Midcentury Modern at Home

Author: Deborah Dietsch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684867441

Category: Design

Page: 207

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A visual tour of mid-twentieth-century design introduces the bold architecture of the 1940s and 1950s.
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Furniture of the 1950s

Author: Cara Greenberg

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780517884751

Category: Design

Page: 176

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Taking full advantage of the ressurgence in popularity of retro-fifties design, this highly praised book lets the reader rediscover the wonders of boomerang-shaped coffee tables, the funky curvaciousness of biomorphic furniture, the industrial sleekness of cool metals, unusual angles, and other design delights. Photos.
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Author: Christopher Kennedy

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423646509

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Midcentury design has a hold on the American consciousness: from television, to commercials, to the fashion runway. 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. 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. Working from his studio and shop in Palm Springs, his name has become synonymous with Jet Set modern luxury and vibrant California glamour. Christopher's work and products have captured the attention of such leading publications as Architectural Digest, Dwell Magazine, Elle Décor, Luxe Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times.
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A History and Collector's Guide

Author: Rob Higgins,Will Farmer

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445665670

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Few ceramic tiles are more popular with collectors than those modernist products of mid-twentieth century potteries. This book is the perfect introduction to them.
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Author: Katie Robinson Edwards

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292756658

Category: Art

Page: 391

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Before Abstract Expressionism of New York City was canonized as American postwar modernism, the United States was filled with localized manifestations of modern art. One such place where considerable modernist activity occurred was Texas, where artists absorbed and interpreted the latest, most radical formal lessons from Mexico, the East Coast, and Europe, while still responding to the state's dramatic history and geography. This barely known chapter in the story of American art is the focus of Midcentury Modern Art in Texas. Presenting new research and artwork that has never before been published, Katie Robinson Edwards examines the contributions of many modernist painters and sculptors in Texas, with an emphasis on the era's most abstract and compelling artists. Edwards looks first at the Dallas Nine and the 1936 Texas Centennial, which offered local artists a chance to take stock of who they were and where they stood within the national artistic setting. She then traces the modernist impulse through various manifestations, including the foundations of early Texas modernism in Houston; early practitioners of abstraction and non-objectivity; the Fort Worth Circle; artists at the University of Texas at Austin; Houston artists in the 1950s; sculpture in and around an influential Fort Worth studio; and, to see how some Texas artists fared on a national scale, the Museum of Modern Art's "Americans" exhibitions. The first full-length treatment of abstract art in Texas during this vital and canon-defining period, Midcentury Modern Art in Texas gives these artists their due place in American art, while also valuing the quality of Texan-ness that subtly undergirds much of their production.
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Living with Mid-Century Modern Design

Author: Judith Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784724629

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 8382

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 reveals the glory of one of the most exciting periods of design history: the late 1940s to the 1970s. The book explores the most desirable interiors, furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period. It features all the iconic designs and designers of the era, with price codes to help value and appraise your mid-century collection. The careers and influence of ground-breaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Lucienne Day, Arne Jacobsen and many others, are described in stand-alone feature pages. Key pieces (including a number of previously unpublished examples) are placed in an historical context with coverage of innovations in design, production methods and materials.
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Mid-century Modern

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 335

View: 9454

Focusing on one of the most productive and innovative periods in the architect's career, a study of Wright's mid-twentieth-century architectural designs looks at such seminal masterworks as the Guggenheim Museum, Price Tower, Fallingwater, the Loveness House, and an array of furniture and object designs. 12,500 first printing.
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Shop Drawings & Techniques for Making 29 Projects

Author: Michael Crow

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440338760

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 7707

Minimalist design--maximum style! In the middle of the last century, a new generation of designers sought to render furniture to its most essential forms. In doing so, they created timeless designs that defined Mid-Century Modern Style. From the sleek geometric lines of Bauhaus-inspired design to the sculptural shapes of Danish masters, this furniture captured the imagination of the era and enjoys growing popularity today. Now for the first time, author Michael Crow has carefully detailed 29 seminal works by the era's foremost designers, including Hans Wenger, Finn Juhl and George Nelson. At their best, these spare, often sculptural designs transcend their period and are at home in a variety of settings. Each piece has been selected carefully so it can be built in an average workshop. Inside this book you'll find: More than 100 drawings with exploded views, elevations and details for projects to fit every room in your house. Practical advice on wood selection, hardware sources and contruction and finishing techniques. Two step-by-step project builds. A richly illustrated historical overview tracing the evolution of the style and exploring the designers and makers who shaped it.
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Interiors, Furniture, Design Details

