DECORATIVE ART 1957 - 1958
Rathbone Holme and Kathleen Frost [Editors]: DECORATIVE ART 1957 - 1958 [The Studio Yearbook of Furnishing and Decoration]. London: The Studio, 1957. First edition. Quarto. Embossed charcoal cloth stamped in gold. Photographically printed dust jacket. 160 pp. 520 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 160 pages and 520 images (18 in color) of Apartments, Houses, Furniture, Tablewear, Silver, Glass, Lighting fixtures,Ceramics, Prints, Weaves, circa 1958. 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 Progressive Trend by Jaap Penraat
- Houses and Apartments
- Interiors and Furnishing
- Textiles, Wallpapers and Carpets
- Tableware and Silver
Artists, architects, designers, and manufacturers include Venini, Tostrup, Marian Straub, Stilnovo, Steuben, Carl-Harry Stalhane, Kristian Vedel, Frank Lloyd Wright, Worrlain Werkstatten, Edward Winter, Tapio Wirkkala, Widdicomb Furniture, Saara Hopea, Hesse-Lamps, Erik Hoglund, Fritz Hansen, Gustavsberg, Gunnar Gundersen, Hubert Griemert, Greeff Fabrics, Gense, Berndt Friberg, Josef Frank, Kaj Franck, Fontana Arte, Flygfors Glasbruk, Finmar, Georg Jensen, Arne Jacobsen, Boris Kroll, Kosta Glasbruk, Knoll Associates, Wilhelm Kage, Vladimir Kagan, Kastrup Glasbruk, Vicke Lindstrand, Stanislav Libensky, Paul Laszlo, Laszlo Inc., Seguso, Axel Salto, Orrefors, Sven Palmquist, Nordiska Kompaniet, Richard Neutra, Jean Luce, Timo Sarpaneva, Jean Royere, Rorstrand, T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Gio Ponti, Flavio Poli, Barovier & Toso, Cassina, A. D. Copier, Robin Day, Daum, and many others.
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