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The five countries known collectively as Scandinavia were the source of some of the most important furniture designs of the twentieth century and the influential concept of "Scandinavian modern." Today, a new generation of designers continues the tradition, creating pieces that are functional, comfortable, and appealing to look at. This book--the first American summary of modern design in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden in more than two decades--updates the history of design in the Nordic nations and illustrates in full color more than five hundred of the best current furniture from over seventy producers. The also includes detailed product specifications and sources, biographies of important Nordic designers, and a helpful bibliography. It is an invaluable reference for everyone who loves modern furniture, and is an essential tool for interior designers, architects, collectors, and students with a special interest in Scandinavian design. CD-ROM included: easy-to-use screen resolution files of all the illustrations for use on Mac or PC.

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A compendium, with more than five hundred full-color illustrations, of the best modern furniture from the Nordic countries.

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Scandinavia was the source of important furniture designs of the twentieth century, and today a new generation of designers continues the tradition. Judith Gura outlines the history, provides detailed product specifications and sources, and includes biographies of major designers in a guide invaluable for everyone with an interest in modern furniture.

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Today, a new generation of designers continues that tradition, creating pieces that are functional, comfortable, and visually appealing. This book, the first American summary of modern Scandinavian design in more than two decades, updates the history of design in the Nordic nations, and illustrates more than 500 of the best current furniture from over 70 producers, most of them in full color. It also includes detailed product specifications and sources, biographies of important Nordic designers, and a comprehensive bibliography. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in modern furniture, as well as designers, architects, collectors, and students with a special interest in Scandinavian design.

About the Author

Judith Gura is a professor at the New York School of Interior Design, where she directs the design history program and is coordinator of public programs. A graduate of Cornell University, she has a master's degree in the history of the decorative arts from the Bard Graduate Center. She has worked on exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her published works include New York Interior Design, 1935-1985, Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture, Guide to Period Styles for Interiors, Harvey Probber: Modernist Furniture, Artworks and Design, and Edward Wormley: The Other Face of Modernism. She is a contributing editor for Art+Auction, and lectures frequently on interior design and furniture styles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393733877
Subtitle:
Designs for the Twenty-First Century
Author:
Gura, Judith
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120903
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
600 color illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , A compendium, with more than five hundred full-color illustrations, of the best modern furniture from the Nordic countries.
"Synopsis" by , Scandinavia was the source of important furniture designs of the twentieth century, and today a new generation of designers continues the tradition. Judith Gura outlines the history, provides detailed product specifications and sources, and includes biographies of major designers in a guide invaluable for everyone with an interest in modern furniture.
"Synopsis" by , Today, a new generation of designers continues that tradition, creating pieces that are functional, comfortable, and visually appealing. This book, the first American summary of modern Scandinavian design in more than two decades, updates the history of design in the Nordic nations, and illustrates more than 500 of the best current furniture from over 70 producers, most of them in full color. It also includes detailed product specifications and sources, biographies of important Nordic designers, and a comprehensive bibliography. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in modern furniture, as well as designers, architects, collectors, and students with a special interest in Scandinavian design.
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