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Industrial and Applied Art Books, No. 8
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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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Okamoto, Rai Y. and Williams, Frank E., Urban Design Manhattan: Regional Plan Association, A Studio Book, The Viking Press, 1969, first edition, square 4to, (11.25" x 11"), HB, original red cloth with gilt spine titles. Endpapers are an aerial photographic view of New York City with the old PanAm building right at the center, VG-/ VG- Lt. edgewear and bumping to extremities, front free endpaper removed, rear is fine; interior clean. DJ scratched, spine sunned, some loss at head, 1" triang chip at foot; edges worn and creased, upper right has scar from price tag removal.

Subtitled: A Report of the Second Regional Plan, April, 1969. 130 pp.; profusely illustrated, b&w photographs, drawings, maps and plans, many in color. The plan presented here is the result of a commissioned study by Rai Y. Okamato and Frank E. Williams to discover how the world's largest business district could be enlarged to accommodate a half-million for office workers by 2000 - using "Midtown - Manhattan to demonstrate the application of urban design principles. This study presents a powerful visual statement of what urban centers can be." Included is a case study of 42nd Street long before its Disney-fication.    [Book ID # 1983]

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