Mid-Century Modern Complete

This volume is the single best source for anyone interested in exploring and experiencing Mid-Century Modern, the international design movement that still influences homes and lifestyles from Palm Springs to Long Island and from Japan to Scandinavia. It is divided into three main sections: “media and masters" profiles key creators, mies van der rohe, jean prouvé, george Nakashima, including buildings by Philip Johnson, including Charles and Ray Eames, Alvar Aalto, and Marcel Breuer; and an alphabetical dictionary of people, and Eero Saarinen; “Houses and Interiors” presents 20 seminal and complete Mid-Century Modern homes and their furnishings, terms, and places is a comprehensive reference to the movement.

The informed and accessible texts are illustrated with more than 1, 000 images that bring together classics and rarities, mass-produced items and unusual objets d’art.

Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details Conran Octopus Interiors

Mid-century modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, lighting, concentrating on all aspects of a home's decoration—walls, of course, surfaces, flooring, and, furniture. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Case studies examine beautiful present-day homes that exhibit mid-century style in an exemplary way, and suggest ideas for taking the 1950’s look—complete with collector's pieces—and mixing and matching it with elements from other eras.

. Conran. 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.


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Eames Basic Art Series 2.0

The eames lounge chair wood, became a defining furniture piece of the 20th century, designed with molded plywood technology, while the couple’s contribution to the Case Study Houses project not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed an adaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaces which would become a hallmark of postwar modern architecture.

From the couple’s earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short film Powers of Ten, this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-class American living. Eames. Conran. Though best known for their furniture, photography, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, textile design, and film.

The eameses’ work defined a new, multifunctional modernity, exemplary for its integration of craft and design, as well as for the use of modern materials, notably plywood and plastics. The creative duo charles eames 1907–1978 and Ray Kaiser Eames 1912–1988 transformed the visual character of America.

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Miller's Mid-Century Modern: Living with mid-century modern design

Conran. From the 'soft modernism' of scandinavian furniture to the sleek, clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglioni brothers in Italy, Judith Miller's Mid-century Modern takes an in-depth look at the artefacts and designers that shaped one of the most exciting periods of design history. Extensively illustrated chapters explore the most desirable interiors, ceramics, glass, furniture, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period.

The ends with an invaluable illustrated directory of more than 175 key designers, from Alvar Aalto to Frantisek Zemek. Miller's mid-century modern is a handsome and informative guide to this important and enduring style and is destined to become a classic work of reference on the subject. Eames. Key pieces are placed in an historical context with coverage of innovations in design, production methods and materials.

Every item shown is accompanied by a price code to help value and appraise your Mid-Century collection.


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Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0

Quincy jones, and Ralph Rapson. This compact guide includes all of the case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist. Case Study Houses. Sponsored by arts & architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American.

Concentrated on the los angeles area, craig ellwood, eero saarinen, Pierre Koenig, the Case Study Houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Charles and Ray Eames, A. The case study house program 1945–1966 was a unique event in the history of American architecture.

Conran. Eames. Their criteria included “using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man’s life in the modern world. The results of the program would redefine the modern home and extend influence not only across the United States but around the world.

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The Midcentury Modern Landscape

Ethne clarke is an award-winning journalist, former garden editor of Traditional Home, and contributing editor for House & Garden. Well-known as the author of a number of best-selling books on practical gardening, design and landscape history, De Montfort University, she holds a Master of Philosophy from the faculty of Fine Art, England.

Her research has involved a close study of architectural history between the Arts and Crafts period and early Modernism, and this has been a guiding influence on the renovation of her house and garden in Colorado―a small midcentury modern ranch built in 1958. Case Study Houses. The midcentury modern landscape explores the origins of midcentury modern garden design for the home, creating gardens that were for living, revealing how designers at the time blurred the divisions between indoors and outdoors, a style that went on to inspire contemporary gardens around the world.

Conran. The midcentury modern landscape is a fresh guide for those seeking bold approaches to redefine their outdoor space, or wishing to learn more about the history of mid century modern aesthetics. Eames.


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Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors

Writer michelle gringeri-brown and photographer Jim Brown publish the quarterly magazine Atomic Ranch, which features ranch homes built all across America. Conran. They are the authors of atomic ranch: design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes and live in Portland, Oregon, in a 1952 brick ranch. Tips are shared on color, window coverings, flooring, furniture arrangements, and how off-the-shelf components can be turned into custom features.

