typography. iv + 153 pages; 140 alphabets in b&w; 8.5 x 11.25 inches.

$14.95

A.M. Cassandre
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A.M. Cassandre

By Cassandre, A.M.; Adolphe Mouron; Henri Mouron

New York: Rizzoli, 1985. Hardcover. First US edition, first printing. Fine clothbound hardcover in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of soiling/shelf wear. A nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The first monograph on the poster designer, typographer, graphic artist, stage set and costume designer, and artist A.M. Cassandre (Adolphe Mouron), written by his son. Text by Henri Mouron. 315 pages; 71 color plates + 19 color and 308 b&w illustrations; 10 x 11 inches. Biographical notes, bibliography & sources, list of sets and costumes, index of works in the book. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$175.00

Design Mind Magazine, Issue 10, 2009: Power
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Design Mind Magazine, Issue 10, 2009: Power

By Hornstra, Rob; Philip Zimbardo; Hartmut Esslinger; Sam Martin

San Francisco: frog design, 2009. Paperback. First edition. Fine paperback. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The tenth issue of Design Mind (the third print; the first seven were web-only), the three-times-a-year magazine from frog design, the innovative design studio. "The magazine explores business, technology, and design with insights into everything from social innovation and design research to technology news and management techniques. Written by designers, technologists, and strategists, design mind articles provide the design and innovation community with perspectives on industry trends, emerging technologies, and global consumer culture." This issue is on the theme of "Power" and includes: a photo-essay by Rob Hornstra including the front and back covers; an interview with Philip Zimbardo, the Stanford psychology professor known for his infamous 1971 Prison Experiment; how the new social power of marketing can transform business; ten innovative clean-tech and energy startups to watch; seven design researchers write about their unusual and wonderful discoveries on the job; how designers can influence behavior; do you have to look a certain way to be powerful?; why small and simple ideas sometimes bring the most success; when social networking becomes social stress; and much more. Bound-in is a 16-page booklet with an excerpt from a book by the legendary designer and frog founder Hartmut Esslinger. Edited by Sam Martin. Perfect-bound, stiff wraps, with dos-a-dos covers; 80 pages; color and b&w throughout; 8.25 x 10.25 inches.

$24.95

The Golden Age of the American Poster: A Concise Edition of the American Poster Renaissance Including All 48 Color Plates
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The Golden Age of the American Poster: A Concise Edition of the American Poster Renaissance Including All 48 Color Plates

By Margolin, Victor

New York: Ballantine, 1976. Paperback. First Ballantine edition, first printing. Very Good paperback with light rubbing to the covers and extremities and a small scuff to the back cover; interior bright and clean; binding solid with no creasing to the spine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A history and survey of American poster design from 1890 to 1900, with examples by Parrish, Penfield, Gibson, Sloan, Leyendecker, and others. Includes an introduction followed by: European Origins of American Poster Art; Posters in America; Styles and the Major American Poster Artists; and About the Artists. Text by Victor Margolin. 31 pages with b&w text illustrations + 48 color plates printed recto with title to verso; 8.75 x 11.75 inches. Index.

$15.95

The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson
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The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson

By Carson, David; Lewis Blackwell; David Byrne

San Francisco: Chronicle, 1995. Paperback. First edition, 1995, first printing, review copy. Near Fine paperback with French flaps with a touch of tanning to the back cover and a dimple to the edge of the first 20 pages, otherwise fine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The definitive survey of the work of "the great iconoclast designer, David Carson. This classic book features work from the magazines where Carson first made his mark including Transworld Skateboarding, Surfer, Beach Culture, and Ray Gun--as well as his instantly recognizable advertisements for clients such as Nike, Pepsi, MTV, and Sony. Includes an interview in which Carson examines the origins of his approach and discusses the extreme reactions to his work." Text by Lewis Blackwell and David Carson; introduction by David Byrne. Unpaginated [192 pages] with 2 gatefolds; color illustrations throughout; 9.5 x 11.25 inches. Review copy with the publisher's press release laid-in as well as three xeroxed articles about Carson provided by the publisher. Additionally laid-in are two reviews of the book clipped from arts magazines.

