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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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Beer, Eileene Harrison, Scandinavian Design, New York, The American-Scandinavian Society, 1975, first edition, folio (12.25" x 10"), HB, red-violet cloth boards in color photographic dj w/ beige background, VG-/ VG-. Corners bumped, waterstain along top of front board. Contents fne condition. Wrinkled at extremities, unobtrusive waterstain on border. Pictorial jacket bright..

214 pp.(heavy bk). A thorough survey of Scandinavian design, covering ceramics, wood & furniture, glass & crystal, textiles, jewelry & metals, and miscellaneous items. 40 finely-printed full-color photo illustrations on plates, hundreds of b/w photo illustrations; bibliography; index.

This comprehensive volume covers virtually all aspects of modern design in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. Chapters include: Beginnings (ancient design); Ceramics; Wood and Furniture; Glass and Crystal; Textiles; Silver, Jewelry and other Metals, Trolls, Mobiles, Rya rugs, clothing, wall hangings. Includes a bibliography and index. Works of many artists are featured - Ulla Procope, Esteri Tomula, Friedl Kjellberg, Poul Kjaerholm, Arne Jacobsen, Kaj Franck, Birger Kaipiainen, Bruno Mathsson, Erik Hoglund, Oiva Toikka, Tapio Wirkkala, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Ole Wanscher, Carl Erik Ekselius, Eero Aarnio, Anti Nurmesniemi, Vicke Lindstrand, Timo Sarpaneva, Ritva Puotila, Kirsti Ilvessalo, Nanny Still, Stig Lindberg, Maija Isola, Johan Rohde, Henning Kopel, Kaj Bojesen, Johannes Johannesson, Georg Jensen, Sigurd Persson, Simon Gate, Arabia, Bjorn Winblad, Rorstrand, Alvar Aalto, Orrefors, Kosta, David-Andersen. A classic Scandinavian design/ Modernism reference that covers Norwegian Danish Swedish Finnish decorative arts. Comprehensive reference volume.    [Book ID # 592]


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