Design

  • (DESIGN AND INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION) C H Collins Baker (introduction)
    Design in Modern Industry The Yearbook of the Design and Industries Association

    London Benn Brothers 1924

    155pp illustrated with b/w plates divided into sections according to the theme of each + 8pp period ads in black and white. 4to. Black cloth with paste down paper title labels on upper board and spine. A little rubbed at head and base of the spine. The Yearbook illustrates contemporary design for interiors and objects. Designers identified. The illustrations in this publication indicate the growing influences in domestic design of early modernism. Includes sections on lettering, ships, British Industries Fairs' trades stands etc.

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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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  • RUSSELL Gordon
    Designer's Trade

    London George Allen and Unwin Ltd 1968

    328pp illustrated with b/w plates. Very good . End papers have plans of Kingcombe garden. Readable autobiography of this important figure in British industrial design. The firm, Gordon Russell Ltd., continues to operate.

    Stock ID: 19687
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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.

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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.

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  • [DANISH DESIGN]
    Dome of Design: DANISH EXHIBITION CARDIFF 1964

    London Danasco Ltd 1964

    16pp stapled pamphlet with b/w photographs featuring Danish Applied Arts including furniture, jewellery and porcelain. Firms represented included Georg Jensen, Scandia, Anne Storm and Danasco all who designed in the pared down style which flourished as part of mid-century modernism. The exhibition was held in a series of Domes in Cardiff and one of these is illustrated in the publication.

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  • Education for Industrial Design by With original letter from Misha Black BLACK, Misha.
    With original letter from Misha Black BLACK, Misha.
    Education for Industrial Design

    Reprinted fro Nature Vol 201 no 4926 1964

    Pamphlet 18pp. Wrappers. Staples slightly rusty. Loosely inserted autographed letter, signed from Misha Black to W G Holt, Wolverhapton, on RCA headed paper and dated 1970. Misha Black notes in the letter that the pamphlet gives the "gist of the argument" of what should form an industrial design education.

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  • Etchings [by Fowler] of figures in stained glass on the east window of Selby Abbey Church' by SELBY ABBEY,YORKSHIRE, STAINED GLASS DESIGNS FOWLER [William?](1761-1832)
    SELBY ABBEY,YORKSHIRE, STAINED GLASS DESIGNS FOWLER [William?](1761-1832)
    Etchings [by Fowler] of figures in stained glass on the east window of Selby Abbey Church' with The Tomb of Barwick, Abbot of Selby

    The Author, No date. c1820

    8 original etchings dated in the plate as 1820. Small 4to. Flimsy green morocco binding, gilt lettering on upper board. Sewn. Bookplate of the Library of the Yorkshire Architectural Society on the front paste down. From the collection of George Pace. [Pencil note to this effect]. Worn along spine edge and all edges rubbed. Stitching largely lost. Uncommon. Uncoloured etchings from original drawings by Fowler of figures in the glass together with one of the Tomb of Barwick of Selby. Loosey inserted is a postcard which is a real photograph of the east window form the inside of the Abbey. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 5 (1877–78): 331–49.

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  • Exhibition of Steuben Glass Park Lane House by PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS, INFORMATION and CATALOGUE WITH MANUSCRIPT NOTES [STEUBEN GLASS]
    PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS, INFORMATION and CATALOGUE WITH MANUSCRIPT NOTES [STEUBEN GLASS]
    Exhibition of Steuben Glass Park Lane House 45 Park Lane, London

    1955

    The collection comprises, three copies of the catalogue describing 52 numbers in the exhibition, 2pp guest list to a reception hosted by the Duke of Buccleuch, 3pp [duplicated using roneo stencils], press notice [?] about the exhibition, 6pp hand written briefing notes about the set up of the exhibition and likely frequently asked questions. There are five black and white photographs of exhibits with explanatory texts pasted on the verso of each. Each Photograph is 10 x 8 inches. They include an image of the Dwight David Eisenhower cup designed by Sydney Waugh, Bima and the Snake y Raden Basoeki Abdullah, The Valour Cup by John Monteith Gates, Merry Go Round by Sidney Waugh, Counterpoise by Dan Pollard…

