Room and Book

Room and Book
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NASH, Paul Nash.

New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1932. First American edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. xx, 101 pages. 19 hors-texte black-and-white plates, numerous text illustrations with some colour, 2 tipped-in samples of Curwen Press Pattern Papers, one by Enid Marx, the other by Althea Willoughby. 220 x 145mm (8 x 5"). .45kg. . English. Very good; dust jacket has some light wear, light ruffling at head and base of spine, a couple of small nicks to top edge of jacket, a 2 x 1 cm area of loss at top edge of rear jacket, slight surface browning, generally well-preserved; offsetting to endpapers, spotting to edges, occasionally affecting the margins of some pages, no inscriptions.

'Certain matters of aesthetics cannot be said to appeal to everyone; but a room and a book are, as it were, common property.'

Paul Nash's collection of essays on current aesthetic values in the fields of both interiors and book design. Nash rallies against the strong commercialisation of the arts and the design industry, as well as the general ignorance of the arts and lack of taste of the general public. Essays include 'The Modern Aesthetic', 'Modern English Furniture', 'The Cover : Pattern Papers' and 'Modern Processes in Illustration'.

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