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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

See the other books in this series:

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

See the other books in this series:

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
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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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The Finest Rooms, By America’s Great Decorators

Katharine Tweed, ed., introduction by Russell Lynes
The Finest Rooms, By America’s Great Decorators
New York: A Studio Book/The Viking Press, 1964 (second printing 1965)
A wonderful large-scale book illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs of the finest rooms by America’s great decorators, with essays by each on their theories and practice. Decorators include Billy Baldwin, Rose Cumming, George Stacey, Michael Taylor, Tate and Hall, Mrs. Henry Parish II and Smith, Urquhart and Marckwald. Hardcover in dustjacket in excellent condition, 168 pages.
$50.00

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Joy of Gay Sex

Dr. Charles Silverstein and Edmund White
The Joy of Gay Sex
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1977, first edition.
“The Joy of Gay Sex is by gays for gays. It is a complete guide to the erotic, emotional and social fulfillment of a homosexual lifestyle.” Artistic and explicit color and black-and-white illustrations by Michael Leonard, Ian Beck and Julian Graddon. Hardcover with dustjacket (dustjacket in fair condition, now protected by plastic cover). 239 pages.
$50.00

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Macy’s Gimbels, and Me

Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
Macy’s Gimbels, and Me
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967, stated first edition.
The fascinating memoir of advertising legend Bernice Fitz-Gibbon; some of her revolutionary department store ads reproduced in black-and-white; 381 pages, hardcover with dustjacket (some losses and tears to dustjacket, now in plastic cover).
$20.00

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Fornasetti: La Follia Pratica

Patrick Mauries
Fornasetti: La Follia Pratica
Venice: Umberto Allemandi, 1991 (second printing 2004)
Magnificent volume on Italian designer Piero Fornasetti with hundreds of photographs in color and black-and-white; with an introduction by Ettore Sottsass and interview with Fornasetti by Sharon Wasserman (text in Italian). 286 pages, hardcover with dustjacket, in excellent condition.
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Sunday, January 2, 2011

DETAILS MAGAZINE 1982 - 1986


Details magazine, 1982 to 1986. Every issue includes social observation by Stephen Saban with photographs by Patrick McMullan, art reviews by Cookie Mueller, restaurant reviews by Hal Rubenstein, photographic portraits by Marcus Leatherdale, fashion, music and much more. Details magazine defined "downtown" style in the 1980s. All in excellent condition, no missing or torn pages. I am afraid that there are no Bill Cunningham issues available. The only issues that are available for sale are those listed with price below.

December 1982, Volume I Number 6
Dianne Brill, New York Collections by Bill Cunningham, art reviews by Cookie Mueller.
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March 1983, Volume I Number 7
Susan Tyrell, George Condo, fashion on the streets and in the clubs by Bill Cunningham.
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Summer 1983, Volume II Number 1
Thierry Mugler fashion, remembering Max’s Kansas City, Fall fashion collections by Bill Cunningham.
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October 1983, Volume II Number 2
Veronica Lake and other classic screen legends by Michael Musto, street fashion, art furniture show at Danceteria.
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November 1983, Volume II Number 3
Lingerie fashion, mid-century-modern furniture.
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December 1983/January 1984, Volume II, Number 4
Matt Dillon by Bruce Weber, hat fashion, , nightclubs.
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March 1984, Volume II Number 5
Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Ludlam, Pat Fields, Paris/New York collections and street fashion by Bill Cunningham.
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April 1984, Volume II Number 6
Interview with Ronnie Spector by Michael Musto, Way Bandy, Francine Hunter, hair styles.
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May 1984, Volume II Number 7
Swimwear, Buster Poindexter (David Johanson) Edith Head.
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June 1984, Volume III Number 1
Andie McDowell, Gary Glitter, Mimi Sheraton, Teri Toye.
SOLD

July/August 1984, Volume III Number 1 [sic]
Luc Besson, Marc Jacobs (“student designer of the year”), Bruce Weber.
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September 1984, Volume III Number 3
Fall fashion collections by Bill Cunningham, art reviews by Cookie Mueller, restaurants by Hal Rubenstein.
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October 1984, Volume III Number 4
Actress Brooke Adams, interview with Jim Jarmusch, Jean Paul Gaultier, shoulder pad fashion.
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November 1984, Volume III Number 5
Malcolm McClaren, actor Harry Dean Stanton, fashion by Stepan Lupino, much more.
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December 1984, Volume III Number 6
Morgan’s Hotel, fashion show music, Bernard-Zette.
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January/February 1985, Volume III Number 7
Fun Gallery, Limelight nightclub, Bernie Ozer, includes a photo of Martin Margiela when he was assistant to Jean-Paul Gaultier.
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March 1985, Volume III Number 8
Spring fashion collections by Bill Cunningham, Barbie dolls, Dean Johnson, Robert Palmer.
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April 1985, Volume III Number 9
Billy Idol, Terence Stamp, “Desperately Seeking Susan,” Patti Hansen and Keith Richards at home.
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May 1985, Volume III Number 10
East Village Guide, boutiques, galleries, bars, clubs.
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June 1985, Volume IV Number 1
Boy George, Rudi Gernreich, Jackie Curtis.
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Summer 1985, Volume IV Number 2
Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, James Nares, downtown New York celebrities at home.
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September 1985, Volume IV Number 3
Fall fashion collections by Bill Cunningham, Marianne Faithfull, Bruce Willis.
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October 1985, Volume IV Number 4
Men’s fashion, Patsy Cline, Michael Vollbracht, Azzedine Alaia.
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November 1985, Volume IV Number 5
Comedian Steven Wright, musician Paul Shaffer, male style icons.
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January/February 1986, VolumeIV Number 7
Emo Philips, shopping with Anna Sui, Earl Blackwell, Bill Boggs
$15

March 1986, Volume IV Number 8
Spring fashion collections by Bill Cunningham, interviews with Zach Galligan and Andrew Logan.
SOLD

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