Danish Modernby Andrew Hollingsworth
For serious furniture collectors, Danish is more than a pastry-it's an art form. Twentieth century Danish furniture design is simple and clean., mixes well with other design styles, and has an inherent value and history beyond its beauty. In Modern Danish, Andrew Hollingsworth explores the history of Danish design, from the earliest cabinetmakers' guilds in the 1770s through the impact of two world wars, and its evolution into the twentieth century. The book includes photographic surveys of Danish Modern furniture in homes across the Unites States; a market guide with tips, facts and resources that includes discussions of veneer vs. solid wood, places to find Danish Modern furniture, and a guide to caring for it; and an extensive resource section.
- Smith, Gibbs Publisher
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- 10.04(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.03(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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Despite its name, Danish Modern in many ways transcends the word modern-it is a style that can be incorporated successfully into contemporary and traditional interiors, urban and country alike, lending itself to a timeless and universal appeal. Its forms range from those inspired by the great traditions of furniture making in the ancient world to free flowing organic shapes that seem to define the twentieth century. Its materials range from lighter, more casual woods like European oak to rich, deep woods like Brazilian rosewood.
Meet the Author
Andrew Hollingsworth first started collecting Danish Modern furniture fifteen years ago while living in Europe. Passion for the field led to the founding of his eponymous gallery in 2002 specializing in twentieth-century Scandinavian and contemporary European design.
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