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Chairman: Rolf Fehlbaum (Signed First Edition)
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Chairman: Rolf Fehlbaum (Signed First Edition)

By FEHLBAUM, Rolf. Tibor Kalman

Baden: The German Design Council and Lars Müller Publishers, 1997. Front end-paper has a closed tear along the bottom 2 inches of the hinge, there are a few tiny specks to the top page-edges, and the covers have light rubbing, else near fine in gilt-stamped red cloth.. First Edition. Thick octavo. SIGNED and briefly inscribed by Kalman: "CHAIRS / Tibor Kalman / 12/98 / TIBOR." Published to accompany the Federal Award for Design Leadership, presented in 1997 to Rolf Fehlbaum, CEO of Vitra. Created by Kalman and his design firm M&Co New York, the book is a biographical and design scrapbook; with images from Fehlbaum's life, twentieth-century design, his collaborators, and projects.

$250.00

Balenciaga
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Balenciaga

By BALENCIAGA, Cristóbal. Pierre Arizzoli-Clémentel

New York: Thames & Hudson, 2011. Light yellowing to the page edges, else near fine in black printed boards in a near fine jacket with slight creasing and wear to the top edge of the front fold.. First Edition. Quarto. A catalogue created by the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa, Getaria, Spain, featuring a large selection of the museum's collection. Hundreds of color photographs of the celebrated designer's creations. With essays by Pierre Arizzoli-Clémentel, Miren Arzalluz, Marie-Andrée Jouve, and Lourdes Cerrillo Rubio, and a prologue by Hubert de Givenchy.

$300.00

Alaïa
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Alaïa

By Saillard, Olivier

Paris: Paris Musées, 2013. Small tear to paper of board on the inside edge of the front cover, paper on each corner slightly rubbed, else near fine in photo-illustrated boards.. First Edition. Quarto.

$100.00

Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist
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Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist

By KALMAN, Tibor

New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998. Some scratching to the covers, else near fine in illustrated boards.. First Edition. Quarto. SIGNED and inscribed by Tibor Kalman with a drawing of a square and a box: "Mickey / Martin / Love Tibor / 11/98 / Tibor." Monograph on the ideas and design projects of Tibor Kalman and his design firm M&Co, from his first design projects for the bookstore that would become Barnes & Noble, to Benetton's Colors Magazine, and various advertising and branding campaigns. Published shortly before Kalman's untimely passing at age 49, in May of 1999.

$450.00

Life Style. (SIgned First Edition)
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Life Style. (SIgned First Edition)

By MAU, Bruce

London: Phaidon, 2000. Light soiling to the covers and bottom page edges, else near fine in pink silk cloth.. First Edition. Thick quarto. SIGNED and briefly inscribed by Bruce Mau in the year of publication to architecture critic Herbert Muschamp: "For Herbert / with thanks / Bruce Mau / N.Y. 14. 11. 2000." Over 600 pages filled with images and writings on design, and Mau's eponymous Bruce Mau Studio.

$175.00

Il Messaggio dalla Camera Oscura (With 3 Photographs)
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Il Messaggio dalla Camera Oscura (With 3 Photographs)

By MOLLINO, Carlo

Torino: Pressa la Casa Editrice Chiantore di Torino, 1949. Rear hinge split with a small divot to the rear spine gutter (not affecting pages), front hinge has a smaller split, foxed at top edge; a very good copy (binding is tight) in an almost very good jacket, worn but complete, with the publisher's bellyband (worn).. First Edition. Large quarto. Text in Italian. Mollino's important survey of photography from its inception to the date of publication, including reproductions of his own work, and photographs by Man Ray, Edward Steichen, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, and very early Richard Avedon, among others. With 15 tipped-in color plates. This elegantly designed book is widely considered one the best Italian photobooks of the 20th century. Laid in are three original photographs by Mollino, each 7 x 9 1/4 inches, possibly vintage. One of the three images appears in the book on page 224 and is noted as such on the verso; the other two are from the same period.

$6500.00

Spaced Out, Crash Pads, Hippie Communes, Infinity Machines, and other Radical Environments of the Radical Sixties
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Spaced Out, Crash Pads, Hippie Communes, Infinity Machines, and other Radical Environments of the Radical Sixties

By GORDON, Alastair

New York: Rizzoli, 2008. Near fine in photo-illustrated boards, no jacket, as issued.. First Edition. Quarto. SIGNED by Alastair Gordon. A lengthy and amply photo-illustrated visual history of radical architecture and living experiments of the late 1960s.

