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Books and materials relating to the applied arts after WWI; 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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Kimura, Katsu, Art Deco Package Collection, Tokyo, Japan, Rikuyo-sha Publishing, Inc.,, 1985, first edition, large 4to (12" x 9"), Hardcover in slipcase, pale pink paper covered boards with gray decorative titles, decorative endpapers; gray and metallic rose colored spine titles in English and Japanese. In a slipcase echoing the cover design with black lacquered titles on gray, NEAR FINE / VERY GOOD. An usually clean copy. Slipcase is sound with little wear save for vertical water staining on its face, not affecting volume inside.

204 pp, profusely illustrated in 250+ color and b/w photographs. Text in English and Japanese. A sumptuous book that documents noted Japanese designer Katsu Kimura's personal collection of Art Deco packaging and graphics. Includes examples of packaging for a wide variety of products (primarily British): cosmetics, cigarettes, food and confections, alcohol, stockings, household items and more. Kimura's collection offers a marvelous reference for the designer or the collector.

(Our image is very large. Click once to open and then again to allow for best view and scrolling. N.B. The image focuses on the box packaging, but the book is rich in additional images of all aforementioned sorts.    [Book ID # 1640]

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