Design

  • Living with Design by HICKS David
    HICKS David
    Living with Design

    London Widenfeld and Nicholson md c1977

    287pp illustrated with 335 ills, 220 in b/w 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Series of case studies on house design, interiors and gardens. Semi autobiographical, it traces his career and discusses his approaches to design.

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  • Livre d'Or International Colonial Exhibition in Paris by Dedication copy from the Editor to Armindo Monteiro, Minister of the Colonies, Portugal. LYAUTEY, Marshal. [Preface] Lyautey) REYNAUD, Paul. [Introduction]
    Dedication copy from the Editor to Armindo Monteiro, Minister of the Colonies, Portugal. LYAUTEY, Marshal. [Preface] Lyautey) REYNAUD, Paul. [Introduction]
    Livre d'Or International Colonial Exhibition in Paris

    Paris Fédération française des Anciens coloniaux / Librairie Honoré Champion, 1931

    343pp illustrated with b/w plates of pavilions, key personalities and products + coloured maps. The major contemporary publication about this exhibition around the French, Belgian, Dutch, English, Portuguese colonies, in Africa, Asia and America. Numerous geographical maps, high quality photographs, advertising. Important documentation on this controversial exhibition. Large quarto. Spine a little worn. Covers dusty. Great synthesis of this exhibition around the French, Belgian, Dutch, English, Portuguese colonies in Africa, Asia and America. Numerous geographical maps, high quality photographs, advertising. A Controversial exhibition in relation to the perception of Colonialism. The Colonial Exposition provided a forum for the discussion of colonialism in general and of French colonies specifically.…

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    Paris Fédération française des Anciens coloniaux / Librairie Honoré Champion, 1931

    343pp illustrated with b/w plates of pavilions, key personalities and products + coloured maps. The major contemporary publication about this exhibition around the French, Belgian, Dutch, English, Portuguese colonies, in Africa, Asia and America. Numerous geographical maps, high quality photographs, advertising. Important documentation on this controversial exhibition. Large quarto. Spine a little worn. Covers dusty. Great synthesis of this exhibition around the French, Belgian, Dutch, English, Portuguese colonies in Africa, Asia and America. Numerous geographical maps, high quality photographs, advertising. A Controversial exhibition in relation to the perception of Colonialism. The Colonial Exposition provided a forum for the discussion of colonialism in general and of French colonies specifically. French authorities published over 3,000 reports during the six-month period and held over 100 congresses.

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    Stock ID: 21836
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  • JACKSON, Leslie
    LO STILE Contemporary Architecture and Interiors of the 1950s

    240pp illustrated in colour & b&w. 295 x 260 mm, Very good with good dust wrapper. Italian version. This book is the first to explore fully the so-called 'contemporary' style that dominated architecture and design from the late 1940s to the end of the 1950s. It was an era of optimism and confidence, where new ideas in architecture and design flourished alongside the emergent consumer culture.

    Stock ID: 21316
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  • KOCH Robert
    Louis and Tiffany: Rebel in Glass

    New York: Crown Publishers 1964

    246pp illus with b/w plates throughout, and 12 colour plates, 4to, half cloth with decorated boards. Edges are sl worn, some light foxing of front endpapers. A detailed history of the Tiffanys of New York City and their accomplishments.

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  • LÉVITAN, W.
    Magains Généraux D'Ameublements Catalogue 1928

    Paris Lévitan 1928

    100pp illustrated with litho illustrations including coloured centre fold images of rooms. Loosely inserted coloured broadsheet for a bed. Frontis is the factory where the furniture is produced. Prices given. Testimonials by clients included. A few pages torn out of a different publication by the firm are loosely inserted at the end. Stapled decorated wrappers. Ink smudge on upper wrapper else good. Inter war trade catalogue for this huge furniture store, located on the Boulevard Magenta near Gare de'Est. This was the first premises of Wolff Lévitan (1885-1966), a Jewish furniture entrepreneur, who started a furniture factory and the store in 1920. Lévitan subsequently moved his business to 85-87, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin. That store was…

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    Paris Lévitan 1928

    100pp illustrated with litho illustrations including coloured centre fold images of rooms. Loosely inserted coloured broadsheet for a bed. Frontis is the factory where the furniture is produced. Prices given. Testimonials by clients included. A few pages torn out of a different publication by the firm are loosely inserted at the end. Stapled decorated wrappers. Ink smudge on upper wrapper else good. Inter war trade catalogue for this huge furniture store, located on the Boulevard Magenta near Gare de'Est. This was the first premises of Wolff Lévitan (1885-1966), a Jewish furniture entrepreneur, who started a furniture factory and the store in 1920. Lévitan subsequently moved his business to 85-87, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin. That store was confiscated by the Germans during their occupation of Paris.

