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Pucci: A Renaissance in Fashion
Documents fashion-designer Pucci's career covering four decades of design, craft, marketing and offers a history of the building of his fashion empire. The book is bound in genuine Pucci fabric. This is an out of print book, in excellent condition. title page inscribed to owner.
Art Deco: The Twentieth Century's Iconic Decorative Style from Paris, London, an...
Arnold Schwartzman's stunning photographs of the finest examples of Art Deco from all over the world are collected here as a celebration of one of the world's most popular decorative styles. Art deco is the 20th century's most glamorous architectural style, and the one that shaped popular ideas of modern luxury. With over 200 photographs, this is a visual celebration of this very popular style. Unlike most other books on the subject that tend to be regionally specific, this book highlights Art Deco buildings from all over the world, from Australia to South America, with an emphasis on London, Los Angeles, New York, Chic...
Herman Miller: A way of living
For more than 100 years, Michigan-based Herman Miller has played a central role in the evolution of modern and contemporary design, producing timeless classics while creating a culture that has had a remarkable impact on the development of the design world. Ten chapters and thousands of illustrations tell the Herman Miller story as never before, documenting its defining moments and key leaders – making Herman Miller: A Way of Living an indispensable addition to the bookshelves of design-lovers around the globe.
Marc Du Plantier
Creator of exceptional interiors in Europe and the world, from 1928 to the end of the 1960s, Marc du Plantier was one of the leading decorators of the 20th century The only monograph on Marc Du Plantier; the book covers the entire body of his workThe first monograph dedicated to Marc du Plantier (1901-1975), allows the reader to rediscover one of the major decorators of the 20th century. Marc du Plantier began his career in 1928. From his earliest projects he began to implement his architectural vocabulary, characterized by precision of line, working with color, indirect light and the interplay of mirrors. His art reach...
Josef Albers: Interaction
Only appearances are not deceiving."-Josef Albers Josef Albers (1888-1976) was one of the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism: he was an extraordinary teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist, who is best known for the Homages to the Square (painted 1950-76) and The Interaction of Color, published by Yale University Press in 1963. This generously illustrated overview of Albers's work, accompanying the first major exhibition on the artist in more than thirty years, features all aspects of his long, creative career. Beginning with Albers's time at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau, the publication follows the ar...
Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America
An expansive take on American Art Deco that explores Chicago's pivotal role in developing the architecture, graphic design, and product design that came to define middle-class style in the twentieth century Frank Lloyd Wright's lost Midway Gardens, the iconic Sunbeam Mixmaster, and Marshall Field's famed window displays: despite the differences in scale and medium, each belongs to the broad current of an Art Deco style that developed in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. This ambitious overview of the city's architectural, product, industrial, and graphic design between 1910 and 1950 offers a fresh pers...
Les Décorateurs des années 50: New edition (French)
320pp 350 col & b&w illus. The best reference for French furniture designers of the 50's., the Haute Couture de la Decoration, les Modernistes, les Jeunes Loups, and the big manufacturers and department stores. Brand new sealed copy
Ingrid Donat
The first comprehensive monograph on Ingrid Donat, one of the most sought after designers of the end of the 20th century, creating exceptional pieces of sculpted furniture, in the great tradition of Giacometti
Guglielmo Ulrich by Luca Scacchetti
Architect, designer, interior decorator, painter, Ulrich is unquestionably one of the most fascinating figures in the history of modern Italian furniture. A believer in the strong need for the modernisation of taste and the home, he showed great passion for materials and their most unusual combinations, as well as a unique interest in artisanal production. Ulrich, who was born in Milan, was the perfect example of what the world of production was really like, of the ability of Lombard craftsmanship to adapt to the technological innovations of the time. Close to Northern Italy's upper bourgeoisie, between the 1920's 1970'...
Jansen Furniture
Illustrated throughout, this text is a comprehensive review of Maison Jansen's most significant designs - exact reproductions of 18th and 19th century antiques, adaptations of historical forms for modern use, and the contempoary designs that span various fashion trends from the late 19th to 20th century. Hardback, out of print book in excellent condition with dustwrapper
20th Century Factory Glass
he only comprehensive reference book regarding internationally produced glassware for the home, "20th Century Factory Glass" is required reading for glass collectors and enthusiasts alike. Featuring every great designer, from Louis Comfort Tiffany to Alvar Aalto, as well as companies from Baccarat to Steuben, this volume provides clues to identifying marks, codes, and labels. Out of print hardback book with excellent dust wrapper.
The Century of Modern Design: Selections from the Liliane and David M. Stewart C...
One of the worlds most important collections of twentiethcentury designThe Stewart Collection in Montrealcelebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2010. The Stewart Collection incorporates iconic furniture, ceramics, textiles, posters, graphic art, jewelry, and everyday objects from the 1930s to today. This book presents items chronologically, highlighting contrasts and parallels between works including posters by Max Bill, an armchair by Frank Lloyd Wright, and a drawing for the Bakelite Corporation by Rolf Scarlett. Striking contrasts abound in the juxtaposition of such diverse works as silverware by Puiforcat, glasswar...
Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s
A valuable resource for design professionals, historians, and enthusiasts, this book chronicles the evolution of modern interior design in the United States throughout the 1930s. With images and detailed descriptions, design historian Marilyn F. Friedman presents more than 100 interiors by 50 designers and architects, including Donald Deskey, Paul T. Frankl, Percival Goodman, Frederick Kiesler, William Lescaze, William Muschenheim, Tommi Parzinger, Gilbert Rohde, Eugene Schoen, and Kem Weber; set designers Cedric Gibbons and Joseph Urban; and industrial designers Raymond Loewy, Walter Dorwin Teague, and Russel Wright. T...
Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018
Disrupting Craft presents the work of Tanya Aguiniga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Styjuco, four artists who take innovative approaches to their selected mediums. They share a fascination with themes of identity, and the practise of their art as a means of engaging socially with communities in collective activity. The featured artists work in a remarkable variety of media including earthenware pottery, textiles and weaving, sculptural materials and woven plastic fabrics, and wood, metal and mixed media. Their visual sensibilities range from traditional African beaded culture, to digital media, the produc...
1000 chairs
Chairs displayed on their own as pure form An overview of the 20th century More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto to Verner Panton to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this to do it full justice. They are a...
Emil Milan: Midcentury Master
Artist Emil Milan (American, 1922-1985) was a major contributor to the studio craft movement in the 1950s and 60s. He was an innovator in woodworking tools and techniques, and a pioneer in using power tools to boost production. After training to be a sculptor at the Art Students League of New York, he developed and produced a distinctive line of "functional sculpture" - wooden bowls, trays, and serving ware - that captured the essence of Midcentury Modern Design. He stood with now legendary artists and designers like Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, Wendell Castle, Charles Eames, George Nakashima, and Bob Stocksdale (among...
Heavenly Bodies - Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
A brilliant exploration of fashion's complex engagement with the great art and artifacts of Catholic faith and practice Since antiquity, religious beliefs and practices have inspired many of the masterworks of art. These works of art have, in turn, fueled the imagination of fashion designers in the 20th and 21st centuries, yielding some of the most innovative creations in costume history. Connecting significant religious art and artifacts to their sartorial expressions, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination provides a critical analysis of fashion's engagement with notions of the divine. Exploring fashion...
Wiener Werkstatte 1903-1932
The Wiener Werkstätte, founded by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Fritz Waerndorfer, was an artists' and craftsmen's collective that existed in Vienna from 1903 until 1932. The artists' goal was to bring high-quality design and craft into all areas of life and to elevate everyday objects into pieces of art. During that time, the collective produced items in a variety of media including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry, metalwork, and textiles. The Wiener Werkstätte style influenced generations of architects from Bauhaus to Art Deco. This book features the work of well-known Wiener Werkstätte members such as Jos...
Wiener Werkstatte (Special Edition)
The Vienna Workshop and the "total work of art" - Founded in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Fritz Waemdorfer, the Wiener Werkstatte ("Vienna Workshop") was a collective of architects and craftsmen which aimed at fusing architecture and interior design into a Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art. Experimenting with various materials (gold, precious stones, and papier mache, for example), the artists of the Wiener Werkstatte created buildings and objects which combined classical elegance with streamlined functionality. Though the workshop lasted only thirty years, its influence is still strong today. Mint con...
Designed for Delight: Alternative Aspects of Twentieth-century Decorative Arts
By the early part of this century, the principles of Modernism in design-- simplicity of form, little or no ornament, truth to materials-- were established as avant-garde ideas, and functionalism soon became an overriding concern. However, looking back from our fin-de-siècle perspective, it is evident that the history of modern design is far more varied and complex. This lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed book demonstrates the surprising ways in which Modernist designers also took alternative routes to create art beyond function. From Art Nouveau and the Wiener Werkstätte to Pop and Post-modernism, Desig...
Jean-Michel Frank
Text in French and English. Profusely illustrated. Excellent condition with dust wrapper. Out of print. Beautiful book.
Rene Prou
René Prou (1889-1947), an ensemblier and decorator, was - alongside Ruhlmann, Leleu, Dunand, Subes and Brandt - a central figure of the Art Deco movement. Trained at Gouffé, in Paris, in the 1910s, Prou took part in most of the Salons d'Automne and the Salons des artistes décorateurs before commanding attention at the Exposition international des arts décoratifs of 1925. Firmly established by major public and private commissions, his talent as an ensemblier was expressed as much in the decoration of ocean liners - Cuba (1923), Lafayette (1928), Paris (1929) - as in the fitting out of the sleeper cars of the Orient E...
Jacques Adnet by Alain Rene Hardy and Gaelle Millett
Editions De L'Amateur, Paris, France, 2014. hardcover-. Condition: New-. 264 pages - in French - around 500 mostly color illustrations - the life and art of French furniture designer and interior architect Jacques Adnet (1900-1984) - early days, the Galeries Lafayette workshop, the International Exhibition of 1925, the Company of French Arts, the E.N.S.A.D., traditions, materials, production, sculptures, accessories and much more - biblio. and index. French text.
Dominique by Felix Marcilhac
The Maison Dominique was created in 1922 by André Domin and Marcel Genevrière. Dominique takes place in the avant-garde of french decoration with association known as the Groupe des Cinq, including Puiforcat, Chareau, Legrain and the jeweller Raymond Templier. With his « grand luxe » style, La Maison Dominique worked as well for the Paquebot Normandie, the Paquebot France or the Mobilier National and the Palais de l’Elysée.
Art Deco Ceramics in Britain
This book focuses on the art deco ceramics that were produced by the British pottery industry during the late twenties and early thirties. It covers all the important aspects of the popular style from its origins in France, its breakthrough in Britain and how the style took on during the early thirties. The background of art deco is examined and how it developed in France during the early part of the twentieth century: how European designers created new shapes and patterns and how these ideas eventually made their way into British design."Art Deco Ceramics in Britain" looks at the well-established factories such as Josi...
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