21 Publishing 1st 2001
sq format 4to pb 223pp VG++ 70 gms
(Order reference 10204).
Viking 1st 1996
square fmt 4to, price neatly cancelled in biro on fr d/w foldover, small inscr to fly-leaf o/w VG++/VG++ 865 gms
(Order reference 10250).
Elm Tree Books 1st 1984
square fmt 4to, v min crsing to d/w edges o/w VG++/VG++ 825 gms
(Order reference 10338).
Bracken Books 1st thus 1988
folio pb 45pp, v min bmps + wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++. 40 full colour plates 710 gms
(Order reference 10384).
Collins 1st 1989
4to F/VG++ 850 gms
(Order reference 10419).
Bracken Books 1985
8vo, v v min wr to base of bds o/w F/F. With 80 full colour illustrations by Helen Allingham. Facsimile of original 1903 edition - 'Happy England'. 905 gms
(Order reference 10441).
Macdonald 1st 1983
tall 8vo, glazed pictorial boards, neat name to fep + fr bd VG++ 430 gms
(Order reference 10518).
Collins 1st 1983
glazed pict bds F 450 gms
(Order reference 1052).
Trustees of the Wallace Collection 2nd edn 1992
8vo pb 55pp F 135 gms
(Order reference 10580).
Phaidon 1st 1979
square format 4to pb 79pp, bmps + wr to edges, partial delamination to cvrs, name + date to fr cvr verso o/w VG 210 gms
(Order reference 10597).
National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside 1st 1991
4to pb 178pp F, small inscr to fr cvr verso 555 gms
(Order reference 10599).
V & A Publications 1st 2005
square format 4to M/F 780 gms
(Order reference 10606).
Hutchinson 1st 1981
square format 4to pb 95pp, v min crsing + wr to cvrs o/w VG++ 465 gms
(Order reference 10633)
Gordon Fraser 1st 1987
large 4to, d/w price-clipped F/VG++ 640 gms
(Order reference 10696).
square format 4to stapled softback F. Exhibition catalogue. 115 gms
(Order reference 10827).
no publisher given 1994
landscape format 4to, stapled sftback F. Exhibition catalogue. 140 gms
(Order reference 10828).
Crane Kalman Gallery 2002
4to pb unpaginated F. Exhibition catalogue. 200 gms
(Order reference 10829).
Merseyside County Council 1978 2 volumes
4to pb 252pp (text) + 348pp (plates) each VG++ 1600 gms
(Order reference 11087).
Provincial Museum of Alberta 1st 1993
4to pb 104pp, bmps + sl wr to cvrs o/w VG++ 400 gms
(Order reference 11097).
Thames & Hudson 1st pb edn 1963
pb, inscr to fep, bmps, rbs, mrks + wr to cvrs G++ 584 gms
(Order reference 1129).
Alfred A Knopf rep 1927
8vo, brown cloth cvred bds with gold titling to spine + front bd, small gift inscr to fly-leaf dated 1928, wear, splits + small trs to d/w plus portions mssg, especially to hd + tail of spine o/w VG+/G+ 295 gms
(Order reference 11291).
Tate Gallery 1st 1987
4to pb 128pp VG++ 605 gms
(Order reference 11314).
large 4to pb 200pp, v min bmps to corners + v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 1170 gms
(Order reference 11328).
4to pb 95pp F 360 gms
(Order reference 11359).
West Derby Publishing no date
8vo stapled softback 72pp VG++ 125 gms
(Order reference 11526).
B T Batsford 2nd edn revised 1929
8vo, v min wr to edges of green clth cvred bds, d/w sp dulled o/w VG+/VG+ 555 gms
(Order reference 11530).
Cheshire County Council 1990
square format 4to pb 48pp VG++ Exhibition catalogue of work by Cheshire students and teachers undertaken in Italy in 1990. 210 gms
(Order reference 11603).
Guild 1st 1987
square fmt 4to F/VG++ 1330 gms
(Order reference 11617).
Son of Heaven Press 1st 1988
4to pb 208pp, vv min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++. Official exhibition publication. 970 gms
(Order reference 11625).
Parkgate Books 1st 1990
landscape fmt 4to pb 160pp F+ 515 gms
(Order reference 11642).
Thunder Bay 1st 1995
large 4to, v v min bmps to bds o/w VG++/VG++ 1185 gms
(Order reference 11644).
From the blurb:
“More and more we are looking to cultures around the world for inspiration in decoration and design. The tribes of Africa and the peasants of Europe, ethnic groups such as the Pennsylvania Dutch, the canal folk of England: all offer a rich heritage of painting styles.
