Thoughts on Design, Paul Rand
First edition, first printing of one of the seminal texts of graphic design. Writing at the height of his career, Rand articulates his the pioneering vision that all design should seamlessly integrate form and function. With an introduction by E. McKnight Kauffer and featuring 94 half tone illustrations and 8 color plates.
New York: Wittenborn and Company, 1947. A very good copy in a very good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding is sturdy and square, traces of wear to board extremities. Bookplate of American painter Lee Winslow Court to front pastedown, tiny bookshop label to first blank, foxing to endpapers and scattered throughout the text. Jacket remains bright and vivid, light shelfwear and rubbing present with a few instances of mild staining, spine toned, protected in archival mylar. An attractive copy, scarce.