Design

  • JOHNSTONE, Pauline.
    High Fashion in the Church The Place of Church Vestments in the History of Art from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century

    Leeds Maney 2002

    (x), 165, (1), (32)pp Numerous b & w illustrations and 32 colour plates. Large format paper back. Card covers. Very good. A major and lavishly illustrated study of the origin and development of sacred vestments, mainly in the Catholic tradition. Armourial bookplate on inside of wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21673
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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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  • [DAILY MAIL] TRUEFITT Charles, [Organiser] GARDNER, James [Designer] SMITH, Trevor [Architect]
    Ideal Homes Exhibition Catalogue

    London Associated Newspapers 1953

    222pp illustrated with b/w line illustrations and some colour plates. Long 8vo. Fine original decorated wraps. Packed with period advertising. Exhibition held at Olympia. London. Key exhibit was" The Peoples House" 1953 built by John Laing and Sons Limited and presented by The Ministry of Housing and Local Government to provide good space standards. A variety of designs were built at Olympia and fitted up to show potential.

    Stock ID: 21853
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  • HARRIS J. & HIGGOTT G.
    Inigo Jones: Complete Architectural Drawings.

    The Drawing Centre, 1989.

    336pp, 36 col. illus. b/w photographs, plans and drawings. This is the first single-volume catalogue of all Jones' 93 surviving architectural drawings. Each drawing is accompanied by full technical descriptions and commentary. Wraps.

    Stock ID: 22411
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  • Inspiring Reform: Boston's Arts & Crafts Movement by MAYER, Merilee Boyd.
    MAYER, Merilee Boyd.
    Inspiring Reform: Boston's Arts & Crafts Movement

    New York Harry Abrams 1997

    247pp, Illustrated with 236 illustrations, 40 in colour. Lettered cloth, good with dust wrapper, this with tear c 50mm on upper part of the wrapper. Large 4to. 360x230mm Very good, published to accompany an exhibition. The book includes, essays on furniture-making & wood-carving; pottery; metalsmithing; jewellery; textiles; books; photography; colour-relief printmaking and includes an essay on the Boston cultural scene and conflicts relating to aesthetics and production. On contrasting paper, is a section on makers.

    Stock ID: 22429
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  • ZAPF, Hermann. [Foreword]
    International Calligraphy Today

    London Thames and Hudso. 1982

    192pp with 155 illustrations, 40 in colour. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Ownership signature of Michael Harvey on front end paper dated 1983.

    Stock ID: 21830
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  • MCLEAN, Ruari
    Jan Tschichold: Typographer

    London Lund Humphries 1975

    160pp. Well illustrated throughout in black and white and block colours. First Edition. Square Quarto. Black cloth boards with gilt titles on spine. Very good copy in original dust wrapper. Slight foxing to front end papers and title pages else a very good, clean copy. A thorough review of Tschichold's influential career. Designed by Herbert Spence and Christine Charlton. Hard to find this edition in this condition.

    Stock ID: 21757
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  • Japan-British Exhibition, Shepherd's Bush London by [JAPAN BRITISH EXHIBITION 1910]
    [JAPAN BRITISH EXHIBITION 1910]
    Japan-British Exhibition, Shepherd's Bush London Fine Arts Catalogue. Part I. British Section. Part II. Japanese Section.

    London Printed by Bemrose & Sons Ltd 1910 Fourth edition.

    xiv, 203, [1]pp, original wrappers. Decorated paper wrappers. Fold out floor plan showing layout of the exhibition is between pages ii and iii. Hand written title on spine else a good copy of this publication.

    Stock ID: 21984
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  • King's College Chapel Cambridge: The Side-Chapel Glass by WAYMENT Hilary
    WAYMENT Hilary
    King's College Chapel Cambridge: The Side-Chapel Glass

    The Cambridge Antiquarian Society and the Provost and Scholars of King's College 1988

    xi + 220pp w 8 colour plates and b/w illustrations throughout, 4to, wraps. Vg copy. The text contains a catalogue of approx. 23 stained glass windows and an overview of the history and context of stained glass at the King's College Chapel.

