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Underground Interiors
Decorating for Alternate Life Styles (Oberto Gili, Norma Skurka Eds.)

At the start of the 1970’s, at the very beginning of renowned photographer Oberto Gili’s professional career (Architectural Digest, Vogue, House & Garden, Town & Country), he moved to Milan to work for L’Esperto, a publishing company…
“… to shoot and produce a book that was to be called ‘Crazy, Mad, Outrageous Interiors’.  I traveled around the world for a year working on this book. L’Esperto dropped the project, but Norma Skurka, The New York Times interiors editor those days, took over and Quadrangle Books published the book in 1972.  It was called ‘Underground Interiors’.”
– Oberto Gili

First soft cover edition of this cult classic interior design book – the only one of its kind. This lavishly illustrated book features the deluxe photography of eclectic and inspired domestic settings  from all over the world c. early 1970s: “Surrealist Interiors”, “Environments”, “Radical Chic”, “Pop Culture”, “Space Age Habitations”…  An incredible piece of interior design history.

Includes the living spaces of Karl Lagerfeld, Derek Jarman, Zandra Rhodes, Marina Lante della Rovere, Nanda Vigo, Alan Buchsbaum, Julie Christie, to name only a handful.

“Not just another book on interior decoration with look-alike rooms, Underground Interiors is a fantastic mind-expanding experience into contemporary life styles.”

* Condition: Good-Very Good (light shelf bumping to cover edges, corners, otherwise bright, tight copy throughout)  – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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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 copy throughout, original dustjacket with only minor wear) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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GI (GLOBAL INTERIOR) #5
Apartment Interiors, 1973


Rare fifth issue from 1973 (complete with original issue printed slip-case) of this now classic 1970’s architectural series, the great GI (Global Interior) from Tokyo, Japan.
One of the finest interior architecture journal series ever published, GI “The Series of Global Interior” came from the producers of the highly esteemed GA (Global Architecture), GA Document, GA Houses, etc. architectural publications.

GI was produced throughout the 1970’s in a total of ten volumes. Each large volume highlighted a selection of architectural projects by renowned international architects, some volumes focusing on a specific architect entirely, and highlighted their work for houses and domestic spaces.

Beautiful architectural photography of house interiors, exteriors and room details of living spaces, along with texts (mostly in Japanese) and floor-plans/elevation drawings make up the profiles on each featured building or environment. The visual generosity of these handsomely designed and printed journals (each more a book than a magazine) make them a treasure for any architecture or interior design enthusiast or collector.

Edited and Presented by Yukio Futagawa

GI Global Interior #5
Apartment Interiors
1973

Contents include:
Apartment interior profiles by Nanda Vigo, Cini Boeri, Carla Venosta, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Joe Colombo, Gae Aulenti, Baldassini, Bicocchi and Monsani, Vico Magistretti, Piero Sartogo, Salvati and Tresoldi, Mario Bellini, Carlo Moretti, Francois Catroux, Taller de Arquitectura, Paul Rudolph

* Condition: Very Good (tight/clean copy only light wear) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Art International
Vol. XI/4 April 20, 1967

Art International, Vol. XI/4 April 20, 1967
Published and Edited by James Fitzsimmons
Advisory Editors: Umbro Apollonio, Jorge Romero Brest, Lucy R. Lippard, James Mellow.

Features: Jacques Kaplan, Clement Greenberg, Anne Truitt, Anthony Caro, Carl Andre, Ronald Bladen, Robert Smithson, Lucy R. Lippard, Larry Poons, Colin Self, Eli Bornstein, Bridget Riley, Maurice de Sansmarez, Nanda Vigo, Victor Vasarely, Marcel Broodthaers, Arman, Roberto Crippa, Richard Smith, Howard Hodgkin, Avinash Chandra, Mary Preminger, Dan Flavin, Steve Kaltenbach, DeWain Valentine, Leonard Esbensen, Craig Kauffman, Kenneth Snelson, Morris  Louis, Franz Kline, Aubrey Beardsley, Sam Francis, Richard Tuttle, Paul Klee, Gary Kuehn, Tony Smith, John Wesley, Jack Beal, Antonin Artuad, Nicholas Krushenick, Colin Self, Lucio del Pezzo, Peter Voulkos, Leonard da Vinci, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Ludwig Sander, Yves Klein, Edward Kienholz, Adolph Gottlieb, and many more.

Art International was a highly regarded international art journal based in Switzerland from 1957-1984. With international editors and contributing writers, A.I. was issued 10 times per year and was published and edited by James A. Fitzsimmons.

* Condition: Good-Very good  – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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