New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1983. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's black cloth, spine stamped in red, original dust jacket.
Collection of illustrated practical case studies examining the "functional, psychologically motivating offices" of thirty-three designers edited by Beverly Russell, editor-in-chief of Interiors magazine. "It seems that something was lost when a segment of our society traded the messy factory floor for the more antiseptic office cubicle. This book focuses on how this environmental shortfall can be regained. The artist's atelier has long been regarded as an attractive, appealing working environment. This is the place were a creative person has fun....But since designers are members of the commercial infrastructure, their workplaces are less like an atelier and more like an office." Designers include Bob Gill, Pentagram, Diane Von Furstenberg, Mario Buatta, Perry Ellis and Peter Stamberg among many others. Each office includes color photos, blueprints and Russell's analysis of the space. Russell begins the book with a preliminary checklist for the reader, asking them to access the aesthetic, technological and business needs of their space. Final section is a guide with credits for each respective office's furniture, carpeting, windows and other interior specifics. Unclipped dust jacket with light wear to edges. Over-opened in first signature. Very good. Item #2674