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1 A Broad Spectrum: Contemporary Los Angeles Painters and Sculptors '84
Los Angeles Design Center of Los Angeles 1984 First Edition Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
24-page catalogue from a 118-artist exhibition held June 7-August 15, 1984---participants lived and worked within L.A. County at the time and included Kim Abeles, Michael Davis, Dewaine Valentine, and Claire Falkenstein. Essays by Fidel Danieli and Sandy Nelson. Illustrated with 41 black and white plates and color cover. Near-Fine in wraps with light wear to corners. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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2 Bezalel Graduate
Jerusalem The Israel Museum 1988 1st Edition Spiral in Paper Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Catalogue of 64 designed projects produced by graduates of the Palevsky Design Pavilion, including every possible design style. Color photographs of the work, plus biographies of the artists. Postcard-size plates interleaved with paper, bound in card with spiral comb spine. Fine condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Color, an exhibition of original work
Chicago The American Institute of Graphic Arts 1974 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Unpaged catalogue, with commissioned contributions from artists, designers, and photographers, and as much a showcase for their graphic work as for Champion Papers, the printer. Near-Fine with light wear to edges and corners, and paper clip ghosts to several pages, not affecting the images. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Fifty Books of the Year 1967
New York American Institute of Graphic Arts 1968 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
All 50 books are profiled and each is accompanied by an illustration. Most amazing, perhaps, is the index, which sorts the books by publisher, illustrator, designer/art director/design director, typesetter, printer, engraver/separations (if different from printer), binder and slipcase maker, paper manufacturer, paper merchant, cloth and cover material manufacturer and supplier, text type face, and display face. What more could a researcher want? Near-Fine with faint soiling to the edges and ghost of a paper clip to the rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Franzosische Spielkarten des XX Jahrhunderts: Bertholle, Cassandre, Delaunay, Picart le Doux, Fini, Francois
Sparrenburg Deutsches Spielkarten Museum 1966 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Exhibition catalogue with text in German and all illustrations in color, plus a complete annotated checklist and a foldout at rear showing all picture cards in all suits in black and white thumbnails. Near-Fine with light wear and soiling to white ground. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 From the Ground Up: Ten Philadelphia Clay Artists
Philadelphia Moore College of Art and Design 1992 Soft cover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
32-page exhibition catalogue featuring the work of Jill Bonovitz, Nancy Carman, Syd Carpenter, Nicholas Kripal, Rudolf Staffel, Lizbeth Stewart, Jack Thompson, Ken Vavrek, Paul Colton Winokur, and Robert Winokur. Illustrated with 20 black and white plates of the work, which ranges from a vase to whimsical figures to wall-mounted shapes. Fine condition in stiff wraps. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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7 Louis I. Kahn (MoMA checklist 1966)
New York Museum of Modern Art 1966 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Issued Without Jacket Brochure 
14-panel brochure, folded accordion-style, prepared to accompany an exhibition held April 26 to May 30, 1966, directed byArthur Drexler, and consisting of a variety of architectural and design projects completed between 1953 and 1965, illustrated with 12 black and white sketches. The projects vary widely, from a study of traffic patterns in Philadelphia to a playground with Noguchi to buildings in India and Pakistan. Must have been quite an exhibition. Near-Fine with iight wear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 Rauch Design
Florence Rauch Design 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Promotional piece for this Italian firm, showing their work for actual clients, including typefaces, logos, posters, amusement park graphics, book illustration, and more through the 80s and 90s. Text in Italian. Small square booklet in double folded color wraps in Fine condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Valie Export: Ob/De+Con(Struction)
Philadelphia Moore College of Art and Design 2000 Paper Fine Issued Without Jacket Brochure 
6-panel card announcing a symposium which included an exhibition of documented films and performances in which Export was scheduled to give a gallery talk and participate in a panel. Illustrated with two black and white photographs of Export. A neat piece of ephemera for fans. Fine in card. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Aalto, Alvar Alvar Aalto, 1963-1970
New York Praeger 1971 First Edition Hardcover Near-Fine About Very Good Book 
248-page monograph, with 180 black and white photographs, 180 plans, and 14 drawings, which is a lot of work in a seven-year period. This copy belonged to the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, indicated by a stamp inside front cover, but there are no other markings. The textured boards are slightly cocked; the dust jacket has light wear to edges and spine ends, and a rough top edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Alfred H. Barr, Jr., introduction An Important Gift of Paintings: TVA Architecture and Design
New York Museum of Modern Art 1941 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Issued Without Jacket Brochure 
12-page Bulletin (v. VIII, April-May 1941), with eight black and white images of paintings, plus a full list of the anonymous donor's gift. Four black and white photographs from an exhibition on T.V.A. architecture, showing Norris Dam, the generator room and power house at the Pickwick Dam and the Hiwassee Dam. Fine in paper. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Ambasz, Emilio and Steven Holl Emilio Ambasz Steven Holl: Architecture
