Design

  • A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960: An Exhibition from the Silver Studio Collection by TURNER Mark (intro)
    TURNER Mark (intro)
    A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960: An Exhibition from the Silver Studio Collection

    Middlesex Polytechnic 1989

    72pp illus with b/w and colour plates. Royal 8vo. Decorated wraps with dw, this sl soiled. To accompany the important exhibition of the Silver Studio Collection. Essays contributed by Mark Pinney and Leslie Hoskins. One or two illustration pages are slightly stuck in the corners. Images unaffected. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 19980
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  • SHARPE Edmund
    A Treatise on the Rise and Progress of Decorated Window Tracery in England: illustrated with ninety seven woodcuts and six engravings on steel with Decorated Windows: A Series of Illustrations of the Window Tracery of the Decorated Style of Ecclesiastical Architecture...

    London: John van Voorst 1849

    Vol. I: xii, 111pp, incl 97 ills and 6 plates; vol. II: 60 plates with a leaf of descriptive text. 228x150mm. Uniform blue gilt lettered cloth. Very good and very bright set of this study. Predates Sharpe's more well known treatise 'Architectural Parallels.' Previous owner's name in ink on front paste down of each volume.

    Stock ID: 6100
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  • ABC: A Dictionary of Graphic Cliches by [PENTAGRAM] THOMPSON, Philip and DAVENPORT, Peter. Designed by McCONNELL, John.
    [PENTAGRAM] THOMPSON, Philip and DAVENPORT, Peter. Designed by McCONNELL, John.
    ABC: A Dictionary of Graphic Cliches Pentagram Papers no 1.

    London Pentagram Design 1976

    24pp illustrated in b/w. Pentagram published the first three letters of a dictionary of visual metaphors drawn together by Philip Thompson and Peter Davenport. The publication contains examples of how designers have used these clichés as a shorthand visual language to communicate complex ideas. It was the first of an occasional series which continues upto date. Very good copy although one or two thumb marks on some text pages where pages have been turned.

    Stock ID: 20907
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  • Advertising Art: tricks of the trade by HALL Dixi Gail
    HALL Dixi Gail
    Advertising Art: tricks of the trade

    Walter F Foster nd c1950

    40pp illustrated with 4 monotone and many b/w plates. Folio. Stapled. Striking colour wrappers. USA graphic designer ending up eventually with his own Hollywood advertising agency moving on to Laguna Beach where he specialised in design and illustration.

    Stock ID: 20278
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  • CRANE Walter
    An Artist's Reminiscences

    London Methuen and Co 1907

    2nd edition. 520pp illus with 123 b/w plates and line ills. Original blue cloth with white decorative overprinting, showing shelf-wear, particularly to spine. Top edge gilt. Dec. end papers. Library shelf mark in white on spine. From Morton Sundour Fabrics Library with Mawson Collection typed on bookplates on front paste down. Internal hinges slightly shaky.

    Stock ID: 9662
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  • An Clachan: The Highland Village Official Guide by [EMPIRE EXHIBITION SCOTLAND]
    [EMPIRE EXHIBITION SCOTLAND]
    An Clachan: The Highland Village Official Guide

    Glasgow 1938

    Description by Colin Sinclair M.A. Ph. D. F.R.I.B.A. 8pp booklet. Inside front cover are list of suppliers to fit out the exhibit which was just off the Paisley Road. Good condition.

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  • An Enquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings Especially in England: by WINSTON. Charles,
    WINSTON. Charles,
    An Enquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings Especially in England: With Hints on Glass Painting by the late Charles Winston.

    Oxford James Parker and Co. 1867

    8vo, two volume set. Red gilt decorated cloth with tracery outline on upper boards. Repaired on spines to make a good set. Bookplate of Anthony St John Midman Carew in each copy and also pen signature on end papers of Helen Armory Vol. I, i-xxiv, 422pp + [2pp adverts] + 27 b/w ills. Vol. II, i-iv, 98pp, + list of 75 ills. 23 pages of text that identify 49 b/w and 26 hand coloured illustrations. Volume Two with attractive hand coloured frontispiece. Important study of stained glass techniques, including examination of borders, patterns, figures and foliage.

