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Sunday, December 1, 2013

THE YOUNG METEORS

Jonathan Aitken
The Young Meteors
New York: Atheneum, 1967
“An inside report on the rising stars of London--in fashion, entertainment, modeling, art, politics, jounalism, vice and business.”  314 pages with 8 pages of black-and-white photographs. Hardcover in excellent condition with dustjacket in good condition (two small losses) .
$50.00

Thursday, October 18, 2012

DESIGNERS AND BOOKS FAIR


Dear Friends: I am excited to let you know that I will be exhibiting (and selling!) vintage design books at the Designers and Books Fair, Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 October, booth AA8, at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. You can receive a complimentary ticket by going to http://bit.ly/designersandbooksfair2012  and entering the code ARB. The ticket will be sent to the email address you register. You can repeat the process to receive extra tickets.  Please visit Designers and Books Fair for more information about the fair, the exhibitors and the extensive program of lectures and panel discussions. See you at the fair! -Alan Rosenberg

Friday, October 5, 2012

MODERN FURNITURE AND DECORATION


Robert Harling, ed.
Modern Furniture and Decoration
New York: Galahad Books, 1971
Fantastically colorful, adventurous and chic interiors. Includes rooms designed by Francois Catroux, Albrizzi, Alexander Girard, Andree Putman, Karl Lagerfeld, Jon Bannenberg and scores of other designers and tastemakers. 208 pages illustrated entirely with color photographs; hardcover with dustjacket both in excellent condition
$70.00

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THE JEWELS OF JEAN SCHLUMBERGER


Chantal Bizot, et al.
The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001
Magnificent jewelry and bibelots by the great designer for Tiffany and Company. Color and black-and-white photographs, chronology, bibliography and essays by several French curators (translated from the original French edition published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs). Hardcover with dustjacket both in like-new condition, 157 pages.
$100.00

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THE ART NOVEAU


Henry F. Lenning
The Art Nouveau
The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1951
“The first book in English on the style which brought pictorial arts as well as architecture and the related out of the lingering romantic tradition of the nineteenth century.”  Hardcover with dustjacket, both in very good condition.  143 pages illustrated with 54 black-and-white photographs.
$65.00

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Friday, September 28, 2012

AUSTERITY TO AFFLUENCE: BRITISH ART AND DESIGN 1945-1962


Robin Day, et al.
Austerity to Affluence: British Art and Design, 1945-1962
London: Merrell Holbertson, 1997
British design after the influence of the 1951 Festival of Britain including furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, silver, industrial and graphic design. Includes brief biographies of the most notable designers. Softcover in excellent condition, 128 pages illustrated in color and black-and-white.
$60.00

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WHAT IS MODERN INTERIOR DESIGN?


Edgar Kauffman, Jr.
What is Modern Interior Design?
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1953
Introduces orthodox principles of modern interior design (comfort, quality, lightness, harmony). Paperback booklet, 32 pages illustrated in black-and-white and one color plate, in excellent condition. Hard to find.
$35.00

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TIFFANY: INNOVATION IN AMERICAN DESIGN


Tiffany: Innovation in American Design
New York: Christie’s, 1998
Catalogue of the auction conducted on 10 December 1998.  Magnificent silver, jewelry, glass and lamps by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany and Company; 420 lots illustrated in color; softcover in like-new condition.
$35.00

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SCULPTURE IN FIBER


Sculpture in Fiber
New York: Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1972
Work by twelve artists working with off-loom techniques: Neda Al-Hilali, Betty Anne Beaumont, Ronald H. Goodman, Francoise Grossen, Ferne Jacobs, Ron King, Hideko Nishimura, Walter Nottingham, Ed Rossbach, Barbara Shawcroft, Jon B. Wahling and Claire Zeisler. Softcover, 43 pages in excellent condition.
$25.00

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WILLIAM BAZIOTES: A MEMORIAL EXHIBITION


Lawrence Alloway
William Baziotes: A Memorial Exhibition
New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1965
Published two years after the artist’s death at 50. Essay by Lawrence Alloway, artist’s statements, chronology, extensive bibliography, paintings reproduced in color and black-and-white, 55 pages, softcover, in very good condition.
$35.00

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SEVEN STONES: A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR ERICKSON, ARCHITECT


