Miller's Mid Century Modern

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Living with mid-century modern design.

From the 'soft modernism' of Scandinavian furniture, to the sleek clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglione brothers in Italy, all the iconic designs and designers of the period are featured in this guide to one of the most exciting periods of design history. The careers and influence of groundbreaking designers, including Charles and Ray Eames, Alvar Aalto, Robin and Lucienne Day, Georg Jensen, Anne Jacobsen and many others, ...

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Overview

Living with mid-century modern design.

From the 'soft modernism' of Scandinavian furniture, to the sleek clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglione brothers in Italy, all the iconic designs and designers of the period are featured in this guide to one of the most exciting periods of design history. The careers and influence of groundbreaking designers, including Charles and Ray Eames, Alvar Aalto, Robin and Lucienne Day, Georg Jensen, Anne Jacobsen and many others, are described in stand-alone feature pages. Key pieces (including a number of previously unpublished examples) are placed in historical context with coverage of innovations in design, production methods and materials.

Mid-century Modern design is hugely popular with collectors and decorators alike. This invaluable book explores the most desirable furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware, interiors, and textiles from the late 1930s through to the early 1960s.

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For more than thirty years, Judith Miller has been writing and editing antiques primers that have garnered consistently high commendations from hobbyists and professionals. In recent years, the co-founder of the annual Miller's Antiques Price Guide has produced beautiful coffee-table hardcovers, most recently her Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary. With this new project, she turns her expert attention to Mid-Century Modern, one of the most popular styles for collectors and decorators. Her Mid-Century Modern Design combines a history of relatively recent period, with an invaluable survey of the interiors, furniture, glass, ceramics, metalware, and textiles.

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Miller (cofounder, Miller's Antique Price Guide; Antiques Investigator) presents an overview of mid-century modern design, a period she defines as beginning after World War II and continuing until the early 1970s. The focus here is on the important designers of interiors, furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, metalware, textiles, and graphic designs. Included are designers and companies who epitomize mid-century design such as the Eameses and Georg Jensen, with lesser-known designers—such as Czech glass and ceramic designer František Pecený and Finnish furniture designer Ilmari Tapiovaara—also included. Close to 600 objects are shown in color photographs. The title also includes brief biographies of more than 170 designers and a list of resources. VERDICT Miller provides an excellent introduction to the history and influential designers of this movement in a volume that will be extremely useful to collectors, design professionals, and students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845336936
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 11/7/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 366,485
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques and design through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. In 1979, Judith co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books, all of which are held in high regard by colectors and dealers.

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