$34.95

Posters of the WPA: 1935-1943
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Posters of the WPA: 1935-1943

By Denoon, Christopher; Anthony Velonis; Jim Heimann; Richard Floethe; Francis V. O'Connor

Los Angeles & Seattle: Wheatley & University of Washington Press, 1987. Hardcover. First edition. Fine clothbound hardcover in a Near Fine dust jacket with light shelf wear. A nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Graphic artists of the Works Progress Administration produced thousands of bold, brightly colored, astutely modern posters. These WPA posters promoted health; encouraged vacationing in America; advertised art exhibits, concerts, and plays; and attacked America's World War II enemies. In Posters of the WPA, DeNoon makes the first serious attempt to present the neglected history of WPA posters." Compiled and with text by Christopher Denoon; essays by Anthony Velonis, Jim Heimann, and Richard Floethe; introduction by Francis V. O'Connor. 175 pages; 280 color and 40 b&w illustrations; 8.75 x 11.25 inches. Bibliography, index.

$39.95

Art Nouveau Posters and Graphics
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Art Nouveau Posters and Graphics

By Sainton, Roger

New York: Rizzoli, 1977. Paperback. First US edition, first printing. Very Good paperback with light shelf wear; interior clean and bright; no creasing to the spine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A lovely survey of art nouveau graphics. Text by Roger Sainton. 96 pages; 16 color plates + 68 pages of b&w illustrations; 8.5 x 11.5 inches.

$14.95

The American Magazine
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The American Magazine

By Janello, Amy; Brennon Jones

New York: Abrams, 1991. Hardcover. First edition. Fine clothbound hardcover in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A history of consumer magazines, from the time of Ben Franklin to the present, with eight chapters written by magazine journalists plus profiles and anecdotes of individuals in the industry; produced by the Magazine Publishers Association and the American Society of Magazine Editors for the 250th birthday of the industry. Produced and edited by Amy Janello and Brennon Jones. 241 pages; 425 color, 100 duotone, and 50 b&w illustrations; 10.75 x 12.75 inches. Timeline of major magazines founded since 1741; index. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$24.95

Kenneth Turner's Flower Style: The Art of Floral Design and Decoration
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Kenneth Turner's Flower Style: The Art of Floral Design and Decoration

By Turner, Kenneth; John Miller; Fritz von der Schulenburg

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989. Hardcover. First UK edition. Near Fine clothbound hardcover with a bump to one tip in a Near Fine dust jacket with some scratches to the back panel. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Kenneth Turner creates beautiful, substantial, and singular floral designs incorporating found and natural objects. This lavish volume shares the art of floral design for every occasion, mood, theme, and space--arrangements that add beauty, energy, and drama to a room in much the same way as art." Photographs by John Miller and Fritz von der Schulenburg. 160 pages; color photos throughout; 9.5 x 11.5 inches.

$18.95

Unselective Memory: 15 Years at BSSP, 1993-2008
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Unselective Memory: 15 Years at BSSP, 1993-2008

By Butler Shine Stern & Partners

Butler Shine Stern & Partners, 2008. Hardcover. First edition. Near Fine quarter-cloth hardcover with some spots of light rubbing to the boards and a slight lean, no dj as issued; lacking DVD. Appears to be new and unread. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Reproduces work by the advertising agency Butler Shine Stern & Partners of Sausalito, CA, one of AdWeek's 10 Best Small Agencies of the Decade (2000s). 235 pages; color reproductions throughout; 8.75 x 8.75 inches.

$19.95

La Moneta a Roma e in Italia, 3 Volume Set: Money in Ancient Rome and in Italy; Roma e la Moneta; Monete e Popoli in Italia Nell'eta di Mezzo; Principi e Monete Nell'Italia Moderna
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La Moneta a Roma e in Italia, 3 Volume Set: Money in Ancient Rome and in Italy; Roma e la Moneta; Monete e Popoli in Italia Nell'eta di Mezzo; Principi e Monete Nell'Italia Moderna

