Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details

Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details

by Bradley Quinn


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781840914061
Publisher: Octopus Books
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 102,413
Product dimensions: 9.55(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

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.

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