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Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the 21st Century

Review 500 carefully selected designs that also include the most up-to-date pieces that constitute the current revival in Nordic design….Recommended. (Choice, E. M. Hansen) REVIEW: Excellent overview of….how Scandinavian furniture defined a past era, and how it will likely define the future. (Modernism Magazine, Sandy McLendon) Review Excellent overview of….how Scandinavian furniture defined a […]

Bird House Packet 11 Designs by A. Neely Hall

This item features 11 pattern sheets, printed on both sides for 8 bird houses and 2 bird baths. Complete details and drawings are given. … Buy Bird House Packet 11 Designs by A. Neely Hall at Amazon

California Design: The Legacy of West Coast Craft and Style

The furniture, jewelry, recreational objects, ceramics, fabric arts, and other designs that emerged from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s California would come to identify its outdoorsy, eccentric, sometimes entirely funky persona. And the best of these were exhibited, sometimes idolized, through a series of popular shows at the Pasadena Art Museum. California Design is […]

Masters of Modern Design: A Critical Assessment

The twelve designers featured in Masters of Modern Design—originators of ideas vital to the contemporary world—have had an immeasurable impact on the buildings, houses, furniture, cars, and basic products we use daily. George Marcus offers biographical sketches and critical evaluations of William Morris, Henry van de Velde, Josef Hoffmann, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, […]

Modern Retro: Living With Mid-Century Modern Style

In recent years, mid-century modern furniture, glass, ceramics, and textiles have become hugely popular among those who appreciate the stylish contribution these pieces make to the contemporary home. Modern Retro will inspire you to create a look that combines modern classics by such visionaries as the Eameses, Bertoia, and Aalto with thrift-store finds and […]

Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes

Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II residential architecture in America. Authors Michelle Gringeri Brown and Jim Brown, founders and publishers of the popular quarterly Atomic Ranch magazine, extol the virtues of the tract, split-level, rambler home and its many unique qualities. Atomic Ranch presents twenty-five homes showcasing inspiring examples of […]

New Scandinavian Design

From Publishers Weekly Top designers enjoy celebrity status in Scandinavian culture, and no wonder—their creations have invaded almost every living space within reach of an IKEA. But the region’s old emphasis on plain colors and molded wood are long gone. As this ambitious survey of Scandinavian design affirms, a new generation of artisans has […]

Handmade Modern: Mid-Century Inspired Projects for Your Home

From Publishers Weekly Qualified do-it-yourselfers can go retro with enough projects by legendary designer Oldham to fill entire rooms. Taking inspiration from such mid-century designers and artists as Isamu Noguchi, George Nakeshima, Alexander Girard and Florence Knoll, Oldham revisits modernism in the new millennium. Bold, vibrant, unpretentious and suitable for small urban spaces, Oldham’s […]

Shop America: Mid-Century Storefront Design, 1938-1950

Window shopping In postwar America, everything pointed to a bright, shiny future. Sheer optimism and opulence informed everything from automobile design to architecture, infusing design with larger-than-life planes and curves. Storefront design of the era is particularly indicative of this phenomenon, incarnated here in an extensive collection of hand-illustrated shop window designs from 1938 […]

Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s

This highly praised celebration of ’50s design recalls the wonders of boomerang-shaped coffee tables, the funky curvaceousness of biomorphic furniture, the industrial sleekness of cool metals, and other design delights. “Will undoubtedly foster a new appreciation of furniture from the ’50s.”–Chicago Sun-Times. 125 4-color photographs and 100 black-and-white photographs. From the Inside Flap This […]


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