By Balbi De Caro, Silvana; Antonio Fazio; Saskia van Stegeren

Milan: Amilcare Pizzi Editore, 1993. Hardcover. First edition. All three volumes are Fine clothbound hardcovers in Near Fine dust jackets with light shelf wear. Publisher's matching clothbound slipcase is Very Good+ with a couple of tiny spots of stain and light rubbing and an attached ribbon that is frayed. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A gorgeous set of three books presenting images of the coinage of ancient Rome through modern Italy. All coins are reproduced front and back but many of them feature full-page close ups of the whole coin or of a detail. The books are titled, in Italian: Vol. I: Roma e la Moneta; Vol. II: Monete e Popoli in Italia Nell'eta di Mezzo; Vol. III: Principi e Monete Nell'Italia Moderna. Which translates as Vol. I: Money in Ancient Rome; Vol. II: Money in Medieval Italy; Vol. III: Money in Renaissance and Modern Italy. Texts by Silvana Balbi De Caro; photographs by Saskia van Stegeren; introduction to the first volume by Antonio Fazio. Three volumes, each: 240 pages; profusely illustrated with color photography; 10 x 13 inches. Text in Italian. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$200.00

Print, America's Graphic Design Magazine, January/February 1986
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Print, America's Graphic Design Magazine, January/February 1986

By Gary Panter; Marshall Arisman; Jeffrey Smith; Beth Bartholomew; Garnet Henderson; Edmund Guy; Josef Muller-Brockmann; Herbert Bayer

Bethesda, MD: RC Publications, 1986. Paperback. First edition. Very Good+ paperback magazine with light shelf wear; all inserts present; a nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The January/February 1986 of the premier graphic design magazine Print (Vol. XL, No. I), with: a profile of the comic book artist, illustrator, and artist Gary Panter and the American punk aesthetic; "The Illustrator as Journalist," an innovative SVA program under Marshall Arisman that includes student work by Jeffrey Smith, Beth Bartholomew, and Garnet Henderson (aka Edmund Guy); Champion Papers Imagination Series; Electronic Printing and Graphic Design; Print's Annual Report on Annual Reports; Josef Muller-Brockmann on Herbert Bayer, who had died the previous year; and much more. Perfect-bound; 124 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 8.75 x 12 inches.

$14.95

Calligraphy: Calligraphia Latina
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Calligraphy: Calligraphia Latina

By Schwandner, Johann George; Ferdinand von Freisleben

New York: Dover, 1958. Hardcover. First thus. Very Good+ clothbound hardcover with light rubbing to the extremities, a pencil line to the back, and light signs of handling; the interior is clean and bright; lacking dj. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The first unabridged facsimile re-publication of 'Calligraphia Latina' by Johann George von Schwandner, Librarian of the Imperial Library of Vienna, originally published in 1756. The introduction and text are here translated into the English for the first time. The book presents a number of full ornamental alphabets as well as ornate calligraphic frames and panels, ornamental flourishes, calligraphic pictures, and 14 symbolic plates devoted to the major European monarchs of the day. The calligraphy is by Ferdinand von Freisleben. xiv + ca. 140 unpaginated pages; ca. 700 b&w illustrations; 9.25 x 13.25 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$29.95

Graphics Underlay Guides #1 with Reference Data for Scale Drawing
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Graphics Underlay Guides #1 with Reference Data for Scale Drawing

By Nicyper, Raymond

Westport, CT: Graphicraft, 1973. Spiral-bound. First edition. Very Good spiral-bound stiff flexi-boards with some slight warping to the covers, light shelf wear, and the loss of one prong of the plastic comb binding; interior is fine and still attached is a small sheet explaining how to manipulate the locking mechanism of the comb binding. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A book of templates for creating isometric and perspective drawings with explanatory text and underlay guides in four sections: Scales; Objects in Scale; Two-Dimensional Grids; and Three-Dimensional Grids. Text by Raymond Nicyper. 72 pages + 78 plates; 14.5 x 11.25 inches. Bibliography, index. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$49.95

Handbook of Cigar Boxes
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Handbook of Cigar Boxes

By Hyman, Tony

Arnot Art Museum, 1979. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Very Good+ clothbound hardcover with slight weakness at the heel and crown and a touch of wear at the tips in a Very Good dust jacket with light wear and tiny chips at the extremities and edges, a touch of soiling and a touch of darkening to the spine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An introductory course on cigar packaging. Its aim is to help anyone be able to identify any cigar box, how it was made and be able to date it with reasonable certainty. It identifies the dozens of different stamps and stickers from Revenue sources, labor unions and private issues. With this knowledge in hand the reader will be able to look at a cigar box and know something of the origins of the cigars inside. Further, the Handbook includes suggestions for cleaning, handling, storing and displaying boxes. Written by Tony Hyman. SIGNED BY HYMAN on the colophon page and numbered 605 from an edition limited to 3000 copies. 166 pages; b&w photos and illustrations throughout; 9.25 x 12.25 inches.