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    Stock ID: 21414
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  • WARRENER R. and YELTON M.
    Martin Travers 1886-1948 An Appreciation

    London Unicorn Press 2003

    352pp. Over 150 b/w ills, 16 colour photographs. 8vo. Cloth binding with decorated dust wrapper. Fine. Excellent illustrated catalogue and biography of prolific ecclesiastical artist Martin Travers, whose work included architecture, illustration, stained glass design and church furnishings. Sets Travers' work in context of his time, focussing on 'Back to Baroque' Movement in the Church of England. Concludes with comprehensive gazetteer. Armourial bookplate on front pastedown.

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  • MEARA, David.
    Modern Memorial Brasses 1880-2001

    Donnington Shaun Tyas 2008

    302pp illustrated. 8vo. Fine in dust wrapper. From the collection of Gavin Stamp with his book ticket on front paste down. The only book on modern memorial brasses. It covers the history of the trade is set within the context of the ecclesiological developments of the period and the general decline in the use of memorials for commemoration within church building during the twentieth-century. Additionally, there is a checklist of the most significant late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century brasses.

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  • [NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939]
    New York World's Fair Bulletin Vol. 11 April 1938 no 1

    New York New York World's Fair 1939 Inc., 1938

    Pamphlet. 16pp illustrated with sepia plates. Decorated wrappers. 300x22mm. The Bulletin was first published in November 1936 and was occasionally published up until the event to keep the event in the minds eye of people and also to provide updates on progress with construction, design and purpose. Single issue issued the year before the planned opening of the exhibition.

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  • New Zealand Today:New Zealand & South Seas International Exhibition Edition by [NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH SEAS 1925-26] FANNING, L.S. {editor
    [NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH SEAS 1925-26] FANNING, L.S. {editor
    New Zealand Today:New Zealand & South Seas International Exhibition Edition An authentic illustrated description of the Industries and Commerce of New Zealand and the Government's Policy for the development of the Dominion's rich resources.....

    Dunedin Vivian E Page, printed by Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd. 1925

    Decorated end papers. 322pp illustrated mainly with sepia plates, line ills and adverts. One or two coloured images. Cloth backed decorated stiff card wrappers. Good copy, a little worn on the spine. Compendium of material on New Zealand and its resources, industrial and commercial activities.

    Stock ID: 21868
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  • Night Shift on the Cat-Cracker by GAMES, Abram
    GAMES, Abram
    Night Shift on the Cat-Cracker

    London British Petroleum Anglo Iranian Oil Company Ltd nd Before 1960

    Printed at the Baynard Press. 300x460mm On stiff card. Very good. A Cat Craker is a unit in an oil refinery in which mineral oils with high boiling points are converted to fuels with lower boiling points by a catalytic process.

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  • DREYFUS, John.
    Nonesuch A History of the Nonesuch Press. With an Introduction by Geoffrey Keynes and a descriptive catalogue by David McKitterick, Simon Rendall and John Dreyfus.

    London The Nonesuch Press, 1981

    Out of Series. Limited edition of 950 copies. xv, [1], 319, [3] pp illustrated. Royal 8vo. Very good with slightly yellowed but very good dust wrapper. Indispensable bibliography.

    Stock ID: 21542
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  • [BRADFORD EXHIBITION 1904]
    Official Souvenir of the City of Bradford Cartwright Memorial Hall Inaugural Exhibition

    Bradford Herbert M Trotter & Co 1904

    Photography by Rosemont, Official Photographer, Paris Studio 6 Bond Street Leeds. 20pp landscape format pamphlet with b/w photographs of the exhibition set in Lister Park. Centre fold panorama of the exhibition. Red decorated wrapper. A little dusty else good copy. Bradfordians flocked to the great exhibition. In the first week, 78,651 people paid the entrance fee. By the end, nearly 2.5 million had passed through the gates. Temporary buildings housed exhibits and a concert hall and there were a variety of entertainment's. The Somali Village, touring European exhibitions was part of the exposition. Hard to find souvenir of this regional fair when Bradford was at its height of industrial development.

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  • Painting with Smoke: David Roberts, Raku Potter by [ROBERTS, DAVID] GREEN, Lynne
    [ROBERTS, DAVID] GREEN, Lynne
    Painting with Smoke: David Roberts, Raku Potter

    Greendrake Press 2009

    96pp illustrated. Square 4to. 225 x 245 mm Fine with dust wrapper. Signed by the author. Robert Piepenburg (foreword), Emmanuel Cooper (foreword). Beautifully written and produced book.

