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1 Computer Graphics: 118 Computer-Generated Designs Prueitt, Melvin L.
Good. 
Paperback. Oversize softcover Dover 1976. Superclean. Corners CREASED throughout. 69pp. Early, primitive B/W and color images from Los Alamos. Language: English. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Cool Hot Colors: Fabrics of the Late 1960s (Schiffer Design Book), Shih, Joy
2 Cool Hot Colors: Fabrics of the Late 1960s (Schiffer Design Book) Shih, Joy
0764303422 / 9780764303425 Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover published 1997 by Schiffer Publishing. Dent to bottom front cover corner; otherwise, only light wear. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 112 pages; color photos. Language: English. 'Cool colors were hot for fabrics in the late 1960s. The youth of the day wore hot pinks and purples, chartreuse, orange, and yellow. Sometimes called neon colors, these cool hot colors were often combined into wild and psychedelic floral and geometric designs. Hundreds of splashy colors and designs from actual 1960s European and American textile manufacturers' sample books are photographed and displayed with full descriptions and fabric content information. This book takes the '60s enthusiast on a magical ride to an era of outrageous artistic expression.' --from back cover. Contents: Florals; Paisley; Geometric: Dots and Circles, Checks and Boxes, Plaid, Stripes, Novelty. Keywords: fashion, style, vintage, retro, Sixties, pattern. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Design Literacy (continued): Understanding Graphic Design Heller, Steven
1581150350 / 9781581150353 Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 3rd printing 1999 Allworth Press, NY. Name written on 1st page. Noticeable average wear: several pages accidentally crumpled at bottom. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. Great reading / research copy. 281 pages; Index; Bibliography; black-and-white illustrations. Language: English. 'Author Steven Heller continues his engaging exploration of the significance and histories of various objects of design and their impact on both the particular and broader cultural environments in which they exist. Grouped into the collective themes of propaganda, media, language, and commerce, the objects discussed range from Zap Comix to Cold War graphics to Leo Leonni's children's books to au courant magazines of the 1990s.'--from back cover. Keywords: criticism, typography, graphic designer. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Herman Miller Magazine 1988, Maassen, Lois E. (editor)
4 Herman Miller Magazine 1988 Maassen, Lois E. (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover trade publication 1988 Herman Miller, Inc. Zeeland, Michigan. Light-to-average wear: crease to front cover corner; spine edges rubbed. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 112 pages; Index; color photos. Language: English. Contents: Finding Comfort at Work; Ethospace Interiors; Newhouse Group Furniture; Action Office and Action Office Encore Systems; Modern Metamorphoses: Things Are Seldom What They Seem --in Offices, Anyway; Ergon 2 Chairs; Equa Chairs; Storage; A Company Prepared to Serve; Custom Choices; An Investment in Facility Management Pays Off; V-Wall Movable Walls; There Is a Market for Good Design; Burdick Group; Seating; Tables. Keywords: ergonomic, facility management, facilities, modern, Bill Stumpf, decor, interior, architecture, designer, space planning, workplace, workstation, desk, module, business, manufacturer, company, corporate, 1980s, Eighties, '80s. No ISBN. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Metropol Wave, Vitra
5 Metropol Wave Vitra
Good. 
Paperback. Small softcover published by Vitra, New York. No date; ca. 2000. Average wear; crease to front cover; edges worn and rubbed. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Ca. 48 pages (pages not numbered); color photos. Language: English. Catalogue of the Metropol Wave desk and table line manufactured by Vitra; designed by Mario Bellini with Dieter Thiel in 1986. Handsome color studio photography plus shots of the desks in use at Centre Pompidou, Canon, and Monsanto. Keywords: furniture, interior, design, office, corporate, workstation, tabletop, multifunctional, art, artist, architect, designer, ergonomic, minimalism, minimalist, worksurface, meeting, plan, seating, showroom, modern, guide, product, catalog, contemporary, modernism, modernist, sculpture, object, museum, manufacturer, Eighties, 1980s, '80s. No ISBN. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Metropol Wave, Vitra
6 Metropol Wave Vitra
Very Good. 
