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Shop windows. : [Tenpo Chinretsu Shomei Kyogikai : Nyushu Shashin Shu]. Sendai City Electricity 1937 (Showa 12). 18x26cm publisher's stiff wrapper with cord ties; 14 leaves, being a title, a page of portraits and 12 plates of shop windows, most two a page. These are original photographic prints on glossy or textured card. Scuff on the front cover. Au$165

This appears to be the fifth Sendai city shop window competition sponsored by the power and water authority. That's pretty much all I can tell you. I can't find a mention of anything about the competition anywhere.


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Bridges. Portland Cement Association. Architectural Design of Concrete Bridges. Concrete for permanence. Chicago, Portland Cement [1937]. Oblong quarto publisher's printed wrapper; 36pp, photo and other illustrations throughout. Au$60

'Fundamental principles', that is the rules of design - appearance as separate from structure - are succinctly set out and illustrated by recent modern and moderne bridges. Mistakes are shown and corrected in diagrams.


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TAUT, Bruno. Houses and People of Japan. London, Gifford 1937. Quarto publisher's coarse cloth and dustwrapper (the spine of the dustwrapper fragmented but essentially complete); [6],xiv,318pp, 535 illustrations, some tipped colour plates. An excellent copy. Au$950

First edition, English issue. It appeared with the Sanseido imprint or this Gifford imprint, though usually we see the Gifford issue dated 1938. The dustwrapper is Sanseido's. An unusually good copy of a book that didn't wear well.


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Advertising. The Encyclopedia of Ideas. Chicago, published by the American Typesetting Corporation 1938. folio publisher's cloth; approx. 200pp, hundreds of examples and illustrations printed in two colours. Au$50

An advertising crib book with layout suggestions, typefaces, decorations, &c.


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New York World's Fair 1939. Pilgrimage to Tomorrow [five copies]. NY, Gemloid Corp [1938]. Each octavo publisher's comb bound laminated plastic and card; 100pp, illustrations throughout. Small chip from a corner of one, minor signs of use. Au$600

I believe this to be the complete set of variant covers. I've been gathering these for about ten years and have not seen anything different for a few years now. Logically there should be an un-orange version of the one bottom left but I haven't seen it.
A spiffy little book designed to be an all round souvenir. It begins with a section of views (drawings and photos of models) and descriptions of the forthcoming fair followed by a section of black card leaves for your own photos; then come some diary pages, some views of New York city and finally a few pages for autographs and addresses. The front cover is a view of the trylon and perisphere and surrounds in textured plastic - early 3D.
One copy has been used as designed in part: the diary records in pencil the trip of, I think, a girl with her family to her aunt in Fairfield, Conn, and from there to the World's Fair. The family and friends divided into two parties - boys went to the fair one day, girls the next.


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Sugiura Hisui, Takeo Takei, Takeshi Kimata &c. [Wagako no Rekishi]. Osaka, Mitsokushi [1939] (Showa 14). 27x19cm publisher's cloth backed boards decorated in gilt and black in mildy worn decorated box; 84pp illustrated in colour throughout by Takei and others; cover design by Sigiura. Partly filled in with pencil, two chubby hands have been traced in ink; occasional browning or offsetting; a remarkably good copy. Au$300

This book was child of the Mitsokushi department store, first published in 1928, reprinted fairly often and presumably updated. One of Takei's illustrations is dated 1934. Who was the titan that came up this genius innovation - the predigested baby album? Does he or she have a shrine in the marketing hall of fame? They - books like this - seem to have popped up round the world in the twenties - were they earlier? This has one foot planted in revoltingly cute of course but, thanks to Takei and a couple of fellow artists, enough pages keep the other foot in stylish and exciting.
Worldcat finds one copy - a 1938 edition at Princeton - and NDL finds two - 1928 and 1936 editions - in Japanese libraries. While doing homework on this I came across a poor - so to speak - descendant, the Blot. For a mere 20,000 yen you get something that looks suspiciously like a leather filofax - if you're old enough to remember the filofax - no cute pictures, no revolting sentiment. Poor kids.


