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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Directions in German Architecture

Gunther Feuerstein
New Directions in German Architecture
New York: George Braziller, 1968, stated first printing.
Post-Bauhaus trends and innovators in architecture of West and East Germany; extensively illustrated in black-and-white.
128 pages.
$25

Please also see New Directions in  Latin American Architecture.

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DESIGNERS' WORKPLACES

Beverly Russell
Designers' Workplaces
New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1983
"Thirty-three offices by designers for designers," including Mary McFadden, Angelo Donghia, Preston Phillips, Mario Buatta, Diane von Furstenburg, Olivier Morgue, et al. Book designed by Pentagram. 142 pages, color photographs, hardcover with dustjacket, both in excellent condition.
$40.00

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Property from the Estate of Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard

Property from the Estate of Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard
New York: Christie’s, 18 March 2005
Property from Cragwood, Mr. and Mrs. Engelhard’s New Jersey estate. 412 lots of English and Continental furniture and ornaments illustrated in color with a few photographs of the interiors of Cragwood designed by Mrs. Henry Parish II. Includes a forward by Albert Hadley of Parish-Hadley and portrait photographs of Mr and Mrs. Engelhard.
$35
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Collection of M. Hubert De Givenchy

The Collection of M. Hubert De Givenchy
Monte Carlo: Christie’s Monaco, 4 December 1993.
The magnificent collection of the great French fashion designer catalogued in two hardcover volumes with dustjackets in slipcase. Highlights include the Hanover Chandelier, important furniture by Andre Charles Boulle, masterpieces of French 18th century gilt bronze work, rare leather-bound books, etc. 95 lots photographed in color individually and in situ in Givenchy’s spectacular hotel particulier.
$125
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Inventions: the Patented Works of Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller
Inventions: the Patented Works of Buckminster Fuller
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983
Stated first edition
The creator of the geodesic dome’s many other inventions from a 1927 stockade to a 1983 hanging storage unit, illustrated with black-and-white photographs and diagrams. Some small tears to dustjacket.
$60
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Les Ebenistes Du XVIII Siecle Francais

Pierre Verlet
Les Ebenistes Du XVIII Siecle Francais
Paris: Hachette 1963
The great French cabinetmakers of the 18th century examined individually and in relation to their times. Many masterpieces illustrated in black-and-white and color in 341 pages.
$160
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Russian Furniture: The Golden Age 1780-1840

Antoine Cheneviere
Russian Furniture: The Golden Age 1780-1840
New York: Vendome Press, 1988
One of the only books on the magnificent furniture produced in Russia in the 18th and early 19th centuries. A highlight is a fascinating chapter on the steel furniture produced in Tula. 303 pages with hundreds of color and black-and-white photographs.
$120
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The James A. De Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor: Furniture Clocks and Gilt Bronzes

Geoffrey de Bellaigue
The James A. De Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor: Furniture Clocks and Gilt Bronzes
London: National Trust, 1974
Lavish and scholarly catalogue, in two huge volumes, of one of the greatest collections of European, mostly French, furniture and decorative arts. Hundreds of examples illustrated in black-and-white and in color tipped-in plates. Designed by George Rainbird and signed by the author.
$800
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Dance: a Very Social History

Jean L. Druesedow, et al.
Dance: a Very Social History
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Rizzoli, 1986
Hardcover, with dustjacket, color and black and white illustrations, 128 pages, excellent condition.
Book published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Costume Institute organized under the direction of Diana Vreeland. Contains scholarly texts on dress and society in relation to social dancing by several authors and hundreds of period photographs and illustrations.
$50.00

See other books from the Costume Institute:

The Imperial Style: Fashions of the Hapsburg Era


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Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Most Beautiful Women

Patrick Lichfield
The Most Beautiful Women
New York: Crescent Books, 1983
158 pages. Photographs in color and black-and-white.
The greatest beauties of the 1960s and 70s, including some of the most interesting personalities of entertainment, fashion and society including Jacqueline Bisset, Jane Birkin, Penelope Tree, Jean Shrimpton, Jerry Hall, Debbie Harry and many others.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Kenneth Jay Lane Collection

