Mid-Century Modern Complete
This definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject. It covers furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters, as well as architecture and interior design. Nearly 100 major and influential creators of the mid-century period are highlighted, including icons such as Saul Bass, Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Marimekko, Isamu Noguchi, Dieter Rams, Lucie Rie and Paolo Venini, as well as architects Alvar Aalto, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra and Oscar Niemeyer. An additional illustrated dictionary features hundreds more key mid-century designers and manufacturers as well as important organizations, schools and movements. Complete with thirteen specially commissioned essays by renowned experts and over 1,000 mainly colour illustrations, it is a must-have acquisition for any design aficionado, collector or reader seeking inspiration for their home.
- Hardback | 544 pages
- 240 x 308 x 51mm | 3,590g
- 01 Sep 2014
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- With over 1,000 illustrations
Table of contents
I. Media & Masters: Furniture * Lighting * Glass and Ceramics * Textiles * Product and Industrial Design * Graphics and Posters * II. Houses & Interiors * III. A-Z of Designers and Makers
'A treasure trove of modernist interiors' - Sainsbury's Magazine 'The ultimate compendium for fans of the aesthetic' - The Times (Book of the Week) 'Beautifully produced ... a must-read' - The Resident 'Ambitious and superbly produced ... comprehensive and stunning' - Antiques Diary 'An encyclopaedic volume that sets out to create a comprehensive portrait of every aspect of post-war production. That means a shelf-busting size, around 1,000 illustrations and a fascinating text that places objects in their often tumultuous historical context' - Wallpaper*
About Dominic Bradbury
Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. He is the author of many books on the subject, including Mountain Modern, New Brazilian House, Vertical Living, Mid Century Modern Complete, The Iconic Interior, Mediterranean Modern, New Natural Home and The Iconic House, all published by Thames & Hudson.