    Stock ID: 20736
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  • An Exhibition for Modern Living by (DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS - LANDMARK EXHIBITION ) (GIRARD, Alexander H. [Curator] LAURIE, W.D.
    (DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS - LANDMARK EXHIBITION ) (GIRARD, Alexander H. [Curator] LAURIE, W.D.
    An Exhibition for Modern Living

    Michigan USA The Detroit Institute of Arts 1949

    102pp illus with b/w plates and line ills including superb drawings by Saul Steinberg in essay form based on the theme of "how others see us". Views of exhibition rooms, general views of the exhibition, Index of designers, Index of exhibitors. Spiral bound. 4to. Decorated wrappers also by Saul Steinberg. Objects selected for the exhibition include glass, chairs silverware, gardeners' tools kitchen wear etc. Fantastic exhibition catalogue. The rooms of the exhibition were furnished by key designers of the day including Ray and Charles Eames where Ray prepared this colourful sketch of the layout. Other designers included Eva Zeisel, Thonet, Harry Weese, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, & George Nelson, Custom exhibition…

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    Michigan USA The Detroit Institute of Arts 1949

    102pp illus with b/w plates and line ills including superb drawings by Saul Steinberg in essay form based on the theme of "how others see us". Views of exhibition rooms, general views of the exhibition, Index of designers, Index of exhibitors. Spiral bound. 4to. Decorated wrappers also by Saul Steinberg. Objects selected for the exhibition include glass, chairs silverware, gardeners' tools kitchen wear etc. Fantastic exhibition catalogue. The rooms of the exhibition were furnished by key designers of the day including Ray and Charles Eames where Ray prepared this colourful sketch of the layout. Other designers included Eva Zeisel, Thonet, Harry Weese, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, & George Nelson, Custom exhibition rooms by Alvar Aalto, Jens Risom, Bruno Mathsson, Florence Knoll and many others.

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    Stock ID: 20691
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  • Arts and Crafts Stained Glass by CORMACK P.
    CORMACK P.
    Arts and Crafts Stained Glass

    London Yale University Press 2015

    336pp illustrated with sumptuous colour plates throughout. 4to. New, dust wrapper. Based on more than three decades of research, Arts & Crafts Stained Glass is the first study of how the late-19th-century Arts and Crafts Movement transformed the aesthetics and production of stained glass in Britain and America. Much on key individual designers and the role of Christopher Whall in the period in drawing attention to glass and teaching techniques. This is a democratic art in so far as both men and women were active in the craft at the time.

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  • Bally: by [BALLY SHOES] ADVERTISING FAN
    [BALLY SHOES] ADVERTISING FAN
    Bally:

    Paris E Chambrelent Ste Ame E.T.I.O.P. 1933

    Cockade 'Vent du Nord' type fan with wooden handles.The paper leaf is printed on one side with an adaptation of a poster design showing male and female hands holding footwear by Bally; signed and dated d'apres CAPPIELLO, 1933.BALLY: Swiss company designing/producing shoes for the high end market. Founded in 1851 by Carl Franz Bally (1821–1899) and his brother Fritz in the basement of their family home. CAPPIELLO, Leonetto: b. 1875, Livorno, Italy - d. 1942, Cannes, France. Celebrated Italian poster art designer who lived in Paris. Beautiful condition.

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  • BBC Design in Modern Life: April 1933 by CARRINGTON Noel (introduction)
    CARRINGTON Noel (introduction)
    BBC Design in Modern Life: April 1933

    London British Broadcasting Corporation 1933

    16pp with 32pp b/w plates in centre fold. Useful bibliography. Wrappers with collaged image in black and white which are very slightly worn else a good copy. Notes on eleven radio talks given by key designers of the day including John Gloag, Wells Coates, Maxwell Fry, Frank Pick, Gordon Russell. Employs comparative photographs to reveal good and bad aspects of design.

    Stock ID: 17920
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  • (ART WORKERS GUILD)
    Beauty's Awakening A Masque of Winter and of Spring. The Studio Summer Number, 1899

    London The Studio 1899

    The Studio Summer Number 1899. 44pp + 59 full page plates. 4to gilt lettered, red morocco, marbled endpapers. Boards a little rubbed with small chip to the spine else vg. Loosely inserted exhibition cards. bookplate of Samuel Davies Frodsham on the front pastedown. From the collection of Gavin Stamp, with a pencil ownership inscription on the fep. Written designed & contrived by the members of the Art Workers' Guild, and finally presented by them in the Guildhall of the City of London including Walter Crane. Custom made recent binding.