Edith Iglauer
Seven Stones: a Portrait of Arthur Erickson, Architect
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1981
“Arthur Erickson is by far the greatest architect in Canada and may be the greatest on this continent”--Philip Johnson. Hardcover in excellent condition with dustjacket in moderate condition (some tears and losses--see photo), 120 pages, color and black-and-white illustrations.
$20.00

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LIVING WELL: THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF HOME DESIGN AND DECORATION


Carrie Donovan, ed.
Living Well: the New York Times Book of Home Design and Decoration.
New York: Times Books, 1981
Includes the homes of Adri, Perry Ellis, Andree Putman, Chantal Thomas, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso, Thierry Mugler, Elsa Peretti and many other distinguished style-setters.
$80.00

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DECORATIVE ART AND MODERN INTERIORS Volume 68


Maria Schofield, ed.
Decorative Art and Modern Interiors, Volume 68
London: Studio Vista, 1979
Volume 68 of the definitive annual of modern design. 18 interiors featured as well as chapters on modern stained glass and furniture and objects. Hardcover with dustjacket, both in mint condition.
$50.00

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Friday, September 21, 2012

THE SEX BOOK


Martin Goldstein MD, Erwin J. Haeberle PhD, with photographs by Will McBride
The Sex Book: A Modern Pictorial Encyclopedia
New York: Herder and Herder, Inc., 1971\
Artistic and explicit black-and-white photographs by Will McBride illustrate a frank encyclopedia of human sexuality. Hardcover in excellent condition with dustjacket in good condition (see photo), 208 pages
$175.00

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HOW TO HAVE A LIFESTYLE


[style]
Quentin Crisp
How to Have a Lifestyle
New York: Methuen ,1979, stated first American edition
Essays by “one of England’s stately homos” on the elusive subject of personal style; remarkably perceptive, funny and outrageous. Hardcover with dustjacket both in excellent condition.
$30.00

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THE GREAT BOOK OF LINGERIE


[fashion]
Cecil Saint-Laurent
The Great Book of Lingerie
New York: The Vendome Press, 1986
Beautifully designed and produced comprehensive history of women’s lingerie from ancient times to the 1980s. Hundreds of color and black-and-white illustrations. 280 pages, hardcover with dustjacket, both in excellent condition.
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I HAVEN'T A THING TO WEAR


Judith Keith
I Haven’t a Thing to Wear
Tannersville, PA: Tandem Press, 1980
Fashion, health and beauty advice with lots of humour and illustrations by Lee Wydra; dozens of ideas for how to accessorize with scarves. Signed by the author. Hardvover with dustjacket both in excellent condition
$40.00

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DRESSING RIGHT


Charles Hix
Dressing Right
New York:  St. Martin’s Press, 1978
A mans guide to style by the author of Looking Good and Working Out. With black-and-white photographs by Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts and others. 256 pages, hardcover in excellent condition with dustjacket in good condition (one tear--see photo).
$50.00

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THE FASHION MAKERS


Barbara Walz (photos) and Bernadine Morris (text)
The Fashion Makers
New York: Random House, 1978
“An Inside look at America’s leading designers.”  Fascinating document of the people who made American fashion circa 1978.  Portraits in photography by Walz and words by Morris. Includes profiles of Halston, Charles James, Stephen Burrows, Rudi Gernreich, Mr. John, Giorgio Sant’Angelo, Geoffrey Beene, Diane von Furstenberg and many others. Signed by Barbara Walz. Hardcover with dustjacket, both in perfect condition. 224 pages, black-and-white photographs.
$140.00

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Friday, August 24, 2012

THE OBSESSIVE IMAGE, 1960-1968

Mario Amaya
The Obsessive Image, 1960-1968
London: The Institute of Contemporary Art, 1968.
Catalogue of the exhibition at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, organized by Mario Amaya, that inaugurated the new space at Carlton House Terrace. The exhibition included an eclectic mix of Pop and Surrealist artists. 82 pages, softcover, black-and-white illustrations. Unusual cover printed in silver on black
$45.00

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YOUNG DESIGNS IN LIVING


Barbara Plumb
Young Designs in Living
New York: The Viking Press, 1969
Pop, Op, Mod and everything else young and colorful in interior design. Includes the homes of Jerry Schatzberg, Olivier Mourge, Jack Lenor Larsen, Art Kane, Robert A.M. Stern, Charles Moore and many other 1960s designers and personalities. Hardcover in excellent condition with dustjacket in good condition (several small tears and chips); 160 pages, color and black-and-white illustrations.
$40.00

