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Classic Modern: Midcentury Modern at Home (An Archetype Press book)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Classic Modern: Midcentury Modern at Home (An Archetype Press book).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Deborah Dietsch(Author)

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This gogeously illustrated book is the only major work to document the hip and inventive design of the mid-twentieth century, a period that today reigns unchallenged among style setters as well as a new generation of home owners and collectors. There is no hotter style today than the cooler than cool work of modern designers and archtitects from the 1940s and 50s. Endlessly inventive and emminently livable, mid-century modernism has an optimism and confidence born of postwar abundance, and a spirited elegance that appeals powerfully fifty years later. In CLASSIC MODERN, design expert Deborah Dietsch introduces readers to the basic tenets of modern design and explains how the simple yet inspired forms typical of this style were so readily disseminated into mainstream American culture. Filled throughout with enticing examples of mid-century pieces from such timeless designers as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Arne Jacobsen, and George Nelson, this beautiful book recaptures the excitement of the period's brilliant designs.

Deborah K. Dietsch is the art and architecture critic of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. She is a former editor in chief at ARCHITECTURE magazine and has written about contemporary design issues for The Washington Post, House Beautiful, Progressive Architecture, World of Interiors and Metropolis. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Book details

  • PDF | 208 pages
  • Deborah Dietsch(Author)
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd; 01 edition (25 Oct. 2000)
  • English
  • 7
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By RICHARD on 11 June 2016


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