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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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Zahle, Erik (ed.); essays by Frantz Wendt, Arne Karlsen and Anker Tiedemann, Benedict Zilliacus, Ferdinand Aars, Sven Erik Skawonius, Scandinavian Domestic Design, London, Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1963, first UK edition, 4to (11.25" x 9"), HB, red cloth boards w/ gilt spine titles, VG- / no dj. Edgewear, extremities bumped, rubbed, light discoloration to endpapers.

300 pp., illustrated throughout with 506 captioned photographs, 188 in color (most by Danish photographer, Erik Hansen); artist biographies and index. The British edition of this scarce and invaluable mid-century reference on modern Scandinavian applied arts and interior design, still highly regarded for its thorough examination of design from Scandinavia in ceramics, porcelain and glass, metalwork, jewelry, furniture, lighting and textiles. (Previously published in Denmark under the title: "Hjemmets Brugskunst", Hassings Forlag, 1961; in America as "A Treasury of Scandinavian Design", Golden Press, 1961.) The editor, Erik Zahle, was (at the time of publication) the Director of the Museum of Industrial Art in Copenhagen.

From the publisher: This magnificently illustrated volume is the new standard authority on Scandinavian design in arts for the home. Originally published in Denmark & subsequently translated into ten languages, it is now made available for the first time in an English language edition.

From fabrics to furniture, from carpeting and lamps to pottery and table service, the hundreds of objects shown and described in these pages all have a double value: they are things to use and, at the same time, things that have true esthetic value. A hallmark of Scandinavian design, exemplified in these objects, is the masterful blend of utility and lasting beauty.

With this book at hand, one makes new discoveries in the realm of art for the home--new ideas in color and design, new arrangements for a room, striking details that give a setting the stamp of individuality and distinction.

The first section of the book presents a fascinating account of the development of design in the Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Written by leading authorities from each of the countries, the text traces the course of Scandinavian design over the past thirty years, from its origins to its current world-wide preeminence in home decoration.

Then follows the major section of the book: 192 pages of superb photographs taken expressly for this work, illustrating the areas in which Scandinavian design has proved to be unexcelled: wood, textiles, glass, ceramics & metal.

The final section of the book is a unique "biographical dictionary" which describes the artists who have been most influential in the development of Scandinavian design. Included are 45 photographs of artists, with cross-references to their works shown in the picture section.

In sum, here is a definitive, splendidly illustrated guide that transforms the interested person into a connoisseur, and the connoisseur into an authority on Scandinavian design. It is a unique book that is certain to delight all those who take pleasure in having good and beautiful things in their home.


Unity and Diversity in Scandinavia, Frantz Wendt
Denmark, Arne Karlsen and Anker Tiedemann
Finland, Benedict Zilliacus
Norway, Ferdinand Aars
Sweden, Sven Erik Skawonius
Illustrations Section

Designers, artists, craftsmen and manufacturers included: Alvar Aalto, Carl-Axel Acking, Lis Ahlmann, Kaarina Aho, Just Andersen, Folke Arstrom, Artek, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Jacob Bang, Hertha Bengtson, Erik Berglund, Sigvard Bernadotte, Bing & Grondahl, Acton Bjorn, Kjell Blomberg, Edgar Bockman, Boda Glassworks, Kay Bojesen, Carl Arne Breger, Axel Bruel, Eva Brummer, Rut Bryk, Torun Bulow-Hube, Cathrineholm, Gunnar Cyren, David-Andersen, Jorgen and Nanna Ditzel, Tias Eckhoff, Bengt Edenfalk, Karl-Erik Ekselius, Bjorn Engo, Carl Fagerlund, Fiskar's Ltd., Erik Fleming, Ann-Mari Forsberg, Kaj Franck, Berndt Friberg, Josef Frank, Simon Gate, Bertel Gardberg, Hugo Gehlin, Gense, Sven Arne Gillgren, Viola Grasten, Gullaskrufs Glassworks, Elsa Gullberg, Gustavsberg, Hadeland Glassworks, Dagny and Finn Hald, Edward Hald, Fritz Hansen, Poul Henningsen, Erik Herlow, Erik Hoglund, Holmegaard Glassworks, Saara Hopea, Hovik Glassworks, Peter Hvidt, Iittala Glassworks, Maija Isola, Arne Jacobsen, Georg Jensen, Eli Marie Johnsen, Willy Johansson, Lisa Johansson-Pape, Finn Juhl, Dora Jung, Arne Jon Jutrem, Wilhelm Kage, Birger Kaipiainen, Kastrup Glassworks, Edvard and Tove Kindt-Larsen, Poul Kjaerholm, Friedl Kjellberg, Kaare Klint, Vibeke Klint, Henning Koppel, Arne and Grete Korsmo, Kosta Glassworks, Nathalie Krebs, Knud Kyhn, Nils Landberg, Marie Gudme Leth, Anders Liljefors, Stig Lindberg, Vicke Lindstrand, Tyra Lundgren, Ingeborg Lundin, Per Lutken, Finn Lynggaard, Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom, Carl Malmsten, Marimekko, Bruno Mathsson, Borge Mogensen, Grete and Tom Moller, Peder Moos, Toini Muona, Jais Nielsen, Barbro Nilsson, Gunnar Nylund, Gunnel Nyman, Edwin Ollers, Orrefors Glassworks, Sven Palmquist, Sigurd Persson, Arthur C:son Percy, Erik Ploen, Porsgrund, Louis Poulsen, Jens Quistgaard, Reijmyre, Marianne Richter, Rorstrand, Royal Copenhagen, Eliel Saarinen, Kyllikki Salmenhaara, Axel Salto, Astrid Sampe, Timo Sarpaneva, Saxbo, Monica Schildt, Mari Simmulson, Sven Erik Skawonius, Carl-Harry Stalhane, Eva Staehr-Nielsen, Magnus Stephensen, Nanny Still, Ake Stromdahl, Alf Sture, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Tobo, Tostrup, Ragnhild Tretteberg, Erk and Ingrid Triller, Raija Tuumi, Helena Tynell, Paava Tynell, Upsala-Ekeby, Gertrud Vasegaard, Tone Vigeland, Niels Vodder, Arabia Porcelain Works, Notsjo Glassworks, Bjorn Weckstrom, Hans Wegner, Tapio Wirkkala, Birgit Wessel, Bjorn Wiinblad, Bendt Winge, Karl Edvin Wiwen-Nilsson, among many more.

A comprehensive reference and an essential for any modern interiors, decorative arts or design library.     [Book ID # 1671]


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