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Deskey2Deskey3Donald Deskey studied architecture at the University of California, but did not follow that profession, becoming instead an artist and a pioneer in the field of Industrial design. In Paris he attended the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which influenced his approach to design. He established a design consulting firm in New York City, and later the firm of Deskey-Vollmer which specialized in furniture and textile design. His designs in this era progressed from Art Deco to Streamline Moderne.  In the 1930s, he won the competition to design the interiors for Radio City Music Hall. In the 1940s he started the graphic design firm Donald Deskey Associates and made some of the most recognizable icons of the day. He designed the Crest toothpaste packaging, as well as the Tide bullseye. His company is still in operation in Cincinnati. A collection of his work is held by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. 214 pages. One plate cut out (page 179/180) Some wear to dust jacket, and previous owners bookplate to endpage, otherwise very good. A RARE monograph.

Bookseller Inventory # 20792



Donald Deskey Decorative Designs and Interiors
Hanks, David A.

Publisher: E P Dutton, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

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