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Art Deco - Art - Design MODERNISM Books

These are some of our favorite books about art deco, art and design.  We hope you will like this new category. 

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Gomo for President by Ric Emmett

Ric Emmett wrote this book as a sequel to his first Gomo book: The Adventures of Gomo the Rubber Duck which was published in 2012. Starting Gomo for President in 2012, he set it aside while he finished his book on Amercian Art Deco Furniture which was published in 2015. All the notes he made for this book as well as what photos went with what text were very clearly marked by Ric so both Iza Emmett and Amanda MacMaster were able to bring the book to life! As close as possible to how Ric would have written it!!! Gomo the Rubber Duck is asked to run for President of Ducklandia...he has to think about it!!! Read what happens as Gomo tries do win the election!! --- great teaching tool about the importance of the each vote!! 24 pages in full color!! Soft Cover but special paper to withstand child use!! The book sells for $ 12.99 including shipping plus 7% sales tax if you purchase in Florida: Just click on this link to buy your copy!!! OR JUST E-MAIL or call 305-798-0308 and I'll accept your payment over the phone!!! Thanks!!


Modernism Gallery American Art Deco Furniture by Ric Emmett AS FEATURED IN THE SUMMER ISSUE OF MODERN MAGAZINE After FOUR years of research and writing this book has become a REALITY!!! It has become a part of the permanent collection in the Art & Design Libraries in many museums and universities. 200 copies were sold in the pre-publication offer!!! The book; Five hundred and sixty-nine pages of color pictures (none previously published), descriptions and period research has become the "bible" on the subject. It has chapters on Paul Frankl, Donald Deskey, Gilbert Rohde, Kem Weber and nineteen other American designers of the Art Deco period. The book includes chapters on manufacturers, a useful bibliography and a chapter showing tags, marks and labels. American Art Deco Furniture is published in an edition of only 1000. Each book is numbered. There will be NO second edition or any other printing or e-book publication. You can see the Books & Books Live streaming event here: "Ric Emmet's colossal achievement, an authoritative 567-page book documenting American Art Deco Furniture." - Beth Dunlop, Editor MODERN MAGAZINE See Preview The book $ 250.00 plus local sales taxes if applicable. Click on the button below to purchase your copy!!! or You can send a check for $ 250.00 (Florida Sales Tax add 7 %), along with your address to: Art Deco Pros., Inc. 770 Ponce de Leon Blvd., # 301 Coral Gables, FL 33146. Shipping included. Iza Emmett (305) 442-8743

The Decorative Twenties by Martin Battersby

DJ included (tears and some stains). Green cloth hardcover with gilt lettering on the spine. Walker and Company, NY (1969). B/w and color illustrations. The first comprehensive record of the decorative applied arts during the 1920s. Over 200 illustrations with 41 in color  

DALI La Obra Pictorica by Deschamps and Neret TASCHEN

Edited by Benedikt Taschen...two volumes...excellent reference work.  New. Price:  $ 70.00

Art And The Machine by Sheldon Cheney and Martha Cheney

The Cheneys were among the first to closely examine the historical influences and aesthetic impact of streamlined shapes and curvilinear geometry in the fields of industrial design, architecture, and decoration all before the popularization of the term "Art Deco." Foxing and slight water damage. Some markings on cover. Acanthus Press, 1992 (reprint). ISBN: 0-926494-00-7. Black cloth cover. Title stamped in silver. 307 pages, 106 b/w plates. Includes references to the work of Alexander Archipenko, Egmont Arens, Marcel Breuer, and more..

Arts of the United States by William H. Pierson Jr. and Martha Davidson

Over 4,000 b/w pictures on architecture and city planning, painting, Indian arts and artifacts, graphic arts, photography, theater, decorative arts, sculpture, and visual communications. 80,000 words of text, 18 essays analyzing the creative arts of our nation from pre-colonial times to publication. DJ included (foxing, ripped along spine and edges, stains). Based on a collection of color slides assembled by the University of Georgia under a grant by Carnegie Corporation of New York. University of Georgia Press, Athens (1960). Works by Marcel Breuer, Timothy Dwight and more..