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HARTNELL, A.P. Shop Planning and Design. London [194-]. Quarto publisher's cloth, very good in dustwrapper; 87pp, numerous photo illustrations, plans and measured drawings. Au$150

A good and not common book. Consciously wartime - "among the tasks .. are the re-building and re-fashioning of many business houses" - but pre-war in the smart modern designs. At the end are photos with accompanying plans of examples of shops and interiors by a number of architects.


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Architecture. Petites Maisons Construites Depuis la Guerre, introduction par S. Gille-Delafon. Paris, Massin [194-?]. Quarto printed boards (spine worn and chipped); [8]pp and 36 plates, each with a photo and floor plan. Au$150

A strange bit of post-war reconstruction. These are the houses built by the Ministere de la Reconstruction in the 'Cite experimentale' of Noisy-le-Sec on the outskirts of Paris. And these are some of the most god-awful sheds recorded in a manner way beyond their means. Massin clearly just couldn't produce a book that wasn't up to the standards of their 1920's and 30's portfolios of style; the book must have cost more to produce than a street of these houses. But perhaps the ministry paid. Not all are horrible but most look like the self built plan from a handyman magazine that populate too many post-war suburbs, from Loftus to .. well Noisy-le-Sec - and all the architects are identified along with some brief technical data. Is the pattern book for all of Bateau Bay? Just out of curiosity - does the name Delafon go back any further than 1870?


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COOK, Fred C. City of Hobart Plan. Hobart 1945. Quarto publisher's cloth; 84pp, folding colour plans, photo illustrations. Au$175

Uncommon. Another of the major city schemes that - fortunate in this case - had little result.


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[Gropius]. GIEDION, S. Walter Gropius. Work and Teamwork. London, Architectural Press 1954. Small quarto dustwrapper (this chipped); 250pp, numerous photo illustrations, plans. Endpapers rather spotted. Au$30

Pretty uncommon in dustwrapper.


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FARR, Michael. Design in British Industry, a mid-century survey .. foreword [&c] by Nicholas Pevsner. Cambridge Univ Press 1955. Large octavo publisher's cloth; xxxviii,333pp, numerous photo illustrations on 88 plates. Au$30

An excellent survey of industrial design.


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Superhero comic. Bulb Magic! NY, Custom Comics for the Associated Bulb Growers of Holland [1956]. 19x13cm publisher's colour illustrated wrapper; 16pp; comic strip in colour. Au$30

Forget Captain America and Superman. What did they ever do for the American suburb? We lose little time in exposition: on page one Tom and Bob meet on the homeward bound 5.04 and Bob is flummoxed to find Tom has sold his house at asking price while he, Bob, hasn't had a nibble for his, the same model. Not entirely the same, Tom explains, his bulb plantings "sure did increase the value!" So we learn how bulbs produced a colorful miracle for Tom and can do the same for us. Did Batman ever increase your property value? Worldcat finds two copies but one of those can't be verified.


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CRESWELL, K.A.C. The Muslim Architecture of Egypt. II: Ayyubids and Early Bahrite Mamluks A.D. 1171 - 1326. Oxford Univ Press, 1959. Hefty folio (46x36cm) publisher's cloth and torn but complete dustwrapper; photo plates, floor plans and elevations (some folding). A rather good copy. Edition of 550 copies. Au$1500

Creswell managed to finish four volumes of his lifetime work, recording the Islamic architecture of Egypt. The earliest period was covered in his two volume Early Muslim Architecture (1932-40, with a revised edition of volume I in 1969 - a new work in itself really); the next couple of hundred years in Muslim Architecture of Egypt I (1952); and this.
In volume 8 of the annual Muqarnas (1991), which is devoted to Creswell, there is a photo of an elderly Creswell carrying two volumes of his work - this and the 1952 volume - plus a copy of his bibliography. This is as much a rooster-like display of strength and vigour as a boast of scholarly achievement. After all, no-one less than Olympian could carry all his books. In the same annual is a review by Julian Raby of the reviewers of Creswell. At times I thought I was reading a Beerbohm parody with added footnotes by Flann O'Brien.