    Stock ID: 21455
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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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  • GRAY, Milner and ARMSTRONG, Ronald.
    Lettering for Architects and Designers

    London B T Batsford 1962

    160pp. Illustrated with b/w plates throughout. Decorated end papers. 4to. Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. Comprehensive survey in in relation to entrances, interiors, public buildings, shops and supermarkets, illuminated signs, exhibitions etc.

    Stock ID: 21801
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  • (DAY) HANSEN Moan Maria
    Lewis Foreman Day (1845-1910) Unity in Design and Industry

    Woodbridge Antique Collectors Club 2007

    300pp illus with b/w and colour plates. Large 4to. Like new. Fine in dust wrapper. An appraisal of a rather neglected figures in late nineteenth-century design. In evaluating Day's parallel career as an industrial designer and a major writer and critic, the book shows his relationship to other influential design figures of the time and explores his relationships with colleagues including William Morris, Walter Crane, W.A.S. Benson etc.

    Stock ID: 22442
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  • Liberty Silks Sample Book G39 Sirang Silk by LIBERTY AND CO.
    LIBERTY AND CO.
    Liberty 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. Nine samples have been clipped so there are corners or small parts missing. 37 have British Standard Colour paper numbers stuck to samples, as issued and so 13 tiny labels have gone astray. Very good. Colours have not faded over time. Despite the little clipping missing, the item is a really nice one showing the range of silks sold by Liberty when selling fabric was part of the major enterprise of the firm.

    Stock ID: 21923
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  • Living Traditions of Scotland published for the Festival of Britain with the catalogue (revised) for the Exhibition of the same name. by [FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN] SCOTT-MONCRIEFF George
    [FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN] SCOTT-MONCRIEFF George
    Living Traditions of Scotland published for the Festival of Britain with the catalogue (revised) for the Exhibition of the same name.

    HMSO 1951

    90pp booklet illus with b/w plats illustrating traditional crafts and including period ads. Lists exhibits by Catalogues and the firms and individuals who contributed.

    Stock ID: 21963
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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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  • [1851 GREAT EXHIBITION]
    LONDON GREAT EXHIBITION: REPORT OF THE JURIES Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851. Reports by the Juries on the Subjects in the Thirty Classes into which the Exhibition was Divided.

    London Printed for the Royal Commission, by William Clowes & Sons, 1852

    cxx [1], 2-867, 15, 1pp Critical, contemporary document on the Great Exhibition of 1851, an exhaustive work giving the jury awards and details of the thirty categories of exhibit. Ex library with red library cloth to make a sturdy reference copy.

    Stock ID: 22101
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  • [RIE] HOUSTON John & CRIPPS David [ photographer]
    Lucie Rie

    London The Crafts Council 1981

    Book to accompany a major retrospective exhibition held at the V&A in 1981 and 1982. Edited by John Houston who also contributes in the book an essay on her career and was the exhibition organiser. Very good in dust wrapper. Hard to find. Taped to paste down is the admission ticket to the V & A and presumably the show.

    Stock ID: 22233
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  • ZAPF, Hermann.
    Manuale Typographicum: 100 typographical arrangements..

    Cambridge, Mass. M.I.T. [1968] 1970

    Paperback edition. 100 typographic pages with quotations from the past & present on types & printing in 16 different languages, with additional explanations provided especially for this edition by Carl Zahn. Blue stiff card wrappers overprinted with white lettering. Useful resource designed to have the book accessible to a wide ranging audience.

    Stock ID: 21914
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  • Matthew Boulton: Ormolu by (BOULTON) GOODISON Nicholas
    (BOULTON) GOODISON Nicholas
    Matthew Boulton: Ormolu

    London, Phaidon and Christie's 2002

    496pp with 241 colour and 141 b/w illustrations. Cloth in d/w, fine. Study of the late eighteenth-century metalworker, his ormolu or 'ground gold' gilded ornaments and his manufactory near Birmingham during the years 1768-1782. Explores the processes of design and manufacture alongside the development of the business.

    Stock ID: 22278
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