$44.95

The Art and Craft of Handmade Cards
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The Art and Craft of Handmade Cards

By Maurer-Mathison, Diane

New York: Watson-Guptill, 2003. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Near Fine paperback with light shelf wear. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "The Art and Craft of Handmade Cards demonstrates a wide array of creative options for creating beautiful, memorable greetings for any occasion. Acclaimed paper artist Diane Maurer-Mathison demonstrates, step by step, how to design folds, windows, edges, and layers, as well as how to decorate the card or invitation with color, texture, and dimension. She also explains how to produce stenciling, stamping, embossing, collages, pop-ups, marbling, and numerous other techniques. What's more, everything is illustrated with beautiful and inspirational examples by the author as well as other leading paper and card artists." 144 pages; color illustrations throughout; 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Bibliography, index.

$24.95

Better Homes and Gardens Stitchery and Crafts: A Complete Guide to the Most Rewarding Stitchery and Craft Projects for the Whole Family
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Better Homes and Gardens Stitchery and Crafts: A Complete Guide to the Most Rewarding Stitchery and Craft Projects for the Whole Family

By Better Homes and Gardens

New York & Des Moines: Meredith Books, 1966. Hardcover. Very Good+ clothbound hardcover with light bumping/rubbing to the extremities; interior clean and bright. A nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "'Stitchery and Crafts,' a Better Homes and Gardens publication, is a complete guide to the most rewarding stitchery and craft projects for the whole family. Topics include weaving, appliqueing, knitting, paper designs, mosaics, bazaar ideas, quilting, origami, crewel, embroidery, collages, stenciling, silk screening, woodworking, and much more. Patterns and complete detailed directions appear at the back. Colorfully illustrated with photographs of finished projects." First edition, presumed. 168 pages; color, b&w, and spot color illustrations throughout; 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Index.

$14.95

A Book of Scripts
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A Book of Scripts

By Fairbank, Alfred

London: Faber & Faber, 1977. Paperback. Very Good paperback with soiling to the covers; interior clean with minimal signs of handling. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A classic study of historical calligraphy and handwriting. Written and compiled by Alfred Fairbank. 45 pages with 13 text illustrations + 80 b&w plates; 5 x 7.75 inches. Bibliography.

$19.95

The Complete Guide to Decorative Stamping: Decorate Your Home Simply and Beautifully With Your Own Easy-To-Make Stamp Designs
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The Complete Guide to Decorative Stamping: Decorate Your Home Simply and Beautifully With Your Own Easy-To-Make Stamp Designs

By Taormina, Grace

New York: Watson-Guptill, 1998. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Very Good paperback with French flaps with small stress marks at the edges and light shelf wear. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Crafters of all levels will find a wealth of fresh ideas for enhancing every room in the house with this book, combining stamping with other crafts such as stenciling, decoupage, decorative painting, sponging, and gold leafing for dramatic effects." Written by Grace Taormina. 160 pages; 200 color illustrations; 7.5 x 10 inches.

$19.95

Designers' Workshop Magazine, December 1986: Book Design
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Designers' Workshop Magazine, December 1986: Book Design

By Miyake, Issey

Japan: Designers' Workshop, 1986. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine with a touch of rubbing at the edges and a touch of soiling to the back cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The December 1986 issue of Designers' Workshop, the bimonthly Japanese magazine about all aspects of design. This issue has heavily illustrated articles on product design, ceramics, clothing and sculptural objects by Issey Miyake from his 1987 Spring collection, manga, etc. but with a special section on book design, both commercial and handmade. 156 pages + about 12 pages of advertising; color illustrations throughout; 7.25 x 10 inches. Text in Japanese.

$19.95

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