This book draws on these and many other sources to provide a wealth of ideas for painting furniture and practical items which will add colour and tone to any home. Each chapter covers a particular folk tradition and opens with an exploration of its influences and development. The Designs & Variations pages which follow form a unique visual reference for alternative motifs and colour combinations. A series of projects then outline the steps to producing your own works of art in that style. A general chapter shows clearly how to scale designs, mix colours and paint all the brush-strokes. There is also comprehensive information on crackling, antiquing and other ageing processes to turn your inexpensive furniture into priceless antiques.
Folk artists from around the world have contributed to this wonderful catalogue of images and information. Projects range from small to large, from simple to elaborate and are graded for the beginner, intermediate painter and advanced folk artist. Anyone who has ever picked up a brush or even just thought about doing so will find Decorative Painting of the World an invaluable guide and inspiration.”
Bloomsbury 1st 1992
8vo, v v min bmps to bds o/w VG++/VG++ 540 gms
(Order reference 11684).
National Portrait Gallery 1991
folio pb 176pp, min bmps + wr to cvrs o/w VG++. Published for the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London from 8 November 1991 to February 1992. 1095 gms
(Order reference 11708).
David & Charles 1st 1994
4to, v v sl crsing to edges of d/w o/w F+/VG++ 910 gms
(Order reference 11725).
Hayward Gallery Publishing 2001
4to pb 150pp, v v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w F. Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Malcolm Morely in Full Colour', Hayward Gallery 15th June-27th August 2001
(Order reference 11851).
The Trustees of the Wallace Collection 1981
square format 8vo pb 60pp, v slight tanning to page edges, sl crse to top l h cnr of book o/w VG++ 135 gms
(Order reference 11999).
lrge 4to, clth bds with gold stamped decorative image F/VG++ 1520 gms
(Order reference 1201).
Lutterworth Press 1st 1992
4to, v min indent to fr bd, sl creasing to d/w edges, tiny split to d/w at fr hnge, inscribed to prev owner by author on fep, v sl tanning to page edges o/w VG+/VG+ 820 gms
(Order reference 12022).
This absorbing study surveys the developments in decorative design from the 1830s to the 1950s, showing how the modem age has affected the status of decoration and examining the role of ornament in a rapidly changing industrial society.
Arranged in three sections, the book opens with an introductory essay which looks at the cultural background of the discourse of decoration, bringing into play two major strands of decorative theory, and looking at the changing natures of modernism and traditionalism.
The central section of this book is composed of pictorial examples, arranged in order of chronological development, from the most significant trends in taste and fashion. The concluding postscript expands on the origins and development of the two opposing strands identified, which the author defines as normative and critical `schools'. The first takes its foundation from the `Philosophical Radicals' and their programme of industrialisation and social reform, and is exemplified by Owen Jones and the Department of Science and Art; the second is the critical reaction led by Ruskin and the Arts and Crafts Movement. The one led toward the abandonment of decoration, the other toward its pastiche.
The author concludes with a critical summary of the present sorry state of decoration. However, decoration is seen as a natural attribute of our species, and the discourse that has built up around it is by no means closed.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1st 1985
sm tr to hd of sp and 1 1/2" tr to top of rear of d/w o/w F/VG+ 1790 gms
(Order reference 1207).
Foundation for Women's Art 2002
4to pb 51pp, v v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++. Exhibition catalogue. 200 gms
(Order reference 12116).
BBC 1st 1984
F/VG++ 356 gms
(Order reference 1214).
B T Batsford 1st 1947
8vo, v v min bmps to bds, wr, rbs + chps to edges of sl grubby, sl stained d/w, small name to fep o/w VG++/VG+ 435 gms
(Order reference 12205).
The Herbert Press 1st 1986
square fmt 4to, v v min shelfwear o/w VG++/VG++ 525 gms
(Order reference 12323A).
V & A/Compton/Pitman House 1st 1980
4to, glazed pictorial boards VG++ 350 gms
(Order reference 12383).
Bluecoat Press 1999
landscape fmt 4to pb 32pp, min curling to cvrs o/w VG++ 135 gms
(Order reference 12386).
Conran Octopus rep 2002
small square 8vo, blind stamped and orange titling to fr bd, orange titling to spine F+ 580m gms
(Order reference 12405).
Regency House Publishing 1st 1994
large 4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w, min wr to d/w edges + short tr to fr of d/w o/w VG++/VG++ 760 gms
(Order reference 12446).
Hans Fonk Publications Vol 17, no. 2 Summer 2007
large 4to pb magazine VG++ 830 gms
(Order reference 12484A).
large square fmt 4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w, neat gift inscr to fep, tiny hole to fr of d/w, v v sl wrinkling to d/w edges o/w F/VG++ 2kgs+
(Order reference 12486).
