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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bloomingdale’s

Maxine Brady
Bloomingdale’s
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980
Bloomingdale’s today is the most famous store in the world . . .Why? Because Bloomingdale’s is more than a store; it is living theatre. Aficionados visit Bloomies as much for entertainment as for merchandise.” 229 pages, many, many color and black-and-white photographs.
$25
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Living With Design

David Hicks
Living With Design
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1979
Interiors, furniture, fabric, etc designed with color and clarity by aristocratic British decorator David Hicks. 287 pages feature color and black-and-white photographs. Mint condition (dead stock)
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Designed For Silver

Designed For Silver
n.p.: International Silver Company, 1960
Catalogue of the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts displaying the twenty-two award winning entries in the silver flatware design competition sponsored by the International Silver Company. Designers include Max Bill, Gerald Gulotta, Ronald Pearson, Sigfrido Pineda, Tapio Wirkkala, Olaf Skoogfors and others. Essays by Virginia Cute, John Van Koert et al. 68 pages, black-and-white photographs. All pages intact however this is an ex-library copy with loose library binding, stamps, etc.
$45
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Store: a Memoir of America’s Great Department Stores

Nan Tillson Birmingham
Store: a Memoir of America’s Great Department Stores
New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1978
History of department stores in New York, Los Angeles and everywhere in between, a vast chronicle and personal at the same time. 365 pages with several black-and-white photographs.
$20
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The Magic of a People

Alexander Girard
The Magic of a People
New York: the Viking Press, 1968.
Color photographs by Charles and Ray Eames of Alexander Girard’s collection of folk art and toys from South and Central America. Graphic decorations and text by Girard. Discreetly marked with the stamp and seal of the previous owner.
$80
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House & Garden’s New Complete Book of Gardens

House & Garden’s New Complete Book of Gardens
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955
“A Practical guide for the home gardener with planting plans for flowers, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, pools, barbecues, trees and lawns. 92 pages in full color, 320 pages in all.”
$50
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