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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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Mang, Karl, History of Modern Furniture, New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1979, first American edition, 4to (11.25" x 8.75"), HB, red cloth boards w/ white titles, dj illus. white w/ red titles., NF/ NF. Corners & spine slightly bent. DJ corners slightly bent.

185 pp. 383 b/w illus, many photos; incl. list of illus., bibliography & index. Translated from the 1978 German edition by John William Gabriel. Topics range from early 19th cent. to post-WWII production; topics include iron furniture, anonymous wicker furniture, Shaker furniture, Michael Thonet and Bentwood, Art Nouveau, Gaudi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos, De Stijl, Arts & Crafts, Bauhaus, Mies va der Rohe & Le Corbusier, Scandiavian furniture, Italian influence after WWII, plastic & other technological influence. A complete overview of 150 years of furniture design, a beautiful copy of a great reference book!    [Book ID # 720]


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