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DECORATIVE ARTS.

DECORATIVE ARTS.

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1 DRAPER, DOROTHY; ROOSEVELT, JR., MRS. THEODORE (INTRODUCTION). Decorating Is Fun! How To Be Your Own Decorator.
Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City: 1939. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
Dorothy Draper's do-it-yourself design is a classic. Earnest and enthusiastic, Draper's advice sounds as fresh and contemporary as it did in her heyday, and will inspire any reader to add a little color, class, and cheer to their home. In her heyday, Dorothy Draper (1889-1969) was the most famous decorator in America. She had a monthly column in Good Housekeeping magazine and decorated luxury residences and hotels including Hampshire House in New York and Greenbrier in West Virginia, along with restaurants, nightclubs, houses, apartment buildings, and airplanes. Over 20 illustrations. 
Price: 190.00 USD
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2 O'BRIEN, LIZ. Ultramodern - Samuel Marx: Architect, Designer, Art Collector.
Pointed Leaf Press, New York: 2007. 0977787524 / 9780977787524 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
With the eye of a modernist and a subtle, magnificent architectural vision, Samuel Marx developed his unique gifts as an architect, furniture designer, and art collector throughout his forty-year career. Ultramodern is the only complete retrospective of the designer's work; over two-hundred photographs and illustrations display the true range of Marx's talents, and rightfully place him as an important figure in the history of twentieth-century American design. Liz O'Brien is a decorative arts dealer specializing in modern design. Her interest in Marx began more than ten years ago when she first showed his furniture designs in her New York gallery, making some of his best pieces available to interior designers and collectors. O'Brien is now recognized as a leading Marx expert and has been instrumental in placing him as an important figure in the history of twentieth-century architecture and design.Over 200 illustrations. 
Price: 90.25 USD
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3 SCHIFANDO, PETER & MATHISON, JEAN H. Class Act - William Haines: Legendary Hollywood Decorator.
Pointed Leaf Press, New York: 2005. 0972766146 / 9780972766142 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Playing both leading man and decorator to the most glamorous stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, William Haines had an unmistakably luxurious, modern style. From the silver screen to the White House, Class Act re-creates the life and career of a true American original with countless photographs, drawings, and personal mementos from Haines' archives. As an assistant to William Haines and Ted Graber from 1955 to 1985, Jean Hayden Mathison worked closely and traveled with them on their major decorating projects. Mathison now lives in West Hollywood where she is very active in community affairs and is involved with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, an animal rescue organization. Peter Schifando maintains the line of succession from William Haines to Ted Graber, incorporating William Haines Inc. under his own name in 1989 and working with Ted Graber until his retirement. Over 300 illustrations. 
Price: 90.25 USD
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4 SCHPITFEIR, OLGA; URBANOVIC, JACKIE (CARTOONS); BALGAARD, ELROY (GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS) Olga's Frumpy Folds.
Schpitfeir Publishing, Seattle: 1985. 0960733000 / 9780960733002 Sixth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Now you, too, can learn to fold colth napkins in 60 plus not so frumpy ways. 
Price: 8.74 USD
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