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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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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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