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Jean Dunand The Delorenzo Gallery. May 9 1985 - June 8 1985
First Edition Square 4to. clothbound hardback, gilt, in dust jacket. 163pp., profusely illustrated with 150 colour plates, some gatefold. A clean copy with no previous owners' markings oir inscriptions. Dust jacket. Out of print book
Oliver Messel: A Biography
First Edition. London, Thames and Hudson, 1986. 22.5cm x 28cm. 264 pages. With 145 Illustrations, 20 in colour. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. From the collection of Margot Fonteyn - photographer and artist Keith Money. Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel (13 January 1904 – 13 July 1978) was an English artist and one of the foremost stage designers of the 20th century. After completing his studies, he became a portrait painter and commissions for theatre work soon followed, beginning with his designing the masks for a London production of Serge Diaghilev's ba...
Michel Dufet. Architecte Decorateur
This is a very good hardcover copy with almost no wear. Completely clean inside and out. Text in French only. The major monograph on Michel Dufet (1888- 1985). Dufet was one of the well known masters of art deco design. He worked on several of the famous French ocean liners of the period such as the Normandie and the Ile-de France. He designed luxury shop interiors, apartments, furniture, etc. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. Many vintage photographs of Dufet's interiors and furniture. Color photographs of many pieces as well. out of print.
Twentieth century decoration: The Domestic Interor from 1900 to the Present Day ...
An encyclopedic reference work documenting the major American and European design styles of this century, from art nouveau to neo-baroque, this much-needed volume beckons intelligently to both lay and scholarly readers as Calloway, a curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, argues cogently for a tradition of 20th century decoration, independent from modernism. Richly illustrated chapters rightly juxtapose modern interpretations of styles with period revivals, and rooms embodying "truly eclectic taste"such as the home of Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwellare singled out for praise. Though books on interior decoration often s...
Art Deco Interiors by Patricia Bayer
By the time of the great Paris Exhibition of 1925, the idea that an interior and its furnishings should form a complete design -- a "total look" -- dominated the thinking of both designers and their sophisticated clients. In the later 1920s and 1930s, whole studios were established, notably in France and the United States, to serve the needs of a design- and style-conscious middle class-intent on showing off its newly refined taste for things modern and exotic: the richly lacquered screen, the tubular steel chair, the vivid geometric carpet.Art Deco Interiors documents this flourishing of design ingenuity in Europe and ...
Rene Herbst
Hardback book with dust jacket in very good condition. This is the 1990 first edition which is now out of print, so it is scarce. 363 pages profusely illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. This is a comprehensive work of the important pioneering designer and architect, who was one of the forefathers of the art deco movement. French Text.
Twentieth-Century Ornament
The author chronologically describes, compares and contrasts all the major trends in North American and European ornament from 1900 to the present day. Varnacular ornament and mass-produced household objects are included and situated in their social context.
Jean Dunand: His Life and Works
If you like the works of Jean Dunand, Art Deco design, or just a fan of lacquer technique, this book is incredible. The illustrations are superb, and descriptions are very throughout. There is no other book on Jean Dunand that even comes close, and since on one comes close to Jean Dunand as far as the perfection of the merge of ancient art of the Asian lacquer technique and the modern design, this book is the cat's meow and the bee's knees. Your knees will buckle when you open the book and see all the glory of the presented works. And yes, the photographic illustrations of Dunand's works are really that good. I have had...
Alberto Pinto (original)
Published to celebrate the first twenty years of Pinto's interior design work, this is a now scarce and much sought after book from 1992 illustrates the glamorous interiors created this master of design and decoartion who sadly died in 2012, so these books will only become more and more collectable as time goes on. The book is in very good condition and is lavishly illustrated throughout with colour photographs. 295 pages - text is in French.
Armand Albert Rateau. Un Baroque Chez les Modernes.
Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 240 pages. Illustrated in colour and b&w throughout. French. Near fine; very slight wear to dust jacket, otherwise an excellent copy. The main monograph on the Art Deco designer Armand Albert Rateau. This in-depth study looks at his furniture, interior design work and architecture. An essential volume for dealers, collectors and enthusiasts. Out of print, with protective dustwrapper.
Le Luminaire: Lighting Design 1925-1937 by Guillaume Janneau
This book documents an important period in the history of design, reconstituting the evolution of lighting design in the early 1930s. Here reproduced in one volume are four facsilies taken of related publications issued by Charles Moreau on the occasions of the international expositions held in Paris between 1925 and 1937. 144 artists and studios are presented together with 500 examples of lighting fixtures and designs. The biographies of the artists and design studios complement the illustrations. Text is in English, French and German.
