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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Kron, Joan & Suzanne Slesin
HIGH-TECH The Industrial Style and Source Book for the Home
NY: Clarkson N. Potter, 1978

First printing. Square quarto. 286 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w; extensive High-Tech Directory; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, former owner name at bottom of front pastedown; price-clipped jacket has light edge chipping.
Inventory number #013702



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Jones, Chester
COLEFAX & FOWLER: The Best in English Interior Decoration
London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1989

First edition. Quarto. 224 pp; profuse color illustrations; glossary. Flowered chintz cloth. VG, a crisp, unmarked copy, covers show minor soil. The English design firm of Colefax & Fowler developed the English Country style, with floral chintzes, swagged and fringed curtains, and comfortable sofas. The founder, John Fowler, briefly partnered with Sibyl Colefax, and then had a long partnership with Nancy Lancaster.
Inventory number #013618



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

Baldwin, Billy
BILLY BALDWIN REMEMBERS
NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974

First edition. Quarto. 232 pp; profusely illustrated; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket light edge wear on top edge, mostly top of spine & corners, red lettering (publisher) on spine faded. Baldwin reminisces about his career and some of the many interesting people he knew - Ruby Ross Wood, Elsie de Wolfe, Babe Paley, Diana Vreeland, Pauline de Rothschild, Jacqueline Kennedy, Cole Porter, and many others.
Inventory number #013617



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$125.00

Mongiardino, Renzo, edited by Fiorenzo Cattaneo
ROOMSCAPES: The Decorative Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino
NY: Rizzoli, 1993

First edition. Quarto. 208 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket has no tears, narrow, sunned strip at edge of spine, minor scuffing on front panel. The first monograph on the work of this renowned interior designer who had a dramatic, theatrical approach to design. He drew on sources that range from ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts to the work of Renaissance and baroque masters Michelangelo, Palladio, Bernini, and Borromini.
Inventory number #013616



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Tarlow, Rose
THE PRIVATE HOUSE
NY: Random House, 2001

Fourth printing. Quarto. 256 pp; including 150 color illustrations. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has minimal wear to spine ends. The author, a prominent interior designer, offers insights into the mind of a master designer, as well as a glimpse into some of the extraordinary homes she has decorated. She discusses simple principles of creative design that are appropriate to any home.
Inventory number #013581



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Hillier, Bevis
ART DECO: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts July 8 - September 5, 1971
Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1971

First edition. Square octavo. 224 pp; 16 color plates, over 300 illustrations in b/w; bibliography. Paperback, patterned endpapers. A fine, unmarked copy, covers bright & glossy, light crease in center of spine. Comprehensive exhibition of the Art Deco period -- includes furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, paintings/drawings, books/bindings, posters, costumes, textiles, jewelry, architecture/interior design, plastics. Published by Minneapolis Institute of Arts, not E.P. Dutton.
Inventory number #013464



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$30.00

Wilk, Christopher
MARCEL BREUER: Furniture and Interiors
NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1981

First printing. Small quarto. 192 pp; 199 b/w illustrations; bibliography. Paperback. Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked, tight copy, covers bright & glossy. The first comprehensive study of Breuer's furniture & interiors; companion to the 1981 MOMA exhibition. Exhibition brochure laid in; errata slip taped to front flyleaf.
Inventory number #013463



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$60.00

Morrison. A.G.
Drapery, Interior Decoration and Architecture: A Practical Hand-book for the Dealer, Decorator and the Workroom
NY: T.A. Cawthra & Co., 1906

4to. 139 pp; 245 b/w photos, drawings & plans, 33 pp of advertisements. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on cover. VG, former owner name on front pastedown, else an unmarked copy; cover has light wear to spine ends & corners, light spotting to cloth at edges of front cover
Inventory number #013425



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$100.00

Hicks, David
DAVID HICKS ON HOME DECORATION
NY: World Publishing, 1972

First American edition. Quarto. 168 pp; full of color & b/w photographs. Red cloth with gilt lettering in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, company ink stamp on front flyleaf, else a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has light edgewear, a tiny nick on spine edge, and faint scratch on front cover.
Inventory number #013341



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Phillips, Lisa, et al
HIGH STYLES: Twentieth-Century American Design
NY: Whitney Museum/Summit Books, 1985

Quarto. 212 pp; illustrated throughout in color and b/w. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, mild rubbing to edge of spine. Catalogue of the Whitney Museum of American Art 1985-86 exhibition of objects from the art nouveau period through the post-modernist movement in America. It includes the work of many architects and designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Eames, Saarinen, Frank Gehry, Scott Burton, Sam Maloof, Dale Chihuly, Donald Judd, Wallace Nutting, Donald Deskey and many others.
Inventory number #013339



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$250.00

Bolton, Arthur T.
The Architecture of ROBERT & JAMES ADAM (1758-1794)
London: Country Life, 1922

