Design

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Manufactures de Poëles & Cheminee en Faïence de Victor Vogt by [ STOVES AND FIREPLACES TRADE CATALOGUE ] [VOGT, Victor]
    [ STOVES AND FIREPLACES TRADE CATALOGUE ] [VOGT, Victor]
    Manufactures de Poëles & Cheminee en Faïence de Victor Vogt

    Paris L. Debaeker, 92 rue de la Roquette, 4 Passage Charles Dallery nd 1886 dated on first leaf.

    Double page chomolithographed plate, illustrating 97 samples of tiles, 23 further chromolitho coloured plates of stoves and fireplaces. Folio Gilt lettered on upper board. Cloth which faded and repaired on spine. Final leaf is the price list forming plate 24 in b/w. Not listed on OCLC, COPAC or KVK.

    Stock ID: 20298
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  • HAKS Frans (Foreword) with texts by Alessandra Mottola Molfino on the museum as a total work of art, Ed Taverne, and others.
    Mendini! Starck! de Lucchi! Coop! Himmelblau! in Groningen

    Netherlands: Groningen Museum, 1994.

    199 pp., numerous col. photos & drawings 4to .Very good in dust wrapper The catalogue of the Exhibition. Profusely illustrated. Superb piece of book design. With contributions by Charles Jencks on the new museum deisgn. Text in Dutch and English throughout.

    Stock ID: 2115
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  • [STUDIO] MERCER, & GAUNT, F.A. [editors]
    Modern Publicity 1934-1935

    London & New York Studio Publications

    124 + xiipp period ads. 4to. Decorated boards with worn and slightly chipped dust wrapper designed by John Mansbridge. "The Annual for Commercial Art & Industry," Includes posters, booklets etc, packaging, press advertising.

    Stock ID: 20280
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  • [STUDIO] MERCER, & GAUNT, F.A. [editors]
    Modern Publicity 1938-1939

    London & New York Studio Publications

    144 + xxpp period ads. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Worn along spine. "The Annual for Commercial Art & Industry," Includes posters, booklets etc, packaging, press advertising.

    Stock ID: 20281
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  • Parker Knoll Book of Comfort 1966 by [PARKER KNOLL]
    [PARKER KNOLL]
    Parker Knoll Book of Comfort 1966

    High Wycombe Published by the firm and produced by C Vernon and Sons Ltd 1966

    28pp with colour and b/w photographic illustrations throughout. Wrapper with fold out at front wrapper. Long 8vo. Good copy. 1960s design catalogue with added information on the history of the firm, suppliers etc. Period item.

    Stock ID: 20725
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  • [TRAQUAIR] CUMMING, Elizabeth.
    Phoebe Anna Traquair 1852-1936

    Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland 1993

    96pp catalogue to accompany an exhibition. Illustrated with colour and b/w plates. 4to. Decorated wrappers.

    Stock ID: 20551
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  • Photograph Album of Display Stands Fancy Fair Rotterdam 1903 by JAPANESE INFLUENCES
    JAPANESE INFLUENCES
    Photograph Album of Display Stands Fancy Fair Rotterdam 1903

    14 sepia images mounted on single sided card mounts in specially designed album for a Fancy Fair held in aide of a nursing charity which appears to have raised funds for the free provision of medicines and bandages etc to those who needed them. "Vereniging voor Wykverpleging", June 13-21 1903. This is a great resource for art nouveau/Japanese/Asian style exhibition stands. Images are generally 120x150mm. Containing photographs of people in front of the elaborate stands at a trade fair held in Rotterdam in 1903. Fascinating period document.

    Stock ID: 20527
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  • Pictures in Pottery by [THOMPSON, Margaret and ROWE, William] ANON
    [THOMPSON, Margaret and ROWE, William] ANON
    Pictures in Pottery

    London Royal Doulton Pottery 1904

    Printed at the De Montfort Press Leicester. 52-page catalogue of Doulton & Co's under-glaze pictorial tile panels made for three London children's hospitals/ wards at the turn of the century. 8vo. The catalogue is bound in fawn-coloured boards: the front cover carries the short title 'PICTURES IN POTTERY' and the firm's name 'ROYAL DOULTON POTTERIES', each with decorative trefoil motifs. The text is printed in black on cream matt paper and the photogravure illustrations on white glossy paper; the coloured frontispiece, illustrating a different version of 'Here we go gathering nuts in May' to that on p.40, is tipped in. The first nineteen panels illustrate mainly nursery rhymes and were made for University College…

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    London Royal Doulton Pottery 1904

