Key pieces are placed in an historical context with coverage of innovations in design, production methods and materials. From the 'soft modernism' of scandinavian furniture to the sleek, clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglioni brothers in Italy, Judith Miller's Mid-century Modern takes an in-depth look at the artefacts and designers that shaped one of the most exciting periods of design history.
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Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details Conran Octopus InteriorsConran #ad - The 1950’s house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Conran. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Case studies examine beautiful present-day homes that exhibit mid-century style in an exemplary way, and suggest ideas for taking the 1950’s look—complete with collector's pieces—and mixing and matching it with elements from other eras.
Mid-century modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, surfaces, lighting, concentrating on all aspects of a home's decoration—walls, flooring, and, of course, furniture.
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Eames Basic Art Series 2.0TASCHEN 2724466636662 #ad - Conran. The creative duo charles eames 1907–1978 and Ray Kaiser Eames 1912–1988 transformed the visual character of America. The eames lounge chair wood, designed with molded plywood technology, became a defining furniture piece of the 20th century, while the couple’s contribution to the Case Study Houses project not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed an adaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaces which would become a hallmark of postwar modern architecture.
From the couple’s earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short film Powers of Ten, this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-class American living. Eames. Though best known for their furniture, textile design, photography, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, and film.
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Mid-Century Modern CompleteAbrams #ad - This volume is the single best source for anyone interested in exploring and experiencing Mid-Century Modern, the international design movement that still influences homes and lifestyles from Palm Springs to Long Island and from Japan to Scandinavia. Eames. It is divided into three main sections: “media and masters" profiles key creators, terms, and eero saarinen; “houses and Interiors” presents 20 seminal and complete Mid-Century Modern homes and their furnishings, including Charles and Ray Eames, and Marcel Breuer; and an alphabetical dictionary of people, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, Jean Prouvé, including buildings by Philip Johnson, George Nakashima, and places is a comprehensive reference to the movement.
The informed and accessible texts are illustrated with more than 1, 000 images that bring together classics and rarities, mass-produced items and unusual objets d’art. Conran.
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Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0TASCHEN #ad - Conran. Eames. Sponsored by arts & architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American. Concentrated on the los angeles area, eero saarinen, charles and ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, the Case Study Houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Craig Ellwood, Raphael Soriano, A.
Case Study Houses. This compact guide includes all of the case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist. Quincy jones, and Ralph Rapson. Their criteria included “using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man’s life in the modern world.
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Modern Retro Home: Tips and Inspiration for Creating Great Mid-Century StylesHardie Grant #ad - Modern retro home is your key to unlocking the secrets behind a thoroughly contemporary home that takes inspiration from the past. Hardie Grant Books. Conran. Eames. No matter the size of their budget or living space, or whether their belongings are sourced from eBay or high-end vintage stores, the tips in this book are accessible to anyone interested in creating their own modern retro home.
. Organized into chapters according to each room of your house, Jason Grant takes us inside homes that embrace aesthetics from the 60s, and other classic decades of design, 70s, and walks us through why the styling of each room works. Case Study Houses. Despite its adventure into the past, don't expect to find tired-looking rooms in this book – Jason's fresh and accessible style shines through every page in their bright, colorful photographs.
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Making Midcentury ModernGibbs Smith #ad - In 2010, christopher launched his own line of modern luxury furnishings, which is sold in to-the-trade showrooms across the country. Yet, not all of us can live in a pedigreed midcentury home; fear not! The principles of midcentury design can be applied to the most unassuming spaces. Gibbs smith. The following year saw the expansion of his brand into candles, home décor, and outdoor furnishings.
Midcentury design has a hold on the American consciousness: from television, to commercials, to the fashion runway. Working from his studio and shop in Palm Springs, his name has become synonymous with Jet Set modern luxury and vibrant California glamour. Conran. Christopher's work and products have captured the attention of such leading publications as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Dwell Magazine, Luxe Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times.
Making Midcentury Modern #ad - Hardie Grant Books. Making midcentury modern is created to help you make midcentury modern by offering one hundred foolproof tips for introducing modernist design into a contemporary home. In line with forward-thinking designers of the midcentury, the principles in this book are presented in a way that feels fresh, relevant, and current.
Christopher kennedy has quickly and not-so-quietly emerged as one of the nation's freshest voices in home furnishings and interior design. Eames.
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The Midcentury Modern LandscapeGibbs Smith #ad - Gibbs smith. Conran. The midcentury modern landscape explores the origins of midcentury modern garden design for the home, revealing how designers at the time blurred the divisions between indoors and outdoors, creating gardens that were for living, a style that went on to inspire contemporary gardens around the world.
. Her research has involved a close study of architectural history between the Arts and Crafts period and early Modernism, and this has been a guiding influence on the renovation of her house and garden in Colorado―a small midcentury modern ranch built in 1958. Well-known as the author of a number of best-selling books on practical gardening, she holds a Master of Philosophy from the faculty of Fine Art, design and landscape history, De Montfort University, England.
The Midcentury Modern Landscape #ad - Hardie Grant Books. Case Study Houses. Eames. Ethne clarke is an award-winning journalist, former garden editor of Traditional Home, and contributing editor for House & Garden. The midcentury modern landscape is a fresh guide for those seeking bold approaches to redefine their outdoor space, or wishing to learn more about the history of mid century modern aesthetics.
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Atomic Ranch Midcentury InteriorsGibbs Smith #ad - The homeowners’ stories explain why these rooms work, and provide you with resources and ideas for everything from garage doors to the art on the wall. Tips are shared on color, window coverings, flooring, furniture arrangements, and how off-the-shelf components can be turned into custom features. They are the authors of atomic ranch: design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes and live in Portland, Oregon, in a 1952 brick ranch.
Gibbs smith. It features the exceptional interiors of eight houses, discusses successes and challenges, and shows how to live stylishly. Atomic ranch midcentury interiors showcases the virtues of the popular and ubiquitous ranch houses that sprang up across the country following World War II. Case Study Houses.
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Mid-Century Modern at Home: A Room-by-Room GuideThames & Hudson Ltd #ad - This handbook shows readers how to create a tailor-made home inspired by the iconic designs of this period. Case Study Houses. Anyone eager to bring mid-century chic to their own home will find this book a valuable resource. Conran. Hardie Grant Books. The mid-twentieth century was a dynamic period in international design, including interior design, and has retained its influence on popular culture today.
Working through the home one room at a time, the book highlights classic items of furniture and signature accessories. Gibbs smith. In-depth case studies demonstrate the essential elements and provide inspiration. Colour combinations are explored to help personalise these inventive styles for the home. Eames.
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From A to Eames: A Visual Guide to Mid-Century Modern DesignSmith Street Books #ad - With an irreverent structure, this becomes a picture book for the refined adult. Hardie Grant Books. Case Study Houses. Gibbs smith. Each letter delves into one facet of this enduring era of design: midcentury modern homes, interior design, and illustration, graphic design, as well as the iconic personalities.
We might all recognize the names--charles and ray eames, the Egg Chair, Farnsworth House, Elrod House, Henningsen, the case study houses--but what are their stories? This book delves right into the facts and does so light-heartedly. The only downside: with your newfound design-savvy, you won't be able to look at your IKEA chairs the same way again.
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With eighty tales of design, laid out in a fun and easy-to-read A to Z format, design lovers will be reading this book to each other before bed. And if you can't afford an eames coffee table, then rejoice in knowing that From A to Eames makes an inexpensive and equally satisfying alternative. We learn of the grand inspirations, or sometimes it turns out the very simplest of ideas, which fueled these Goliaths of midcentury modern design.
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