DECORATIVE ART 1952 - 1953
Rathbone Holme and Kathleen Frost [Editors]: DECORATIVE ART 1952 - 1953 [The Studio Yearbook of Furnishing and Decoration]. London: The Studio, 1952. First edition. Quarto. Embossed olive cloth stamped in gold. Photographically printed dust jacket. 128 pp. 400 black and white illustrations. 18 color plates. Tiny ink initials on front free endpaper, otherwise interior unmarked and very clean. Dust jacket lightly worn along top edge, but a well-preserved copy from a series that is actively pursued by multiple constituencies. Out-of-print. A nearly fine copy.
The Studio Yearbook of Furnishing and Decoration
Rathbone Holme and Kathleen Frost [Editors]
9 x 11.5 hardcover book with 128 pages and 400 images (18 in color) of Apartments, Houses, Furniture, Tablewear, Silver, Glass, Lighting fixtures,Ceramics, Prints, Weaves, circa 1953. This book was printed in England and the reproduction is truly stunning. The engraving and plates were dead-on perfect for this edition, and all the photographs are printed on quality glossy paper.
Every object presented in this edition is identified by its designers and manufacturer/distributor. Materials are also noted. The presence of this information makes this an invaluable reference for collectors of modern decorative arts. You have been warned.
- Editor's Foreword
- The French Idea in Decorative Design -- By Jean Royere
- House in Toronto
- The Parisian Apartment
- House in Wichita Falls, Texas
- House in Los Angeles, California
- House in Vancouver, British Columbia
- Interiors and Furnishing
- Silver and Tableware
- Index to Architects, Designers, Artists, Craftsmen and Manufacturers
Artists, architects, designers, and manufacturers include Dunbar Furniture Company, Charles Eames, Robin & Lucienne Day, Nils Enstrom, Ruth Adler, Just Andersen, Jacques Adnet, Sigvard Bernadotte, Hans Bengstrom, Schumacher, Saxbo, Timo Sarpaneva, Herbert Sanders, Bernard Leach, Paul Laszlo, Nils Landberg, Kosta, Henning Koppel, Knoll Associates, Wilhelm Kage, Vladimir Kagan, Soren Georg Jensen, Iittala, Holmegaard, Erik Herlow, Hans Hansen, Gustavsberg, Greeff Fabrics, Alexander Girard, Gense, Gerndt Friberg, Josef Frank, Tommi Parzinger, Sigurd Persson, Arthur Percy, Sven Palmqvist (Palmquist), Oxshott Pottery, Orrefors, Edvin Ohrstrom, Gunnar Nylund, Nordiska Kompaniet, Alexandre Noll, Richard Neutra, George Nelson, Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Modernage, Herman Miller, Primavera, Plum Keramik, Hervey Probber, Raymor, Ernest Race, T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Ben Rose, Rorstrand, Romweber Furniture Company, Rena Rosenthal, Russel Wright, Edward Wormley, Bjorn Wiinblad, Widdicomb, Upsala-Ekeby, Thonet, Gerda Stromberg, Stilnovo, Steuben, Carl Harry Stalhane, and many others.
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