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Decoration : Tradition et Renouveau
Collection Connaissance des Arts

First printing of one of the heaviest hitters of Interior Design books, the enormous, lavishly illustrated “Decoration : Tradition et Renouveau” (Collection Connaissance des Arts) published in 1973 is without a doubt one of the most collectable of 1970’s design books.

This huge, prestigious, cloth-bound volume travels through some of the world’s most incredible domestic interiors of the period, including those of major architects, interior designers, fashion designers, art and antiquities collectors, and more, showcasing objets d’art, historical artifacts and furniture (from Pablo Picasso, Mies van der Rohe, Lucio Fontana, Nicola L, Cesar, Jean Dubuffet, Arman, Gae Aulenti, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Enzo Mari, Pierre Paulin, Afra + Tobia Scarpa, Charles Eames, Joe Columbo, Verner Panton, Bruno Munari Afra Scarpa, Mario Bellini, Tom Wesselman, Sonia Delaunay, Man Ray) adorning decorated interiors ranging from “Tradition” (“a formula that allows one to integrate older items, furniture and artwork in a contemporary context”); “le Renouveau” (contemporary interiors of the 1970’s and “a section dedicated to design of the time offering a selection of the finest furniture, objects and accessories created by top designers”); and “l’Avant-garde” (displaying some of the most experimental, idiosyncratic, and forward-thinking interiors that bring together modern materiality, pop art and space design to create inspired interior living architectural spaces).
“How to reconcile antique furniture and contemporary structures? Can we adapt modern furniture within a traditionally inspired framework? This book, illustrated with beautiful photographs, mostly in color, reproducing the finest achievements of the great contemporary designers, responds to these questions.”
All texts in French.

A must-have for the interior design lover.

* Condition: Very Good (tight, clean fine copy throughout, original dustjacket with only minor wear, crease to front blank endpaper) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Vijftig jaar zitten (Fifty years of sitting)
SM 398


Published by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1966, this iconic Wim Crouwel designed catalogue accompanied an important thematic exhibition, on the development of seating furniture from 1915, focusing on modern European chair design, at Stedelijk Museum, 3 June – 4 September 1966.

Features: Alvar Aalto, Sem Aardewerk, Cor Alons, Gunnar Aagaard Andersen, Harry Bertoia, Max Bill, Werner Blaser, Antonio Bonet, Osvaldo Borsani, Jac. Bot, Marcel Breuer, Ebbe Clemmensen, Karen Clemmensen, Joe Colombo, Terence Conran, Robin Day, Erich Dieckmann, Nanna Ditzel, A. Dolleman, Charles & Ray Eames, Hans Eichenberger, Egon Eiermann, Gunnar Eklöf, Yngve Ekström, Hans Ell, Preben Fabricius, Alberto Ferrari, Josef Frank, Nicholas Frewing, Eugenio Gerli, Jac Haan, Geoffrey Harcourt, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, Niels Jørgen Haugesen, René Herbst, Herbert Hirche, Josef Hoffmann, Peter Hvidt, Karl Irmler, Arne Jacobsen, Grete Jalk, J.E. Jelles, Torsten Johansson, Finn Juhl, Jørgen Kastholm, William Katavolos, Douglas Kelley, Kho Liang Ie, Poul Kjaerholm, Inger Klingenberg, Kaare Klint, Mogens Koch, Otto Kolb, Nico Kraij, Friso Kramer, Piet Kramer, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Juan Kurchan, Erwine Laverne, Le Corbusier, Georg Leowald, Ross Littell, Stig Lønngren, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Olli Mannermaa, Justa Masbeck, Bruno Matthson, David de Mayo, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, George Nelson, Jens Nielsen, Antti Nurmesniemi, Walter Pabst, Pagani, Verner Panton, Pierre Paulin, Willem Penaat, R.J. Perreau, Charlotte Perriand, A. Philippus, Gio Ponte, H. Potter, Jean Prouvé, Roland Rainer, Bodo Rasch, Gerrit Rietveld, Wim Rietveld, Wilhelm Ritz, Eero Saarinen, Hein Salomonson, Jean Schofield, Otto Seng, Dirk van Sliedregt, Mart Stam, Rudolf Steiger, Hein Stolle, Folke Sunberg, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Theo Tempelman, Heinrich Tessenow, Giovanni Travasa, Martin Visser, Dieter Waeckerlin, Hans J. Wegner, Rudolf Wolf, John Wright, Sori Yanagi, Marco Zanuso.

Text in Dutch and English.

Design by Wim Crouwel.

* Condition: Very Good (very small “De Appel, Amsterdam” library markings to the cover, very light wear, clean copy) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Hans Richter
Schilder, Filmer, Malt

Hans Richter “Schilder, Filmer, Malt” (SM catalogue 262) was published on the occasion of the Hans Richter exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 10 March – 10 April 1961.

This catalogue of 97 works (including paintings, collage and stills from the artists’s experimental films) dating from 1909 to 1960, features an introduction (“Hans Richter: 40 Jaar roischiolderij”) by Franz Rohe; a statement by the artist himself, reproduced in German facsimile from Richter’s handwriting; appreciations by artist Marcel Duchamp, architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, artist Hans Arp and anarchist poet and literary critic Herbert Read; autobiographical chronology and additonal statement by the artist.

Designed by Willem Sandberg in red and black ink on alternating pages of thin cardboard paper, glossy paper and translucent stock.

Text in Dutch.

Hans Richter (April 6, 1888 – February 1, 1976) was a German painter, graphic artist, avant-gardist, film-experimenter and producer. A politically motivated artist, Richter contributed to the periodical Die Aktion in Berlin, was a member of the November group in Berlin and contributed to the Dutch periodical De Stijl. He was co-founder, in 1919, of the Association of Revolutionary Artists (“Artistes Radicaux”) in Zürich and was a member of the Dada movement.

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Bauhaus – Art as Life


“Bauhaus: Art as Life” explores the diverse artistic production and turbulent 14-year history of the modern world’s most famous art school. Accompanying the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the United Kingdom in more than 40 years, this catalogue features a rich array of painting, sculpture, design, architecture, film, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and installation, ranging from the school’s Expressionist beginnings to its pioneering utopian model of uniting art and technology in order to change society in the aftermath of the First World War. Exemplary works from such Bauhaus masters as Josef and Anni Albers, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Hannes Meyer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Gunta Stolzl are presented alongside works by lesser-known artist masters and Bauhaus students. Through a range of specially commissioned essays, “Bauhaus” traces the life of the school from its founding by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919 to its relocation to its newly built campus in Dessau in 1925 under the direction of Gropius and then Hannes Meyer, and finally its brief period in Berlin, under the leadership of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and through its dramatic closure in 1933 by the Nazis. The catalogue also includes a series of original writings by Bauhaus artists, drawn from previously published texts and personal correspondence.

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