Category: Decorative Art & Design (20th Century)

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The Jubilee of the Dovecot Tapestries 1912-1962

By: ?

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, The Scottish Committee of the Arts Council of Great Britain: 1962

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005258


Softcover.(Stapled catalogue). Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light foxing to corner of front cover. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Light sunning to text edges and light rusting to staples in centre. 16pp. 6 b/w plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held in Edinburgh during the International Festival, 1962. Conceived by William Morris and the 3rd Marquess of Bute, from 1912 to 1940 (apart from the period of the Fir... View more info

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Partnership in Style: Edgar Wood and J.Henry Sellers

By: Archer, John (intro.)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Manchester, Manchester City Art Gallery: 1975

Seller ID: 005771


Softcover. Cream card covers with title in green on spine. Condition: Fair to good, covers are in fair condition with some sunning to spine and surrounding area, and general light shelfwear, light soiling and foxing. Internally, the catalogue is in very good condition. The binding is sound, and there are no inscriptions. 96pp. Many b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held at the Manchester City Art Gallery from16 October to 16 Novem... 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

Seller ID: 004614


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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Issey Miyake meets Lucie Rie

By: Attenborough, Sir David (intro.)

Price: £160.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Miyake Design Studio: 1989

Seller ID: 005830


Dual text in English and Japanese. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers and light sunning to spine and immediate surrounding area. Small blue sticky dot at base of spine. 120pp. 61 colour plates. This catalogue was 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 Ceramics, Osaka. View more info

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Interieurs Bruxellois - Modernisme & Art Deco

By: Caltagirone, Sandra

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Brussels, Alice Editions: 2004

Seller ID: 005889


NB: Text is in French throughout. Hardcover with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 221pp. Many colour illustrations. This book contains a collection of photographs together with accompanying descriptive text of a number of interiors in Brussels created between the two World Wars, influenced by the modernism of the Bauhaus and Walter Gropius,... 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

Seller ID: 002572


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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Poltrona Frau

By: Carugati, Decio Giulio Riccardo

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Milan, Electa: 2000

Seller ID: 005475


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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Eileen Gray

By: Constant, Caroline

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 2000

Seller ID: 005960


Dark brown cloth with title blindstamped on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 256pp. Many illustrations, including several in colour. This volume provides an in-depth portrait of the Irish born designer and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976) as a significant contributor to the Modern Movement, placing Gray's work in the context of... 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

Seller ID: 005563


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

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


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

The Modern Chair: 1850 to Today

By: Frey, Gilbert

Price: £16.00

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

Seller ID: 002345


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

British Craftsmanship

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

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1948

Seller ID: 001609


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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Vally Wieselthier

By: Hormann, Marianne

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Vienna, Cologne, Weimar, Bohlau Verlag: 1999

Seller ID: 005457


NB: The majority of the text is in German, but there is an English summary of approx 40 pages in length. Orange cloth with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 330pp. 99 plates, many in colour. This book describes the life and work of the Austrian ceramicist and sculptor Valerie "Vally" Wieselthier (1895-1945) View more info

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Braendpunkter: Dansk Keramik 1890-1990

By: Jakobsen, Kristian (intro.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Kunstindustrimuseet: 1990

Seller ID: 005864


Softcover. NB: Text is in Danish throughout with the exception of one short essay by William Hull in English. 135pp. Many b/w and some colour illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of Danish ceramics dating from 1890-1990 held at the Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen from 22 June to 2 September 1990. It includes essays on the ceramic work of J F Willumsen, Asger Jorn and Axel Salto. 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

Seller ID: 005470


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

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Wood-Carving

By: Leland, Charles G.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Whittaker & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 003891


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... 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


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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Kondo Takahiro: Painter and Potter

By: Mitsugi, Uehira

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland: 1995

Seller ID: 005871


Softcover. Condition: Very good with light shelfwear to covers.Some right hand inch of cover where it meets the spine. Some marks to a few of the page edges (caused during printing?). 72pp. Many colour illustrations. This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition of work by the Japanese artist and potter Kondo Takahiro (b.1958) held at the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh in 1995. 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


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

Serene Beauty: Lucie Rie Retrospective - 100th Anniversary of her Birth

By: Nishi, Maya (ed.) et al.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Shigaraki, Japan, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park: 2002

Seller ID: 005912


Fourth edition, August 2002. Dual text in English and Japanese. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 108pp. 96 colour plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of work by the ceramist Lucie Rie (1902-1995) held at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan from 6 April to 30 June 2002 which then toured to Miuirart Village Museum, Miura. View more info