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Books and materials relating to the applied arts prior to 1918; their use in architecture & interior design; the design of handworked and manufactured objects including: ceramics, metalwork, wood, jewelry, textiles, glass, furniture, graphics, clocks & watches, toys, leather, etc.

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McFadden, David Revere (ed.), Scandinavian Modern Design 1880-1980, New York, Cooper-Hewitt Museum/Harry N. Abrams, 1982, first edition, lg. 4to (11.25" x 8.5"), HB, royal blue cloth boards w/ silver gilt decorative embossed titles in blue/green/white patterned dj w/ white titles, F / F. Book is pristine as is the dust jacket ; dust jacket has tiniest bit of chipping at lower left front corner fold and top two corner folds.

287 pages, 380 illustrations, 81 in full color with biographical notes on 250 designers;a full bibliography and index. "This landmark publication traces the continuing evolution of the Scandinavian design tradition, from the exuberant late nineteenth century to the vital renewal of the 1980's", and includes examples of this historic evolution from all of the decorative arts. Objects presented are: furniture, tableware, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and metalwork from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in thirteen incisive essays by David Revere McFadden (general editor), Ulf Hard Segerstad, Helena Dahlbeck Lutteman, Elisabet Stavenow-Hidemark, Erik Lassen, Jarno Peltronen, Peter Anker, Jan-Lauritz Opstad and others.

A richly illustrated and authoritative chronology - this invaluable reference is becoming increasingly hard to find.    [Book ID # 2055]

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