THE JOURNAL OF DECORATIVE AND PROPAGANDA ARTS: 5 - SUMMER 1987: RUSSIAN/SOVIET THEME ISSUE
(JOURNAL OF DECORATIVE AND PROPAGANDA ARTS, THE). Johnson, Pamela & John E. Bowlt, Editors. Miami Beach, FL: The Wolfson Foundation of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Inc., 1987. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Periodical. Near Fine.. 179pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. The fifth issue of the Mitchell Wolfson Foundation's scholarly journal devoted to Modernism in the Arts and Popular Culture is a special "Russian Theme" installment that features the following contributions: "The Decorative Arts in Russian Architecture: 1900 - 1907" - William Brumfield, "Stage Design and the Ballets Russes" - John E. Bowlt, "Experiments in Book Design by Russian Artists" - Evgenii Kovtun, "A Public Art: Caricatures and Posters of Vladimir Lebedev" Nicoletta Misler, "The Psychology of Urban Design in the 1920s and 1930s" - Boris Brodsky, "Lamps and Architecture 1930 - 1950" - Abram Damsky, "Artificially Created Spaces: Projects and Realizations of the ARGO Group" - Francisco Infante, "The Solomenko Embroidery Workshops" - Wendy Salmond, "Constructive Fabrics and Dress Design" - Natalia Adaskina, and "The Soviet Garment Industry in the 1930s" - Tatiana Strizhenova. A handsome example showing a bit of light wear to the covers. Inventory Number: 021747
HERMAN MILLER OFFICE
(MILLER FURNITURE CO., THE HERMAN) (NELSON, GEORGE) (EAMES, CHARLES). Pina, Leslie. Altglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2002. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fine/Fine. 224pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. This is another of Leslie Pina's surveys of the modernist furniture and interiors produced by The Herman Miller Furniture Co. It is illustrated with trade catalogue pages, publicity material, and vintage photographs from the company's archive illustrating the work of designers Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Gilbert Rohde, Robert Propst, Jack Kelley, Don Chadwick, Bill Stumpf, Tom Newhouse, Geoff Hollington, Bruce Burdick, Peter Protzmann, Ray Wilkes, Jorgen Rasmussen, and others in the context of creating the overall office environment. A brand new, pristine example. 0-7643-1650-8 Inventory Number: 014833
ZANDRA RHODES: 50 FABULOUS YEARS IN FASHION - SIGNED BY DAME ZANDRA RHODES
(RHODES, ZANDRA). Rhodes, Zandra. Preface by Iris Apfel. Foreword by Suzy Menkes. Dennis Nothdruft, Editor. With contributions by Marylou Luther, Anna Sui, Journalist Joan Agajanian Quinn, Rajeev Sethi, Helena Matheopoulos, Mary Schoeser & Pierpaolo Piccioli . New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Fashion Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Celebrating decades of achievement by one of the foremost names in British fashion, whose vitality and influence continue to shine, "Zandra Rhodes" provides a luscious documentary of this leading British designer, spanning her fifty-year career in fashion and textile design. The book showcases not only Rhodes’s work but also her vivid personality and creative energy. Both a fashion trailblazer and a consummate textile designer, she has influenced the work of contemporary labels such as Mary Katrantzou and Alice Temperley. The book honors the centrality of textile design in Rhodes’s work, while exploring the versatility of her imagination throughout her long career; contributors include Pierpaolo Piccioli (creative director of Valentino), Suzy Menkes (editor of Vogue International), and celebrated fashion designers Anna Sui and Rajeev Sethi. It also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the house of Zandra Rhodes, a British-owned-and-made brand, and Rhodes’s successful establishment of the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. A brand new, most handsome example additionally SIGNED by Dame Zandra Rhodes.