Author: Bradley Quinn

Publisher: Conran

ISBN: 1840914068

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 543

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. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Mid-Century Modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, concentrating on all aspects of a home's decoration-walls, flooring, surfaces, lighting, and, of course, furniture. 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.
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Author: Frances Ambler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500420393

Category:

Page: 188

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The mid-twentieth century was one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design. Drawing on the inventive style of the era, this range of gift products features exclusive illustrations of iconic mid-century designs, from Eames chairs to Poul Henningsen lamps and George Nelson clocks, all rendered in a distinctive graphic style. These gift products are ideal for design aficionados or those wishing to inject a little mid-century style into their home.
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Color & Cut

Author: Jessica Mazurkiewicz

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486814769

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

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These 23 patterns in the mid-century modern style offer a charming variety of ways to customize dollhouse decor. And you don't need a dollhouse to enjoy coloring the lively designs.
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Author: Lynne Rostochil

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439663343

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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From its very first land run days in 1889, Oklahoma City has been a mecca for daring men and women intent on transforming the flat, grassy prairie into a thoroughly modern metropolis. This risk-taking ethic came to beautiful fruition after World War II when several enterprising young architects, many of whom were students of the mighty Bruce Goff at the University of Oklahoma, rejected traditional styles and approaches and enthusiastically embraced more modern forms in their sleek, ambitious building designs. The result is a vast collection of bold mid-century modern structures that span every function and budget, from the giant egg-shaped First Christian Church to the modest but equally dramatic Neptune Subs building to homes like the spiral-shaped Zuhdi House. This book celebrates Oklahoma City's unique built landscape and the minds behind our best architectural treasures.
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30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang

Author: Jenn Ski

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592539475

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Who doesn't love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use! Rockport Publishers presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Mania includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Jenn Ski. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You'll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, enjoy your creativity and Just Add Color.
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30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang

Author: Jenn Ski

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592539467

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Who doesn't love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use! Rockport Publishers presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Patterns includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Jenn Ski. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You'll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, enjoy your creativity and Just Add Color.
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30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang

Author: Jenn Ski

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592539483

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 7819

Who doesn't love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use! Rockport Publishers presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Animals includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Jenn Ski. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You'll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, enjoy your creativity and Just Add Color.
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Mid-century Modern

Author: Dolly Faibyshev

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764334610

Category: Architecture

Page: 112

View: 487

178 stunning color and b/w photos present mid-century modern architecture clustered, perhaps in its highest concentration, in Palm Springs, California. The desert environment and Hollywood stars inspired architects of the day to creative heights, including Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams, William Krisel, Albert Frey, William F. Cody, and Richard Neutra. See the Frey House II, Kaufmann House, "House of Tomorrow," and many more. Distinctive architectural features include carports, stone and perforated walls, chalet entrances, extra large driveways, walls of glass, indoor/outdoor spaces, deep overhangs and peaked, butterfly, and L-shaped roofs. For all who are passionate about architecture, this book will be a treasure.
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Author: Ethne Clarke

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423645801

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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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. 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. Ethne Clarke is an award-winning journalist, former garden editor of Traditional Home, and contributing editor for House & Garden. Well-known as the author of a number of best-selling books on practical gardening, design and landscape history, she holds a Master of Philosophy from the faculty of Fine Art, De Montfort University, England. 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.
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A Pictorial Guide : Red Wing to Winfield

Author: Michael E. Pratt

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764319143

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 239

View: 7673

Over 500 color photos and informative text provide an overview of the modern tableware designs of the mid-twentieth century. Among the pottery firms whose wares are presented are Red Wing, Roseville, Royal China, Salem China, Stangl, Steubenville, Universal, Vernon Kilns, Winart Pottery, and Winfield China. New information is provided, along with an extensive bibliography, index, and values in the captions.
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