    Printed at the De Montfort Press Leicester. 52-page catalogue of Doulton & Co's under-glaze pictorial tile panels made for three London children's hospitals/ wards at the turn of the century. 8vo. The catalogue is bound in fawn-coloured boards: the front cover carries the short title 'PICTURES IN POTTERY' and the firm's name 'ROYAL DOULTON POTTERIES', each with decorative trefoil motifs. The text is printed in black on cream matt paper and the photogravure illustrations on white glossy paper; the coloured frontispiece, illustrating a different version of 'Here we go gathering nuts in May' to that on p.40, is tipped in. The first nineteen panels illustrate mainly nursery rhymes and were made for University College Hospital; the next six, for St Thomas' Hospital, show pairs of scenes from fairy tales; the next four show nursery rhymes; and the last two, made for the Children's Hospital at Paddington Green, illustrate the Nativity, and Christ as the Good Shepherd. Scarce. The six panels for St Thomas's were restored in 2008 and relocated. Painters not identified but both Margaret Thompson and William Rowe were involved in making these. 'Mary, Mary, quite contrary' design on p.19 by Margaret E Thompson identified from V & A catalogue.

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    Stock ID: 20712
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  • Poems by the Way by MORRIS William
    MORRIS William
    Poems by the Way

    London, Reeves and Turner 1891

    196pp. Ivory cloth dusty with gilt titles, shelf worn and discoloured on spine, but good. First trade edition of this retrospective collection of Morris's poetry. Printed at the Chiswick Press (and preceded by the Kelmscott Press edition of the same year). No 29 of 100.

    Stock ID: 20723
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  • Point-of-sale symposium by GOODMAN, Léon
    GOODMAN, Léon
    Point-of-sale symposium published as a contribution to progress in display

    London Léon Goodman Displays Limited No date. c1953-54

    120pp, 53 plates. Designed and printed by Charles Rosner Associates and printed at the Curwen Press. Black cloth boards with abstract colour illustration to front board. Glassine wrapper overprinted with white lettering. Cover design by Harry Sheldon. Black end papers. Illustrated frontispiece which is a black and white photo. Series of contributions on aspects of selling and advertising. The book was produced in association with a symposium of the same name. Glassine wrapper a little woorn at edges and cloth similarly has a bit of shelf wear else a very good copy. Written specifically on the design of point of sale advertising and how to make it successful.

    Stock ID: 20669
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  • HASLUCK, Paul N.
    Practical Handrailing

    London, Cassell and Co. 1905

    160pp illustrated with diagrams + printed end papers providing catalogue of Cassell and Co. titles on building construction. 8vo. Decorated cloth. Cloth a little rubbed else a good copy. Paul Nooncree Hasluck was an Australian writer and editor [1854-1931]. He wrote extensively on technical aspects of carpentry and woodwork and related technical subjects. At some point he moved to the UK and appears to have been based in Brixton. He wrote for Builders World and many of his books were compiled from articles which originally appeared there.

    Stock ID: 19258
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  • LAVERS, N. W.
    Printed letter from Stained Glass Works

    London 1857

    30 Southampton Street, Strand December 1857 and a list of works. 4ff folded printed on two sides. 230x275mm. The letter comprises an introductory letter to potential clients advertising his business and explaining the range of work undertaken, Quarry and Grisaille Glass and Subject Glass as well as Mural and General Ecclesiastical Decoration. The second page comprises a list of completed projects organised by County and Country. Nathaniel Wood Lavers 1828-1911 established the firm in 1855. The firm changed its name several times with the arrival and departure of each partner. Francis Barraud (1824-1900) became a partner in 1858 and Nathaniel Westlake joined the partnership in 1868, having designed for the firm since 1858. After the death of…

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    London 1857

    30 Southampton Street, Strand December 1857 and a list of works. 4ff folded printed on two sides. 230x275mm. The letter comprises an introductory letter to potential clients advertising his business and explaining the range of work undertaken, Quarry and Grisaille Glass and Subject Glass as well as Mural and General Ecclesiastical Decoration. The second page comprises a list of completed projects organised by County and Country. Nathaniel Wood Lavers 1828-1911 established the firm in 1855. The firm changed its name several times with the arrival and departure of each partner. Francis Barraud (1824-1900) became a partner in 1858 and Nathaniel Westlake joined the partnership in 1868, having designed for the firm since 1858. After the death of Barraud in 1900 the firm was known as Lavers, Westlake and Co., although Westlake had been the sole proprietor since 1880. After 1909 the company became N H J Westlake, London, and closed in the 1920s.

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    Stock ID: 20735
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