    Stock ID: 20150
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  • STAMP, Gavin. [Introduction]
    Beauty's Awakening: The Centenary Exhibition of The Art Workers Guild 1884 - 1984

    Brighton Royal Pavilion 1984

    64pp catalogue with b/w photographs. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Very good copy. Contributions to texts by Alan Powers, Roderick Gradidge, David Otterwill and many others. Held to mark the centenary of this key Guild in keeping alive high quality design. Useful text on who was who in the Art Workers Guild throughout the period covered. From the collection of Gavin Stamp

    Stock ID: 20155
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  • British Railways and the Festival of Britain by FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    British Railways and the Festival of Britain

    London W A Smith. 1951

    fold out leaflet illustrating the train services fo those wishing to attend the various exhibitions around the country during the festival. Lovely graphic image on upper wrapper. Duotone. 150x410 unfolded. Good.

    Stock ID: 20846
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  • By Hammer and Hand: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Birmingham. by CRAWFORD, Alan. (Ed)
    CRAWFORD, Alan. (Ed)
    By Hammer and Hand: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Birmingham.

    Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery 1984

    169pp with 111 b/w illustrations. Small square 4to in wraps, vg. A collection of 8 essays, each dealing with a different aspect of Birmingham as an important provincial centre for the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain. Subjects covered include architecture, decorative painting, book illustration, metalwork and stained glass. With useful gazetteer of works by Birmingham based craftsmen and a catalogue of books illustrated by Birmingham artists.

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  • Christopher Dresser: The People's Designer 1834-1904 by (DRESSER) LYONS Harry
    (DRESSER) LYONS Harry
    Christopher Dresser: The People's Designer 1834-1904

    Woodbridge, Antique Collector's Club 2005

    320 pp with over 400 colour and 250 b/w illustrations. 4to. Cloth in d/w, fine. A readable but comprehensive look at the work of the prolific designer of household objects who blended affordability and style in the industrial age. With chapters covering ceramics, floor coverings, furniture, glass, metalware, textiles and wallpaper, all generously illustrated.

    Stock ID: 20806
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  • Continual Dew by BETJEMAN, John.
    BETJEMAN, John.
    Continual Dew A Little Book of Bourgeois Verse

    London John Murray (1937) 1977

    Facsimile reissue. (9) + 45 + (6) b/w ills by. 8vo gilt decorated boards with illustrated dustwrapper by E. Mcknight Kauffer. Wrapper a little bumped at the corners else very good. Illustrations by Osbert Lancaster, de Cronin Hastings, Gabriel Pippet and others. Loosely inserted bookmark from the publisher. Presentation copy to Gavin Stamp from Anthony (?)1977, pen inscription on the fep. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front pastedown.

    Stock ID: 20152
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  • Curios Catalogue for the Month of June by LIBERTY & CO.
    LIBERTY & CO.
    Curios Catalogue for the Month of June

    London Liberty and Co 1903

    Series LX11 12pp illustrated with bw plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Brown lettered wrappers. Very good. Individual Chinese jars, weapons and ornaments, some antique, offered by the firm. Very good copy. Good source for individual pieces. Chinese Pottery Mark representing "good luck" on the inside of the front wrapper.

    Stock ID: 20440
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  • Curios Catalogue for the Month of March by LIBERTY & CO.
    LIBERTY & CO.
    Curios Catalogue for the Month of March

    London Liberty and Co 1903

    Series LVX 10pp illustrated with b/w plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Brown lettered wrappers. Very good. Antique items for sale, each with number and with provenance. They included Chinese vases, a Queen Anne Bureau from the Speakers House following a fire at the Houses of Parliament and a variety of individual Chinese trophies and ornaments. Very good indeed. Chinese Pottery Mark representing "good luck" on the inside wrapper.

    Stock ID: 20439
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  • MORLEY, John.
    Death, Heaven and the Victorians

    London Studio Vista 1971

    208pp colour + b/w ills. Small 4to purple cloth with illustrated dw. Wrapper a little chipped at the top edge else a very good copy. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front paste down.

    Stock ID: 20190
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