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Industrial Design 25th Annual Design Review

By: Carpenter, Edward K.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Whitney Library of Design (Watson-Guptill Publications): 1979

Seller ID: 002572

ISBN: 082307157X

Condition: Good


Ivory colour hardcover with titles in maroon on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Light foxing to textblock edges. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn and soiled. 190pp. profusely illustrated in b/w. This book celebrates innovation and excellence in American design (consumer products, contrat and residential design, equipment and instrumentation, environmental design) and includes an introductory essay on Charles Eames, who died in 1978. View more info

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Edward Barnsley and his Workshop: Arts and Crafts in the Twentieth Century

By: Carruthers, Annette

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Wendlebury, Oxfordshire, White Cockade: 1992

Seller ID: 006317

ISBN: 1873487002

Condition: Very Good


Olive green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint os shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Very faint mark from a bookmark (bookmark no longer present) between the centre of pages 118-119.Very light foxing to top edge of textblock. 208pp. 107 b/w illustrations. The life and work of Edward Barnsley (1900-1987) has carried through to the present day the Arts and Crafts tradition in which he grew up. His father Sidney Barnsley, was one of the major figures of the movement, and was directly influenced by William Morris. This study continues th... View more info

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Poltrona Frau

By: Carugati, Decio Giulio Riccardo

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Milan, Electa: 2000

Seller ID: 005475

ISBN: 8843572806

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. No inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 182pp. Many colour illustrations. This volume illustrates some of the most significant furniture designs produced by the Italian furniture company Poltrona Frau from its inception in 1912 to the date of publication. View more info

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The Long Life of Design in Italy: B & B Italia - 50 Years and Beyond

By: Casciani, Stefano

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Milan, Skira: 2016

Seller ID: 006182

ISBN: 8857231801

Condition: Very Good


Orange hardcover with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a faint hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 357pp. Many colour illustrations. This book charts the history of the Italian design company B & B Italia established in 1966 by Piero Ambroglio Busnelli (1926-2014). From the outset it was a company that invested much time in research and experimentation with new technologies and collaborations with many leading international architects and designers including Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Antonio Citterio, Mario Bellini and Zaha Hadid. View more info

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A Century of Ceramics: A Selection of 20th Century Potters and Potteries in the Isle of Wight

By: Dowden, Lisa and Andrew, and Goodredge, Robin

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Sandown, Dowden & Goodredge: 2005

Seller ID: 006198

ISBN: 095487451x

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 256pp. Many colour illustrations. This book tells the story of the first pots found on the Isle of Wight from Neolithic times, with an overview of pottery there until the 20th century. The book includes a series of 27 potters profiles that reflect the times and places in which they lived, including Edward Bagley of the Isle of Wight Handcraft Pottery, Sybil and Ray Parsons, Harold Charlesworth and Joe Lester. View more info

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"The Studio" Year Book of Decorative Art 1912

By: Editor, The Studio

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Paris, New York, "The Studio" Ltd.: 1912

Seller ID: 006495

Condition: Good


NB: Ex-Library, but not just any library. From the Bournville School of Art Library, Birmingham. Typed label on title page reads"This book was donated to the Library of Bournville School of Art, by Mrs Dorothy Griffin. It belonged to her father Harry G.Sears a copper-plate engraver and one of the original residents of Bournville Estate". Dark brown hardcover library binding. Red speckled edges to textblock.Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and library reference code sellotaped to base of spine. Binding cracked internally in one place, otherwise sound. Front endpaper has t... View more info

Abstract Design: a Practical Manual on the Making of Patterns for the Use of Students, Teachers, Designers and Craftsmen

By: Fenn, Amor

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Batsford: 1930

Seller ID: 001477

Condition: Fair


Pale lime-green cloth with dark green geometric border pattern and motif and titles on front cover. Condition: Internally good, text bright and clean, covers are in fair condition with sunning to spine and small one inch split to cloth at base of spine. Light foxing to cover edges and top and fore-edge of textblock. Binding cracked in one place. 203pp. plus list of Batsford books. Good reference copy. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Giancarlo Scapin - Il canto della terra

By: Formaggio, Dino (intro.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Schio, Italy, ArtiGenialiti Europea: 2006

Seller ID: 006292

Condition: Very Good


NB: Text is in Italian throughout. 89pp. plus chronology. Many colour illustrations. This brochure illustrates the work of the Italian ceramicist Giancarlo Scapin (1943-2013). Loosely inserted is a folding card published to accompany the exhibition of his work at the Terre d'Arte Gallery, Turin, which in 2009 was presented to the general public as part of the Ceramics Exhibition in Castellamonte. View more info

The Modern Chair: 1850 to Today

By: Frey, Gilbert

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Niederteufen, Switzerland, Arthur Niggli Ltd.: 1970