(VIONNET, MADELEINE). Demornex, Jacqueline. Paris: Editions Du Regard, 1990. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Fashion Monograph. As New/As New. 305pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in French. This lavishly printed, massive hardbound volume is still the major monograph on the chic twenties and thirties haute-couture of influential French designer Madame Madeleine Vionnet. The photographs include images by Cecil Beaton, Dorvyne, Horst, and Edward Steichen. A brand new, pristine example of the 1990 first Editions Du Regard printing still in the publisher's chipboard slipcase. 2-903370-58-3 Inventory Number: 025048
ALL-AMERICAN VOLUME THIRTEEN: BORN READY - A JOURNAL BY BRUCE WEBER
(WEBER, BRUCE). Weber, Bruce, Nan Bush, Nathaniel Kilcer, Matthew Richards & Skylar Pittman, Editors. Kempen, GERMANY & New York: teNeues Publishing Group, 2013. First Edition 1/5000. 4to. Wrappers in Pictorial Slipcase. Photography Monograph. As New.. np (192pp), profusely illustrated in duotone and color. Art Director - Nathaniel Kilcer. "The latest volume in Bruce Weber's ongoing literary and art journal series celebrates individuals whose risk-taking and personal vision set them apart from the crowd. There's a common enthusiasm running through this volume, a sense that this cast of characters - be they subjects of the book or contributors to it - was born ready to stand up, face the odds, and declare themselves unabashedly to the world. The book opens with a poem about Basketball by Sherman Alexie. A new commission by Sean Thomas finds him back in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, documenting the teen rites of passage that pile up at the end of high school: senior prom, first romances, lazy summer jobs. Then Bruce Weber's first story in the book is a profile of Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries - the pioneering Los Angeles-based gang intervention and rehabilitation program. From there All-American travels to Harlem with Lisa Eisner, whose commissioned story about Amateur Night at the Apollo becomes a love poem to the vibrant neighborhood. Weber's second contribution is a profile of the charming and eccentric Mickey Wolfson, whose extraordinary collection of furniture, paintings, books, prints, and decorative objects became the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami, Florida. A portfolio of paintings by the Palm Beach society fixture Ralph Wolfe Cowan presents everyone from Doris Duke to Johnny Mathis to Princess Grace in the most ethereal and unexpected light. All-American then traces one woman's personal struggle for justice through exclusive images from the personal archive of Edith Windsor, whose Supreme Court case resulted in the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) earlier this year. This story also features portraits by Bruce Weber and photographs by Poppy De Villeneuve. All-American Volume Thirteen closes with an in-depth look at the world of professional motocross racing. Bruce Weber traveled this summer to Southwick, Massachusetts together with photographers John Scott and Michael John Murphy to capture stars like Ryan Dungey and James Stewart racing against a host of up-and-comers". As with all of the "All-American"s, the quality of the design, paper and printing is impeccable. Not unlike the previous books, there will be only one printing of this title. A brand new, pristine example in slipcase in the publisher's shrinkwrap, as issued. 3-8327-9735-1 Inventory Number: 022862
ART OF NAGALAND: THE BARBIER-MULLER COLLECTION, GENEVA
Barbier, Jean Paul. Los Angeles & Geneva, SWITZERLAND: Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Musee Barbier-Muller, 1984. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Ethnographic Art Monograph. Fine.. 88pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English. This is the English language version of the lovely catalog published in conjunction with a 1984 touring Museum exhibition of works from the renowned Barbier-Muller collection in Geneva. Featuring all new photography by Pierre-Alain Ferrazzini, it illuminates the work of the tribal Naga - former practitioners of head-hunting - that inhabit the sub-Himalayan border region of India, China, and Burma whose wooden sculptures, textiles, and jewelry pictured here bear a striking similarity to Oceanic, and in particular Indonesian Art. A brand new, most handsome example. 2-88104-006-3 Inventory Number: 024263
PORTUL POPULAR ROMANESC / ROMANIAN FOLK COSTUMES