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    1955

    The collection comprises, three copies of the catalogue describing 52 numbers in the exhibition, 2pp guest list to a reception hosted by the Duke of Buccleuch, 3pp [duplicated using roneo stencils], press notice [?] about the exhibition, 6pp hand written briefing notes about the set up of the exhibition and likely frequently asked questions. There are five black and white photographs of exhibits with explanatory texts pasted on the verso of each. Each Photograph is 10 x 8 inches. They include an image of the Dwight David Eisenhower cup designed by Sydney Waugh, Bima and the Snake y Raden Basoeki Abdullah, The Valour Cup by John Monteith Gates, Merry Go Round by Sidney Waugh, Counterpoise by Dan Pollard and one other piece by him. Finally there is a printed booklet "British Artists in Crystal" Steuben Glass 1954. The whole collection is in an envelope with Steuben Glass label sent form the USA to Mr C David Stelling, Press Secretaries Ltd, 38 Parliament Street, London S.W.1. Fascinating collection of material which gives insights into the exhibits as well as issues relating to export and sale of pieces at the time. The exhibition was brought to the UK with support from the State Department in co-operation with Steuben Glass

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  • Fifty Years of Sundour 1906-1956 by MORTON Jocelyn W. F. (introduction)
    MORTON Jocelyn W. F. (introduction)
    Fifty Years of Sundour 1906-1956 being a reprint of "The History of the Development of Fast Dyeing and Dyes: A lecture delivered before the Royal Society of Arts on the 20th February 1929 by James Morton".

    Carlisle Morton Sundour Fabrics Limited 1956

    40pp with b/w photographic pasted down of James Morton and end page decoration with insignia of the firm. Bound in green Sundour fabric. Fine. Loosely inserted 27pp printed pamphlet entitled "Sundour Golden Jubilee; speeches given at a dinner held in Carlisle on 15 March 1956"

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  • Flower and Fruit Decoration: With Some Remarks on the Treatment of Town Gardens, Terraces, &c; And With Many Illustrations of Colour and Contrast Applicable to both Subjects by MARCH T.C.
    MARCH T.C.
    Flower and Fruit Decoration: With Some Remarks on the Treatment of Town Gardens, Terraces, &c; And With Many Illustrations of Colour and Contrast Applicable to both Subjects

    London Harrison 1862

    vii + 112pp + 16pp publisher's ads. Colour frontispiece, b/w & col. illustrations including some text illustrations. 8vo. Cloth spine. Original illustrated paper covered boards. Practical guide to producing flower and fruit arrangements, alongside a chapter on the laying out of small town gardens, terraces and verandas. Superb coloured illustrations designed to show how to juxtapose colour in arrangements for table decorations and further images showing how to plant flower borders to greatest effect in small gardens. The book also refers to 10 images which could be purchased separately from Mr March's photographs of flower and fruit arrangements. He had been involved in competitions for table decorations held by Dobson and Pearce, St James's Street, London…

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    London Harrison 1862

    vii + 112pp + 16pp publisher's ads. Colour frontispiece, b/w & col. illustrations including some text illustrations. 8vo. Cloth spine. Original illustrated paper covered boards. Practical guide to producing flower and fruit arrangements, alongside a chapter on the laying out of small town gardens, terraces and verandas. Superb coloured illustrations designed to show how to juxtapose colour in arrangements for table decorations and further images showing how to plant flower borders to greatest effect in small gardens. The book also refers to 10 images which could be purchased separately from Mr March's photographs of flower and fruit arrangements. He had been involved in competitions for table decorations held by Dobson and Pearce, St James's Street, London in 1861 and also the Great Exhibition arrangements of 1862. Hard to find.

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  • For Distinctive Treatments: The 'Heaped' Fire Catalogue no 15 by BRATT, COLBRAN & CO & THE HEAPED FIRE COMPANY
    BRATT, COLBRAN & CO & THE HEAPED FIRE COMPANY
    For Distinctive Treatments: The 'Heaped' Fire Catalogue no 15

    London published by the Company from Mortimer Street. nd c1930

    22pp with 17 b/w photographs of fireplaces. Wraps, vg, with colour paste down label showing fireplace. Illustrations include views of workshops and Showroom. Correspondence loosely inserted addressed to H M Gimson RIBA from the director together with three loosely inserted leaflets for Portculis Gas Fires which all have 1934 dates in pencil on them. Humphrey Gimson was the nephew of Ernest Gimson.

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  • WEAVER, Lawrence.
    Gas Fires and their Settings

    London Fanfare Press 1929

    Colour frontis, 64pp, 42 b/w photographic illustrations. 4to. Contrasting boards and spine with gilt lettering and decoration on upper board. Small chip in spine else good Architects noted where there are room settings with fireplaces. The book was written at a time when there was an increase in domestic usage of gas fires to replace coal fires in modern homes.