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LUIS MASRIERA


Luis Masriera: 33 Jewels
Geneva: Cristies, 1982
Hard-to-find catalogue of Spanish art nouveau jewelry by Luis Masriera (1872-1958). 33 Lots, all illustrated in color, softcover.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thrift Store Paintings


Jim Shaw, ed
Thrift Store Paintings
Illustrates the incredible collection of thrift store paintings accumulated by artist Jim Shaw, plus examples from other collections .  199 shocking, funny and moving paintings shown in full-page full-color images. Softcover in like-new condition.
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Niki de Saint Phalle


Carle Schulz-Hoffmann, et al.
Niki de Saint Phalle
Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1987
Catalogue of the retrospective exhibition held in 1987 at the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich. With essays by Pontus Hulten, Pierre Restany, Jean Tinguely, Daniel Spoerri and the artist herself. Hardcover, 160 pages. Signed by the artist.
$100.00

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DALI


Benmiamino Levi, et al. 
Dali
Paris: The Stratton Foundation for the Cultural Arts
Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Espace Montmartre, Paris. An outstanding reference for Salvador Dali’s sculpture, prints and gold objets d’art. Softcover, 256 pages, hundreds of works illustrated.
$45.00

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Works by Alexander Yakovlev and Nikolai Kalmakov From the Estate of a French Nobleman

Works by Alexander Yakovlev and Nikolai Kalmakov From the Estate of a French Nobleman
Sotheby’s London, 10 June 2008.
Single owner sale auction catalogue with 218 lots, all illustrated in color. Includes biographies and photographs of the two Russian artists. The collection was amassed by Comte Georges Martin du Nord who also collected the work of Leon Bakst, Alexandra Exter and Serge Poliakoff. Yakovlev is sometimes spelled Iacofleff, Yacofleff, Iacovleff, Yacovleff, etc. Softcover, 74 pages in excellent condition.
$45.00

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An Important Private Collection of French Bronze and Ivory Figures

An Important Private Collection of French Bronze and Ivory Figures
New York: Christie’s Friday 13 June 2008.
Auction catalogue illustrating 18 lots of bronze and ivory sculptures by Demetre Chiparus, all photographed in color. Includes an introduction by Alberto Shayo and an essay by Philippe Garner plus many fascinating photographs of documentary material (photos of Chiparus, dancers from the Ballets Russes and Folies Bergere, drawings by Erte, George Barbier, etc.) A beautifully designed catalog filled with information about the 1920s and the great art deco sculptor Demetre Chiparus. Softcover catalogue, 74 pages, some light scratches to front cover
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Friday, June 17, 2011

METAMORPHOSES

Ilias Lalaounis
Metamorphoses
n.p. [Athens?]: Ilias Lalaounis,  1984
The magnificent modern jewelry of Ilias Lalaounis, illustrated and described by the designer in a lavishly produced book; outstanding quality photographs and printing; includes bibelots and body sculpture as well as jewelry. Hardcover with dustjacket, both in excellent condition, 339 pages.
$85.00

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The New York Times Book of Interior Design and Decoration


George O’Brien
The New York Times Book of Interior Design and Decoration
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965
One of the most elegant interior design books of its period; intelligent text and color and black-and-white photographs of apartments, houses and country retreats. Includes interiors designed by Ward Bennett, Albert Hadley, William Katavolos, Elaine Lustig Cohen and the residences of Bill Blass, Arnold Scaasi, Billy Baldwin, Alexander Liberman. Hard cover with dustjacket both in excellent condition (it is very hard to find this dustjacket in such good condition), 240 pages.
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Architectural Digest: New York Interiors


Paige Rense, ed. 
Architectural Digest:  New York Interiors 
Los Angeles: Knapp Press, 1979, stated first edition. 
Stylish traditional and modern interiors designed by Jay Spectre, Mario Buatta, Joe D’Urso, Suzie Frankfurt and others, all illustrated in color. Hardcover in excellent condition with dustjacket in good condition (some tiny tears), 160 pages.
$40.00

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Architectural Digest: Country Homes

Architectural Digest: The Collectors

Architectural Digest: Chateaux and Villas

Architectural Digest: California Interiors

Architectural Digest: Traditional Interiors

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Architectural Digest: Traditional Interiors

