Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details

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Octopus Books, Oct 1, 2006 - Architecture - 176 pages
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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. Mid-Century Modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, concentrating on all aspects of a home's decoration-walls, flooring, surfaces, lighting, and, of course, furniture. 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.

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Good book

User Review  - leesadee - Overstock.com

Wanted a few more photos than this offers however it is a great resource for mid century modern furniture history. Havent read the entire book yet but am working on it. Read full review

A must have for any serious MCM enthusiast

User Review  - madwriter7 - Overstock.com

If you are fascinated by Mid Century design like I am this is a must for your decorating reference library! Read full review

About the author (2006)

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.

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