Design

  • 44 Berkeley Square by LORD Kinross [commentary] DAINTREY Adrian [illustrations]
    LORD Kinross [commentary] DAINTREY Adrian [illustrations]
    44 Berkeley Square

    London privately printed at the Curwen Press 1962

    no 219 of 600 copies printed. Illustrations by Adrian Daintrey, two in colour. Marbled boards. Very good indeed. In 1963, 44 Berkeley Square opened as The Clermont Club with Annabel's nightclub in the basement. It operated until 2018. It was the destination of of royalty, fashion icons, recording stars and Hollywood greats alike. The booklet is a history of the house which, when first built, was ''the most aristocratic address in mid-Georgian London'' and designed by William Kent. The publication was probably produced in association with the acquisition of the building for the Clermont Club in 1962 by John Aspinall.

    Stock ID: 20528
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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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  • 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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  • MORRIS, William.
    Architecture, Industry and Wealth

    London Longmans, Green and Co. 1902

    269pp. New Edition. Original cloth. Cloth, Original spine label lost. Spine slightly sunned. Sympathetic repair to spine joint where it has been split. Collected papers by William Morris aspects of design, art and socialism and the principles of conservation. Mainly given in the 1880's. There is a Kelmscott Press edition of these essays but this is the commercial edition.

    Stock ID: 18803
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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.

    Stock ID: 20565
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  • Arts & Crafts in Yorkshire by ARMSTRONG Barrie and Wendy
    ARMSTRONG Barrie and Wendy
    Arts & Crafts in Yorkshire

    Wetherby Oblong Creative 2013

    370pp illustrated with colour plates. Decorated wrappers. Uniform with Arts and Crafts of the North West and Arts and Crafts of the North East. A fabulous gazetteer with scholarly notes on the arts, crafts, decorative metalwork and stained glass across the Region. A wonderful book which draws widely on the authors' knowledge and experience.

    Stock ID: 15693
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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.

    Stock ID: 20788
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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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  • [BOOKPLATES]
    Bookplates designed by Gavin Stamp

    A collection of 65 bookplates made for friends or as commissioned projects. The influence of the black-and-white style of his early- twentieth century heroes F. L. Griggs, William Nicholson, and Frank Brangwyn are evident in these but also Edward Gorey perhaps. Gavin Stamp had a significant collection of Gorey books right beside his books on lettering and book design and bookplates design on his shelves. The collection is a fascinating social document in which bookplates appear for, amongst others David Watkin, Colin Emery, Michael Burgess, Lawrence Yap and many others associated with Cambridge.

    Stock ID: 20415
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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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  • 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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  • [CONRAN]
    Conran Contract Furniture Range

    London Conran, 5 Avon Trading Estate, Avonmore Road 1973

    40pp illustrated with colour plates. 4to. Decorated wrappers, these a little worn. Loosely inserted 18pp typeset price list for December 1973 listing all the products, dimensions and stock numbers.

    Stock ID: 20447
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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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  • TURNER, Laurence.
    Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain

    London, Country Life Limited 1927

    xxxviii + 271pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Introduction by Arthur T Bolton. Small folio. Red cloth, gilt titles. Very good copy with slightly dusty dust wrapper. Superb Country Life photographs showing plasterwork in situ mainly in the UK.

    Stock ID: 20468
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  • [MILNER GRAY] HULDT Ake H and BENEDICKS Evan [Editors]
    Design in Sweden Today

    Stockholm Published by the Swedish Insitute for Cultural Relations: Forum 1949

    Dedication copy from the authors to Milner Gray. 78 pp., illustrated with b&w photos throughout + one colour image of a room setting opposite page 5. Survey of Swedish modern design in furniture, glass, pottery, metals, textiles, etc with some room setting illustrations. 4to. Decorated paper wrappers, a little worn on spine and outer hinge on upper wrapper worn else good copy. There is a list of makers and retailers at the end of the book. Milner Gray is a key figure in Industrial Design education and practice in the UK and by the time of this book coming out he had successfully helped in the UK to…

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    Stockholm Published by the Swedish Insitute for Cultural Relations: Forum 1949

    Dedication copy from the authors to Milner Gray. 78 pp., illustrated with b&w photos throughout + one colour image of a room setting opposite page 5. Survey of Swedish modern design in furniture, glass, pottery, metals, textiles, etc with some room setting illustrations. 4to. Decorated paper wrappers, a little worn on spine and outer hinge on upper wrapper worn else good copy. There is a list of makers and retailers at the end of the book. Milner Gray is a key figure in Industrial Design education and practice in the UK and by the time of this book coming out he had successfully helped in the UK to institute the Design at Home exhibition of 1945 and the Britain Can Make It exhibition of 1946. He was also one of the cofounders, with Misha Black and Herbert Read, in establishing the Design Research Unit (DRU) in 1943 and organisation which is key in developing post war design brands in the UK and beyond.

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    Stock ID: 20730
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  • THEROUX Paul
    Doctor Slaughter

    London Hamish Hamilton 1984

    137pp. Good with good dust wrapper. Signed in purple crayon on front end paper by Eduardo Paolozzi. Loosely inserted letter from Penny Thomson [ Avonbridge Film Production Company Ltd.] to Robin Spencer. Single sided typed letter on headed paper, signed in pen by Penny. Text reads "Eduardo insisted on lendin me his copy of Theroux's Dr Slaughter during the Festival and the was that I would pass it on to you once I was finished with it....". The letter contineus to discuss other matters relating to Russell Harty's Arts Reciew Programme.

    Stock ID: 20579
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  • Dog Grates, Hob Grates Interior Curbs by HOOLE, Henry E. & CO LTD
    HOOLE, Henry E. & CO LTD
    Dog Grates, Hob Grates Interior Curbs in Armour Bright, Rustless Steel and Real Bronze designed and modelled by Alfred Stevens and other famous craftsmen

    Falkirk Henry E Hoole & Co Ltd nd c1930

    List no H.4. 52pp illustrated with b/w photogravure plates. For each grate etc, size and cost provided. 4to. Very good. Loosely inserted are 31 sepia original photographs of fireplaces and firegrates etc. Images are mostly mounted on card with dimensions on verso. Sizes vary between 240x210mm and 210x70mm. The loose photographs are a little dusty. This catalogue includes images of traditional grates and fireside elements along side those with an art deco feel to them. The loose images may have been produced as samples for clients or might have been images used in the construction of the catalogues for the firm.

    Stock ID: 20828
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