New York Museum of Modern Art 1989 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
24-page documentation of the MoMA exhibition celebrating the work of these two architects. Illustrated in black and white with color photograph of an Ambasz model on the cover. Essay by Stuart Wrede, Director of the Museum's Department of Architecture and Design. Very Good to near-Fine condition in stiff wraps: remains of a tiny sticker to front edge near spine fold, corners slightly bent. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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13 American Society of Landscape Architects Illustrations of Work of Members 1931
New York House of J. Hayden Twiss 1931 First Edition Paper Fine Issued Without Jacket Periodical 
Lincoln Memorial, Minnesota State Fair, the Olmsteds' "Riverway" for the Boston Park System and Palos Verdes Estates, a couple of John Nolen's parks, Warren Manning's work in Atlanta and Zanesville, Scripps College, the Hutchinson River Parkway, many residential estates belonging to well-known names, and the advertising, so informative. In all, a wonderful snapshot of what some of America looked like at the start of the Great Depression. Fine in heavy textured paper, gilt embossed. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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14 American Society of Landscape Architects Illustrations of Work of Members 1932
New York House of J. Hayden Twiss 1932 First Edition Paper Fine Issued Without Jacket Periodical 
Introduction by Henry Vincent Hubbard. Illustrated with 214 photographs and plans, including lots of period advertising, some of which is as interesting as the members' work. Mostly, but not all residential work: my own Brooklyn Botanic Garden is here, as is the Playland at Rye, New York, Pomona College, plan for the City of Boulder, Colorado, and one for St. Petersburg, Florida, Princeton University, and a Fort Worth subdivision. There are three plates from the Olmsted brothers and a surprising number of working women landscape architects in this issue. Index of advertisers, but none of the architects, whose work appears alphabetically. Fine in heavy textured paper, gilt embossed. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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15 Amy Wilkins [writer] Design: Takaaki Matsumoto
Bar Harbor, Maine Acadia Summer Arts Program 2010 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
186-page text plus promotional piece celebrating both the Acadia Summer Program and one famous designer. Many illustrations, most in color, covering the range of Matsumoto's work, from pattern to plastic. Fine hardcover binding without dust jacket as originally issued. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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16 Andrews, Wayne American Gothic: Its Origins, Its Trials, Its Triumphs
New York Vintage Books 1975 First Paperback Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
154 pages, with many black and white photographs (most by Andrews, who wrote the text), plus a good index and brief bibliography. Standard on the subject. Near-Fine in stiff wraps as issued; corners curling slightly. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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17 Bae Bien-U Alhambra: Jardin Del Alma [Soul Garden]
Madrid, Spain TF Editores 2009 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book Bae Bien-U Photographer Signed by Photographer
92-page monograph of the photographs of Bae Bien-U taken at the Alhambra and Generalife, and the Secret Garden of Changdeokgung in Seoul, Korea, both of which are considered "soul gardens". A unique approach by a unique photographer. All color plates, beautifully produced. Fine hardcover binding in Fine dust jacket, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER TO THE FIRST FREE ENDPAPER. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Bakker, Gijs Gijs Bakker: About the Holes Project
Self-published 1993 First Edition Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Self-published, with help from Helen Drutt and others, 1993. Catalogue for an exhibition of this Dutch designer's work at the Galerie Spektrum in Munich, the Galerie Ra in Amsterdam, the Marijke Studio Padova in Milan, and at the Helen Drutt Gallery in Philadelphia in 1993-4. Bakker's design for chair full of holes for a competition led him to experiment with other forms with holes, including tables, decorative objects, and jewelry, shown here in 13 black and white images. Good interview by Renny Ramakers. Oh, and the catalogue has holes in it too. Fine in wraps as issued. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 Bannard, Walter Darby and Henry Geldzahler Chihuly: Form From Fire
Seattle WA University of Washington Press 1993 First Edition Hardcover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Hardcover catalogue published simultaneously with a traveling exhibition, 1993-4, by the Dayton Beach Museum of Arts & Sciences with the University of Washington Press. Brilliant, brilliant color, as might be expected. 144 pages, mostly color plates. Fine condition, but lacking the sleeve. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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20 Becker, Friedrich Friedrich Becker, Dusseldorf: Schmuck Und Kenetische Objekte
Hanau Deutsches Goldschmiedhaus 1972 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
58-page exhibition catalogue (October 8-29, 1972), full of black and white plates, including his architectural rings and other jewelry plus some of his "kinetic" ornaments. Near-Fine condition in stiff wraps with light wear to corners and faint toning to white covers. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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