Design

  • (DOLCE & GABBANA) MOWER, Sarah.
    20 Years Dolce and Gabbana

    Milan, 5 Continents Editions 2005

    536pp. 4to black cloth with stamped title, in slipcase. A little sunned on the spine else very good. Comprehensive and profusely illustrated study showing how Dolce and Gabbana evolved as a brand during their first 20 years in business. text by Sarah Mower, renowned journalist and critic, she is also the British Fashion Council's ambassador for emerging talent.

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  • Charles Spooner [1862-1938] was an arhitect, active socialist and teachers as well as furniture maker. He began his practice in 1891. He also taught at the Guild of Handicraft and Central School of Arts and Crafts. Arthur Joseph Penty [1875-1937] was also an architect, initially from York. He was a writer on Guild Socialism and Distribution. He is generally credited with the formulation of a Christian socialist form of the medieval guild as an alternative basis for economic life.
    A Catalogue of Furniture Made by Elmdon & Co [...] From Designs by Charles Spooner & Arthur J. Penty by An unsung York Architect.. furniture projects ELMDON & CO.
    An unsung York Architect.. furniture projects ELMDON & CO.
    A Catalogue of Furniture Made by Elmdon & Co [...] From Designs by Charles Spooner & Arthur J. Penty

    London: Martlet Press nd c1905

    xvpp text + 60 b/w plates, mostly photographs with some line ills. Small square 4to in brown paper wrappers with Arts and Crafts lettering. A very good copy. Lovely showcase catalogue, issued just after Elmdon took over the Wood Handicraft Society. The introductory essay lays out their design philosophy and explains their use of traditional methods and materials, especially oak, mahogany and walnut. The following catalogue displays some of the company's finest 'moderate priced' furniture, designed by Spooner and Penty, two leading architects/designers/thinkers of the period. Overall, the catalogue is a kind of visual manifesto for the newly formed company, its contents reflecting an ideological as well as aesthetic stance. The last pages show…

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    London: Martlet Press nd c1905

    xvpp text + 60 b/w plates, mostly photographs with some line ills. Small square 4to in brown paper wrappers with Arts and Crafts lettering. A very good copy. Lovely showcase catalogue, issued just after Elmdon took over the Wood Handicraft Society. The introductory essay lays out their design philosophy and explains their use of traditional methods and materials, especially oak, mahogany and walnut. The following catalogue displays some of the company's finest 'moderate priced' furniture, designed by Spooner and Penty, two leading architects/designers/thinkers of the period. Overall, the catalogue is a kind of visual manifesto for the newly formed company, its contents reflecting an ideological as well as aesthetic stance. The last pages show shop front design which both architects engaged with. Rare.

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    Stock ID: 19728
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  • 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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  • 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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  • THORNTON Peter
    Authentic Decor: The Domestic Interior 1620-1920

    London: Weidenfield and Nicholson 1993 (1985)

    408pp with 535 illustrations, many of which in colour. Square 4to. Cloth. Slightly worn dust wrapper which has a short closed tear else good. wealth of information on interior decoration throughout Europe and the US over three centuries, illustrated with contemporary drawings, paintings and photographs. Thornton's keen eye for detail means that each image is accompanied by informative commentary and placed in its wider context.

    Stock ID: 20089
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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 binding.

    Stock ID: 20150
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  • Browns of Chester: A portrait of a shop 1780-1946 by MASS OBSERVATION - WILCOCK H.D. [Editor]
    MASS OBSERVATION - WILCOCK H.D. [Editor]
    Browns of Chester: A portrait of a shop 1780-1946

    London, Lindsay Drummond Ltd

    225 pages. Colour frontis + b/w plates throughout. Very good copy in price clipped dust wrapper. Mass-Observation was formed by Madge and the anthropologist Tom Harrison and this book sets into a social history context the narrative history of the shop. Dust jacket and typography designed by John Heartfield.

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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.

    Stock ID: 19587
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  • DRYAD
    Cane Furniture

    Leicester, England Dryad nd 1940

    56pp illustrated with b/w plates. Long 4to. Wrappers. Loosely inserted price list in rear pocket. Harry Peach established the Leicester based Dryad Cane Furniture business in 1907 and which continued into the 1950's. Although a relatively late catalogue of items for sale, this shows the range of inter war designs produced by the firm. Out of Dryad's grew a family firm still trading as Homecrafts, set up by the grandchildren of Harry Peach.

    Stock ID: 20333
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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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  • 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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  • BERTRAM, Anthony
    Design in Everyday Things

    London, the BBC 1937

    15pp 32pp of bw plates in the centre. Decorated paper covers. Very good indeed.Protected by Glassine wrapper over the design by Raymond McGrath. Illustrated booklet to coincide with a series of BBC radio programmes on what the public look for in the design of everyday items, ranging from furniture and fittings to churches and schools. With ex libris bookplate of GS.