Essential Art Deco by Iain Zaczek

DJ included (foxing and small stains). Foxing on title page, as well as on last two pages. Color photographs throughout. With a comprehensive introduction, Essential Art Deco looks in detail at all aspects of the movement, from architecture to decorative arts, with detailed commentary on 120 works. Some of these are considered major pieces, others are less well known, but they are essential to the philosophy of the Art Deco movement. Publisher: Dempsey Parr, 2000. Works by: Otto Poertzel, George Barbier, Rene Lalique, Georgia O'Keeffe, Erte and more...

The Rodin Museum of Paris. Nicolai Canetti Monique Laurent Sandy Lesberg

New York and London: Peebles Press, 1977. Book. Very Good. Hardcovers. Qto. 224 pages, illustrated with large b+w plates. Hardback. Price:   $  25.00


A fold out monograph, 4 pages. Price:  $  10.00  

Art Deco Furniture Alastair Duncan Thames & Hudson 1984

This is a lavishly illustrated book.  Written by Alastair Duncan and published by Thames & Hudson in 1984.  312 Illustrations, 68 in color. 170 Pages.  Softcover.  The book has been used but it is in excellent condition. Price:   $  25.00

Antoni Clave Sculptures 1960 - 1986 Galerie Marbeau and Galerie Yoshii Catalogue

This catalogue in French has some great photographs and descripions.  Photos by Catala Roca, Antonio Orsaez and Maremadel.  Printed in 1986.  35 Pages.   Softcover.  Price:  $ 50.00  

Wifredo Lam by Max-Pol Fouchet Ediciones Poligrafa

An excellent reference book!  Wifredo Lam by Max-Pol Fouchet published by Ediciones Poligrafa, S.A., Barcelona, Spain.  A great monograph!  The jacket has some small tears but no missing paper, inside is perfect. Price:  $ 75.00

NORMANDIE Compagnie Generale Transatlantique Brochure in English

This very important brochure was issued to introduce the French Liner NORMANDIE!  Edited by L'Atlantique and published in France.  The brochure is in English and includes lots of interior photographos of the great designs by Domin (Dominique), Proux, Chevalier, Pascaud, etc. and so on.  A great resource! Price:  $ 750.00

Exposition Paris 1937 ARTS CRAFTS SCIENCES IN MODERN LIFE No. 6 October 1936

The Official Magazine published by the General Committee of the Fair.  Published in France, NO. 6, October 1936.  In ENGLISH!!!  Describes the pavillions and some great photos.  20 Pages plus 4 pages of full page ads by the Cie. Generale Transatlantique, Peugeot, L. Van Malderen, a paint company and French Aluminum.  Book is showing age but no tears and in very good condition.  The magazine was published by the French Government. Price:  $ 25.00

Queen MARY Brochure 1934 Cunard White Star Lines

This is the original brochure for H.M.S. QUEEN MARY which was launched on September 26, 1934 by Her Majesty Queen Mary, who was accompanied by His late Majesty King George V and His Majesty King Edward VIII, Prince of Wales.  An introduction written by H.M. Tomlinson and containing incredible photographs as well as loose leaves with photographs.  Some water damage at the bottom of the pages. Price:   $ 250.00

R.M.S. QUEEN MARY Cunard White Star Brochure 1936

"The Statliest Ship Now in Being" as described by His Majesty King George V.  This is the passenger brochure welcoming Mr. & Mrs. Head to the cruise, signed by H. P. Borer, the general passenger manager and dated Apri 27, 1936.   Has a second smaller brochure and is of course accompanied by the letter.  Great illustrations.  It has wear and some loss to the gold on the front. Price:   $  250.00