Ruhlmann: Master of Art Deco
This is a copy of a rare English language edition of this beautiful and now scarce book, with original dust jacket in good condition. 312 pages having 67 colour plates and 420 black & white illustrations. Ruhlmann was a renowned and highly sought after designer of both furniture and interiors who epitomised the glamoour of the French Art Deco Styleof the 1920's and 30's. He became well known for designing and making formal furniture using precious and exotic woods in combination with Ivory fittings, which gave them a very stylish and timeless appeal. A classic and much sought after book.
French Text. Very rare, out of print book. Excellent condition with immaculate dust wrapper.
Andre Groult: Decorateur-ensemblier du XXe siecle
Out of Print, Hardback book with cloth covers and dust jacket in very good condition. 279 pages lavishly illustrated with colour and black & white photographs and drawings. Groult had a prolific career and was one of the most sought after designer/decorators of the 20th century. The book is done chronologically so there is a natural progression showing his works and how his style developed .
Art Deco Style by Bevis Hillier
Characterized by geometric shapes, stylized natural forms and the use of luxuriuos materials Art Deco originated in France and spread quickly all over the globe during the 1930s. Interest in the style was revived in the 1960s, partly as a result of the work of Bevis Hillier who recalls his triumphs and mistakes in writing the first book on the subject and co-organizing the Minneapolis exhibition in 1971. Stephen Escritt's text deals with recent scholarship and changing attitudes towards Art Deco, by charting its various worldwide manifestations he demonstrates that the stle (although retrospectively labelled a movement)...
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.
Gilbert Poillerat,
This is a beautifully photographed book with text in french by Francois Baudotabout the life and creations of one of the great designers and workers in ironwork. He started work towards the end of the Art Deco and this influence can be seen in some of his work, but throughout his career he created totally unique and often fantastical pieces - sometimes in collaboration with the best known decorators and designers of the time such as Andre Arbus, Jacques Adnet and Jean Royere. With 248 pages plus a further 80 pages with design illustrations. French Text.
Les Vitrines Hermes
Guaranteed authentic HERMES extraordinarily beautiful hardcover book of shop windows of HERMES designed by the legendary Leila Menchari. A gorgeous coffee table book and this rare book is a collectors item. French text
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.
Le Mobilier Du Xx Siecle - Dictionnaire Des Createurs
A large hardback book being a Dictionary of the designers of 20th century furniture. A 690 page A-Z featuring the major designers together with a vast array of colour and black and white photographs to illustrate the designers work. Text is in French.
Maxime Old: Architecte-Decorateur
A hardback book with dust jacket in very good condition. Old had a long career starting in the 1930's when he worked with Ruhlmann and was designing until his death in 1991. His furniture is much sought after nowadays, he was always concerned about functionalism and comfort, he added luxury by using rare and expensive woods, he was known for his perfect proportions and clean and elegant lines. This is a scarce and sought after monograph, 320 pages, beautifully illustrated throughout with colour and Black & white photographs. French text.
20th Century Pattern Design: Textile and Wallpaper Pioneers
Pattern design has flourished throughout the 20th century. From the flamboyance of Art Nouveau at the end of the 19th century, to the computer-generated digital images created at the turn of the millennium, each new generation has evolved their own distinctive approach to pattern design. Tracing the creative cross-fertilization between fashion and interiors, the book provides a chronological account of the proliferation of pattern design. Highlighting the decisive trends that emerged in each decade, the book draws attention to the achievements of progressive manufacturers and ground-breaking designers, charting the emer...
Dupre Lafon: Decorateur des Millionnaires
Hardback book with dustjacket, text is in French, 206 pages full of photographs, illustrations and drawings which showcase much of his amazing talent both as an interior designer and decorator and as a designer of furniture. Lafon was well known for his brilliant use and combination of quality material such as exotic woods with fine Hermes leather (he also worked for Hermes during his career). A very scarce book.
Henri Sauvage: Ou l'exercice du renouvellement
Editions Norma, 2002. Hardcover. 416 pp., 574 illustrations in black and white and colour, notes, bibliography, index. Copy in very good condition. From the villa Jika built in 1898 for Louis Majorelle with the transparent facades of department stores Decré in Nantes, the work of one of the great names of architecture and town planning from the late nineteenth century to the early year. Excellent condition with excellent dustwrapper. French text.
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