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Commercial Art. An album or sample book of Japanese packaging, labels, brochures and suchlike. c.1960-70. Oblong quarto by size (185x260mm); 81 double folded leaves fastened together with a pin system, of which 59 leaves are crowded, both sides, with mounted labels, packaging, brochures, leaflets, etc. Au$250

Quite recent but nonetheless a very attractive gathering of Japanese commercial graphics and printing of the sixties and maybe early seventies (the only dated piece is for Expo 70. The album itself has been made up by someone in the trade: the double folded leaves are all from multiple copies of the blank back side of a magazine cover or poster - it features a Japanese baseball player by the look of it - but this is as close as I can get to claiming that this is a sample book put together by the printer of its contents. The materials range from the cardboard of packaging to cellophane to rice paper, just as the styles range from classical subtlety to the raucus and crass.


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MUSGRAVE, Clifford. Regency Furniture 1800 - 1830. Faber 1961. Small quarto publisher's cloth and dustwrapper; 157pp & 96 illustrations on plates, 4 colour illustrations. Small blemish on front fly. Au$30


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Jorn Utzon. Zodiac 14. Milan 1965. Quarto publisher's illustrated wrapper (corners a little bumped) and mildly damaged card slipcase; 216pp and illustrated adverts; numerous photo illustrations, plans &c. Au$150

Zodiac 14 can be called the Utzon Number. Though he doesn't fill the issue he does dominate it with Giedion's ‘Jorn Utzon and the Third Generation' and his own descriptions of the Sydney Opera House, the Silkeborg Museum and the Zurich Theatre. Elements of the Opera House, like the plywood interior of the auditorium, the corridors and the glass walls, which were tentative or unresolved in the 'Yellow Book' are explained in detail here, Utzon's last publication while still architect for the Opera House.


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MUSGRAVE, Clifford. Adam and Hepplewhite and Other Neo-Classical Furniture. Faber 1966. Small quarto publisher's cloth and dustwrapper (this a touch rubbed at edges); 223pp & 177 illustrations on plates, 4 colour illustrations. Au$30


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DAVIS, Alec. Package and Print. The development of container and label design. London, Faber 1967. Quarto publisher's cloth and dustwrapper (this a touch frayed); 112pp, 208 photo illustrations, 23 plates (4 colour). Endpapers a little browned. Au$75


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THORNE, Ross. Theatre Buildings in Australia to 1905. From the time of the First Settlement to the arrival of cinema. Architectural Research Foundation. Sydney University 1971. Two volumes quarto publisher's cloth; 227; 143pp, numerous photo illustrations, plans &c. Au$100

500 copies were produced.


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LEACROFT, Richard. The Development of the English Playhouse. London, Eyre Methuen 1973. Quarto publisher's cloth and dustwrapper; 354pp, numerous photos, plans, illustrations, axonometrics &c. Au$30

'A more complete picture of the English playhouse and its machinery than has yet appeared' with Leacroft's own reconstructions: axionemetric cut-aways on a common scale, from Tudor Halls to the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.


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Mackintosh. HOWARTH, Thomas. Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern Movement. London, Routledge 1977. Large octavo publisher's cloth and dustwrapper; 335pp & numerous photo illustrations, plans &c on 96 plates, illustrations & plans through the text. Au$75

Second edition with some amendments and a 'substantial new introduction'.


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[Mies]. BLASER, Werner. Mies van der Rohe. Furniture and Interiors. London, Academy 1982. Oblong quarto, very good in publisher's cloth & dustwrapper; 143pp, 220 photo illustrations, measured drawings &c. Au$50


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[Bayer]. COHEN, Arthur A. Herbert Bayer - The Complete Work. MIT 1984. Quarto publisher's cloth and dustwrapper; 429pp, some 400 illustrations (43 colour). Au$50


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KOHLMAIER, Georg and SARTORY, Barna von. Houses of Glass. A Nineteenth-Century Building Type. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1986. Quarto publisher's cloth and translucent printed dustwrapper; 641pp and 708 illustrations. Au$100


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