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Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s

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Publisher Comments:

Mid-Century Modern is a loving tribute to the innovative furniture of the fifties and its enduring popularity. Fully illustrated with more than 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs, this visual tour reveals the best of post-war furniture, from high-concept designs to their kitschy counterparts. The fifties were a unique time in the history of the furniture industry. Designers with backgrounds in architecture created organically shaped furniture using the new technologies and materials developed during the war. Sensuous biomorphic designs proliferated. Appreciative consumers treasured the sleek, elegant, and functional designs of Charles Eames, George Nelson, Isamu Nogushi, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, and many others. This new furniture stacked, flexed, and folded; it was rearrangeable and interchangeable; and it addressed the needs of modern life. The book's highlights include the ten best chairs of the fifties, inside looks at the homes of top collectors, rare photographs from the Herman Miller archives and from the personal collections of designers such as Wendell Lovett and Vladimir Kagan.

Synopsis:

This highly praised celebration of '50s design recalls the wonders of boomerang-shaped coffee tables, the funky curvaceousness of biomorphic furniture, the industrial sleekness of cool metals, and other design delights. "Will undoubtedly foster a new appreciation of furniture from the '50s."--Chicago Sun-Times. 125 4-color photographs and 100 black-and-white photographs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780517884751
Subtitle:
Furniture of the 1950s
Author:
Greenberg, Cara
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Furniture
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Interior Design - Style Books
Subject:
Design - Furniture
Subject:
Furniture -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Furniture design -- History -- 20th century. .
Edition Number:
1st rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 16
Publication Date:
19950926
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 4-C PHOTOS THROUGHOUT 100 B/W PHOTOS
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.72x9.86x.51 in. 1.67 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780517884751 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This highly praised celebration of '50s design recalls the wonders of boomerang-shaped coffee tables, the funky curvaceousness of biomorphic furniture, the industrial sleekness of cool metals, and other design delights. "Will undoubtedly foster a new appreciation of furniture from the '50s."--Chicago Sun-Times. 125 4-color photographs and 100 black-and-white photographs.
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