Design

  • Hand-Loom Weaving: A Manual for School and Home by TODD Mattie Phipps (with an introduction by Alice W. COOLEY)
    TODD Mattie Phipps (with an introduction by Alice W. COOLEY)
    Hand-Loom Weaving: A Manual for School and Home

    New York, Rand, McNally & Co 1914 (1902)

    160pp, with colour frontis and lovely b/w illustrations throughout. Decorated cloth vg with light shelf wear and lovely design. Stamp and plate of Sundour fabrics on front end paper and their class mark in white ink on base of spine. .

    Stock ID: 11197
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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.

    Stock ID: 20763
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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.

    Stock ID: 20787
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  • Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill by SNODIN Michael (ed)
    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.

    Stock ID: 21130
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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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  • Horticultural Colour Chart Volume 1 and 2 by WILSON, Robert F.
    WILSON, Robert F.
    Horticultural Colour Chart Volume 1 and 2

    London The British Colour Council in Collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society. 1938

    Each volume with a staple-bound booklet and 100 loose colour sheets, in folding hardcover case, in slipcase. The colours consist of a spectrum range of 64 full hues, 26 (lighter) tints and 10 (darker) shades of the 64 full hues. Loosely inserted in volume one is a sheet of black card with central square cut out to allow each colour to be isolated by the viewer. The charts are known also as the Wilson Colour Charts.

    Stock ID: 20605
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  • Ideals in Art by CRANE, Walter.
    CRANE, Walter.
    Ideals in Art

    London George Bell and Sons 1905

    First edition. xiv + 287 pp, b/w ill., index, original gold-decorated publisher's cloth. Spine a bit faded and a little rubbed. 235 x 155mm. Internally, decorated end papers, some text pages a little yellowed. Signature of previous owner on the half title. A collection of essays and addresses on all aspects of design. Most of the 15 papers were read before the Art Workers' Guild.

    Stock ID: 20767
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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.

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  • Inter-Action Calendar by [PENTAGRAM] BURMAN, E.D. [Text by]
    [PENTAGRAM] BURMAN, E.D. [Text by]
    Inter-Action Calendar Designed by Pentagram and Friends of Inter-Action

    London Pentagram 1979

    365 reproduced by a range of artists and individuals, one for each day of the year. Members of Pentagram contributed along with Hugh Casson, Willie Rushton and many more. All black and white but monthly divisions on colour sheets providing information on the Inter-Action projects initiated by Berman. In original cardboard box although this is disintegrating. Rope not present. Berman established Inter-Action in London in 1968 to explore new forms of creative and participatory programmes for the Inner City, and find new ways to motivate learning. The work is targeted at disadvantaged families and young people (especially young girls and young women in science and technology), children with learning disabilities and people returning to education…

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    London Pentagram 1979

    365 reproduced by a range of artists and individuals, one for each day of the year. Members of Pentagram contributed along with Hugh Casson, Willie Rushton and many more. All black and white but monthly divisions on colour sheets providing information on the Inter-Action projects initiated by Berman. In original cardboard box although this is disintegrating. Rope not present. Berman established Inter-Action in London in 1968 to explore new forms of creative and participatory programmes for the Inner City, and find new ways to motivate learning. The work is targeted at disadvantaged families and young people (especially young girls and young women in science and technology), children with learning disabilities and people returning to education or seeking training. Intended as the first Inter-Action Calendar but no later editions traced.

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    Stock ID: 20706
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  • GARDNER James
    James Gardner the Artful Designer: Ideas off the Drawing Board

    London James Gardner 1993

    464pp. Profusely illustrated with bw and coloor figures. Autobiography of the English industrial designer responsible for the QE2, the Battersea Park Fun Fair. 4to. Wrappers. These slightly worn.

    Stock ID: 21010
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  • JONES, J. Harry.
    Josiah Stamp Public Servant: The Life of the First Baron Stamp of Shortlands

    London Sir Isaac Pitman Ltd. 1964

    b/w photo frontis, 365 pages. 8vo. Blue gilt lettered cloth. Original glassine wrapper still present but torn across lower board. From the library of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate. Loosely inserted collection of material relating to Josiah Stamp and subsequent Baron Stamps of Shortlands. Includes press clippings of obituaries etc. Charles Josiah Stamp 1880-1941 was Gavin Stamp's great uncle who amongst other projects was Chairman of the London Midland Railway. He was an industrialist, economist, civil servant, statistician, writer, and banker as well. Another relative was Dudley Stamp the Geographer and Vice Chairman for the Scott Report on Land Utilisation. One can speculate that these two might well have had some influence in…

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    London Sir Isaac Pitman Ltd. 1964

    b/w photo frontis, 365 pages. 8vo. Blue gilt lettered cloth. Original glassine wrapper still present but torn across lower board. From the library of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate. Loosely inserted collection of material relating to Josiah Stamp and subsequent Baron Stamps of Shortlands. Includes press clippings of obituaries etc. Charles Josiah Stamp 1880-1941 was Gavin Stamp's great uncle who amongst other projects was Chairman of the London Midland Railway. He was an industrialist, economist, civil servant, statistician, writer, and banker as well. Another relative was Dudley Stamp the Geographer and Vice Chairman for the Scott Report on Land Utilisation. One can speculate that these two might well have had some influence in Gavin Stamp's range of interests. Loosely inserted DNB entry for Josiah Stamp. Possibly drafted by Gavin?

