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L'Objet: Cabinet de Curiosites, Fall 2013 Catalogue
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L'Objet: Cabinet de Curiosites, Fall 2013 Catalogue

By L'Objet; Elad Yifrach

np: L'Objet, 2013. Paperback. Fine paperback with a touch of rubbing at the edges. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The Fall 2013 catalogue for L'Objet's Cabinet de Curiosites collection of home decorating items. "A collection of 63 rare specimens for the home, handcrafted by master artisans from the far corners of the globe, fusing precious materials, generations of knowledge, and an eye for the extraordinary." L’Objet is the creative endeavor of former interior designer to Beverly Hills' elite, Elad Yifrach. The Cabinets of Curiosites collection was inspired by a variety of cultures and time periods, by natural history, geology and architectural relics, and for many, is the definition of "luxury." 48 pages; color photos throughout; 8.5 x 9.5 inches.

$34.95

Architectural and Decorative Ornaments; The General Catalogue of Jacobson & Co., Designers and Craftsmen
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Architectural and Decorative Ornaments; The General Catalogue of Jacobson & Co., Designers and Craftsmen

By Jacobson & Co.

New York: Jacobson & Co., 1915. Hardcover. First edition with additional booklet. Very Good minus cloth-bound hardcover with a bump to the crown and two tips, rubbing to the extremities, and light soiling to the covers; interior clean with light rippling to the edges; binding solid; no dj as presumed issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A company trade catalogue with thousands of early 20th-century examples of ceiling and wall ornaments, mouldings, wall panels, friezes, festoons, ribbons, rosettes, cornices, beams, brackets and corbels, standards and supports, column caps, sculptured panels, culos, cartouches, pargetting ornaments, etc., all priced. Unpaginated [ca. 200 pages]; 183 b&w plates, mostly full-page; 9 x 12.25 inches. Errata sheet tipped-in to front paste-down. LAID-IN is a staple-bound catalogue labeled: "Jacobson and Company Submit A Few Plates of Geometrical Ceilings Representing Their Stock Models" with 23 full-page diagrams of ceiling patterns, printed recto only; Near Fine. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$74.95

Drawings of Architectural Interiors
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Drawings of Architectural Interiors

By Pile, John

New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1967. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine buckram-bound hardcover in a Very Good dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to the extremities, a three-inch abrasion along the back fore edge, a light strip of fading along the fore edge, and a couple of small closed tears repaired to the verso with archival filmoplast. 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. A survey of the best interior renderings, beginning with historical examples, then pioneer modernists, and finally contemporary practices. Edited by John Pile. 168 pages; 29 color and 123 illustrations; 13.25 x 9.75 inches. Index. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$34.95

The Spacemaker Book
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The Spacemaker Book

By Liman, Ellen; Nancy Stahl

New York: Viking Press, 1977. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New quarter-cloth hardcover in a Fine dust jacket with a hint of shelf wear. A very nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. How to organize and decorate your living space to maximize the space. Text by Ellen Liman; drawings by Nancy Stahl. 117 pages; b&w photos and line drawings throughout; 11.25 x 8.5 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$19.95

The Incredible, Wonderful, Flexible World of Built-Ins
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The Incredible, Wonderful, Flexible World of Built-Ins

By Frankel, Virginia; Augusto Rojas

New York: Scribner's Sons, 1977. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket with a hint of soil/tanning. A very nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Shows you how building in furniture can utilize and expand space, fill specific needs, and make your home or apartment function at its best." Covers both apartments and rooms in houses; modular, moveable units; and interior design and decoration. Text and room designs by Virginia Frankel; floor plans and sketches by Augusto Rojas. 196 pages; profusely illustrated in b&w; 8.25 x 11 inches.

$34.95

The Finest Rooms by America's Great Decorators
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The Finest Rooms by America's Great Decorators

By Tweed, Katharine; Russell Lynes; William Baldwin; Rose Cumming; Marian Hall; Mrs. Eleanor S. Brown; Mrs. Henry Parish II; George Stacey; Anne Urquhart; Michael Taylor

New York: Bramhall House, 1964. Hardcover. Fine quarter-cloth hardcover in a Fine dust jacket with a light curl at the edges. A very nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. America's preeminent mid-century interior designers discuss their aims and experiences in creating 'the finest examples of traditional decoration in the private homes of prominent Americans.' The designers are: William (Billy) Baldwin; Rose Cumming; Marian Hall; Mrs. Eleanor S. Brown; Mrs. Henry Parish II; George Stacey; Anne Urquhart; and Michael Taylor. The photographs for the most part were taken for the book and include ten by Andre Kertesz. Introduction by Russell Lynes; edited by Katharine Tweed. Second printing. 168 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 10.25 x 13 inches.