Thames & Hudson rep 1996
8vo pb 160pp F 355 gms
(Order reference 12610).
Collins 1st 1983
landscape fmt 4to, glazed pictorial boards F 455 gms
(Order reference 12635)
Royal Academy of Arts 2001
large 4to pb 408pp F over 2 kgs
(Order reference 12638).
Crochet Designs 1st 1991
4to pb 40pp, sl wr to edges of cvrs, prev owner's name + address sticker to title page 230 gms
(Order reference 12654).
Search Press 1st 2002
4to, glazed pictorial boards F+ 875 gms
(Order reference 12716).
Paul Elek 1972 2 vols - Vol 1: Text, 309 pp with 188 b&w ills & 5 col plates Vol 2: catalogue, 531 pp with 675 b&w ills & 28 col plates,
4to cloth (slipcased), v min delamination to d/w o/w VG++ over 2kg
(Order reference 1274).
Oxford University Press/Open University rep 1982
4to pb 414pp, min mrks to foredge o/w VG++ 550 gms
(Order reference 12749).
Ferndale Editions 1981
4to, v v min wr to btm edge of bds, sl wr to tail of spine of d/w, small gift inscr to fep o/w VG++/VG++ 910 gms
(Order reference 12933).
Studio Editions 1988
folio, v v min bmps/wr to bd edges, sl wr, chps + small trs to d/w o/w VG++/VG++.1365 gms
(Order reference 12979).
Softback Preview/OUP 1995
4to pb 434pp F 1120 gms
(Order reference 13004).
Thames & Hudson rep 1975
large 4to, tan cloth-cvred bds with gold impressed titling to sp + gold impressed Thames & Hudson logo to fr bd, feint tanning to page edges, wr, chips + short tear to d/w o/w VG++/VG. 389 plates 204 in colour. 2kgs+
(Order reference 13050).
No publisher given 1996
landsc fmt sftbk, unpaginated. V v min bmps to cvrs + tiny mark o/w VG++. Catalogue for exhibition held at 3 venues between 3 October 1996 and 16th Feb 1997
(Order reference 13078).
Bounty Books 2006
large 4to pb 208pp F 925 gms
(Order reference 13155)
Time Warner 2004
small 4to pb 219pp F 595 gms
(Order reference 13163).
4to pb 47pp VG++ 175 gms
(Order reference 13166).
Collins & Brown 1st 1991
folio VG++/VG++ 1545 gms
(Order reference 13267).
Zachary Kwintner Books 1991
folio, v v min indents to btm edge of bds o/w F/VG++. 144 engraved colour plates in facsimile. 2kgs+
(Order reference 13268).
Hyperion 1st 1998
4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w M/F+ 600 gms
(Order reference 13350)
Academy Editions 1st 1978
4to, red cloth cvred bds with gold titling to spine, v v sl sunning to base of bds, slight sunning to d/w spine + v sl wrinkling to top edge of d/w o/w F/VG++ 905 gms
(Order reference 13362).
E Grant Richards rep 1907
16mo, maroon cloth cvred bds with gold titling to spine + gold art nouveau style cartouche to fr bd, top edge gilt + other edges untrimmed, sl wr to darkened bds, sl crsing to rear endpaper, sl dmge to fr hnge. VG. Thirty-two illiustrations. 240 gms
(Order reference 13385).
A & C Black 1910
small 4to, green bds with gold titling to front bd. Colour plate applied to fr bd. v min bmps + v v sl wr to bds. Sixteen tipped in plates. Gift inscr dated 1915 to fep 370 gms
(Order reference 13451).
Yale University Press 1st 1987
square fmt 4to, v sl tanning/spotting to eps + pastedowns, inside of d/w sl grubby, sl wr to d/w edges + small tear o/w VG++/VG+ 1720 gms
(Order reference 13478).
Barbican Art Gallery 1st 1992
square format 4to pb 96pp, v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ Edition of 1,500 copies. 410 gms
(Order reference 13561).
Thames & Hudson 1st 1986
large 4to, blue cloth cvred bds with gold titling to spine + gold Thames & Hudson logo to fr bd F/F over 2kgs
(Order reference 13577).
The explosion of Modernist art and design which made its original impact at the Paris Exposition Internationale of 1925 was quick to find an echo in the United States. Art Nouveau, a sensation in its time, had become tired and jaded, and the joyous exuberance of the Art Deco style was just what was needed to take its place.
