Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors [NOOK Book]

Overview

Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors showcases the virtues of the popular and ubiquitous ranch houses that sprang up across the country following World War II. It features the exceptional interiors of eight houses, discusses successes and challenges, and shows how to live stylishly. Tips are shared on color, flooring, window coverings, furniture arrangements, and how off-the-shelf components can be turned into custom features. The homeowners’ stories explain why these rooms work, and provide you with resources and ...
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Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors

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Overview

Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors showcases the virtues of the popular and ubiquitous ranch houses that sprang up across the country following World War II. It features the exceptional interiors of eight houses, discusses successes and challenges, and shows how to live stylishly. Tips are shared on color, flooring, window coverings, furniture arrangements, and how off-the-shelf components can be turned into custom features. The homeowners’ stories explain why these rooms work, and provide you with resources and ideas for everything from garage doors to the art on the wall.
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Editorial Reviews

Washington Post

"Given the style's popularity these days, decorating a home in mid-century modern design isn't too difficult. The real question is, how far are you willing to go?" From "Getting the 'Mad Men' look: How far will you go?"

— Amanda Abrams

Traditional Home
In their new book, the duo gives tips from homeowners on using color, flooring, window treatments, and furniture arrangements to get the split-level, rambler, modern home, or traditional ranch stylishly ready for its closeup.
— Rebecca Christian
Traditional Home - Rebecca Christian
In their new book, the duo gives tips from homeowners on using color, flooring, window treatments, and furniture arrangements to get the split-level, rambler, modern home, or traditional ranch stylishly ready for its closeup.
Washington Post - Amanda Abrams

"Given the style's popularity these days, decorating a home in mid-century modern design isn't too difficult. The real question is, how far are you willing to go?" From "Getting the 'Mad Men' look: How far will you go?"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423619321
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 432,111
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Michelle Gringeri-Brown and Jim Brown publish Atomic Ranch magazine, a quarterly devoted to mid-century homes. Gringeri-Brown was the editor of American Bungalow magazine for nine years, and her freelance work has been published in Westways, the Los Angeles Times, Photographers' Forum, and Sunset magazine's View. Jim Brown is an editorial photographer with degrees in photography and English literature. His photo-graphy has been published numerous times in Motor Trend, Sunset, Motorcyclist, American Bungalow, Westways, Car & Driver, and Hot Rod. They both grew up in postwar ranch houses and strongly support the preservation of this overlooked architectural style.
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The layout is typical for a Northwest hillside ranch, with the bedrooms on the daylight-basement level.

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Table of Contents

8 Foreword

12 WORK OF ART Daylight Ranch, 1969

32 FAMILY MATTERS Split-Level, 1956

54 FULL METAL JACKET Demonstration Ranch, 1957

78 RETRO GEM Traditional Ranch, 1955

102 CRANK UP THE VOLUME L-Shaped Tract House, 1964

122 ON TRACT Modernist Tract House, 1958

146 ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE Raised Ranch, 1953

168 MINIMALIST MASTERPIECE Flat-Roof Modern, 1954

190 Credits

190 Resources

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