$100.00

100 Jaren Emmanuel Smeets Steen-Boek-Offsetdrukkerij en Cartonnagefabriek Weert, Hofleverancier
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100 Jaren Emmanuel Smeets Steen-Boek-Offsetdrukkerij en Cartonnagefabriek Weert, Hofleverancier

By [Dutch Company Book]. Preface by Henri Kuijpers

Weert: Emmauuel Streets Steendrukkerji, 1930. Small splash bottom front cover, light spotting to pastdowns and endpapers; a very good copy, internally quite nice, in string-bound wrappers.. First Edition. Quarto. Company book for Emmanuel Smeets Steen, with many tipped-in examples of the company's graphic design and advertisements spanning 100 years. Preface by Henri Kuijpers. OCLC lists five copies, all in Holland.

$350.00

David Hicks: On Decoration - With Fabrics
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David Hicks: On Decoration - With Fabrics

By HICKS, David

[New York]: World Publishing, 1971. Edges of boards a little soiled, else near fine in a near fine jacket.. First US Edition. Quarto. David Hicks' bible on fabric design.

$150.00

Contemporary Industrial Arts Projects
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Contemporary Industrial Arts Projects

By SEKELY, Dezso

Bloomington: McKnight & McKnight Publishing Company, 1956. A light scratch across the face of the printed boards, else near fine, no jacket, presumably as issued.. First Edition. Small quarto. Charming "do-it-yourself" instructions for building Eames-like mid-century modern furniture. illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and diagrams. Eccentric and pleasing book. Possibly intended as a high school shop class manual.

$100.00

Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Autumn-Winter 90-91 (invitation)
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Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Autumn-Winter 90-91 (invitation)

By KAWAKUBO, Rei

Paris: Comme des Garçons, 1990. Several creases visible on sheet showing map of Paris, else near fine in a printed and non-circulated mailing envelope. Scarce.. First Edition. Invitation, four pieces in original mailing envelope. Elaborately produced invitation to the Comme des Garçons Homme Plus show, held on Friday, 2 February, 1990 at 7pm at the Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. The invitation includes a map showing directions to the show from various points in Paris, as well as a folder printed with highlights from Rei Kawakubo's career. Attractive ephemera from Comme's notable history of unusual and minimalist print design.

$200.00

Knoll Index of Designs
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Knoll Index of Designs

By [KNOLL]. MATTER, Herbert

Knoll Associates, Inc., 1950. Some light offsetting on the cardstock chapter dividers, small bump evident at base of spiral binding, light wear to edges and corners; a near fine example of a fragile book.. First Edition. Spiral-bound quarto. Comprehensive catalogue of Knoll's mid-century modern designs. Designed by Herbert Matter, the catalogue is organized into six chapters devoted to "Chairs", "Tables", "Chests, Cabinets, Beds", "Desks, Offices", and "Textiles". Each chapter includes comprehensive black and white photography of the furniture, both isolated and in-situ. Matter's simple yet innovative graphic design is displayed throughout; for example the chapters are divided by a different cardstock, chosen to evoke some element of the materiality that follows. Designers included are Franco Albini, Hans Bellman, Bonet, Kurchan and Hardoy, Pierre Jeanneret, Florence Knoll, Donald Knorr, Mies van der Rohe, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen, Abel Sorensen, Richard Stein, Elias Svedberg, Jean Bauret, Michela Bronzini, Dorothy Cole, Eszter Haraszty, Stig Lindberg, Franz lorenz, Noemi Raymond, Astrid Sampe, Marianne Strengell, Angelo Testa, Harry Bertoia, Charles Niedinghaus, and Murray Rothenberg. Additional photographer credits are extended to Hockaday Associates, Erza Stoller and (Robert) Damora.

$950.00

Herbarium and Record of Analysis
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Herbarium and Record of Analysis

By JACKSON, C.S, and compiled by Marion Jackson

Lynn, Massachusetts: Rumford Supply Co, 1906. Most of the delicate botany samples are fully intact, but a few have come loose from the mountings. On most sheets, plants have stained the opposite page with an impression. Overall, an exceptionally preserved and artfully made object.. Unique botany journal. An unbound, half leather, string tied portfolio containing twenty-six folded signatures, each with a unique dried, and pressed botany sample mounted with descriptive notations on the opposite page. The portfolio was manufactured as a blank notebook by the Rumford Supply Co. of Lynn, Massachusetts; an additional page of notebook paper laid-in with a numbered contents list and Marion Jackson's name signed. Jackson apparently assembled the plant samples, each of which is artfully arranged, pressed, and attached to the page with tiny mounts. Altogether, a charming and beautiful presentation.

