Category: Decorative Art & Design (20th Century)

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A Fertile Field: An outline History of the Guild of Gloucestershire Crafstmen and the Crafts in Gloucestershire

By: Robinson, Stuart

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Cheltenham, Glos., The Guild of Gloucestershire Craftsmen and Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery: 1983

Seller ID: 004012

Condition: Very Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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John Parker - Ceramics

By: Savage, Paula (preface)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Albany, Auckland, New Zealand, David Bateman Ltd.: 2002

Seller ID: 005863

ISBN: 1869535154

Condition: Very Good


Dark grey hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Hint of sunning to very edges of text. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear and light scuffing.96pp. Many b/w and some colour illustrations. Published to accompany the exhibition of ceramics by John Parker (b.1947) held at City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand from 12 October to 1 December 2002. This book was the first in-depth study of the work of Park... View more info

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Weiner Werkstatte - Design in Vienna 1903-1932

By: Schweiger, Werner J.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson Ltd.: 1984

Seller ID: 006176

ISBN: 0500233942

Condition: Fine


Blue cloth with title in white on spine. Condition: Fine, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 271pp. 700 illustrations, 194 in colour. The Wiener Werkstatte the Vienna Workshop, was founded n 1903 to make and sell the best in modern design and craftsmanship. This book gives a thorough overview of the movement. View more info

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Art Nouveau in Fin-de-Siecle France: Politics, Psychology, and style

By: Silverman, Debora L.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, University of California Press: 1989

Seller ID: 005550

ISBN: 0520063228

Condition: Very Good


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 fi... View more info

Japanese Design

By: Sparke, Penny

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1988

Seller ID: 001386

ISBN: 0718131363

Condition: Good


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, wi... View more info

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Vital Forms: American art and design in the Atomic Age - 1940-1960

By: Stayton, Kevin L. (intro.)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art in Association with Harry N Abrams Inc.: 2001

Seller ID: 006250

ISBN: 0810906198

Condition: Very Good


White hardcover with title in silver on spine.Condition: Very good, with just a faint hint of shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 256pp. 237 illustrations, including 107 colour plates. This book was published to accompany the exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum of Art from October 12 2001 to January 6, 2002, which then toured to Minneapolis, Nashville, Los Angeles and Phoenix. The period 1940 to 1960 was a groundbreakingbpe... View more info

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Gutte Eriksen "Mitt livs kruka"

By: Stensman, Mailis

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Sweden, Edition Lejonet: 1991

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006288

ISBN: 9197163600

Condition: Very Good


NB: Text is in Swedish throughout. The title translates as "My life in Pots". Hardcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. Inscribed to Anita (Anita Besson of Galerie Besson) from Gutte Eriksen on page preceding half-title (see image). text clean. 85pp. Several b/w illustrations. Gudrum Agnete Tryde Eriksen, commonly known as Gutte Eriksen, (1918-2008) was a Danish ceramicist whose works were influenced by the years she spe... View more info

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The Din of a Smithy (The Craftsman Series)

By: Stevenson, J.A.R.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Cambridge at the University Press: 1936

Seller ID: 004555

Condition: Good


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 ... View more info

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Ron Arad

By: Sudjic, Deyan

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Laurence King Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: 005574

ISBN: 1856691268

Condition: Very Good


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 se... View more info

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The Engraved Glass of Laurence Whistler

By: Whistler, Laurence (intro.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: The Cupid Press: 1952

Edition: Limited.

Seller ID: 004714

Condition: Very Good


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 9¾" - 12" tall View more info