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Great Ideas of Western Man: 1950-51; 1951-52; 1952-53; 1953-54; 1954-55-56. 5 portfolios (Complete)

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Published by Container Corporation of America, NP, 1956
Condition: Good Soft cover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Folio. 78 loose plates, as issued. Each set of plates is housed in its original portfolio. Portfolios housed in their stiff paper slipcase. Remarkable collection of well-designed posters made to accompany the ad series "Great Ideas of Western Man" used by Container Corporation of America from 1950 to 1956. This complete set contains a total of 78 loose posters rendering homage to some of the greatest men and thinkers of all times (Plato, Alexander Hamilton, Montesquieu, Herodotus, George Washington, Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, Blaise Pascal, Abraham Lincoln, Goethe, Socrates, Emerson, Spinoza, etc.) The posters are illustrated by some of the most renowned artists of the period, such as Joseph Low, Herbert Bayer, Antonio Frasconi, Paul Rand, Max Bill, Jan Tschichold, John Atherton, Fred Conway, Felix Topolski, Robert Brady, Watkins, Ben Shahn, Leon Karp, Tana Hoban, Elain Urbain, and many others. Each plate measures 14 x 11 inches, and is in full-color. Slipcase partly torn and taped. Upper left corner of portfolios bumped, thus affecting upper left corner of plates (not affecting illustrations). Slipcase in overall poor, portfolios in good, plates in very good condition and suitable for framing. Bookseller Inventory # 33121

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Title: Great Ideas of Western Man: 1950-51; 1951-52...

Publisher: Container Corporation of America, NP

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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