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There are 12 books in this catalogue.
Mantica, Clara. (Director):  Zevs Lab Collection
Book Number: 29380
Milano 1992 Square 4to. softcover. Colour illus. Modern Furniture Design.
Keywords: modern design furniture catalogue chairs tables bookshelves lamps
Price: $18.00

Petroski, Henry:  The Evolution Of Useful Things
Book Number: 47678
Knopf 1992 8vo hardcover 288pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. For armchair inventors or those who are curious about the way things work, this book offers hours of delight. Petroski (engineering, Duke Univ.) provides an intricate look, in lay reader's terms, at the technology and basic rationale behind a number of items we often take for granted. The list is comprehensive: kitchen utensils, zippers, tools, paper clips, fast-food packaging, and more. The text is far from a recital of mere facts. Petroski's anecdotes and stories about individual designers and inventors are told with warm regard. Petroski also provides illuminating thoughts on the theoretical, historical, and cultural frameworks that influenced these creations. Although this book will appeal to a somewhat specialized audience, many general readers will find it fascinating and educational. For circulating libraries.n- Carol J. Binkowski, Bloomfield, N.J.nCopyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Keywords: The Evolution Of Useful Things Petroski Henry
Price: $18.00

Pevsner, Nikolaus:  Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius
Book Number: 50430
Puffin November 4, 1986 8vo softcover 264pp very good - ex-lib. Index. Illustrated with b&w intext examples. This is a book on artists and architects from Britain, USA and Europe and how the best remains today where laid by a small group of people who thought and taught as well as designed.
Keywords: Pioneers of Modern Design From William Morris to Walter Gropius Pevsner Nikolaus
Price: $8.00

Walker, Theodore D.:  Plan Graphics: Drawing, Delineation, Lettering
Book Number: 52852
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company January 1989 8vo softcover 235pp very good. po inscription on feb. Plan Graphics consists principally of full-page illustrations with minimal text interference. The result is a remarkable teaching tool, which helps design students and professionals concentrate more fully on developing the exacting, perceptual motor skills they need to render sharp, clear, and more accurate work.
Keywords: Architecture Plan Graphics Drawing Delineation Lettering Walker Theodore D
Price: $15.00

Philippe Starck:  Philippe Starck
Book Number: 55393
Taschen, 2000. 4to. softcover. 448pp. colour illus. Very good+.
Keywords: art design
Price: $35.00

Jim Heimann, Editor:  ICONS - Valentines Vintage Holiday Graphics
Book Number: 56120
Taschen n.d. 8vo. Softcover. Illustrated in colour throughout. 192pp. Excellent. this whimsical volume looks at the ephemera of our most honeyed celebration. From cards to candy, graphics span the 1900s to the 1960s, and the cheek factor is high. The book`s introductory essay traces the history of Valentine`s Day—from its beginnings as a pagan feast of the flesh in third-century Rome."
Price: $15.00

McGillick:  Indesign. The Collection
Book Number: 56325
Indesign Australia 2007 Square 4to. softcover. 413pp. colour illus. Furniture and design catalogue.
Keywords: modern furniture design
Price: $18.00

Gorman, Carma - Edited by:  The Industrial Design Reader
Book Number: 57685
Allworth Press 2003 8vo. Softcover. 243pp. Near fine. Index. This pioneering guide traces the entire history of industrial design, industrialization, and mass production from 1850 until today. Sixty comprehensive essays written by designers, theorists, advertisers, historians, and curators detail the most crucial movements, issues, and accomplishments of industrial design. They combine news reports on the very first design workshops, aesthetic manifestos, lectures, and more from the biggest names in the field: William Morris, Henry Dreyfuss, and Victor Papanek, to name only a few. The Industrial Design Reader is an excellent resource for educators, students, and practicing designers.
Price: $16.00

Conran, Terence:  Terence Conran on Design
Book Number: 59606
Conran Octopus, London, 1996. 4to. hardcover. 286pp. index, colour illus. Very good+. / Very good+ d/w.
Keywords: design clothing transport work outdoors furniture interior
Price: $18.00

Fiell, Charlotte & Peter:  ICONS - Graphic Design for the 21st Century
Book Number: 60153
Taschen 2002. 8vo. Softcover. Illustrated in colour throughout. 192pp. Excellent.
Keywords: Graphic Design
Price: $15.00

Luca Zamprioli:  Abakan 2288: Kallamity s World of Mecha Design Pt. 1
Book Number: 61315
Design Studio Press, United States, 2012 4to. Hardcover in d/w. Near fine. Abakan 2288 takes you inside an imaginary future world where natural resources are dwindling, which is dominated by robots - Hard Doll Machines - mass-produced from recycled metal. It also creatively reveals how to conceptualize, fabricate and finish machine robots. A mixture of the steamunk aesthetic with mecha designs and sci-fi which gives a stunningly original vision of the future.
Price: $25.00

Lalique:  Lalique par Lalique
Book Number: 65084
Edipop, Paris 1977. 4to. hardcover. 309pp. colour illus. Very good, foxing to endpapers, some very light foxing throughout. / Very good d/w with some rubbing at top of spine.
Keywords: art glass french antiques
Price: $30.00