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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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