Special Monaco auction catalogue from 1987 focussing in on vast lots of lavish and rarely-seen modern furniture from Villa C. a Croix, a large modernist mansion created by Robert Mallet-Stevens in 1931-32. The influential French architect and designer was responsible for all the interior fittings and furnishings of this extraordinary example of modern residential architecture. It’s luxury did not lie in carved detailing or gilding, but unfolded in the richness of the materials used, such as unadorned marble, metal and wood, the simplicity and functionality of the furniture prevailing in all parts to echo the architectural surrounds. This striking collection includes, alongside an impeccable group of furnishings by Mallet-Stevens, Marcel Breuer, Charlotte Perriand, Boris Lacroix, Thonet, Mies van der Rohe, Maxime Brunfaut, Pierre Chareau, Jean Michel Frank, Eileen Gray, Gio Ponti, Diego Giacometti, and many more. Catalogue also features lots that include fine examples of Josef Hoffmann, Robert Oerly, Walter Gropius, Jean Dunand, Émile Gallé, Daum crystal, François Décorchemont, Tiffany, Jean Goulden, Gio Ponti, and many more Art Deco and Bauhaus pieces.
Heavily illustrated throughout entire catalogue in colour and black and white, including all item details and inserted price list.
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- Arts Décoratifs du XXe Siècle (Robert Mallet-Stevens - 1987)
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Modern Architecture and Design
A revealing look at the visionary French furniture designer and architect, highlighting his virtuoso designs and versatile creativity The designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) was a pivotal figure in modernism. His extraordinary Art Deco furniture is avidly collected and his visionary glass house, the Maison de Verre, is celebrated, but the breadth of his design genius has been little explored. Chareau linked architecture, fine arts, and style; designed furniture for avant-garde films and chic homes; collected artists such as Picasso and Mondrian; and was a radical innovator in the use of materials. Essays by leading scholars embrace the full scope of his invention, offering detailed analyses of individual projects, the interdisciplinary nature of his work, his Jewish background, his place in the avant-garde of Paris between the wars, and his more recent reception. Extensive illustrations present a rich sampling of Chareau’s furniture, architecture, interiors, fabrics, and wallpapers, as well as his own important art collection.
- Pierre Chareau - Modern Architecture and Design
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Very scarce first edition of this wonderfully compiled hardcover Japanese compendium from the late 1990s of chairs designed by notable architects throughout the ages, from Art Nouveau to Bauhaus to Postmodern. All designers and their selected chairs are sleekly photographed and profiled alongside archival images of the furniture in its original interior architectural contexts. Edited by SD (Space Design), this book also contains historical essays/text sections throughout the book on differing paper stocks with images and texts in Japanese. Profusely illustrated and in brand new condition with original dust-jacket.
Adolf Loos, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Antonio Gaudi, Henry van de Velde, Josef Hoffmann, Carlo Bugatti, Kaare Jensen Klint, Otto Wagner, Eliel Saarinen, Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, El Lissitzky, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Marcel Lajos Breuer, Mart Stam, Pierre Chareau, Eileen Gray, L. Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier + Pierre Janneret + Charlette Perriand, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Alvar Aalto, Kay Fisker, Rene Herbst, Jean Prouve, Michel Dufet, Giuseppe Terragni, Bruno Taut, Richard J. Neutra, Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Marco Zanuso, Finn Juhl, Max Bill, Gio Ponti, Arne Jacobsen, A. Laymand, N. Laymond, Franco Albini, George Nelson, Vilhelm Wohlert, Florence Knoll, Illmari Tapiovaara, Achiile & P.G. Castiglioni, Achiile Castiglioni, Angelo Mangiarotti, Gae Aulenti, Warren Platner, Vico Magistretti, P. Gatti + C. Paolini + F. Teodoro, Afra + Tobia Scarpa, Jorn Utzon, Joe C. CoIombo, Carlo Scarpa, Mario Bellini, Aldo Rossi, Cini Boeri, Antonio Citterio, Giandomenico Belotti, Paolo Deganello, Richard Meier, Stefan Wewerka, Mario Botta, Ettore Sottsass, Michele de Lucchi, Antti Nurmesniemi, Alessandro Mendini, Charles Pfister, De. Pas + D’urbino + Lomazzi, Robert Venturi, Michael Graves, Enzo Mari.
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- 111 Chairs Designed by Architects
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The Industrial Style and Source Book for the Home
“HIGH-TECH: The Industrial Style and Source Book for the Home” is, as the title suggests, THE resource book on HIGH-TECH. Published in 1978, this is the first printing of this amazing and influential design book. “How to outfit your home with paraphernalia originally developed for factories, battleships, dry cleaners, laboratories, Chinese restaurants, and hundreds of other commercial and industrial uses.” “Gym lockers in the bedroom, factory lamps over the dining table, detection mirrors over the dressing table, movers’ pads for upholstery, Con Ed guardrails for towel racks, I beams for end tables, steno chairs for dining chairs, supermarket doors swinging into the kitchen, warehouse shelving in the living room, scaffolding beds, test tubes for bud vases — something exciting is happening in home furnishings and it’s called high-tech. If you haven’t heard about it yet, you will soon. And its meaning will soon become as familiar as art deco or art nouveau. A play on the words “high-style” and “technology”, “high-tech” is a term being used in archtectural circles to describe an increasing number of residences and public buildings with a nuts-and-bolts-exposed-pipes technological look or to describe residences made of prefabricated components more commonly used to build warehouses or factories. Authors Joan Kron and Suzanne Slesin, two infuential home-furnishings reporters, have expanded this definition to include a parallel trend in interior design — the use of commonplace commercial and industrial equipment in the home. HIGH-TECH is a breakthrough book about a revolution in design that is sweeping the country — in fact, the world. It is the first in-depth look at the industrial aesthetic as applied to architecture and home furnishings.”
Richly illustrated across 286 pages that showcase applications of industrical and technological components to residential interiors and home furnishing, the contents include: “THE INDUSTRIAL AESTHETIC”; “STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS”; “SYSTEMS”; “STORAGE”; “FURNITURE”; “MATERIALS”; “LIGHTING”; “THE WORKS”; “FINISHING TOUCHES”, covering everything from Display Systems, Mezzanines and Greenhouses, to Embossed Metals, Laboratory Glass and Food Preparation devices.
Includes the work of Sir Joseph Paxton, George Fred Keck, Pierre Chareau, Charles and Ray Eames, Michael Hopkins, Helmut Schulitz, Peter de Bretteville, Ward Bennett, Joseph Paul D’Urso, Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano, Michael Schnaible, Michael Graves, to name but a few. Edited by Joan Kron and Suzanne Slesin, both influential American reporters on home furnishings with The New York Time, Esquire, Industrial Design, Abitare, and Domus, amongst others. Introduction by Emilio Ambasz, prize-winning architect and designer, and curator of design at the Museum of Modern Art. Design by Walter Bernard, who was art director of Time magazine and New York magazine.
Printed in Italy.
This is the first printing of this book from 1978.
* Condition: Very Good (book of tight-binding, clean pages, shows only general bumping, wear-and-tear to it’s protective dust-jacket) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
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