    Stock ID: 21870
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  • PRIMAVERA London Ltd
    Primavera Catalogue: Textiles, furniture, pottery glass

    1951

    1pp gate-folded printed paper catalogue illustrating the products stocked. Includes letter from firm to Haigh Architects in Kendal with sample of straw and cotton wall coverings stapled to catalogue. The catalogue is printed in red ink with images of items for sale including pottery is mainly by Lucie Rie, a Primavera lamp, rush baskets and furniture. . Good. Letter is typed and signed on behalf of Primavera. Dated 28th May 1951

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  • [PARIS 1925]
    Reports on the present position and tendencies of the industrial arts as indicated at the international exhibition of modern decorative and industrial arts, Paris 1925

    London Published by Department of Overseas Trade., 1925

    206pp illustrated. 4to. Original cloth, leather spine label with gilt lettering, this worn at edges. Good copy of this key review of the exhibition. Very useful on Architecture, Murals, Furniture, Textiles, Metal Work, Pottery, Glass, Books, Illustration, Posters, Theatre, Gardens, and Lighting, etc. Ownership signature, hand written in calligraphic script, Doris Parton, 46 Baskeville Road Hanley. She was a ceramic artist, active 1926- 1951 and exhibited in Stoke on Trent.

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  • Repoussé Work for Amateurs: by HASLOPE, L. L.
    HASLOPE, L. L.
    Repoussé Work for Amateurs: being the art of ornamenting thin metal with raised figures

    London, L. Upcott Gill no date c1880

    vi + 109 + [3]pp period ads + 14pp catalogue of publications by L Upcott Gill at the end. Illustrated with 2 fold out patterns for designs + 45 text figures. Decorated cloth. New end papers, Signature of the late Stuart Evans who previously owned the book.

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  • Requisites for Building Construction Selection 37 by YOUNG AND MARTEN LTD [TRADE CATALOGUE]
    YOUNG AND MARTEN LTD [TRADE CATALOGUE]
    Requisites for Building Construction Selection 37

    London printed for the firm by A White. Published Southend on Sea by the firm nd c1934

    524pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates, and colour samples of stained glass windows for domestic use. 4to. Gilt decorated boards, these rubbed. Internally very good. Massive list which features a wide selection of products including light fittings, fireplaces, bathroom fittings, leaded lights, door and window furniture, paint etc. Attractive catalogue by this well known firm., William Young established a business as a building and decorating merchant at 5 Romford Road, Stratford, in East London in 1872. He was later joined by Harry Holdich Marten to form the company of Young & Marten in 1900. As well as selling building and decorating…

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    London printed for the firm by A White. Published Southend on Sea by the firm nd c1934

    524pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates, and colour samples of stained glass windows for domestic use. 4to. Gilt decorated boards, these rubbed. Internally very good. Massive list which features a wide selection of products including light fittings, fireplaces, bathroom fittings, leaded lights, door and window furniture, paint etc. Attractive catalogue by this well known firm., William Young established a business as a building and decorating merchant at 5 Romford Road, Stratford, in East London in 1872. He was later joined by Harry Holdich Marten to form the company of Young & Marten in 1900. As well as selling building and decorating materials, Young & Marten manufactured joinery and leaded light windows. Young & Marten Ltd. traded until at least the early 1970s.

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    Stock ID: 21007
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  • Royal Festival Hall: The Official Record by WILLIAMS-ELLIS Clough (main text)
    WILLIAMS-ELLIS Clough (main text)
    Royal Festival Hall: The Official Record

    London: Max Parrish and LCC 1951

    128pp, including 30pp sponsors and suppliers' ads. Illustrated with b/w photographs plus very attractive illustrations, printed in block colour with a strong Festival of Britain aesthetic. Cloth, slightly sunned along top edge. In d/w with a few small marks a bit worn. Protected in mylar sleeve. A souvenir volume to celebrate the opening of the Hall, designed by F.H.K. Henrion, with illustrations by Gordon Cullen, Donald Dewar Mills, Pearl Falconer and others. Contains a full description and photographic record of its construction and original interiors.

    Stock ID: 21104
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  • Salammbo by Signed by Edward Bawden [ BAWDEN] FLAUBERT Gustave
    Signed by Edward Bawden [ BAWDEN] FLAUBERT Gustave
    Salammbo

    Cambridge Printed for the members of the Limited Edition Club, Cambridge University Press 1960

    Number 830 of 1500 copies signed by Edward Bawden; xi, 316, [2 leaves]. Illustrated with 8 double-page colour plates and colophon tail-piece, line drawn decorated title-page and 39 illustrations. Ivory buckram, decorated backstrip by Bawden. Introduction by Justin O'Brien. In original slip case which is worn at edges.

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  • Sand Modelling for infant and Junior Schools by FLETCHER, Mary
    FLETCHER, Mary
    Sand Modelling for infant and Junior Schools Including chapters on Scale, plan and map making for Standard I and Geography and Modelling for Standard II

    London & Liverpool George Philip & Son, nd

    60pp + [2]pp period ads. Illustrated with over 100 graduated diagrams and 21 recitations for infants and standards . Print and images in sepia. Decorated end papers. Cloth spine, lettered and decorated boards. Top edge cut c 7cm in straight line but image unaffected. Fascinating book with diagrams of sand modelling. Introduction refers to Fröbel's approach to play and his book on Kindergarten play. The book is divided into chapters dealing with graduated lessons and designs. Boards a bit soiled else good copy.

    Stock ID: 21581
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