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Decorative Art & Design (20th Century)

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Decorative Art & Design (20th Century)

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Loetz - Austria - 1900, Neuwirth, Dr.Waltraud
21 Neuwirth, Dr.Waltraud Loetz - Austria - 1900
Vienna, Austria Dr.Waltraud Neuwirth 1986 3900282269 / 9783900282264 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
NB: Text is in four languages throughout: German, English, French and Italian. Maroon hardcover with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with general light shelfwear. 3200pp. 228 colour and 61 b/w illustrations. Useful reference on Loetz glass. The book contains an introduction, history of the company, a catalogue and documentation (contemporary reports, technical descriptions). 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Wiener Werkstatte: Avantgarde, Art Deco, Industrial Design, Neuwirth, Dr.Waltraud
22 Neuwirth, Dr.Waltraud Wiener Werkstatte: Avantgarde, Art Deco, Industrial Design
Vienna, Austria Dr.Waltraud Neuwirth 1986 3900282250 / 9783900282257 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
NB: Dual text in French and Italian throughout. (No English) Maroon hardcover with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 240pp. 60 colour and 109 b/w illustrations. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Paul Manship, Rand, Harry
23 Rand, Harry Paul Manship
London Lund Humphries 1989 0853315558 / 9780853315551 First Edition. Cloth Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear, one small repaired tear to top left of front of jacket, and some sunning to spine. 214pp. 199 illustratons, many in colour. This book was the first complete overview of the life and work of the American sculptor Paul Manship (1885-1966), whose work presaged Art Deco, and whose best known works include the Prometheus fountain at the centre of New York's Rockefeller Center, and his rhythmic Diana and Actaeon figures. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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24 Robinson, Stuart A Fertile Field: An outline History of the Guild of Gloucestershire Crafstmen and the Crafts in Gloucestershire
Cheltenham, Glos. The Guild of Gloucestershire Craftsmen and Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery 1983 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, stapled booklet. Cream paper with title in black on front cover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear and soiling. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 32pp. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Art Nouveau in Fin-de-Siecle France: Politics, Psychology, and style, Silverman, Debora L.
25 Silverman, Debora L. Art Nouveau in Fin-de-Siecle France: Politics, Psychology, and style
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London University of California Press 1989 0520063228 / 9780520063228 Hardcover Very Good Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Light brown hardcover with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, with a small smudge to front pastedown. Dustjacket condition: Fine. 415pp. 15 colour plates and 73 b/w images. At the Paris Exposition of 1889, the French proclaimed the wrought-iron colossus of the Eiffel Tower an art nouveau. By 1900, however, they assigned that term to the decorative art of intimate, luxurious interiors. In this book, the author explores the shift in the locus of modernity in fin-de-siecle France from technological monument to private interior. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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26 Sparke, Penny Japanese Design
London Michael Joseph 1988 0718131363 / 9780718131364 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Good, binding sound, text clean, no marks or inscriptions. Very light scuffing to back cover. 144pp. Beginning with an appraisal of the fundamentals of Japanese thought, aesthetics and culture and how they have influenced modern design, the author examines the industrialisation of Japan since it was opened to the world in the mid 19th century. Various areas of design, including transport, electrical goods and architecture are examined separately, with a survey showing post-war progress, with a particular emphasis on the fifteen years preceding the date of publication in 1988. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Din of a Smithy (The Craftsman Series), Stevenson, J.A.R.
27 Stevenson, J.A.R. The Din of a Smithy (The Craftsman Series)
London Cambridge at the University Press 1936 Cloth Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Brown cloth with title in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Some browning to endpapers. Some very occasional foxing to text. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 112pp. 4 b/w plates and several b/w figures within text. This book formed part of The Craftsman Series, which aimed to give secondary school age children an insight into 'the development of constructive activities in the sphere of material things'. The text is comprised of extracts from the complete version of The Din of a Smithy (1932) by J. A. R. Stevenson; these extracts are arranged into short chapters to form a coherent narrative. The narrative gives an account of how the author established his own smithy and became involved in the creation of decorative ironwork. Chapters also provide information on the various tools and processes involved in smithing. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Ron Arad, Sudjic, Deyan
28 Sudjic, Deyan Ron Arad
London Laurence King Publishing 1999 1856691268 / 9781856691260 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Black hardcover with title in silver on spine. Condition Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and a couple of small tears to head and tail of sine of dustjacket. 224pp. 275 illustrations, 230 in colour. The industrial designer Ron Arad (b.1951) has been pushing design boundaries for over thirty years. This book is illustrated with a wealth of striking images, many of them specially commissioned. Based on a series of episodes which focus on individual objects, families of designs, categories and activities, the book reflects Arad's own distinctive approach. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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29 Watson, Eric Lino-Cutting for Pleasure and Profit
London Vawser & Wiles Ltd. 1948 First Edition. Cloth Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Buff colour cloth with titles in blue on front cover and spine. No dustjacket. Condition: Fair to good, with general shelfwear and some light soiling to covers ( a couple of drink ringmarks to front cover), and a few small indentations (from a pattern?) to rear cover. Watermark to front pastedown, not affecting the rest of the book in any way, and a browned patch (approx 2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide) to right edge of textblock from the front endpaper throught to page 23, not affecting text. Binding sound, previous owners name on half-title, otherwise no inscriptions. Very light browning to edges of text throughout. 146pp. plus adverts to rear. Colour frontispiece and many b/w illustrations and designs. A useful handbook with sections on the history of the printing block, the type of lino to use, designing, transferring the design, tools, cutting the block, printing inks, printing paper, hand block printing on fabrics and pattern forming. Scarce. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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The Engraved Glass of Laurence Whistler, Whistler, Laurence (intro.)
30 Whistler, Laurence (intro.) The Engraved Glass of Laurence Whistler
The Cupid Press 1952 Limited. Buckram Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Black buckram with title in gilt on spine and with gilt monogram to front cover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 47pp. 82 b/w illustrations. One of a limited edition of 500 copies of which this is no.280. Signed by Laurence Whistler. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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