Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

10 Years of Industrial Design 1929–1939 [INSCRIBED] [WITH] A Record of Industrial Designs 1929 Through 1946 [WITH] Industrial Design. A Progress Report 1929–1952 [WITH] Industrial Design. A Pictorial Accounting 1929–1957. [COMPLETE SET PUBLISHED]

New York: Henry Dreyfuss, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Unpaginated. Original red-brown cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, protected by modern mylar. Gray endpapers. Title page printed in red and black. Inscribed "For W. A. M. Burden Henry Dreyfuss" on front free endpaper. Burden was a banker, collector, philanthropist and Ambassador to Belgium under President Eisenhower.

"The part played by Henry Dreyfuss in a decade of industrial design is recorded in he following pages. Professionally it is the story of growth in skill and in significance; you can watch the orderly evolution of a style – a personal style because it appears Mr. Dreyfuss is his own and only designer... Look at some of these pages and you will see a clock or a refrigerator or washing machines made today... It is nearly ten years since I wrote a profile of Henry Dreyfuss in The New Yorker. I hardly knew him then, but I knew his work. I did not know that he was only beginning, so I didn't say that he was "promising." (Gilbert Seldes).

Illustrated throughout with high quality offset reproductions of designs by Henry Dreyfuss, including clocks, a refrigerator, a vacuum cleaner, typewriter, interiors for trains and airplanes, a tractor, etc. The book was made for the friends of Henry Dreyfuss by the Pynson Printers of New York under the supervision of Elmer Adler.

[WITH]

Dreyfuss, Henry; Gilbert Seldes (Text). New York; Pasadena. Henry Dreyfuss. 1946. Quarto. Unpaginated. Original gray cloth with gilt lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar. Tan endpapers. Title page printed in red and black.

"Some of the familiar designs reproduced here were revolutionary in their time; by their success they fixed basic stylers. The newer designs proceed logically from the same sound principles, in a natural development. For the satisfactions they give us, we can be grateful to the designer." (Gilbert Seldes).

illustrated throughout with high quality offset reproductions of photographs depicting interior designs, a tractor, corn picker, a combine, cameras, a transmitter, a dashboard for a propeller airplane, utensils, a anti-aircraft gun, a low-cost house, a vacuum cleaner, etc. Printed on Polar Coated by the Walker Engraving Corp., New York. Includes list of Dreyfuss clients.


[WITH]

Dreyfuss, Henry. New York; Los Angeles. Henry Dreyfuss. 1952. Quarto. Unpaginated. Original green cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, protected by modern mylar. Photo-illustrated endpapers. Title page printed in blue and black.

Presentation of the Dreyfuss design firm incorporating design products over the span of twenty-two years for American companies including the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., Chrysler Corporation, General Electric Company, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Hilton Hotels, the U.S. Government, among many others.

Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs of Dreyfuss designs with an introduction by Henry Dreyfuss: "No man working alone over the brief span of 22 years could possibly take unto himself the sole responsibility for all the designs which have emerged from our office. I did not work alone. I was aided by the criticism, the stimulation and the creative contributions of John D. Beinert, Julian G. Everett, Rita Hart, Robert H. Hose, Doris Marks, William F. H. Purcell. To these associates I dedicate this book with warm affection." (Henry Dreyfuss). Contains list of Dreyfuss clients.
Binding with light wear along edges and very light staining on front cover. Spine age-toned. Last few pages of block slightly wavy, due to water exposure.

[WITH]

Dreyfuss, Henry; Donald Holden (Ed.). New York; California. Henry Dreyfuss. 1957. Quarto. Unpaginated. Original tan cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, protected by modern mylar. Illustrated endpapers. Title page printed in brown and black. With introductory text by Henry Dreyfuss and list of his clients.

Illustrated with industrial designs by Dreyfuss throughout, reproduced in photogravure. Includes a Criterion Lavatory, a gas station, a Cathode ray oscilloscope, a turret lathe, telephone, airplane interior, John Deer tractors, a Karry Krane and lift truck. This publication id the fourth in a series of privately printed pictorial record of Henry Dreyfuss designs. Composition by the Composing Room, Inc., and printed by Photogravure and Color Company.

Minor wear along edges of binding. Light smudge on back cover. Near fine to fine condition. Item #52326

Price: $2,500.00

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