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Art and the Machine Book by Sheldon and Martha Cheney

$450

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Seminal early consideration of Machine Age design and architecture in America, tracking the rise of the industrial design profession, written by Sheldon and Martha Cheney and published by Whittlesey House in 1936. Hardcover, 8vo, 307 pages replete with black-and-white illustrations. Chapters include "Industrial Design Emerges," "Backgrounds in Art and in Industry," "Handicraft and the Machine," and "The Streamline as Symbol." Featuring work by Raymond Loewy, Margaret Bourke-White, William Lescaze, Frederick Kiesler, Norman Bel Geddes, Henry Dreyfuss, Walter Dorwin Teague, Gilbert Rohde, KEM Weber, Kurt Versen, Donald Deskey, Lurelle Guild, Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, and George Sakier. A must-have for scholars and collectors interested in the period. Prescient in its curation of designers and designs, it reads like a museum catalog done much later. With a deco woodblock bookplate from Charlotte Spaltheholz, a German-born artist and educator who emigrated to California in the early 1920's. Light bumping and rubbing to spine. Mild mottling to rear board. Notwithstanding, one of the finest copies of this title I've seen. Without dust jacket, as issued. Now in a clear mylar protective cover.

Details

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    Donald Deskey (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)Width: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Style
    Machine Age (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1936
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Light bumping and rubbing to spine. Mild mottling to rear board. Notwithstanding, one of the finest copies of this title I've seen.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU828525472922

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