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Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Mid-Century Designers

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If you had the skills and the means to build your dream home, what would it look like? As someone who's always been a bit infatuated with mid-century design, I can tell you mine would draw more than a little inspiration from the homes in this book.  Handcrafted Modern showcases homes created by some of the most celebrated mid-century architects and designers — homes created for themselves. Williamson's stunning photographs capture not only craftsmanship at its finest, but also the fading colors, worn edges, and personal effects that make a house a home. Designers and daydreamers alike will find inspiration in this lavish book.
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Publisher Comments:

An intimate and revealing collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic, and undiscovered mid-century interiors. Among significant mid-century interiors, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned photographs presents the most compelling homes by influential mid-century designers, such as Russel Wright, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eva Zeisel, among others. Intimate as well as revelatory, Williamson’s photographs show these creative homes as they were lived in by their designers: Walter Gropius’s historic Bauhaus home in Massachusetts; Albert Frey’s floating modernist aerie on a Palm Springs rock outcropping; Wharton Esherick’s completely handmade Pennsylvania house, from the organic handcarved staircase to the iconic furniture. Personal and breathtaking by turn—these homes are exemplary studies of domestic modernism at its warmest and most creative.

About the Author

Leslie Williamson is a photographer based in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Dwell, Surface, and Travel + Leisure magazines.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Wharton Esherick

George Nakashima

Harry Bertoia

Russel Wright

Jens Risom

Eva Zeisel

Vladimir Kagan

Irving Harper

Walter Gropius

Jerome & Evelyn Ackerman

Charles & Ray Eames

J.B. Blunk

John Kapel

ALbert Frey

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847834181
Author:
Williamson, Leslie
Publisher:
Rizzoli International Publications
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Interior Design
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.3 x 8.3 x 1.2 in 2.85 lb

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If you had the skills and the means to build your dream home, what would it look like? As someone who's always been a bit infatuated with mid-century design, I can tell you mine would draw more than a little inspiration from the homes in this book.  Handcrafted Modern showcases homes created by some of the most celebrated mid-century architects and designers — homes created for themselves. Williamson's stunning photographs capture not only craftsmanship at its finest, but also the fading colors, worn edges, and personal effects that make a house a home. Designers and daydreamers alike will find inspiration in this lavish book.

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