    Stock ID: 19846
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  • Signed copy A. R. [Author] WEIL Ann, [Letter Press]
    Designs for Church Embroidery

    London Chapman Hall 1894

    Half title, title, dedication + [vii] + 30 illustrations mostly full page with text facing ,including 3 folding,+ 2pp. ads [ one full page one for Liberty and Co], 266 samples of coloured silk to the front paste down. Inserted with the permission of Liberty and Co. Signed by Ann Weil on the title page. Author was A[udrey] Ridsdale. 4to. Decorated cloth. Arts and crafts designs for ecclesiastical vestments etc. Fascinating period item indicative of the the role of women in the arts and crafts movement. Ann Weil was a prolific writer on Verona and Venice and must have been a friend of Audrey Ridsdale who designed the items illustrated in the book. Good copy,…

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    London Chapman Hall 1894

    Half title, title, dedication + [vii] + 30 illustrations mostly full page with text facing ,including 3 folding,+ 2pp. ads [ one full page one for Liberty and Co], 266 samples of coloured silk to the front paste down. Inserted with the permission of Liberty and Co. Signed by Ann Weil on the title page. Author was A[udrey] Ridsdale. 4to. Decorated cloth. Arts and crafts designs for ecclesiastical vestments etc. Fascinating period item indicative of the the role of women in the arts and crafts movement. Ann Weil was a prolific writer on Verona and Venice and must have been a friend of Audrey Ridsdale who designed the items illustrated in the book. Good copy, cloth slightly rubbed and half title clipped in one corner.

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    Stock ID: 20354
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  • CARRUTHERS Annette
    Ernest Gimson and the Cotswold Group of Craftsmen: A Catalogue of works by Ernest GImson, Ernest and Sideny Barnsley and Peter Waals in the collections of Leicestershire Museums

    Leicestershire Museums Publication no 14 1978

    92pp illus. SM 4to. Decorated wraps. Vg indeed. Very good survey of the furniture they made.

    Stock ID: 19777
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  • (JOHN P. WHITE & SONS)
    Examples of Modern Woodwork

    Bedford and London John P. White, The Pyghtle Works, Bedford. nd c1930

    Unpaginated. 20pp. b/w plates + line ills. 4to wrappers. Illustrations show examples of the products produced by the firm for the architects Sir Edwin Cooper, T.C. Howitt, H.P. Creswell & W.A. Forsyth, M. EyreWalker & A.W. Harwood, C.H. Croxford, F. Lacey, W. Campbell Jones, W. Pite & Son & Fairweather, C.H. Slatter, and J.E. Rowlands. J P White are best known for their garden furniture and domestic work so this is an interesting departure from their main area of work. It also gives a list of Hospitals where the company supplied wood doors. Possibly this book.

    Stock ID: 20172
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  • HODGKIN Eliot
    Fashion Drawing

    London Chapman Hall 1932

    115pp illustrated with 44 b/w plates and line ills 4to. Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. Front end paper has crease mark. A study of different types of fashion illustration, including big names such as Harrods, Jaeger, Burberry and more. Super images. Dust wrapper design by the author. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 20276
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  • Good Design: Good Business by (CoID SCOTLAND) GLOAG John
    (CoID SCOTLAND) GLOAG John
    Good Design: Good Business The Scottish Committee of the Council of Industrial Design

    Edinburgh, HMSO 1947

    79pp with 95 b/w illustrations. 8vo pamphlet in wrappers, lightly worn at spine, else vg. Guide to the principles of industrial and commercial design, explaining their importance to manufacturers. Well illustrated with examples of products from electrical appliances to furniture, fabrics, packaging and their display. With case studies outlining the processes of design, including 'the employment of designers by Josiah Wedgwood Ltd.'.

    Stock ID: 20365
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  • [GIBBONS] GREEN, David.
    Grinling Gibbons: His work as carver and statuary 1648-1721

    London, Country Life 1964

    207pp illustrated with 248 b/w plates. 4to. Orange cloth. Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. One of those beautifully produced Country Life titles. Super illustrations supported by scholarly but readable texts.

    Stock ID: 20288
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  • BEL GEDDES Norman
    Horizons

    Boston Little Brown and Company 1932

    First edition xix + 291pp illustrated with photogravure plates. Silver and blue boards. Slightly bumped at corners and at the head and base of the spine. Internally a good copy of this pioneering book was first published in 1932 and introduced the idea of streamlining into design. Major design text for the period on industrial design. Hard to find. With ex libris bookplate of GS on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 19850
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  • RUSKIN, John.
    Inaugural Address Delivered at the Cambridge School of Art, October 29th 1858

    Orpington, Kent George Allen 1879

    New edition Quarter green morocco, marbled boards and end papers. Gilt lettering on spine. Spine and corners rubbed. Internally some scattered foxing. With ornate bookplate of William Sinclair Glasgow and ex libris bookplate of Gavin Stamp. The address considered how to establish a School of Art for workmen, and discusses the benefits in making citizens wiser and better; and if this would enable them to produce better and more valuable work.

    Stock ID: 19893
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