Eames. It features the exceptional interiors of eight houses, discusses successes and challenges, and shows how to live stylishly. Atomic ranch midcentury interiors showcases the virtues of the popular and ubiquitous ranch houses that sprang up across the country following World War II. The homeowners’ stories explain why these rooms work, and provide you with resources and ideas for everything from garage doors to the art on the wall.

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Design of the 20th Century

Used book in Good Condition. An a–z of designers and design schools, which builds into a complete picture of contemporary living. Lavishly illustrated, this is design in the fullest sense. From the organic to the geometric, dieter rams, through to pop and High-Tech, Charles and Ray Eames, Philippe Starck, this book contains all the great names―Harry Bertoia, from Art Deco, De Stijl, to name only a very few.

This essential book is a comprehensive journey through the shapes and colors, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century. Case Study Houses. Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Conran. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results.

Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation. From furniture to graphics, it’s all here―the work of artists who have shaped and re-created the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. Eames.


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Making Midcentury Modern

The following year saw the expansion of his brand into candles, home décor, and outdoor furnishings. Christopher kennedy has quickly and not-so-quietly emerged as one of the nation's freshest voices in home furnishings and interior design. Case Study Houses. Yet, not all of us can live in a pedigreed midcentury home; fear not! The principles of midcentury design can be applied to the most unassuming spaces.

Working from his studio and shop in Palm Springs, his name has become synonymous with Jet Set modern luxury and vibrant California glamour. Midcentury design has a hold on the American consciousness: from television, to commercials, to the fashion runway. Conran. Eames. Used book in Good Condition. Christopher's work and products have captured the attention of such leading publications as Architectural Digest, Luxe Magazine, Dwell Magazine, Elle Décor, and The Los Angeles Times.

Gibbs smith. Making midcentury modern is created to help you make midcentury modern by offering one hundred foolproof tips for introducing modernist design into a contemporary home. In 2010, christopher launched his own line of modern luxury furnishings, which is sold in to-the-trade showrooms across the country.

In line with forward-thinking designers of the midcentury, relevant, the principles in this book are presented in a way that feels fresh, and current.


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Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes

From updated homes with high-end italian kitchens, atomic ranch presents twenty-five homes showcasing inspiring examples of stylish living through beautiful color photographs, terrazzo floors, including before and after shots, design-tip sidebars, and modern furniture to affordable homeowner renovations with eclectic thrift-store furnishings, and a thorough resource index.

Eames. Case Study Houses. Authors michelle gringeri-brown and jim brown, founders and publishers of the popular quarterly Atomic Ranch magazine, split-level, secluded bedroom wings, rambler home and its many unique qualities: private front facades, extol the virtues of the tract, open floor plans, walls of glass, and an easy-living lifestyle.

Atomic ranch reveals: hallmarks of the ranch style inspiring original ranch homes Ranch house transformations and makeovers Preservation of mid-century neighborhoods Adding personality to a ranch home Yards and landscaping Plus, a helpful resource section and index! Conran. Used book in Good Condition.

Atomic ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II residential architecture in America. Mid-century ranches 1946-1970 range from the decidedly modern gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts in the San Francisco Bay area and butterfly wing houses in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so common throughout the United States.

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Eames: Beautiful Details

Similarly, powers of ten, simple, 1977, their seminal film, in a very direct, expresses the mathematical concept of multiplying to the tenth power, and powerful way. Unlike any other book previously published on charles and Ray Eames, and was created in true collaboration with Charles’s grandson, this unique monograph is a visual celebration of their work and life, Eames Demetrios, and other members of the Eames family.

In exhibition design as well, ""Mathematica: A World of Numbers. The eameses brought a sense of humor and joy to everything they created, and the design and layout of the book aims to convey that spirit in a visual feast for the eyes. It is a testament to the eameses and the lasting value of good design that their Eames lounge chair, created in 1956, endures today as perhaps the most recognizable and coveted piece of mid century furniture design.

Inspired by charles's immersive and original slideshows, in which he expertly selected and grouped images together that communicated information in an aesthetic, this book strives to visually create the Eameses' life and work by taking the viewer through a delightful journey, direct, and accessible way, focusing on their ""beautiful details.

The packaging design of the “eames: beautiful details” slipcase is a pattern inspired by the triangles and colors of one of their most inventive, simply called, if lesser known, designs for children, ""the toy. It also pays homage to the patterns they used on their well loved House of Cards. Conran. Built as part of the case study program in California, it was one of the earliest experiments in pre fab construction, sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, using off the shelf industrial parts.




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