Rare & Beautiful

 

8 blog entries
Rare & Beautiful
By Steve Kroeter September 22, 2016

We’ve just launched a new website dedicated to Italian Futurist artist Fortunato Depero’s tour de force of avant-garde book design, Depero Futurista, also know as The Bolted Book because it is famously bound by two industrial aluminum bolts.

Visit wwww.boltedbook.com to explore this 1927 gem page by page and learn about our Kickstarter to support publication of a new facsimile edition of the book launching on October 18. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Stephanie Salomon April 22, 2015

Rediscover Visual Design in Action (1961), a “lost milestone” of modern graphic design literature by the father of information graphics, Ladislav Sutnar. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Stephanie Salomon November 25, 2014

To uncover some rare and out of print design book finds, we asked four book dealers—F. A. Bernett, Carnegie Hill Books, Modernism 101, and Optos Books—featured on the Designers & Books Online Book Fair, for a few highlights of their vintage gems in all price ranges. (All books are available for purchase as of November 25, 2014, and to celebrate the winter holidays Optos Books is offering 15% off on all Online Book Fair titles and Modernism 101 is offering 10% off through December 31) More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Anne Quito, Superscript November 5, 2013

Rediscovering the work of American graphic design pioneer Clarence Hornung with rare modern book dealer Randall Ross. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Anne Quito, Superscript September 25, 2013

Honey & Wax Booksellers talks about the photographer Walker Evans’s personal copy of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land,” testifying to a special connection between two titans of American modernism. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Anne Quito, Superscript August 21, 2013

The first installment of our “Rare & Beautiful” series, aimed at rediscovering overlooked gems in rare book collections, examines the engraving work of an 18-year-old Flemish virtuoso, Clément Perret. More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Randall Ross May 31, 2012

Guest blogger Randall Ross, of Modernism 101, specializing in mid-century modern design antiquarian books, presents highlights from his 2012 catalogue, which focuses on books that helped to set the stage for and define America's "Good Design" movement of the postwar period. — SK More...

Rare & Beautiful
By Steve Kroeter April 12, 2011

Thought by many to be the premier rare book event in the world, the 51st New York Antiquarian Book Fair took place this past weekend in New York. The event attracted more than 200 booksellers from 15 countries. With one of the booksellers listed on Designers & Books as our guide, another as an exhibitor, and two others letting us know they would be attending the opening, we made a point of dropping by. More...