First edition. Two volumes. Folio. xvi, 344 pp; xiii, 361, 92, viii pp; profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, site & floor plans and elevations; appendices; index. Green cloth with gilt spine titles and raised profile portrait in gilt on front of both boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. VG, bookplate on front pastedown of both vols, else unmarked, minor foxing on preliminary pp, covers grubby & spines darkened, spine ends & corners lightly worn, scattered white (bleached?) spots on both vols. Vol. 2 - short tear at base of spine & bumped corners. This important comprehensive study of the work of Robert Adam and his brother James remains an essential reference for those interested in the architecture and decoration of the period. The initial chapters comprise a brief biography of the brothers and a critical analysis of their style and ideas, followed by all their principal works.
Inventory number #013321



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$125.00

Cowles, Fleur, Editor
FLAIR Annual 1953
NY: Cowles Magazines, 1952

First edition. Folio. 229 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w, with many gatefolds & cutouts. Decorated red cloth with cutout in front board. Near FIne, a crisp, unmarked copy; original glassine jacket, edges chipped. A compilation of subjects -- art, fashion, culture, travel, gardens, music, personalities, etc. Published in book form in answer to the many queries Cowles received as to when/if the magazine would resume publication. It was the first and only annual published.
Inventory number #013277



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$50.00

Salny, Stephen
MICHAEL TAYLOR: Interior Design
NY: W.W. Norton, 2009

First edition. Quarto. 325 pp; profuse color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy. The life and work of Michael Taylor (1927-1986), the groundbreaking interior designer and the inventor of the "California Look."
Inventory number #012826



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Donovan, Carrie, ed.
LIVING WELL: The New York Times Book of Home Design and Decoration
NY: Times Books, 1981

First edition. Quarto. 254 pp; hundreds of color photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shows minor scuffing. A collection of noteworthy interiors selected by the New York Times' editors, they include a palazzo in the hills overlooking Genoa, Italy; Karl Lagerfeld's Paris apartment; a designer's cozy country retreat in France; and a fixed-up camper
Inventory number #012740



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$60.00

Johnson, Jay
JED JOHNSON: Opulent Restraint
NY: Rizzoli, 2005

First printing. Quarto. 224 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket glossy with no wear. This is "the first book to chronicle the fascinating career, work and times of an interior design superstar whose life was cut short in 1996 by the disastrous explosion of TWA Flight 800.... His impressive celebrity client list included Pierre Berge, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Richard Gere, and Barbara Streisand."
Inventory number #012626



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$150.00

Cornforth, John (Signed)
THE INSPIRATION OF THE PAST: Country House Taste in the Twentieth Century
NY: Viking, in association with Country Life, 1988

First edition. Quarto. 233 pp; 79 color and 196 b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, corner tips gently bumped; price-clipped jacket has minor wear. SIGNED by author on title page. Most of the b/w photographs come from the collection of Country Life magazine; most of the color photos were specially taken for the book by Timothy Beddow. The principal figure in the book is John Fowler, the legendary English interior decorator
Inventory number #012607



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Bernier, Georges & Rosamond
EUROPEAN DECORATION: Creative Contemporary Interiors
NY: Reynal & Co., 1969

Quarto. 185 pp; illustrated throughout with b/w & color illustrations. Cloth-backed illustrated boards, lacks jacket. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; corners rubbed with cardboard underneath showing. Culled from the pages of the prestigious French arts publication L'Oeil, this book features diverse interiors by many noted interior designers, including Andree Putman, Karl Lagerfeld, Mara Agnelli, Renzo Mongiardino, Marc Bohan, Primrose Bordier, Van Day Truex, David Hicks, and others.
Inventory number #012019



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good-


Price:
$65.00

Collins Hardware Company
COLLINS HARDWARE COMPANY INCORPORATED: Builders Hardware Catalog
Lynn, MA: Collins Hardware Co. Inc., 1908

Quarto. 16 pp; b/w illustrations. Paperback. G+ to VG-, cover edges a bit brittle, covers soiled. Excellent original illustrated catalog of door knobs, drawer pulls and other items.
Inventory number #011800



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$375.00

Millar, William & George Bankart
PLASTERING, PLAIN & DECORATIVE: A Practical Treatise on the Art & Craft of Plastering and Modelling
NY: Dodd Mead, 1927

Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. Quarto. 345 pp; numerous practical diagrams and 278 illustrations from photographs on 125 plates; appendices; indexes. Cloth with stamped titles and design. VG to near fine, no jacket. Endpapers foxed, interior clean and nice. Covers almost pristine except for light rubs to the tips and spine. This is the final and best edition.
Inventory number #011764



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$150.00

Hicks, David [inscribed]
DAVID HICKS ON BATHROOMS
Oxon: Britwell Books, 1970

First British edition. Quarto. 151 pp; fully illustrated with color & b/w photographs. Red cloth with dustjacket. Errata slip tipped onto title page. Near Fine/VG, jacket well worn and dampstained along spine & inside rear flap, not affecting the cloth cover underneath. Warmly inscribed by David Hicks to 'Stan with gratitude for all his help on 905 at the St. Regis'. We think 'Stan' is interior designer and writer Stanley Abercrombie. Hicks discusses decoration in the bathroom, and illustrates a wide range of styles -- bathrooms of the past, bathrooms that he designed and bathrooms of other designers.
Inventory number #011726