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Introduction to Twentieth Century Design from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
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Introduction to Twentieth Century Design from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art

By Drexler, Arthur & Greta Daniel

NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1959. Small quarto. 94 pp; 132 objects, all illustrated in b/w and described. Stiff pictorial wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, minor cover soil, bottom corner gently bumped. An important survey of 20th century design from MOMA's collection; at least half from the 1950's. It includes chairs, lighting, industrial design, kitchenware, tableware, and crafts.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

Depression Modern : The Thirties Style in America
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Depression Modern : The Thirties Style in America

By Greif, Martin

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.. Paperback. Near Fine.

$20.00

Decorative Arts: Official Catalog, Department of Fine Arts, Division of Decorative Arts - Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco 1939
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Decorative Arts: Official Catalog, Department of Fine Arts, Division of Decorative Arts - Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco 1939

By Golden Gate International Exposition, Department of Fine Arts

San Francisco: Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939. Quarto. 107 pp. Catalogue of 968 items, with many illustrated with b/w photos. Original decorative wrappers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show light wear at head & tail of spine & along edge of spine. A landmark catalog of this period, . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$100.00

MARCEL BREUER: Furniture and Interiors
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MARCEL BREUER: Furniture and Interiors

By Wilk, Christopher

NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1981. First printing. Small quarto. 192 pp; 199 b/w illustrations; bibliography. Paperback. Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked, tight copy, covers bright & glossy. The first comprehensive study of Breuer's furniture & interiors; companion to the 1981 MOMA exhibition. Exhibition brochure laid in; errata slip taped to front flyleaf.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$30.00

HIGH STYLES: Twentieth-Century American Design
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HIGH STYLES: Twentieth-Century American Design

By Phillips, Lisa, et al

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.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$20.00

MILANO DECO: La Fisionomia della Citta Negli Anni Venti

By Bossaglia, Rossana & Valerio Terraroli

Milan: Skira, 1999. First edition. Quarto. 208 pp; profuse color & b/w illustrations; biographies of designers; bibliography; index. TEXT IN ITALIAN. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$100.00

Mobili di Fabio de Sanctis e Ugo Sterpini

By Crispolti, Enrico

Rome: Officina Undici, 1963. First edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Full of color photographs and b/w drawings. Text in Italian, English, French & German. Illustrated boards. VG, lamination on boards lightly crazed, edges rubbed. A bit musty. Limited edition - #1788/2000 copies. Catalogo n. 1, 1963-64. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$125.00

Heinrich Maria Ledig-Rowohlt Zuliebe: Festschrift zu seinem 60. Geburtstag am 12. Marz 1968

By Unseld, Siegfried

Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt Verlag, 1968. Quarto. 125 pp; [20] b/w plates.Text in German. Paper-covered boards in cardboard slipcase. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

A House Beautiful Tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

By House Beautiful

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.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

HUGO FRANCA: The Story of the Tree
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HUGO FRANCA: The Story of the Tree

By Grunow, Evelise

NY: R 20th Century Gallery, 2008. Quarto. Unpaginated. Full of color & b/w photographs. Text in English and Portuguese. Tan linen cloth with brown lettering. Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. The work of the Brazilian designer-maker Hugo Franca, who repurposes hardwood from fallen Pequi trees in Bahia, Brazil, and fashions them into monumental furniture and sculptural works that call to mind George Nakashima, Constantin Brancusi, Isamu Noguchi and Henry Moore in equal parts. This volume presents 20 finished tables, benches and objects alongside documentary photographs of Hugo Franca and his work team as they locate, cut and transport the wood to his studio. Published to accompany Franca's 2008 exhibition at R 20th Century Gallery in New York, it also contains a short essay by Brazilian scholar Evelise Grunow.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

$30.00

ONE-UPMANSHIP

By Potter, Stephen

NY: Henry Holt, 1958. Third printing. Small octavo. 177 pp; b/w drawings by Lt. Col. Frank Wilson. Blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with light chipping at head of toned spine. The hilarious classic of creative intimidation.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$15.00

BEL ETAGE: Bel Etage Gallery exhibiting at the European Fine Art Fair TEFAF 2011 in Maastricht, 18-27 March 2011

By Bauhaus Dessau

Vienna & Leipzig: Galerie Bel Etage, 2011. Quarto. 64 pp; catalogue of 27 objects, all described and illustrated in color. Text in English & German. Hardcover. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. In addition to 7 objects by Josef Hoffmann, designers include Leopold Bauer, Bothe & Ehrmann, Franz Hagenauer, Emil Holzinger, Marcel Kammerer, Alfred Keller, J&J Kohn, Pavel Janak, Adolf Loos, Koloman Moser, Olbrich, Otto Prutscher, Schenzel & Son, Friedrich Otto Schmidt, Gustav Siegel, H. Sumetsberger, Thonet, Josef Urban, Otto Wagner, and Karl Witzmann.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

