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Thursday, October 18, 2012

DESIGNERS AND BOOKS FAIR


Dear Friends: I am excited to let you know that I will be exhibiting (and selling!) vintage design books at the Designers and Books Fair, Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 October, booth AA8, at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. You can receive a complimentary ticket by going to http://bit.ly/designersandbooksfair2012  and entering the code ARB. The ticket will be sent to the email address you register. You can repeat the process to receive extra tickets.  Please visit Designers and Books Fair for more information about the fair, the exhibitors and the extensive program of lectures and panel discussions. See you at the fair! -Alan Rosenberg

Friday, October 5, 2012

MODERN FURNITURE AND DECORATION


Robert Harling, ed.
Modern Furniture and Decoration
New York: Galahad Books, 1971
Fantastically colorful, adventurous and chic interiors. Includes rooms designed by Francois Catroux, Albrizzi, Alexander Girard, Andree Putman, Karl Lagerfeld, Jon Bannenberg and scores of other designers and tastemakers. 208 pages illustrated entirely with color photographs; hardcover with dustjacket both in excellent condition
$70.00

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THE JEWELS OF JEAN SCHLUMBERGER


Chantal Bizot, et al.
The Jewels of Jean Schlumberger
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001
Magnificent jewelry and bibelots by the great designer for Tiffany and Company. Color and black-and-white photographs, chronology, bibliography and essays by several French curators (translated from the original French edition published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs). Hardcover with dustjacket both in like-new condition, 157 pages.
$100.00

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THE ART NOVEAU


Henry F. Lenning
The Art Nouveau
The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1951
“The first book in English on the style which brought pictorial arts as well as architecture and the related out of the lingering romantic tradition of the nineteenth century.”  Hardcover with dustjacket, both in very good condition.  143 pages illustrated with 54 black-and-white photographs.
$65.00

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Friday, September 28, 2012

AUSTERITY TO AFFLUENCE: BRITISH ART AND DESIGN 1945-1962


Robin Day, et al.
Austerity to Affluence: British Art and Design, 1945-1962
London: Merrell Holbertson, 1997
British design after the influence of the 1951 Festival of Britain including furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, silver, industrial and graphic design. Includes brief biographies of the most notable designers. Softcover in excellent condition, 128 pages illustrated in color and black-and-white.
$60.00

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WHAT IS MODERN INTERIOR DESIGN?


Edgar Kauffman, Jr.
What is Modern Interior Design?
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1953
Introduces orthodox principles of modern interior design (comfort, quality, lightness, harmony). Paperback booklet, 32 pages illustrated in black-and-white and one color plate, in excellent condition. Hard to find.
$35.00

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TIFFANY: INNOVATION IN AMERICAN DESIGN


Tiffany: Innovation in American Design
New York: Christie’s, 1998
Catalogue of the auction conducted on 10 December 1998.  Magnificent silver, jewelry, glass and lamps by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany and Company; 420 lots illustrated in color; softcover in like-new condition.
$35.00

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SCULPTURE IN FIBER


Sculpture in Fiber
New York: Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1972
Work by twelve artists working with off-loom techniques: Neda Al-Hilali, Betty Anne Beaumont, Ronald H. Goodman, Francoise Grossen, Ferne Jacobs, Ron King, Hideko Nishimura, Walter Nottingham, Ed Rossbach, Barbara Shawcroft, Jon B. Wahling and Claire Zeisler. Softcover, 43 pages in excellent condition.
$25.00

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WILLIAM BAZIOTES: A MEMORIAL EXHIBITION


Lawrence Alloway
William Baziotes: A Memorial Exhibition
New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1965
Published two years after the artist’s death at 50. Essay by Lawrence Alloway, artist’s statements, chronology, extensive bibliography, paintings reproduced in color and black-and-white, 55 pages, softcover, in very good condition.
$35.00

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SEVEN STONES: A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR ERICKSON, ARCHITECT


Edith Iglauer
Seven Stones: a Portrait of Arthur Erickson, Architect
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1981
“Arthur Erickson is by far the greatest architect in Canada and may be the greatest on this continent”--Philip Johnson. Hardcover in excellent condition with dustjacket in moderate condition (some tears and losses--see photo), 120 pages, color and black-and-white illustrations.
$20.00

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LIVING WELL: THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF HOME DESIGN AND DECORATION


Carrie Donovan, ed.
Living Well: the New York Times Book of Home Design and Decoration.
New York: Times Books, 1981
Includes the homes of Adri, Perry Ellis, Andree Putman, Chantal Thomas, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso, Thierry Mugler, Elsa Peretti and many other distinguished style-setters.
$80.00

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DECORATIVE ART AND MODERN INTERIORS Volume 68


