Synopses & Reviews
The passion for mid-century modernism is here to stay, with the colors, patterns, and motifs that graced the interiors of the 1950s now making their presence felt in many contemporary designs for wallpaper, fabrics, and ceramics. Added to that, the timeless appeal of 1950s furniture and household' accessories-much of which is still in production today-has resulted in many of these items being labeled design classics. Now highly collectable, the attraction of these pieces lies in their understated beauty, simple lines, and streamlined shapes, which allow them to be combined successfully with present-day designs inspired by the era, as well as with many pieces from other periods to create an ultra-stylish home. Beginning with The Mid-century Home and Interior Decor, Bradley Quinn explains how mid-century designs revolutionized the modern lifestyle, setting the standard for a new generation of design in Europe as well as North America.
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.
About the Author
Bradley Quinn FRSA is an author and curator based in London, where he has presented the work of leading artists and designers in exhibitions based on his books. Bradley is also the author of Chinese Style and Scandinavian Style published by Conran Octopus, and Techno Fashion and The Fashion of Architecture published by Berg Publishers. A journalism graduate, Bradley also completed a master's degree in History of Art at the University of London, and has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.