Moss Lamps: Lighting The 50's

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Once seen, never forgotten: that's a Moss lamp! Plexiglas bodies, spun glass shades, and spinning figurines were radiantly combined to transform humdrum 1950s home decor into something extraordinary. Today, these marvels of modern design continue to spark the interest of collectors. This book offers the first-ever, in-depth look at the Moss company and its shining array of lighting products. It traces the Moss success story through exclusive interviews with family members and employees, 750 current and vintage ...
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Once seen, never forgotten: that's a Moss lamp! Plexiglas bodies, spun glass shades, and spinning figurines were radiantly combined to transform humdrum 1950s home decor into something extraordinary. Today, these marvels of modern design continue to spark the interest of collectors. This book offers the first-ever, in-depth look at the Moss company and its shining array of lighting products. It traces the Moss success story through exclusive interviews with family members and employees, 750 current and vintage product photos, and never-before-seen materials from the Moss archives. Also included are a product index, price guide, and detailed information on the many collectible figurines that graced Moss lamps, from such noted design houses as Ceramic Arts Studio, deLee Art, Hedi Schoop, and Lefton. An illuminating and lighthearted look at the lamps, it's ideal for anyone attracted to the fresh, fun side of brilliant ’50s design!
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 1999

    wow, you gotta see 'em!

    Many people make fun of 50's kitcsh. But after reading this 'illuminating' book, you're sure to find that the design tour de force known as the Moss Lighting Company was about glamour, glitz, and pure elegance. Placed in the right environment, these swanky eye-fulls are optimism in sculpture form. This book catalogues these electrified beauties in glossy color lay-outs, plus gives background on little-known Moss Lighting facts. Especially helpful was the section on restoration and repair by noted Moss Lighting expert Jeff Bukas. Enjoyable all around!

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