$20.00

BEL ETAGE: la Galerie Bel Etage au Grand Palais a l'occasion de la XXIVe Biennale des antiquaires a Paris, 11-21 septembre 2008

By Bauer, Wolfgang

Vienna: Galerie Bel Etage, 2008. Quarto. 94 pp; catalog of 37 objects, each described and illustrated in color. Text in French & English. Hardcover. Near Fine. The catalog for the gallery's exhibition at the XXIVe Biennale des Antiquaires, 11-21 Sept 2008. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

$40.00

MARIO BELLINI, Designer

By McCarty, Cara

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.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

DESIGNED BY ARCHITECTS. Important Works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Others From an International Private Collection

By Christie's

London: Christie's, 2002. Quarto. 161 pp; 71 lots, all with color photographs, including 4 fold-out pages. Paperback. VG+, a clean copy, minor edge wear, back cover has a couple of light scratches. Auction results laid in. Important works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh - silver candle holder, bronze & glass hanging lamp, flatware, inlaid cabinet, two inlaid gesso panels - Opera of the Wind, Opera of the Sea; carved & inlaid oak settle, cypress display cabinet, cypress double bookcase, stained oak cabinet, white painted oak washstand for Dunglass Castle, metal & leaded glass hanging shade, white painted oak bedroom table for 120 Mains St, Glasgow, 1900; chairs, armchairs & tables for the Argyle Street Tea Room, Glasgow, 1898; ebonised mahogany writing cabinet for Walter W. Blackie Esq, Hill House, Helensburgh, 1904; dark stained Sycamore side chair, designs & drawings, design for a clock face, inlaid and ebonised mantel clock, yellow painted settle for the Willow Tea Room, Glasgow, 1917; fabric designs, bedroom furniture designed for W.J. Bassett-Lowke, and others.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$50.00

BJORN DAHLSTROM: Designer

By Wickman, Kerstin

Stockholm: Arvinius, 2001. First edition. 9.5" x 7". [124] pp; full of color & b/w illustrations. Text in Swedish and English. Black cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. Bjorn Dahlstrom (b. 1957), a Swedish furniture and industrial designer, is well known internationally and has designed a wide variety of products - bicycles, carpets, cookware, furniture, toys - for companies such as Cbi, Magis, Atlas Copco, Iittala, and Marimekko. This book showcases close to forty examples of Dahlstrom designs, everything from cutlery and furniture to a pneumatic drill for Atlas Copco and an advanced bike for Skeppshult. The concept of this book originated in an exhibition of Bjorn Dahlstrom's work held at the Nordic embassies' "Felleshus" in Berlin in the autumn of 2000. From Berlin, the exhibition transferred to the Form/Design Center in Malmo in the spring of 2001, and then an expanded version was held at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$65.00

ULTRAMODERN: Samuel Marx Architect
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ULTRAMODERN: Samuel Marx Architect

By O'Brien, Liz

NY: Pointed Leaf Press, 2007. First edition. Large quarto. 216 pp; over 200 illustrations, most in color. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a clean, unmarked copy in fine jacket. This is the first monograph on American architect and furniture designer Samuel A. Marx 1885-1964). 20th-century decorative arts dealer and Marx expert Liz O'Brien reveals many of Marx's undiscovered projects, including houses that have been razed despite preservationist protests, as well as his range of furniture designs.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$95.00

EVA ZEISEL: Designer for Industry

By Eidelberg, Martin, ed.

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.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$75.00

MODERNE: Fashioning the French Interior
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MODERNE: Fashioning the French Interior

By Schleuning, Sarah & Marianne Lamonica

Miami / NY: Wolfsonian / Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. First edition. Quarto. 384 pp; 175 color & 150 b/w illustrations; notes, index. Cloth with dustjacket Fine/Fine, a fresh, unmarked copy. Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, Pierre Chareau, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Charlotte Perriand, Eileen Gray: together these designers and their contemporaries pioneered the look of the modern French interior during the 1920s. This book presents the finest examples of this work in more than two hundred plates, selected by Sarah Schleuning, a curator of the Wolfsonian Museum, and faithfully reproduced to preserve their original color palettes.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$65.00

PARIS / NEW YORK: Design, Fashion, Culture 1925-1940
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PARIS / NEW YORK: Design, Fashion, Culture 1925-1940

By Albrecht, Donald

NY: Monacelli Press, 2008. Tall quarto. 240 pp; over 250 color & b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. A new copy. Twelve essays by leading French and American scholars and 250 illustrations vividly recreate the contributions of the era's legendary figures, including Josephine Baker, Chanel, Salvador Dali, Raymond Hood, Ely Jacques Kahn, Raymond Loewy, Paul Poiret, Helena Rubinstein, and Henri Soule. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$50.00

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