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Decorative Art 1950s

Author
Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell
Publisher
Taschen America, LLC
Reprinted edited version of Decorative Art in Modern Interiors, which was originally published as the yearbook of the British journal Studio Magazine. As the editors point out, since its founding in 1893, the magazine was one of the first publications to promote good design by showcasing practitioners such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Charles Voysey. It continued its mission of presenting the latest in international design until the 1980s, when it folded. The two books are divided into chapters that cover the best of architecture, interior design, furniture, textiles, wallpaper, glassware, lighting, silver, and ceramics.

The Sources of Modern Architecture and Design (World of Art)

Author
Nikolaus Pevsner N. Pevsner
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
The turn of the nineteenth century saw an extraordinary flowering of invention in architecture and design. Two contrasting styles emerged--Art Nouveau and the International style. Professor Pevsner brings a new clarity to an often confusing period, tracing, with the aid of nearly two hundred carefully chosen illustrations, the origins of twentieth-century ideas in architecture and the applied arts.

Aperto Vetro

Author
Marco Romanelli
Publisher
Electa
Designer Glass: Architects, designers and "every day" glass work.

Mies van der Rohe at Work

Author
Peter Carter
Publisher
Phaidon Press Inc.

Mid-Century Modern-Furniture of the 1950s

Author
Greenberg Cara
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group
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.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Interiors and furnitures

Author
Thomas Heinz
Publisher
Academy Editions (UK)
The scarcity of documentation that exists on the furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the twentieth century's most famous and influential architects and designers, has engendered much speculation as to what he actually contributed to the field of furniture design. No direct influence was exerted upon the young architect in this area, although the Arts & Crafts movement was of interest to Wright; his created designs reveal a response to his love of nature and the need to integrate his work as closely as possible with the natural world. This is a book about ideas and innovation as much as it is about interiors and furniture.

Frank Lloyd Wright Design

Author
Maria Constantino
Publisher
B&N Distribution

Picasso: Painter and Sculptor in Clay

Author
Marilyn McCully
Publisher
Abrams, Harry N Inc.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is without question one of the most important and revolutionary artists of the twentieth century. Surprisingly, however, his work in ceramics - which consists of several thousand pieces - has never been thoroughly surveyed. This volume reveals for the first time how painted and sculpted works in clay formed a vital part of Picasso's output during the last decades of his life, and how these works are intimately related to his art in other mediums. During his lifetime Picasso kept most of his ceramics in his studio, and the limited-edition copies that were made gave little hint of their quality and extraordinary variety. With this book, which accompanies a major international exhibition and includes both preparatory drawings and photographs of the artist at work, Picasso's ceramics assume their rightful place in his legacy, and give a whole new dimension to the artistic activity of his later years.

Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s: And Other Terrific Textiles of the 20s, 30s, and 40s

Author
Gideon Bosker, Jon Gramstaf and John Gramstad
Publisher
Chronicle Books
In this nostalgia-packed celebration of fabric design during its riotous mid-century years, over 170 striking full-color photographs accompanied by a lively text and detailed captions document the bold new patterns and unprecedented color combinations that took over American home decor.

Decorative Art 1960s

Author
Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell
Publisher
Taschen America, LLC
Reprinted edited version of Decorative Art in Modern Interiors, which was originally published as the yearbook of the British journal Studio Magazine. As the editors point out, since its founding in 1893, the magazine was one of the first publications to promote good design by showcasing practitioners such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Charles Voysey. It continued its mission of presenting the latest in international design until the 1980s, when it folded. The two books are divided into chapters that cover the best of architecture, interior design, furniture, textiles, wallpaper, glassware, lighting, silver, and ceramics.

Mies van der Rohe : A Critical Biography

Author
Franz Schulze
Publisher
University of Chicago Press

Herman Miller: Interior Views

Author
Leslie A. Pina
Publisher
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Herman Miller has led in the modernization of the American home and workplace since Gilbert Rohde revolutionized the company with his Art Deco furniture in the 1930s. Interior installations (from the early days through the famous mid-century designs of George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames and the textile designs of Alexander Girard, and up to the later accomplishments of a new generation of designers) are shown in more than 200 color and black and white vintage photos entirely from the Herman Miller Archives. With an extensive timeline of events and furniture design introductions, this visual record captures a fascinating portion of the evolution of modern interior design.

Classic Herman Miller

Author
Leslie Pina
Herman Miller, the company that led the office revolution, is a name synonymous with the best modern residential as well as contract furniture. Classics by super-designers - Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi - can still be purchased from the Herman Miller for the Home collection. Their designs, plus the work of more than a dozen other important Herman Miller designers, are described in detail and shown in color and black and white photographs, plus original drawings by Nelson and the famous Frykholm picnic posters, all from the Herman Miller archives. This book is essential for collectors, dealers, curators, designers, and other devotees of modernism.

50 Tables : Innovations in Design and Materials

Author
Mel Byars
Publisher
Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
Hundreds of color photographs, many taken especially for this book, reveal the state-of-the-art of the table as it has been distinctively interpreted by some of the most talented and accomplished designers in the world. The examples in 50 Tables: Innovations in Design and Materials have been chosen from the production of the past decade and are presented in a clear, graphic style with intentionally minimal text. If you think of tables as solely utilitarian and practical tools, 50 Tables will no doubt expand your universe. They range from the highly engineered, intricate, and expensive to the practical, simple, and cheap. They inflate, extend, flip, rise, lower, or, for storage and transport, fold or come apart. Some are deadly serious designs while others are amusingly outlandish ones. And there are even tables sold only as legs for which you furnish the top surface. The efforts of designers worldwide - including those from North and South America, Europe, Australia and Japan - are presented through means of a clear, colorful coded graphic system which was created to organize the examples into easy-to-find categories.

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