$500.00

Proceedings Seminar on the Computer Industry for Security Analysts, November 19, 1964
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Proceedings Seminar on the Computer Industry for Security Analysts, November 19, 1964

By BERKELEY, Edmund C, Dick H. Brandon, and Patrick J. McGovern

Newtonville, MA: International Data Corporation, 1965. Near fine in printed vinyl binder.. First Edition. Quarto sheets in three-ring binder. Advertisement for Honda laid in. Proceedings of an early commercially oriented computer conference, held on November 19th, 1964 in Newtonville, Massachusetts. The notebooks describe a wide range of computer equipment and applications. Speakers included computer science pioneer and antinuclear activist Edmund C. Berkeley, known for having designed "Simon", the first "personal computer" in 1950. In January, 1963, Berkeley was also the first person in print to describe an image as "computer art" upon publishing an image created by Israeli computer scientist Efraim Arazi in the magazine "Computers and Automation". Co-speaker Patrick J. McGovern had begun the EDP Industry & Market Report a year prior in 1964; that publication would eventually morph into both Computer World and PC World, as well as spawning the "For Dummies" book series. McGovern achieved massive financial success; at time of death in 2014 his net worth was estimated by Forbes at in excess of five billion dollars. Overall, a fascinating document from just before the dawn of the microprocessor revolution.

$600.00

Chanel Boutique: Collection Automne-Hiver 1997-1998
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Chanel Boutique: Collection Automne-Hiver 1997-1998

By LAGERFELD, Karl

Paris: Chanel, 1997. Near fine with some light scratches to the ring-bound photo-illustrated boards.. First Edition Limited to 4000 copies. Vertically ring-bound quarto. Sepia toned photographs of the collection by Karl Lagerfeld.

$125.00

How to Show Telephone Numbers on Letterheads
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How to Show Telephone Numbers on Letterheads

By SUTNAR, Ladislav

New York: Bell Systems, c. early 1960s. Fine in illustrated wrappers.. First Edition. Thin quarto, stapled. Sixteen page publication from Bell Systems designed by Ladislav Sutnar demonstrating various layout and typographic standards for display of the newly developed area code on business letterhead.

$225.00

A Lawyer Looks at Our Communications Policy
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A Lawyer Looks at Our Communications Policy

By SUTNAR, Ladislav, designer and Robert L. Werner, author

[New York:] RCA, 1970. Near-fine in French-fold printed wrappers.. First Edition. Thin pamphlet, stapled. An internally produced pamphlet for RCA, designed by Ladislav Sutnar. Employs many of Sutnar's signature typographic concepts.

$75.00

Carnival Offset, An Uncoated paper in White and Colors
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Carnival Offset, An Uncoated paper in White and Colors

By [SUTNAR, Ladislav, designer]

Hamilton: Champion Papers, c. 1950s. Near fine in printed wrappers.. First Edition. Pamphlet, stapled. Promotional booklet containing technical specifications, and color paper stock samples. Apparently designed by Ladislav Sutnar using his radically minimal information architecture tools and techniques. Sutnar had along relationship with Champion Papers of Hamilton, Ohio; he credits the quality of their "Kromekote" papers in the credits of his design classic "Visual Design in Action." Champion in turn sponsored an exhibition that opened in Hamilton to accompany publication of the book.

$50.00

Charger Index in White and Six Colors
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Charger Index in White and Six Colors

By [SUTNAR, Ladislav, designer]

Hamilton: Champion Papers, c. 1950s. Near fine in printed wrappers.. First Edition. Pamphlet, stapled. Promotional booklet containing technical specifications, and color paper stock samples. Apparently designed by Ladislav Sutnar using his radically minimal information architecture tools and techniques. Sutnar had along relationship with Champion Papers of Hamilton, Ohio; he credits the quality of their "Kromekote" papers in the credits of his design classic "Visual Design in Action." Champion in turn sponsored an exhibition that opened in Hamilton to accompany publication of the book.

$75.00

AMIC Quick-Action Vernier Caliper
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AMIC Quick-Action Vernier Caliper

By SUTNAR, Ladislav

[New York: Sweet's, c. 1940s[. Slight crease to corner, overall near fine.. First Edition. Single sided signature. Catalog insert for Sweet's designed by Ladislav Sutnar for the American Measuring Instrument Corp. Rare example of single page design by Sutnar for the Sweet's catalogues.

$50.00

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