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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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