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


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

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


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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Arding & Hobbs Ltd.

By: Arding & Hobbs Ltd.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Clapham Junction, London, Arding & Hobbs Ltd., 1937


Paper covered stapled catalogue. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn and lightly soiled (more so to rear cover) with two inches missing to the top cover of the spine and one inch missing to the base cover of the spine. Staples at edge of catalogue are beginning to rust. 68pp. Many b/w illustrations. Loosely inserted is a letter dated 12th July 1937 from Arding & Hobbs to the catalogues' previous owner, inviting her to visit the showrooms. This catalogue was p... View more info

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

By: Silverman, Debora L.

Price: £30.00

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


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

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Arthur & Georgie Gaskin

By: Breeze, George (intro.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1981


Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light sunning to covers. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. 96pp. Several color and many b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held at The City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham from 11 February to 21 March 1982 which then toured to the Fine Art Society, London. It was the first exhibition devoted to all aspects of the work of Arthur and Georgie Gaskin, and the first coveri... View more info

British Craftsmanship

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

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Collins, 1948


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... View more info

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C.R.Ashbee: Architect, Designer & Romantic Socialist

By: Crawford, Alan

Price: £45.00

Publisher: New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1985


Oatmeal colour cloth with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, some neat notes in biro on blank reverse of last page of text. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 499pp.203 b/w illustrations. This was the first in-depth biography of Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), the architect, designer, social reformer and major force behind the Arts and Crafts movement. View more info

Cements, Pastes, Glues and Gums

By: Standage, H.C.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Crosby, Lockwood & Son, 1897


Third edition. Beige cloth with titles in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, covers are generally lightly soiled, with some rubbing and bumping to cover corners and head and tail of spine. Binding sound, text clean. Blue endpapers advertising other titles in the Weale's Scientific & Technical Series are bright, with a hint of foxing. 164pp. plus publishers list dated 1901. The full title reads thus: Cements, Pastes, Glues, and Gums: A practical guide to the... View more info

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Claudi Casanovas

By: Birks, Tony (intro.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London/Yeovil, Galerie Besson/Marston House, 1996


Black hardcover. Dual text in English and German. Condition: Very good, with just a faint hint of sunning to very edges of text. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light hint of shelfwear. 25 colour plates with comments by Claudi Casanovas (b.1956) and an introduction by Tony Birks. View more info

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Ernest Gimson and the Cotswold Group of Craftsmen: A Catalogue of Works by Ernest Gimson, Ernest and Sidney Barnsley and Peter Waals, in the collections of Leicestershire Museums

By: Carrutthers, Annette

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Leicester, Leicestershire Art Galleries, Museums and Records Service, 1978


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name neatly written at top of front endpaper. Binding sound. 92pp. Many b/w illustrations. The collection of work by Ernest Gimson, Ernest and Sidney Barnsley and Peter Waals described in this catalogue was started in 1919, the year of Gimson's death, when his widow presented to Leicester City Museum architectural drawings by Gimson for the new Federal Capital of Australia. Over the next twe... View more info

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Gertrud Vasegaard

By: Jorgensen, Henning (intro.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Galerie Besson, 2011


Card covered stapled catalogue. Condition: Fine, no inscriptions. 19pp. Many colour plates.This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work by the Danish ceramicist Gertrud Vasegaard (1913-2007) held at Galerie Besson, London from 2-24 February 2011. It was the first ever solo show of her work outside Denmark and includes a two page introduction by Henning Jorgensen. View more info

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Hazel Johnston: Porcelain

By: Johnston, Simon (ed.)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, Verb Editions/Lund Humphries, 2010


Celadon green colour cloth with title in white on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good,with a very faint smudge to blank page after front endpaper. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 144pp. Many colour illustrations. This book, the first on the potter Hazel Johnston (1933-2011) has at is heart an extensive interview with her. Shel was born in Cumbria and studied ceramics at the Manchester College of Art, gra... View more info

Industrial Design 25th Annual Design Review

By: Carpenter, Edward K.

Price: £22.00

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


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 Char... 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


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 ... View more info

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Issey Miyake meets Lucie Rie

By: Attenborough, Sir David (intro.)

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Miyake Design Studio, 2009


Dual text in English and Japanese. NB: This is a re-issue by the Miyake Design Studio in in co-operation with the Miyake Issey Foundation of the original catalogue, first published in 1989 in conjunction with the exhibition Lucie Rie, held from 10th May to 7th June 1989 at the Sogetsu Gallery, Tokyo and then from 27th June to 30th July 1989 at the Museum of Oriental Cermaics, Osaka. The book is re-issued exactly the same as the original except the credits. Softcover wi... View more info