$64.95

Cottages: Charming Seaside and Tidewater Designs
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Cottages: Charming Seaside and Tidewater Designs

By Sater, Dan

Tucson, AZ: Home Planners, 1998. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Fine paperback with French flaps with a couple of small indents to the back cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Architectural designs by Dan Sater. 63 pages; color illustrations and b&w floor plans throughout; 11 x 9 inches. The Sater Design Collection of seaside and tidewater home floor plan designs with watercolor renderings of different views of 25 homes inspired by 19th century Caribbean, Charleston Row and Key West island homes.

$14.95

Victorian Cottage Residences
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Victorian Cottage Residences

By Downing, Andrew Jackson; Adolf K. Placzek

New York: Dover, 1981. Paperback. Early, if not first, Dover edition, 1981. Near Fine paperback with a touch of wear at the spine edges and a small scuff/indent at one edge. A nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Text by Andrew Jackson Downing; preface by Adolf K. Placzek. 352 pages; 155 b&w illustrations including floor plans; 5.375 x 8.5 inches. This firsthand source for the most popular styles of 19th-century Victorian architecture presents 26 cottage designs--including Gothic, bracketed, Italianate, "rustic," and more. Unabridged re-publication of the 1873 edition of the work first published in 1842.

$14.95

Shaker: The Art of Craftsmanship, The Mount Lebanon Collection
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Shaker: The Art of Craftsmanship, The Mount Lebanon Collection

By Rieman, Timothy D.; Susan L. Buck

Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 1995. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New paperback. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. By Timothy Rieman; essay by Susan L. Buck. 179 pages; b&w and color plates throughout; 8.5 x 12 inches. Catalogue of works, appendix, bibliography. Covers all aspects of Shaker design as well as includes reproductions of relevant historical ephemera. The catalogue for a traveling exhibition.

$42.95

The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life
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The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life

By Trapp, Kenneth R.; Leslie Greene Bowman; Bruce Kamerling; Cheryl Robertson; Joseph A. Taylor; David C. Streatfield; Karen J. Weitze; Richard Guy Wilson

New York: Abbeville Press, 1993. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover with light soiling to the bottom edge of the text block in a Fine dust jacket with a touch of crimping to the top edges. 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. By Kenneth R. Trapp; essays by Leslie Greene Bowman, Bruce Kamerling, Cheryl Robertson, Joseph A. Taylor, David C. Streatfield, Karen J. Weitze, and Richard Guy Wilson. 328 pages; 213 color and b&w plates and text illustrations; 10 x 11.25 inches. Bibliography, notes, biographies and company histories, checklist, index. The artistic and social history of the Arts and Crafts movement in California, as well as the highly collectible objects it produced. The catalogue for a major traveling exhibition. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$39.95

Metal Shutter Houses Shigerau Ban West Chelsea
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Metal Shutter Houses Shigerau Ban West Chelsea

By Shigeru Ban Architects; Corcoran Group; Dean Maltz

New York: Corcoran Group, nd [c. 2007]. Paperback. First edition. Fine/As New paperback with dust jacket. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Unpaginated [approx. 140 pages]; color computer rendered photos throughout; 6.5 x 3 inches. Includes a biographical essay on Shigeru Ban. A marketing book for a NYC condominium project, finished in 2011 in lower Chelsea. The project's architects and interior designers were Shigeru Ban and Dean Maltz; it was Ban's first new construction condominium residences in the United States. What is unique about the building is that each floor has a movable shutter that can close off the balcony from the outside, like the shutters on storefronts. The book is designed as a flip-book, moving the reader through a typical unit in the building, to the balcony, and then outside the building as the shutters are lowered. A fascinating and creatively designed marketing tool with a detailed look at the interior and exterior of the building.

$150.00

Knoll Museum, Catalog No. 1, 9/18/97
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Knoll Museum, Catalog No. 1, 9/18/97

By Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig; Marcel Bruer; Isamu Noguchi; Richard Meier; Robert Venturi

East Greenville, PA: Knoll Museum, 1997. Paperback. As New metal spiral bound paperback. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Spiral-bound, stiff card covers; 24 stiff pages; color reproductions and b&w photos throughout; 9 x 4 inches. Each page presents a Knoll product with a photo of the object, a photo of the designer, and all it's pertinent information such as designer, year, model number, materials, dimensions, and notes regarding the item. The products are presented chronologically starting with the 1929 Mies van der Rohe designed Tugendhat chair through furniture and objects designed by Marcel Bruer, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, Charles Pollock and others to Richard Meier and Robert Venturi. The back cover folds out to reveal a timeline of Knoll Design from 1914 to 1998.

