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AntikBar Books: 1800s-1900s art & graphic design publications

AntikBar Books

#DidYouKnow AntikBar also stocks a variety of antique and vintage theatre brochures, travel books, reference magazines and other ephemera and publications dating from the early 1800s to the mid 1900s: AntikBar Books focuses on book design and related ephemera covering the major art movements including Bauhaus, Constructivism, Modernism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, many featuring photographs and artwork by notable artists of the period, such as

Spark Ogonek 1941 #11 Ekran Constructivist Magazine 1926 #46
Colonel W. de Basil's Ballets Russes Jubilee Season ChauveSourisNikitaBalieff1922
Rodina MontyBanks
USSR The Red Army and Navy Social Kunst Graphic Design 1931
Red Field Krasnaya Niva Snow 1928 CostumeOnStage1930
OtherBooks   ArtDecoMagazine
Pravda June 1934 Polar Expedition
Bauhaus   Art Deco
Constructivism Ephemera  Photomontage
Other Movements Magazines  Modernism
AntikBar Books krasnaya niva
ArtDecoEphemera  ArtDecoBooks

Click on the images above for more information and browse our collection on our new website at www.antikbarbooks.co.uk

Note: this website is currently a work in progress with more items being uploaded every week. The prices and details will be completed soon on any items listed at £999. If you would like more information on any item, or if you would like to visit us to view any item, please contact us in advance via www.antikbarbooks.co.uk/contact-us

Address: AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 352 9309

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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

The London Underground: celebrating 150 years (1863-2013)

On 9th January 1863 the world’s first underground train made its first passenger journey of 3 1/2 miles from Paddington Station to Farringdon Station on the Metropolitan Railway Line in London. In 1908 London Underground commissioned its first poster advertising designs becoming one of the leading patrons in poster art.

The American-born graphic artist Edward McKnight Kauffer, for example, was one of Britain’s most notable and influential poster artists during the 20th century, producing some truly stunning posters for the London Underground and London Transport. The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden will be holding an exhibition – “Poster Art 150” – from February to October 2013, showcasing works of art by both well known and lesser known artists who all made an impact on its outstanding poster advertising campaign.

To celebrate this special anniversary, here are some of the original vintage London Underground posters listed on the AntikBar website:

March Timetables, 1930s – artist: Beath (aka John Miles Fleming)

Buckingham Palace, 1934 – artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer

Hammersmith, 1936 – artist: Pat Keely

PA0380   PA0379   PA0378
Staggered Working Hours, 1945 – artist: Pat Keely

PS0078a   PS0078b
London Olympics Underground Map, 1948 – artist: unknown

Puppets, 1964 – artist: Thomas Osbourne Robinson

Note: AntikBar will again be participating at the next Decorative Fair in Battersea Park, London. Visit the News & Events page for more information on this popular event (free entry tickets will be available on request in advance).

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UPDATE – here are the latest London Underground posters recently added to the AntikBar website:

PA0508_1_m   PT0263_1_m

PA0440_1_m   PA0452_1_m

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