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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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Loewy, Raymond, Never Leave Well Enough Alone, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1951, first edition, 12mo (6.125" x 7.25"), HB in dj, white textured paper boards on laminated black paper spine w/ gold & white embossed decorative titles & red illus endpapers in white color-illustrated paper dj w/ black & blue titles, VG / G+. Extremities bumped, corners exposed, gold seller's sticker to lower left corner of rear pastedown, delaminate starting at spine, Lt. foxing to white paper boards. DJ price-clipped, rubbed, yapped edgeworn as usual, age-darkened, lt. foxing.

377 pp. B/W photos & illustrations. Memoir of the ubiquitous and influential industrial designer of consumer products, packing containers, machinery, shopping centers, et al.

From the flap copy: "Raymond Loewy is a man who was never satisfied to leave well enough alone. That is why he invented the profession of the Industrial Designer.... An Industrial Designer is a man who enters your life every time you open a package of soap (Lux), squeeze a tube of tooth paste (Pepsodent), take a railroad trip (by Pennsylvania R.R.), look at a car (Studebaker), enter a department store (Lord & Taylor), use a typewriter, toothbrush, bed--almost anything. He's the fellow who designs what makes modern civilization modern."

Nice copy in an uncommon in dust jacket.    [Book ID # 2092]


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