Paige Rense, ed.
Architectural Digest: Traditional Interiors
Los Angeles: Knapp Press, 1979, stated first edition.
Very elegant interiors designed by Renzo Mongiardino, David Hicks, Serge Royaux, John Stefinidis, Madeleine Castaing, and the famous London apartment of Pauline de Rothschild designed by her with John Fowler. Hardcover with dustjacket, both in excellent condition; 160 pages, all color photographs
SOLD

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Architectural Digest: Country Homes

Architectural Digest: The Collectors

Architectural Digest: Chateaux and Villas

Architectural Digest: California Interiors

Architectural Digest:  New York Interiors

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Imperial Style: Fashions of the Hapsburg Era

Diana Vreeland et al.
The Imperial Style: Fashions of the Hapsburg Era
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Introduction by Diana Vreeland and essays by a number of distinguished Austrian art historians, accompanied by color and black and white illustrations depicting the social customs, military uniforms, and fashionable and traditional dress of Austro-Hungary from the 18th century to the early 20th century. Hardcover with dustjacket, both in excellent condition; 168  pages.
$60.00

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Dance: a Very Social History

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Decoration USA

Jose Wilson and Arthur Leaman 
Decoration USA
New York: Macmillan Company, 1965.
The height of mid-century modern style, Decoration USA is “the first book to focus on that twentieth-century phenomenon, the American look in decorating.” Color and black-and-white illustrations, 279 pages, hard cover with dustjacket, both in very good condition.
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By the same authors:

Decorating American Style

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All About Decorating

Dennie Houghton Carter
All About Decorating
New York: Conso Publishing Company, 1971
Compiled from the pages of 1,001 Decorating Ideas; includes rooms by Geoffrey Beene, Anthony Hail, Emily Malino and Ellen Lehman McCluskey, although most interiors illustrated have the eerie look of model rooms. Color and black-and-white photographs. 303 pages, hardcover in dustjacket, both in excellent condition.
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Inside Today's Home

Ray Faulkner and Sarah Faulkner
Inside Today's Home
New York: Holy, Rinehart and Winston, 1975
Contemporary interiors, furniture, decorative arts and architecture from 1965 to 1975, mostly black and white, some color photographs. Exhaustive text--“the complete guide to designing, furnishing and personalizing your own living space.”  598 pages, hardcover with dustjacket both in excellent condition.
$50.00

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Ladies Home Journal Book of Interior Decoration

Elizabeth T. Halsey
Ladies Home Journal Book of Interior Decoration
Philadelphia: Curtis Publishing Company, 1959
Charming traditional and modest modern interiors illustrated in color and black and white. The author collaborated with her husband, R.T.H. Halsey, on the installation of the American wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and subsequently became an independent interior decorator with an interest in contemporary furniture and design. Hard cover in excellent condition with dustjacket in good condition; 224 pages.
$30.00

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Monday, April 4, 2011

The Complete Encyclopedia of Homemaking Ideas

Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Complete Encyclopedia of Homemaking Ideas
New York: Meredith Press, 1968
An early book by the author who would later gain fame as a novelist; her engaging writing is complemented by hundreds of color and black-and-white photographs. 618 pages, hardcover with dustjacket in excellent condition.
$40.00

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House & Garden's Complete Guide to Interior Decoration

Harriet Burket, ed. 
House & Garden's Complete Guide to Interior Decoration
New York: Weathervane Books, 1970. 
Gorgeous, mostly color photographs of interiors ranging in style from Pop/Op to luxurious traditional, by Mario Buatta, Billy Baldwin, James Amster, Michael Taylor and many others; includes the homes of S.I. Newhouse, Enid Haupt, Chessy Rayner and many other notables. Hardcover with dustjacket in mint condition, 320 pages
SOLD

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Ideas

Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Ideas
Des Moines, IA: Meredith Publishing Company, 1960
A fun mid-century decorating book with colorful and some surprisingly sophisticated interiors; ideas for childrens rooms, guest rooms, family rooms, bathrooms, etc. Mostly color photographs, 160 pages, hardcover no dustjacket as issued.
$15.00

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Interieur + Design in Deutschland 1945-1960



Barbara Mundt, ed.
Interieur + Design in Deutsch land 1945-1960
Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag
An excellent reference for East - and West- German post-war design; illustrates and identifies hundreds of examples of glass, ceramics, metals, furniture and industrial design. Also includes designs from other European countries and the USA.  Essays on interiors, industrially produced ceramics, glass, design in East Germany. Some color, mostly black-and-white photographs, text in German, 254 pages, hardcover, no dustjacket as issued.
$60.00

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