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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.'.

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  • Graphic Works from the Bauhaus by WINGLER, Hans M.
    WINGLER, Hans M.
    Graphic Works from the Bauhaus

    London Lund Humphries 1969

    168pp with 73 b/w + 11 colour plates. Small 4to red cloth boards with illustrated slightly worn, price clipped dust wrapper. The five portfolios originally issued under the series title Neue Europäische Graphik are reproduced here together with notes. The book also provides useful profiles of the artists. Among those represented are Chagall, Chirico, Feininger, Kandinksy Schwitters and many more.

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  • Graphis no 56 by [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    Graphis no 56 International Bi-Monthly for Graphic and Aplied Art

    Zurich Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press 1954

    Text in English, German and French. Pagination runs pp 443- 532 + index to volume 10 at the end. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates including period adverts. Lead article is on Picasso, the Lithographer by Manuel Gasser. Also long article on Tom Eckersley by René Elvin and another on Hans Falk by Willy Rotzler. Cover design an image by Pablo Picasso. Very good copy.

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  • Guide illustré du cimetière du père Lachaise by MOIROUX. Jules,
    MOIROUX. Jules,
    Guide illustré du cimetière du père Lachaise

    Paris Published by the author No date c1920

    390 + (6)pp with 130 b/w photographic illustrations and a fold out plan pasted to inside of rear wrapper. 8vo. Decorated flimsy paper wrappers. Signed dedication copy from the author. Ex libris plate removed from the inner paste down of front wrapper. Wrapper a bit worn at spine and edges else good copy. Moiroux was the curator/conservator of Pere Lachaise. For all connoisseurs, the book is a must, highly sought after for its documentation and very precise classification of burials. There is also a folding map of Père-Lachaise, a history and a general itinerary. The first edition of the guide, by Moiroux, was issued in 1909 and was 128 pages. This…

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    Paris Published by the author No date c1920

    390 + (6)pp with 130 b/w photographic illustrations and a fold out plan pasted to inside of rear wrapper. 8vo. Decorated flimsy paper wrappers. Signed dedication copy from the author. Ex libris plate removed from the inner paste down of front wrapper. Wrapper a bit worn at spine and edges else good copy. Moiroux was the curator/conservator of Pere Lachaise. For all connoisseurs, the book is a must, highly sought after for its documentation and very precise classification of burials. There is also a folding map of Père-Lachaise, a history and a general itinerary. The first edition of the guide, by Moiroux, was issued in 1909 and was 128 pages. This edition was one of the later editions, the last of which was published in 1922. The edition of this version is not given but is not the 1922 edition where the imprint date is printed on upper wrapper. Earlier guides to Pere Lachaise were produced from the 1820s onwards.

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    Stock ID: 20671
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  • Henry van de Velde by [VAN DE VELDE] SEMBACH Klaus-Jurgen,
    [VAN DE VELDE] SEMBACH Klaus-Jurgen,
    Henry van de Velde

    Thames and Hudson 1989

    228 pages with 320 illustrations, 10 in colour Fine in dust wrapper Large 4to. Fine. Hugely coprehensive study of Van de Velde's design work. Tranlated from the German edition Henry van de Velde Ein Europaischer Kunstler in Seiner Zeit.

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  • Hints on household taste in furniture, upholstery and other details by EASTLAKE,Charles L.
    EASTLAKE,Charles L.
    Hints on household taste in furniture, upholstery and other details

    London Longmans, Green and Co (1868) 1878

    xiv, 304pp, 31p of plates, some col., and b/w ill in the text. Blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in the style of the Aesthetic Movement. Inner hinge slightly cracked but holding firm else very good. Fourth ed (rev.). A guide to good taste in the design of furniture for all rooms in the house and personal dress and jewellery - a good source of 19th century domestic design.

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  • SNODIN Michael (ed)
    Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill

    Yale University Press 2009

    356pp with 300 colour illus throughout. Large 4to in cloth with decorated colour dw. New. A timely and groundbreaking study of the history and reception of Walpole's collection at Strawberry Hill which coincides with a planned restoration of this endangered house. With contributions from an international team of distinguished scholars who explore how Strawberry Hill and its collections engaged with the creation of various and interconnected political, national, dynastic, cultural, and imagined histories.

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