KLEE, P: The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918

The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918, book coverKlee, Paul. The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918. University of California Press, 1968. ISBN: 0520006534. Unmarked text. Good. Paperback. (#26832) $19.00

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Edited with an introduction by Felix Klee. Illustrated. 434p.

In his Diaries Klee faithfully recorded the events of his inner and outer life from his nineteenth to his fortieth year.

The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918, inside pages

ERNI, H: Hans Erni Museum Catalog and Brochure

Hans Erni Museum Catalog and Brochure, Catalog cover Hans Erni Museum Catalog and Brochure. Hans Erni Museum, 1980. Unmarked. This is a Catalog of Works and a Museum Brochure. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26805) $16.00

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Catalog is 12p on yellow stock. Images on front and back pages. Text German, French, and English.

Also a museum pamphlet. The pamphlet measures 8.25×12.25 inches unfolded. It is folded into 6 panels, 3 on each side. 7 images and information about the museum. Text in French, German, and English.

ERNI, H: Hans Erni Museum Catalog

Hans Erni Museum Catalog, book cover Hans Erni Museum Catalog. Hans Erni Museum, 1980. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26804) $35.00

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Illustrated throughout. Text in German, French, and English. 34p plus an 4 biographical section on color stock. Measures 8.25×11.75 inches.

This catalog offers a guide to the work of this extraordinary artist.

Hans Erni (1909-2015) was a Swiss painter, graphic artist and sculptor. His prolific career includes designs for the Swiss Red Cross and UNESCO as well as murals, art, and design work. His museum, in Luzerne, opened in 1979.

ERNI, H: Poster of Hans Erni Museum Wall Painting Panta Rhei (“All Things are in Flux”)

Poster of Hans Erni Museum Wall Painting Panta Rhei ("All Things are in Flux"), poster panelErni, Hans. Poster of Hans Erni Museum Wall Painting Panta Rhei (“All Things are in Flux”). Hans Erni Museum, 1980. Very Good. Poster. (#26803) $95.00

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Poster is folded into 12 panels. Printed on both sides, with color images on one side and Black/White images and text on the other. Photographs of the artist at work.

Unfolded measurement is 49×29.5 inches unfolded. Folded side is 8.25×11.75 inches.

Text is in German, French and English.

Depicted figures include Prometheus, Darwin, Gutenberg, Einstein, and others. Hans Erni (1909-2015) was a Swiss painter, graphic artist and sculptor. His prolific career includes designs for the Swiss Red Cross and UNESCO as well as murals, art, and design work. His museum, in Luzerne, opened in 1979.

RAND, P: Paul Rand

Paul Rand,book coverHeller, Steven. Paul Rand. Phaidon, 2011. ISBN: 9780714839943. Unmarked. Remainder dot on bottom. Publisher’s sticker about the book on the cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#26792) $18.00

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Large French Flaps. Measures 10×11.5 inches. 250 copiously illustrated, large-format pages.

Paul Rand (1914-96) was a pioneering figure in American graphic design. Adopting what he called a ‘problem-solving’ approach, he drew on the ideas of European avant-garde art movements such as Cubism, Constructivism and De Stijl, and synthesized them to produce his own distinctive graphic language.

SIMON, O: Introduction to Typography (Pelican Books A288)

Simon, Oliver. Introduction to Typography (Pelican Books A288). Penguin Books in association with Faber and Faber, 1954. Unmarked. Glossary. 117p. Very Good. Paperback. (#26781) $10.00

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A handbook which explains the principles of typography of the book from the beginning to end, with six pages in color and over seventy examples of such things as type faces, type setting, text pages, title pages, and decorative material.

The author, Oliver Simon, was associated with Curwin Press from 1919-1955.

FULLER, RB: The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller

 The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller, book coverR. Buckminster Fuller; Marks, Robert. The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller. Doubleday Anchor, 1973. ISBN: 0385018045. Unmarked text. Edge of two pages creased about a quarter of an inch. Price clipped end page. Some smudging and soft creases on back cover. Illustrated throughout. 246p. Acceptable. Paperback. (#26772) $12.00

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An introduction to the Dymaxion World concept, which is at the heart of Buckminster Fuller’s thinking. The Dymaxion concept is the idea that rational action in a rational world demands the most efficient overall performance per unit of input. His Dymaxion structures, then are those that yield the greatest possible efficiency in terms of available technology. Measures 7.25×10.25