$34.95

Shanghai: The Architecture of China's Great Urban Center Promotional Booklet
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Shanghai: The Architecture of China's Great Urban Center Promotional Booklet

By Pridmore, Jay

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2008. Paperback. Fine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Promotional booklet issued for booksellers to advertise the upcoming release of the book itself. Photographs of Shanghai architecture and interiors. Staple-bound paperback with French flaps; 8 pages plus cover; 10 color plates; 10 x 12 inches.

$14.95

Lynne Cohen: Occupied Territory
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Lynne Cohen: Occupied Territory

By Cohen, Lynne; David Byrne; David Mellor; William A. Ewing

New York: Aperture, 1987. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover with the lightest traces of soiling in a Near Fine dust jacket with light traces of soiling at the edges. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Lynne Cohen; texts by David Byrne and David Mellor; edited and designed by William A. Ewing. 111 pages; 87 b&w plates; 11.5 x 9.25 inches. SIGNED BY COHEN on the half title with a non-personal inscription and dated in 2000. Cohen's first monograph, an exploration of space as simulated experience--a sham reality, idealized and standardized. One of the latter day New Topographic and Typology photographers.

$100.00

Lynne Cohen: Lost and Found/L'Endroit du Decor
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Lynne Cohen: Lost and Found/L'Endroit du Decor

By Cohen, Lynne; Frederic Paul; Jean-Pierre Criqui; Johanne Lamoureux; Ramon Tio Bellido

Limoges/Paris: F.R.A.C. Limousin/Hotel des Arts, 1992. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Fine paperback in a Fine dust jacket. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Lynne Cohen; essays by Frederic Paul, Jean-Pierre Criqui, and Johanne Lamoureux; interview with the photographer by Ramon Tio Bellido. 108 pages; duo-toned b&w plates throughout; 8 x 9 inches. Chronology, exhibitions lists, bibliography. Text in English and French. A very nice exhibition catalogue chronicling Cohen's work--a photographic exploration of space as simulated experience. One of the latter day New Topographic and Typology photographers. Overseas sales and expedited shipping will require extra postage for this volume.

$150.00

The Interior Design Business Handbook
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The Interior Design Business Handbook

By Knackstedt, Mary V.; Laura J. Haney

New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1988. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover in a 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. 256 pages; illustrated; 8.5 x 11 inches. A business reference for independent interior designers and designers in small and medium-sized firms. The book provides relevant information on setting up a firm, corporate image, business planning and development, selling and marketing services, personnel and financial management, keeping records and communicating with sources, clients and employees. Specific details on establishing credit, insurance programs and legal liability are also discussed.

$34.95

Daughters of Painted Ladies: America's Resplendent Victorians
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Daughters of Painted Ladies: America's Resplendent Victorians

By Keister, Douglas - Photographs; Elizabeth Pomada; Michael Larsen

E.P. Dutton, 1987. Paperback. Very Good+ with light shelf wear and a faint odor; square tight binding, no creasing to spine, interior clean and bright. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Later printing. 144 pages; 172 color photographs; 11 x 8.5 inches. A tour of the astonishing and stunning newly painted Victorian homes around the United States. Mostly exterior views with architectural details.

$11.95

Kobi Karp: Architecture, Interior Design, Planning Since 1988: 2 Volumes
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Kobi Karp: Architecture, Interior Design, Planning Since 1988: 2 Volumes

By Karp, Kobi

Miami, FL: Kobi Karp, 2009. Hardcover. Vol. One: Very Good+ with only some light shelf wear and a little wear at tips. Vol. Two: Fine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. This two volume set is a promotional piece printed by one of the e-publishers for the architectural firm, Kobi Karp, of Miami. Each spread represents a different project--documented with extensive photos and illustrations--that the firm was involved with. VOLUME ONE features locations all over Florida and Nevada. Cloth-bound hardback, embossed title and spine with silver inked lettering, not issued with dj. Unpaginated (approximately 176 pages); color photographs, computer renderings, architectural drawings and floor plans throughout; 12.5 x 9 inches. Includes a photo and bio of the principal, Mr. Karp. VOLUME TWO features locations in Florida, Grenada, Panama and the United Arab Emirates. Beautiful silver, textured cloth-bound hardback, embossed title and spine with white inked lettering, not issued with dj. Unpaginated (approximately 100 pages); color photographs, computer renderings, architectural drawings and floor plans thoughout; 12.5 x 9 inches. Includes a photo and bio of the principal, Mr. Karp.

$44.95