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    Stock ID: 20157
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  • Keramik Stoff und Form by DEXEL Walter [1880-1973]
    DEXEL Walter [1880-1973]
    Keramik Stoff und Form

    Berlin: Klinkhaydt and Biermann 1958

    140pp + 2pp period ads. 195 b/w plates. Small 4to. Very good copy. On modern art pottery - a survey covering major designers including Bernard Leach, Picasso and many others. Text in German. Walter Dexel is one of the outstanding exponents of 1920s Constructivism. In 1918 Walter Dexel became head of exhibitions in Jena, where he organised first exhibitions with Campendonk and later with Bauhaus artists like Moholy-Nagy. From 1928 to 1935 Walter Dexel worked as a lecturer for graphic design at the Magdeburg "Kunstgewerbeschule". He was dismissed from his post in 1935 by the Nazis but after the war continued to work in the arts and gained critical acclaim as an art historian, exhibition maker, theorist.

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  • La Basquaise: Guafretterie: Bisuiterie by Gomez Frères la Basquaise
    Gomez Frères la Basquaise
    La Basquaise: Guafretterie: Bisuiterie

    Montreui sur Bois Published by the firm nd c1920

    16pp, stapled, 4pp text including covers and 12pp chromolitho plates of the wafers etc including their dimensions. One page shows equipment for sale for ice cream dispensing. The firm patented the ice cream scoop. The Gomez-la Basquaise biscuit factory was operating from about 1900. It ceases its activity in 1980. The biscuit factory specialised in articles for ice cream parlours and gauffreteries. It won a bronze medal in Limoges in 1927 and a gold medal at the colonial exhibition in 1931. Lower wrapper has pencil notes and scribbles, unrelated to content.

    Stock ID: 21228
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  • WEAVER, Lawrence
    Laminated Board and its Uses

    London The Fanfare Press 1930

    82pp illustrated with b/w photographic plates of furniture and interiors. 4to. Boards with pasted down decoration on upper board. Foreword by Christopher Hussey. Sir Lawrence Weaver's articles from Architectural Journal, The Architectural Review and Shipping World published after his unexpected and sudden death. Relates to the perfection of Laminated boards to decoration and furniture. Features illustration and works of F. A Breuhaus, E G Asplund, Jospeh Pemberton, P L Troost and many others. With many examples from Great Liners, Furniture for Exhibitions etc. Fascinating publication. Boards a little dusty. End paper rather foxed. Ownership label on front paste down of J Henry Sellers.

    Stock ID: 20811
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  • RAYMOND, Jehan.
    Le Cuir: Compositions Décoratives

    Paris Librarie Renouard. n.d. c1908

    Title-page, list of plates (slightly discoloured) 12 fascicles, each of 4 plates thus in total 48 plates, each coloured and illustrating several articles to be made in tooled Art Nouveau pattern coloured leathers. Each plates tissue guarded with tracing patterns to aid making up the articles illustrated. Ribbon tied paper backed folio 260 x 370mm. New spine in sympathetic paper to make a good copy. Issued by L'Academie d'Arts Decoratifs in Paris and made at a time where handicrafts was in the ascendancy.

    Stock ID: 20705
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  • [CHARTRES STAINED GLASS] DELAPORTE Yves & HOUVET, Etienne.
    Les Vitraux de la cathédrale de Chartres

    Chartres É. Houvet 1926

    Four volumes. Volume I, text, xx+ 532pp illustrated Volume 2-4 plates comprising 262 b/w plates & 28 in colour plates. Text volume is bound in wrappers and the plates volumes are loose leaf each with printed folio wrappers protected in cloth backed boards to protect the portfolios. Very nice set. Spine of text volume has small tears at the head and base of the spine and some annotations in margins. Exceptionally thorough but standard work on the stained glass at Chartres. Hard to find in this edition. For sale with Houvet's monograph on Chartres Cathedral [ 1930] a classic text [ in French] which stands alone yet complements this set to make five volumes in all.

    Stock ID: 19670
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  • [PARIS] AUBERT, Marcel. GRODEKI, Louis. LAFOND, Jean and VERRIER, Jean.
    Les Vitraux de Notre-Dame et de la Sainte-Chapelle de Paris (Corpus vitrearum Medii Aevi)

    Paris Caisse nationale des monuments historiques (1 Jan. 1959) 1959

    357pp illustrated. Very good with dust wrapper

    Stock ID: 21103
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  • LIBERTY AND CO.
    Libert Silks Sample Book G39 Sirang Silk

    London Liberty and Co nd c 1930

    50 tiny samples of coloured silk in binding. Lovely miniature item. 3 x 5 inches approximately. One or two samples have been clipped. Very good. Colours have not faded over time.

    Stock ID: 20329
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  • Make Yourself at Home: ways and means of furnishing today by SMITHELLS Roger,
    SMITHELLS Roger,
    Make Yourself at Home: ways and means of furnishing today

    London, Royle Publications Limited nd c1950

    87pp text with line illustrations by John Lawrence +xvipp b'/w plates. Pick decorated wrappers - rubbed on spine and a little sunned else a very bright copy. Exuberant designs for popular culture of the day. Smithells, best known for his books of advice for the home owner on fabrics, interiors, furniture etc. He wrote widely for the News of the World, Daily Mail ideal homes book series and international newspapers as a columnist on the subject. This is an all in one guide to all aspects of interiors published by Royle who themselves aimed their market at the up an coming home owner.

    Stock ID: 18216
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  • BEMROSE, William. with introduction by Llewellynn Jewitt
    Manual of wood carving with instructions for learners of the art, and original and selected designs.

    London and Derby Bemrose and Son Ltd nd c1890

    13th edition. ix +49pp text + 4pp period ads. and 14 lithographed plates in sepia and red. Blind stamped and decorated cloth. Small 4to. Corners bumped. New end papers. Rebacked with almost matching blue cloth to make a good copy. Detailed images of wood working tools, mouldings, church furnishings, pilasters and domestic applications of carved wood work. Beautiful plates throughout.

    Stock ID: 20513
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