Maria Schofield, ed.
Decorative Art and Modern Interiors, Volume 68
London: Studio Vista, 1979
Volume 68 of the definitive annual of modern design. 18 interiors featured as well as chapters on modern stained glass and furniture and objects. Hardcover with dustjacket, both in mint condition.
$50.00

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Friday, September 21, 2012

THE SEX BOOK


Martin Goldstein MD, Erwin J. Haeberle PhD, with photographs by Will McBride
The Sex Book: A Modern Pictorial Encyclopedia
New York: Herder and Herder, Inc., 1971\
Artistic and explicit black-and-white photographs by Will McBride illustrate a frank encyclopedia of human sexuality. Hardcover in excellent condition with dustjacket in good condition (see photo), 208 pages
$175.00

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HOW TO HAVE A LIFESTYLE


[style]
Quentin Crisp
How to Have a Lifestyle
New York: Methuen ,1979, stated first American edition
Essays by “one of England’s stately homos” on the elusive subject of personal style; remarkably perceptive, funny and outrageous. Hardcover with dustjacket both in excellent condition.
$30.00

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THE GREAT BOOK OF LINGERIE


[fashion]
Cecil Saint-Laurent
The Great Book of Lingerie
New York: The Vendome Press, 1986
Beautifully designed and produced comprehensive history of women’s lingerie from ancient times to the 1980s. Hundreds of color and black-and-white illustrations. 280 pages, hardcover with dustjacket, both in excellent condition.
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I HAVEN'T A THING TO WEAR


Judith Keith
I Haven’t a Thing to Wear
Tannersville, PA: Tandem Press, 1980
Fashion, health and beauty advice with lots of humour and illustrations by Lee Wydra; dozens of ideas for how to accessorize with scarves. Signed by the author. Hardvover with dustjacket both in excellent condition
$40.00

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DRESSING RIGHT


Charles Hix
Dressing Right
New York:  St. Martin’s Press, 1978
A mans guide to style by the author of Looking Good and Working Out. With black-and-white photographs by Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts and others. 256 pages, hardcover in excellent condition with dustjacket in good condition (one tear--see photo).
$50.00

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THE FASHION MAKERS


Barbara Walz (photos) and Bernadine Morris (text)
The Fashion Makers
New York: Random House, 1978
“An Inside look at America’s leading designers.”  Fascinating document of the people who made American fashion circa 1978.  Portraits in photography by Walz and words by Morris. Includes profiles of Halston, Charles James, Stephen Burrows, Rudi Gernreich, Mr. John, Giorgio Sant’Angelo, Geoffrey Beene, Diane von Furstenberg and many others. Signed by Barbara Walz. Hardcover with dustjacket, both in perfect condition. 224 pages, black-and-white photographs.
$140.00

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Friday, August 24, 2012

THE OBSESSIVE IMAGE, 1960-1968

Mario Amaya
The Obsessive Image, 1960-1968
London: The Institute of Contemporary Art, 1968.
Catalogue of the exhibition at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, organized by Mario Amaya, that inaugurated the new space at Carlton House Terrace. The exhibition included an eclectic mix of Pop and Surrealist artists. 82 pages, softcover, black-and-white illustrations. Unusual cover printed in silver on black
$45.00

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YOUNG DESIGNS IN LIVING


Barbara Plumb
Young Designs in Living
New York: The Viking Press, 1969
Pop, Op, Mod and everything else young and colorful in interior design. Includes the homes of Jerry Schatzberg, Olivier Mourge, Jack Lenor Larsen, Art Kane, Robert A.M. Stern, Charles Moore and many other 1960s designers and personalities. Hardcover in excellent condition with dustjacket in good condition (several small tears and chips); 160 pages, color and black-and-white illustrations.
$40.00

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LUIS MASRIERA


Luis Masriera: 33 Jewels
Geneva: Cristies, 1982
Hard-to-find catalogue of Spanish art nouveau jewelry by Luis Masriera (1872-1958). 33 Lots, all illustrated in color, softcover.
SOLD

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thrift Store Paintings


Jim Shaw, ed
Thrift Store Paintings
Illustrates the incredible collection of thrift store paintings accumulated by artist Jim Shaw, plus examples from other collections .  199 shocking, funny and moving paintings shown in full-page full-color images. Softcover in like-new condition.
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Niki de Saint Phalle


Carle Schulz-Hoffmann, et al.
Niki de Saint Phalle
Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1987
Catalogue of the retrospective exhibition held in 1987 at the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich. With essays by Pontus Hulten, Pierre Restany, Jean Tinguely, Daniel Spoerri and the artist herself. Hardcover, 160 pages. Signed by the artist.
$100.00

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DALI


Benmiamino Levi, et al. 
Dali
Paris: The Stratton Foundation for the Cultural Arts
Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Espace Montmartre, Paris. An outstanding reference for Salvador Dali’s sculpture, prints and gold objets d’art. Softcover, 256 pages, hundreds of works illustrated.
$45.00

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