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10 Books on Mid-Century Modern Design
Posted by George Sims on May 25, So here are three books on mid century furniture design that we love and one that confuses the hell out of us. This is just a great place to start for anyone who is both new to the topic and keen to learn more about what it all means. Eminently readable, this book offers a concise introduction into the influences of the period, the Scandinavian aesthetic and why many of the defining design choices were made. It also delivers a comprehensive appraisal of the work of so many important designers and manufacturers alongside the recurring characteristics of production regions. The feature you might use most, however, is the price code, which can help you identify the value of the pieces featured throughout.
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Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design explores the work of over 60 designers and design duos through original graphics that straddle the line between playful and informative, from the Eames chairs to the Morris Mini Minor and Gio Ponti bookcase. It pre-dated flatpack furniture which sometimes seems to lack craft and quality whereas mid-century pieces were often well-made and built to last. Caz goes on to say that an appreciation of mid-century design is intrinsic to understanding current aesthetics and styles, and still relevant, especially for those interested in design and how to incorporate it into their lives. Sign up to our newsletters for the latest creative news, projects and more delivered straight to your inbox. Nicer Tuesdays September was an event of two halves. As the evening drew in, we took shelter from the rain in Oval Space to welcome photographer Turkina Faso and illustrator Alec Doherty to the stage before the break.
This sophisticated A to Z picture book for adults is an illustrated journey through midcentury modern design, perfect for any reader with a keen eye for style. 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. With an irreverent structure, this becomes a picture book for the refined adult. Each letter delves into one facet of this enduring era of design: midcentury modern homes, interior design, graphic design, and illustration, as well as the iconic personalities. This book delves right into the facts and does so light-heartedly. We learn of the grand inspirations, or sometimes it turns out the very simplest of ideas, which fueled these Goliaths of midcentury modern design.
The Innovators Issue: Junya Ishigama's genre-busting architecture, Sidewalk Labs and the future of the city, and more! With its exposed concrete shell and sliding glass panel walls, the house is considered one of his masterworks. Judith Miller is a renowned antiques expert and go-to source for design appraisers. In Mid-Century Modern , the spotlight is on the furniture, ceramics and glassware, textiles and lighting from the fertile 40s, 50s and 60s, with special attention given to Scandinavian and Italian objects. Both icons and lesser-known products by Alvar Aalto, the Eameses, Warren Platner, Eero Saarinen, and others pack this colourful page volume. Along with essays by architectural critics and photography experts, this book includes hundreds of photos Ezra Stoller took during a prolific career. Maynard L.