Paperback. Small softcover published by Vitra, New York. No date; ca. 2000. Only light wear to edges and corners. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Ca. 48 pages (pages not numbered); color photos. Language: English. Catalogue of the Metropol Wave desk and table line manufactured by Vitra; designed by Mario Bellini with Dieter Thiel in 1986. Handsome color studio photography plus shots of the desks in use at Centre Pompidou, Canon, and Monsanto. Keywords: furniture, interior, design, office, corporate, workstation, tabletop, multifunctional, art, artist, architect, designer, ergonomic, minimalism, minimalist, worksurface, meeting, plan, seating, showroom, modern, guide, product, catalog, contemporary, modernism, modernist, sculpture, object, museum, manufacturer, Eighties, 1980s, '80s. No ISBN. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Objects for Use: Handmade by Design, Smith, Paul J. (editor)
7 Objects for Use: Handmade by Design Smith, Paul J. (editor)
1890385077 / 9781890385071 Very Good. 
Paperback. Large softcover 'coffee-table' book, 1st paperback printing published 2001 by Harry N. Abrams in conjunction with exhibition at the American Craft Museum. Light wear to cover corners. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 336 pages; Index; color and black-and-white photos. Essays by Paul J. Smith and Akiko Busch. Language: English. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; requires additional international postage. 'When good design is applied to everyday objects, it imbues daily life with aesthetic pleasure and significance. This wonderful book presents the work of over 200 American artisans, designers, and artists who ply their trades in small studio settings, producing beautiful objects ranging from hand-forged knives to furniture to surf boards. Some of the work is done by hand and some by mechanical means, but all reflect attention to individual detail and are intended for daily use. Opening with in-depth profiles of 25 contributors, the work is presented in 3 sections: Objects for Food and Dining, Objects for Interior Space, and Objects for Sports, Music, and Play. The book includes brief biographies of each contributor. 2 informative essays give a history of handmade objects in America, describe the special sacrifices and joys of a life dedicated to making this work, and celebrate the marriage of design and craft that results in the creation of such special and useful objects. Filled with color photographs of singular and captivating examples, this book is a great resource of current artisans and will surely inspire generations of makers.' -- Debora Miller, Library Journal. Keywords: art history, catalog, catalogue, craftsperson, craftsmanship. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Panasonic Product Line brochure circa 1972, Matsushita Electric Corp. of America
8 Panasonic Product Line brochure circa 1972 Matsushita Electric Corp. of America
Very Good. 
Paperback. Single sheet, printed on both sides, folded several times to create a pamphlet / brochure. No date; circa 1972. Folded size: 6x4 inches. Full size: 18x24. Very clean; no marks, rips, or deep creases; colors bright. Listing of the complete Panasonic product line ca. 1972; each item has color photo, model number and name, description, features, available colors. Includes color and black-and-white televisions; home entertainment (stereo phonographs and cassette decks / players); Hi-Fi components; headphones; portable, table, and clock radios; Toot-a-Loop; tape recorders; business equipment; auto products (car stereos, 8-track players), VTR / CCTV video recorders; batteries; major and kitchen appliances; personal care and grooming; air conditioners; more. Printed in Japan. Keywords: technology, electronic, business, manufacturer, Japanese, paper ephemera, marketing, sales, TV, transistor, design, vintage, retro, 1970s, Seventies, '70s. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Plazm Issue 5, Volume 2, 1994, Plazm Media Cooperative; Knott, Neva (editor)
9 Plazm Issue 5, Volume 2, 1994 Plazm Media Cooperative; Knott, Neva (editor)
Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover periodical with stapled binding, published 1994 by Plazm Media Cooperative, Portland, Oregon. Only light wear: small cover corner crease. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 80 pages including advertisements; black-and-white and a few color illustrations. Language: English. Cover art by Jeffery [Jeffrey] Burk. Size 12 x 9 inches. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; may require additional international postage. Influential arts publication noted for its inventive fonts. Contents include David Morris on NAFTA and Free Trade, interviewed by David Barsamian; Rico Martinez interview by Carl Hanni; Iggy Pop interview by Joshua Berger; John Trudell interview by Andre Tababoo; LZ interview; Earth First interview; fiction, poetry, prose: D. L. Hiatt, Leanne Grabel, Jim Grabill, Suzy Vitello, Cheryl Meier; Samantha Schoech, Kendra Herring, Ing Muscio, Bill Shields, others; art by Shannon Duda, E. Trace Drury, Joe Sorren, Paul Henn, others; and more. Keywords: design, designer, graphic, zine, Nineties, 1990s, '90s. No ISBN. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Studio Tips for Artists and Graphic Designers, Gray, Bill
10 Studio Tips for Artists and Graphic Designers Gray, Bill
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 6th printing 1976 Van Nostrand Reinhold. Noticeable average wear to corners. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. 128pp, Index, many B/W illustrations and diagrams. Language: English. Loaded with nifty, still-useful techniques from back in the day, pre-Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Old-school, hands-on, ingenious ideas. Keywords: design, mechanicals, paste-up, layout, type, lettering, drawing, circle, oval, spiral, brushes, pens, ink, special effects, transfer, lettering, production, artwork. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The New York Times Style Magazine: Design and Living, Winter 2009, Viladas, PIlar (editor)
11 The New York Times Style Magazine: Design and Living, Winter 2009 Viladas, PIlar (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover newspaper supplement with stapled binding, published November 8, 2009 by The New York Times. Average wear: light creases to cover; small rips to several pages are closed with archival tape. Clean and unmarked. Great reading/research copy. 66 pages; color photos; advertisements. Language: English. Contents: Family Planning [Southern California house with room for 3 generations]; Profile in Style: Cynthia Rowley; Just My Size: Design Fun for All Ages; Originals: Jamie Gray; much more. Keywords: home, decor, interior, decorating, lifestyle, contemporary, furniture, architecture. No ISBN. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The New York Times Style Magazine: Design, October 2, 2011 [cover story: Chicago collectors Jean and Steven Goldman], Viladas, PIlar (editor)
12 The New York Times Style Magazine: Design, October 2, 2011 [cover story: Chicago collectors Jean and Steven Goldman] Viladas, PIlar (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover newspaper supplement with stapled binding, published Oct. 2, 2011 by The New York Times. Average wear: light creases. Clean and unmarked. Great reading/research copy. 106 pages; color photos; advertisements. Language: English. Cover photo by Annie Schlechter. Contents: Mother Modern: A Pioneering Historian of 20th-Century California Architecture [re Esther McCoy], by Susan Morgan; Upping the Ante [re art adviser Allan Schwartzman's Manhattan apartment], by Linda Yablonsky; much more. Keywords: design, designer, home, decor, interior, decorating, lifestyle, contemporary, furniture. No ISBN. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The New York Times Style Magazine: Highly Cultivated -- Design Spring 2010, Tonchi, Stefano (editor); Viladas, Pilar (editor)
13 The New York Times Style Magazine: Highly Cultivated -- Design Spring 2010 Tonchi, Stefano (editor); Viladas, Pilar (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover newspaper supplement with stapled binding, published April 11, 2010 by The New York Times. Average wear: light creases to cover. Clean and unmarked. Great reading/research copy. 98 pages; color photos; advertisements. Language: English. Contents: Christopher Petkanas on designer Ruby Ross Wood; Soul Man: Rudolf Steiner, by Douglas Brenner; Arch Sophisticate [re restoration of Philip Johnson's 1960s Beck House, Dallas]; Hedge Fun: New Designs for the Great Indoors; Profile in Style: Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn; Plot Twists: Three Novel Solutions to the Urban Garden; much more. Keywords: home, decor, interior, decorating, lifestyle, contemporary, furniture, architecture. No ISBN. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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