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Monographs or surveys on architectural movements and architects from the post WW I era (1918) to the present.

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Sembach, Klaus-Jurgen (ed.), Contemporary Furniture: An International Review of Modern Furniture, 1950 to the Present, Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1982, first edition, sm folio (12" x 8.75"), HB in dj, black cloth boards w/ white embossed titles in red dj with b/w titles and b/w photos, Near Fine/ Near Fine.

306 pp, profuse illustration. Text in English and German.

Classical Models Reproduced
Chairs and Armchairs
Seating Arrangements, Sofas, and Beds
Office Furniture
Cabinets and Shelves
Nursery and School Furniture

This is an anthologized edition of the eleven volumes in the Neue Mobel/New Furniture series authored by Gerd Hatje, originally published beginning in 1950. Over 1000 pieces are featured. A thorough and indispensible reference on 20th Century furniture design developments.

Manufacturers include:
Acton, Artek, Artemide, B&B Italia, Barwa, Alberto Bazzani, Willy Beck, Wilhelm Bofinger, Cassina, Conran, Domus, Dunbar Furniture Company, Dux Mobel, Elco, Gispen Metal Works, Fritz Hansen, Haussmann & Haussmann, Hille of London, Jorgen Hoi, Intraform, Kartell, Knoll International, Van Keppel Green, Laverne, Herman Miller Furniture Company, Mobili Italiani Moderni, Nordiska Kompaniet, Olivetti, P. Jeppesen, Pierre Paulin, Harvey Probber, Race Furniture, Wilhem Renz, Jens Risom, Steelcase, John Stuart, Gebruder Thonet.

Alvar Aalto, Eero Aarnio, Hugh Acton, Franco Albini, Don Albinson, Sergio Asti, Carl Aubock, Gae Aulenti, Jurg Bally, Peter Beck, Mario Bellini, Hans Bellmann, Harry Bertoia, Max Bill, Carl Bjorn, Werner Blaser, Cini Boeri, Frank Bolliger, Osvaldo Borsani, Cees Braakman, Marcel Breuer, Achille and Pier Castiglione, Norman Cherner, Paolo Chessa, Joe Colombo, Hans Coray, Le Corbusier, Mario Cristiani, Robin Day, Roger Dean, Nanna and Jorgen Ditzel, Charles Eames, Hans Eichenberger, Egon Eiermann, Erik Ekselius, Gian Frattini, Helmut Fuchs, Piero Gatti, Eugenio Gerli, Eileen Gray, Taylor Green, Walter Gropius, Hans Gugelot, Robert Gutmann, Fritz Hansen, Soren Hansen, Herbert Hirche, Fred Hochstrasser, Josef Hoffmann, Jorgen Hoj, Peter Hvidt, Henrik Iversen, Arne Jacobsen, Grete Jalk, Pierre Jeanneret, Henning Jensen, Knud Joos, Finn Juhl, Arne Karlsen, George Kasparian, Isamu Kenmochi, Ernst Kirchhoff, Poul Kjaerholm, Kaare Klint, Florence Knoll, Don Knorr, Mogens Koch, Ray Komai, Niko Kralj, Friso Kramer, Kai Kristiansen, Julian Von Der Lancken, Ejner Larsen, Kai Lyngfeldt Larsen, Estelle and Erwine Laverne, Thea Leonhard, Oliver Lundquist, Charles Rennie Macintosh, Bender Madsen, Vico Magistretti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Roberto Mango, Enzo Mari, Bruno Mathsson, Sergio Mazza, Paul McCobb, Grethe Meyer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Borge Mogensen, Bruno Morassutti, Michel Mortier, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Nordiska Kompaniet, Kurt Nordstrom, Court Noxon, Hans Olsen, Esko Pajamies, Verner Panton, Ico Parisi, Pierre Paulin, Charlotte Perriand, Sigurd Persson, Gaetano Pesce, Warren Platner, Gio Ponti, Harvey Probber, Robert Probst, Peter Raake, Ernest Race, Jack Range, Dieter Rams, Gunter Renkel, Gerrit Rietveld, Gastone Rinaldi, Jens Risom, Alberto Rosselli, Harald Roth, Reino Ruokalainen, Eero Saarinen, Carlo Santi, Richard Sapper, Tobia Scarpa, Richard Schultz, Ettore Sottsass, Pirkko Stenros, Alf Svensson, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Theo Tempelman, Hans Wegner, Walter Wirz, Edward Wormley, Sori Yanagi, Marco Zanuso, Renato Zevi, and Nicos Zographos.

From the flap copy:

"Nothing which are ultrafashionable or cheaply mass-produced have [sic[ been included. Enticing advertising photographs were avoided and particular stress is laid on factural [sic] information. Each design is presented in excellent professional photos with clearly written captions pointing out the important feature of the design, the material used, and the names of designer and manufacturer.

"A short introductory text prefacing each group gives an overview of the design trend and analyzes the material and manufacturing processes used for the particular type of furniture presented.

"The introduction to the book deals with the function of series produced furniture in our society and offers useful information on numerous aspects of the furniture industry including the responsibility of the designer to the consumer; the relationship between designer and manufacturer, the problem of obsolescence in furniture design and how new lifestyles necessitate changes in the marketing of furniture."

A beautiful copy of this essential design reference. Increasingly scarce.

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