Exhibitions of decorative arts were mounted in American museums, and the department stores competed with each other to introduce the new aesthetic to the American public. The artists at the forefront of this surge of creativity were at first European and predominantly French, but American designers were soon making their own contribution to the Deco style. As the dazzling illustrations in this book demonstrate, in sculpture, furniture, ceramics, architectural decoration, graphics, and virtually all the applied arts, American designers developed a dynamic, indigenous tradition.
Most of the important buildings of the 1930s, in all parts of the country, were embellished with Art Deco ornamentation — from the Oviatt Building in Los Angeles, decorated by Lalique, to New York's romantic Chrysler Building. Cinema-goers found the style adopted in films of the period, and Art Deco became part of the background of ordinary people. Yet, by the onset of World War II, Art Deco was almost played out and in a very short time it was completely out of fashion. Only in recent years has it become the target of enthusiastic collectors.
Alastair Duncan here explores in depth for the first time the wide and neglected subject of American Art Deco. With a wonderful array of more than 500 illustrations, including 233 in full colour, he reassesses and puts into perspective the work of such gifted artists as Donald Deskey, Joseph Urban, Paul Manship, Gilbert Rohde, Walter von Nessen, and many others — artists whose vision helped to transform American art and design.
Maas Gallery 1996
4to pb 139pp F 660 gms
(Order reference 13652).
B T Batsford 1st 1976
4to, small handwritten name to fr pastedown o/w VG++/VG++ 585 gms
(Order reference 13658).
Penguin Books (Pelican A497) rep 1968
8vo pb 256pp, bmps + wr to corners + edges, sl dulling to cvrs, crease to rear cvr o/w VG 335 gms
(Order reference 13679).
no d/w, min bmps, sl grubby, min fxg to eps & p edges o/w VG
(Order reference 1369).
Berol Ltd 1991
4to pb 48pp. No. 593 of a limited edition of 5000. F 225 gms
(Order reference 13701).
Parragon 1st 1994
small square fmt 4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w F/F 455 gms
(Order reference 13858).
British Museum Press 5th imp 1998
4to pb 128pp, v min bmps + wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 570 gms
(Order reference 13883).
Skira 1st 2001
square fmt 4to pb 231pp, v v min marking to cvrs o/w F 1295 gms
(Order reference 14006).
Tate Publishing 1st 2002
folio, v min wr + marking to d/w o/w F/VG+ over 2kgs
(Order reference 14014).
Arts Council 1974
4to pb 56pp. Exhibition catalogue. V v sl dulling to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 320 gms
(Order reference 14115).
Batsford 1st 1979
4to, v v min tanning to p edges, v min wr to d/w edges o/w VG++/VG+ 640 gms
(Order reference 14194).
Batsford 1st 1976
4to, v v sl wr to d/w edges o/w VG++/VG+ 590 gms
(Order reference 14195).
Merseyside County Council 1984
landscape format stapled softback 16pp. Exhibition catalogue. V min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 75 gms
(Order reference 14218).
Studio rep 2000
4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w, v v min wr to edges of d/w o/w F/VG++ 1150 gms
(Order reference 14223).
Eagle Editions 2001
large 4to pb 192pp F 1290 gms
(Order reference 14367).
Brown & Benchmark 1994
4to pb 336pp VG++ 1320 gms
(Order reference 14368).
large square 4to, green cloth cvred bds. Tiny indents to fr bd + v sl dulling to edges. Sl wr + chips to edges of d/w o/w VG++/VG+ over 2kgs
(Order reference 14370).
Collins & Brown 1999
square fmt 4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w VG++/VG++ 885 gms
(Order reference 14387).
Princeton Architecture Press 1st 2004
square fmt 4to pb 144pp F+ 500 gms
(Order reference 14422A).
From the blurb:
‘Before there was a Vegas and long before there was “reality television” there was Times Square. For a century it has been the blazing crossroads of the world; the sometimes magical, sometimes tawdry but always spectacular epicentre of American commercial culture.
Times Square Style is a visual compendium of the energy and dazzle and glamour that made the Great White Way the most famous (and most notorious) place in America’s most famous (and notorious) city. From Ziegfeld’s Follies and George White’s Scandals to titanic signs with screaming type – Drink Pepsi! Smoke Camels! Good to the Last Drop! – to burlesques with dancing girls in short, short skirts, this book brings to colourful life a trove of arcane, lost and otherwise forgotten promotions, signs, flyers, programmes, posters, records, napkins, advertisements, billboards and other works of ephemera large and small.
Times Square Style was published on the centennial anniversary of this defining American place and allows us to look back with nostalgic fondness on all of its irrational exhuberance. That says it all, really. The book is packed with images illustrating the history, life and vibrancy of New York’s Times Square – a place with a style of its own.