BRONZES Sculptors and Founders Volumes 1 - 4 by Harold Berman

An excellent set of reference books published by Abage Publishers.  Stated 1st Edition copyright by Harold Berman, 1980.  Volumes 1 - 4, all covered in Mylar and in very good condition. Price:   $  400.00 the set

John La Farge Carnegie Museum of Art and Smithsonian Institution

John LaFarge was an American Renaissance man.  He painted, invented a radical new style of illustration, created extraordinary decorative schemes for some of the country's most impressive churches and mansions and revolutionized the art of stained glass.  This book is a series of essays by people interested in LaFarge including Henry Adams, curator of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, James Yarnall, director of the LaFarge catalog raisonne project at Yale University and others.  This hardcover copy published in 1987 by the Carnegie Musum of Art, Pittsburgh and the Smithsonian Institution.  Beautifully illustrated. Price:   $  50.00

Frank Lloyd WRIGHT Inside and Out by Diane Maddex

A new copy of this great book about Frank Lloyd Wright by Diane Maddex.  Published by Barnes & Noble Books in 2001. Price:   $ 15.00  

MIRO’s POSTERS by J. Corredor-Matheos

A great reference book!  Miro's Posters by J. Corredor-Matheos.  Published in Spain originally by Ediciones Poligrafa, S.A. with thanks to Galerie Maeght.  This English edition published by Chartwell Books, Inc. and translated by Anita Roberts. Price:  $ 75.00

CHIPARUS by Alberto Shayo

This is a near mint copy of CHIPARUS by Alberto Shayo.  It is signed and dedicated by the author and dated Miami, January '94 in the dedication.  Abbeville Press Publishers.  First Edition 1993.  Price:  $ 600.00

Russel Wright American Designer by William J. Hennesey

A very nice paperback book about Russel Wright by William J. Hennesey.  Published by the MIT Press in 1983 this is a second printing done in 1985.  Another duplicate from our library. Price:  $ 15.00

Jean DUNAND Jean GOULDEN French Art Deco Design Exhibition Catalog

This great catalog was from an exhibition at the Galerie du Luxembourg in 1973.  Paperback.  Great Photographs.  In French.  This is a used copy but in great condition.  A duplicate from our library. Price:  $ 25.00

Jean-Michel FRANK by Adolphe Chanaux

A very good copy of this important book titled JEAN-MICHEL FRANK by Adolphe Chanaux about one of the premier French art deco designers.  The book is in French with English translation.  263 pages.  1st Edition published by Editions du Regard, Paris in 1980.  The book is designed by Andree Putnam and the photographs by Jacques Boulay.  Great photographs of interiors and his LaRouche workshop.  History and great design.  The book has some foxing due to its age but otherwise in great condition.  Price:  $ 550.00  

DECORATEURS TOULOUSAINS (1890 - 1970) by Sophie Vinel Preface by Felix Marcilhac

Decorateurs Toulousains (1890 - 1970) by Sophie Vinet with a Preface by Felix Marcilhac.  This book is in French, published by Les Editions de l'Amateur in 2007.  Beautifully illustrated with fine examples of the work of Andre and Antoine Arbus, Georges and Maurice Alet, Vadim Androusov, Paul Balard, Ary Bitter, Francois Gauzi, Paul Gervais, ETc and so on.....some of the BEST DESIGNERS of 20th Century Decorative Arts.  191 Pages. Hardcover. SOLD - THANK YOU!

Roy Lichtenstein - The Guggenheim Museum by Diane Waldman

Published in 1993 by Guggenheim Museum, New York.  Printed in Germany by Cantz.  Size: 4to. 408 pages, 350 full-color reproductions, Chronology, Bibliography, Index of Reproductions. "This comprehensive monograph, published on the occasion of a major retrospective organized at the Guggenheim Museum by Diane Waldman, the museum's Deputy Director and Senior Curator, is the definitive investigation of Lichtenstein's painting and sculpture from the 1950s through the present, produced with the full cooperation of the artist." ISBN: 0892071087.  The hardcover edition was distributed by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York.  Price:  $  100.00

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