Fantasy Furniture, Bruce M. Newman, Rizzoli International Publications, NY, 1989, NF, 4to, HC

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Newman, Bruce M.. New York. Rizzoli International Publications. 1989.
English, 1st Edition, NF, HC, 4to 12 ¼” X 9 ¼”, 198 pp.
ISBN: 0847811190

Fine quarto, black cloth over board, blind stamped titling to cover, silver-gilt stamped titling to spine. Covers near-perfect with minor soiling to front joint. Binding tight, sharp tips, and no markings throughout. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with full-color reproductions, many full page. 198 pp., including illustrations and bibliography. Near Fine Pictorial dust jacket, minimal edgewear, featuring detail of Grotto settee and black titling to front cover, photograph of “Black Forest” sculpted armchair to back cover, black titling to spine. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Text in English, contents include over 150 full-color reproductions and Foreword by Thomas Hoving, shedding light on the place of fantasy in contemporary life. Beautifully illustrated of fantastical creations, “Fantasy Furniture is a groundbreaking look at the unusual and exotic furnishings produced throughout Europe, the United States, and the Far East during the 19th and 20th centuries…. Chairs, tables, sofas, lamps, and bric-a-brac became whimsical, fantastical creations, transformed far beyond mere practicality and decorated to please" (from the dust jacket).