Cantemir, Alexandrina Enachescu & C.D. Zeletin. NP (Bucharest, ROMANIA): Editura Meridiane, 1971. First Edition. Large 4to. Loose Plates in Portfolio. Costume Monograph. Very Good -/No Jacket - As Issued. 20pp, 80 color plates. Text in Romanian, English, French, German & Russian. This is a beautifully produced undertaking that features eighty full page color illustrations of Romanian folk textiles, clothing, and costumes accompanied by a twenty page explanatory booklet in five languages. These are housed in the publisher's tan linen-over-boards portfolio with debossed silkscreened titles and decorative pastedown on the front cover. A complete, internally most presentable example of this uncommon document whose plates show minor soiling, age-toning, and some creasing at the margins whose portfolio bears noticeable soiling to the front and rear panels along with some foxing along the top edge. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 025250
EX LIBRIS CATALOG: THE BAUHAUS AND ITS LEGACY
Cohen, Arthur A.. New York: Ex Libris, 1982. First Edition. 4to. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Bookseller's Catalogue. Fine.. np (30pp), 62 b&w illustrations. New York's Arthur Cohen was the premier purveyor of books and ephemera on twentieth century Modern Art movements for nearly twenty years. Ex Libris' copiously researched, scholarly, illustrated catalogues stood as unparalleled bibliographic tools at a time when there was a paucity of available reference to the documentary literature of the modernist avant-gardes. This slender hord serie catalogue was devoted entirely to The Bauhaus and its impact - featuring one hundred and ninety fully described original photographs, weavings and textiles, drawings, books, periodicals, pamphlets, and printed ephemera related to the likes of Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Aenne Biermann, Walter Dexel, T. Lux Feininger, Walter Gropius, Joannes Itten, Paul Klee, El Lissitzky, Hannes Meyer, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Lucia Moholy, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Xanti Schawinsky, Oskar Schlemmer, Joost Schmidt, Thonet, Jan Tschichold, "Umbo" (Otto Umbehrer), Theo Van Doesburg, and many, many others. And while at the time of its publication the prices here seemed astronomical, some thirty-five odd years later they are finally downright bargains! A most handsome example this uncommon reference. Inventory Number: 025895
THE ARTS OF GHANA
Cole, Herbert M. & Doran H. Ross. Los Angeles: Museum of Cultural History, University of California, 1977. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Ethnographic Art Monograph. Fine.. 230pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "The Arts of Ghana" is the vibrant, authoritative catalogue for a 1977 touring exhibition of Ghanaian Art curated by two of the preeminent scholars in the field; Herbert Cole and Doran Ross. The assembled pieces include domestic, utilitarian, cult, and state objects demonstrate the variety and complexity of the tribal arts of Ghana as well as the skills of the makers. A brand new, most handsome example of the paperbound edition of this still vital reference. LC-77-89769 Inventory Number: 024264
dosa glossary, a-z - SIGNED BY CHRISTINA KIM
dosa. Design by Lorrane Wild and Amy Fortunato, Illustrations by Patricia Curtan. Published by dosa $ 30.00. Folded Newsprint, 108 pages.
A collection of techniques, textiles, people, and organizations involved with dosa, past and present. Information is based on our notes from the field - insights gained working side by side with artisans, knowledge shared with us firsthand, and reference material from books picked up along our travels. Entries include a brief description and geographical origin or region of reference. This glossary is a continual work-in-progress.
10.75" x 15.75" unbound paper
This will be signed by Ms. Kim at our event on December 16th and shipped on December 19th.
978-0-9978446-0-3 Inventory Number: e000dosa
HISTOIRES DU JEANS DE 1750 A 1994
Lacroix, Christian. Paris: Musee De La Mode et Du Costume, 1994. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Fashion Monograph. As New. 176pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in French. Published in conjunction with a massive 1994 Palais Galleria exhibition surveying the history of denim fabric, this is the lavishly illustrated, highly informative catalogue that is a must-have for fashion historian and jeans collector alike. A pristine copy of this uncommon item still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 2-87900-180-3 Inventory Number: 015434