Seller ID: 002345

Condition: Fair


Black hardcover with titles in white on spine and front cover. Condition: Fair, text is sunned around very edges. Previous owners name on fep. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Quite heavily sunned, with general shelfwear. 187pp. Illustrated with b/w line drawings throughout. Good reading/reference copy. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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At the Sign of the Fourposter: A History of Heals

By: Goodden, Susanna

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Heal & Son Ltd./Lund Humphries: 1984

Seller ID: 006246

ISBN: 0853314888

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. 138pp. Many b/w and a few colour illustrations. This book tells the story of Heals, from its establishment in 1810 by two brothers, John Harris and Ambrose Heal, to in 1810 when it sold beds and bedding to a later Ambrose Heal who pioneered innovative furniture design and the purchase of Heals in 1984 by Sir Terence Conran, the founder of Habitat. View more info

British Craftsmanship

By: Honey, W.B. (intro.)

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1948

Seller ID: 001609

Condition: Fair


Blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair to good, binding sound, spine lightly bumped, light browning to endpapers and very light browning to text. Two previous owners names (crossed out) on fep. Dust Jacket condition: Fair, with general light rubbing and shelfwear and a couple of small tears. Price-clipped. 322pp. 48 colour plates, 152 b/w illustrations. Introduction by W.B.Honey, and including essays on furniture makers by John Gloag, Cecilia Sempill on pottery and porcelain, Kenneth Ullyett on British clocks and clockmakers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Dr.Thomas Howarth Collection: Important works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret and Frances Macdonald and Herbert MacNair, Christie's London 17 February 1994

By: Howarth, Dr.Thomas (intro.)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Christie Manson & Woods Ltd.: 1994

Seller ID: 006208

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers and hint or sunning to very edges of text. 115pp. Plus bibliography. A list of prices realised is loosely inserted. This 143 item catalogue was produced to accompany the auction of important works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret and Frances Macdonald and Herbert MacNair held at Christies King street, London on 17th February 1994. It included architectural drawings and furniture designs, as well as actual pieces of furniture. View more info

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Blue Mist - the Works of Takahiro Kondo

By: Kamada, Eriko (ed.)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Mie-Gun Mie, Japan, Paramita Museum: 2003

Seller ID: 006255

ISBN: 4763002295

Condition: Very Good


Softcover with tracing paper dustjacket. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. Binding sound. Loosely enclosed is a note to the previous owner (Anita Besson of the Besson Gallery) from Takahiro Kondo and signed by him. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and scuffing. 53pp. plus chronology. Many colour illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work bythe ceramicist Takahiro Kondo (b.1958) held at the Paramita Museum in Japan from 15th March to 30th June, 2003. View more info

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Wood-Carving

By: Leland, Charles G.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Whittaker & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 003891

Condition: Fair


Third edition. Pale brown paper-covered boards with black decoration. Title in black on spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn with spine present but beginning to come away from binding. Light browning and foxing to endpapers. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding cracked internally in one place, otherwise sound. 162pp. 6 b/w plates inc.frontispiece. A useful period woodcarving manual, including sections on toools, cutting grooves, flat patterns, cutting simple leaves, cutting with the grain and free-hand carving. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Rene Lalique - Catalogue Raisonne 1860-1945 - Maitre-verrier - analyse de l'oeuvre et catalogue raisonne

By: Marcilhac, Felix

Price: £195.00

Publisher: Paris, Les Editions de L'amateur: 1989

Seller ID: 006211

Condition: Good


NB: Text is in French throughout. This is the 1989 first edition. Pale blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, and very light sunning to cover edges. Light sunning to top of front endpaper. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally lightly shelfworn, with more wear to head and tail of spine of jacket. 1047pp. 3700 images, of which 108 are in colour. The book is divided into three sections, firstly a historical analysis of Lalique's glass work from 1895 to 1945, which includes a biography of the ... View more info

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Interior Decorating - "How to Do it" Series Number 13

By: Miller, Duncan

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London and New York, The Studio: 1944

Seller ID: 004637

Condition: Fair


Second printing (first published 1937). Decorative paper covered boards with black cloth spine. Condition: Fair to good, boards are generally scuffed and shelfworn with some wear to head and tail of spine. Previous owners names (The artists David Gentleman and Rosalind Dease) written neatly in ink at top of front pastedown. Light foxing and browning to title page, which also has the price 3/6 written in biro on the top right corner. Binding sound. 79pp. 50 tipped in b/w photographic plates. Includes period interior designs by Wells Coates, Eric Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff. Size: 4to - over... View more info

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Wiener Werkstatte: Avantgarde, Art Deco, Industrial Design

By: Neuwirth, Dr.Waltraud

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Vienna, Austria, Dr.Waltraud Neuwirth: 1986

Seller ID: 005629

ISBN: 3900282250

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Paul Manship

By: Rand, Harry

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Lund Humphries: 1989

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003906

ISBN: 0853315558

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

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 Parker, one of New Zealand's leading ceramic artists. The book includes essays by Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins and Janet Mansfield toge... View more info