The Kenneth Jay Lane Collection
New York: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 21, 22 October 1977.
The famous costume jewelry designer’s important collection of mementi mori in numerous media (ivory, rock crystal, wood, etc.) and from many cultures as well as various objets d’art, paintings, drawings, prints and furniture reflecting Lane’s decadent taste. Softcover, in excellent condition. 669 lots photographed in black-and-white.
$140
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The Collection of Mr. And Mrs. Saul P. Steinberg

The Collection of Mr. And Mrs. Saul P. Steinberg
New York: Sotheby’s, 26 May 2000
French and English furniture and decorative arts collected by Saul and Gayfryd Steinberg. 293 lots photographed in color, individually and in situ at their lavishly decorated Manhattan residence.
$40
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Fantasy Furniture

Bruce M. Newman
Fantasy Furniture
Eccentric, whimsical, and surrealistic furniture from the 19th and early 20th centuries photographed in color with essays by John Loring, Leo Lerman, Marvin Schwartz, Erte, Sister Parish and others.
$150
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Lacquer of the West

Hans Huth
Lacquer of the West
Chicago: Univesity of Chicago Press, 1971
Definitive study of the Asian art of lacquer as transplanted to Europe and America from 1550-1950, from vernis martin to papier mache to Jean Dunand. Color and black-and-white photographs of objects, furniture and interior architecture ensembles.
$65
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Roomscapes - The Decorative Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino

Fiorenzo Cattaneo, ed.
Roomscapes - The Decorative Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino
New York: Rizzoli, 1993
Fascinating and visually inspiring book by and about the Italian master interior designer illustrated with scores of his own renderings as well as color photographs of his work for the wealthiest clients throughout the world, described and explained in his own words.
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Cabinet Makers and Furniture Designers

Hugh Honour
Cabinet Makers and Furniture Designers
London: Weidenfeld and Nocholson, 1969
Biographical studies of 50 designers and makers beginning with Jacques Androuet de Cerceau in the 16th century to Charles Eames in the mid-20th, with color and black-and-white photographs and drawings illustrating their work.
$40.
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Collection Lagerfeld, Volume 1

Collection Lagerfeld, Volume 1
Monte Carlo: Christie’s Monaco, 29 April 2000.
Karl Lagerfeld’s collection of 18th century French furniture and decorative arts; includes a short interview with Lagerfeld and several photographs of the lots in situ in his Paris residence.
$40
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English Decoration in the 18th Century

John Fowler and John Cornforth
English Decoration in the 18th Century
Princeton, NJ: The Pyne Press, 1974
The authors are the famous English decorator and the architectural editor of Country Life, respectively. Color and black-and-white photographs, architectural renderings, floorplans and watercolor illustrations complemented by texts examining the arts, crafts and tastes of the 18th century. 288 pages.
$95
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English Interiors: an Illustrated History

Alan and Ann Gore
English Interiors: an Illustrated History
New York: Thames and Hudson, 1991.
Original photographs in color and black-and-white by Peter Aprahamian explore English interiors from the Gothic era to the 1950s.
$50
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Upholstery in America and Europe from the Seventeenth Century to World War I

Edward S. Cooke, Jr., ed
Upholstery in America and Europe from the Seventeenth Century to World War I
New York: WW Norton 1987.
A subject previously neglected by scholars of design and the decorative arts, this volume was a groundbreaking study of historic styles and techniques of upholstery. Mostly black-and-white and a few color illustrations and texts by Jonathan Fairbanks, Jane Nylander, Brock Jobe, Morrison Hecksher and others. 273 pages.
$50
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Mirrors

Serge Roche, et al.
Mirrors
New York: Rizzoli, 1985
Some texts and mostly black-and-white photographs cataloguing the most lavish and dramatic mirror frames and architectural mirror installations. Author Serge Roche (1898-1988) was one of the great French designers of the 1930's to 1950's and is most known for his fabulous mirror-veneered furniture.
$60
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Catherine the Great and Gustav III

Catherine the Great and Gustav III
Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, 1999.
The times and achievements of royal cousins, rulers of Russia and Sweden, in the 18th century, examined in a huge volume with chapters devoted to genealogy, war, science, architecture, decorative arts etc. Many, many color and black-and-white illustrations of magnificent works of art, architecture, science, etc.
$200
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Meubles Venezolanos

Carlos F. Duarte
Meubles Venezolanos
Caracas: Grup Editor Cuatro, 1966
Spanish colonial furniture of Venezuala from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries in slipcase, black-and-white illustrations (text in Spanish).
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