Sourcebook of Modern Furniture / Edition 3

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A comprehensive guide to the most influential furniture and lighting designs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, updated and expanded, with color throughout.
Works by hundreds of prominent designers, including Alvar Aalto, Vignelli Associates, Aldo Rossi, Le Corbusier, and Paolo Nava, pack the pages. Over 2,000 important pieces arranged by type of furniture or fixture make this book the go-to guide for students and historians of modern furniture, as well as an essential tool for interior designers. Each entry gives the details of the design: date, model name or number, manufacturer, materials, and dimensions.

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Editorial Reviews

Mary Shustack - The Journal News
“There are simply pages and pages (and pages) of sleek designs perfect for study, but the format also lends itself to homeowners interested in adding a contemporary touch to their own décor.”
R. P. Meden
“[A] valuable overview of distinctive modern furniture design… an essential reference for most interior designers, architects, and collectors…. Essential.”
Refurbishment Projects
“[T]he go-to guide for students and historians of modern furniture, as well as an essential tool for those who specify furniture.”
Fawn Ellis - Elements of Living
“[T]his third edition offers the splendid and lively allure of color images…. [A] great quick source for design professionals, furniture buyers and consumers looking for their favorite innovative and modern pieces to complete their home or office décor.”
Pam Robinson - Newsday
“Handy reference tool for interior designers and furniture historians, but a good guide for anyone interested in redoing a home.”
Shelley Shepherd-Klaner - Today's Home Magazine San Francisco/San Mateo
“Modern furniture enthusiasts will feel like they are in a candy store perusing...The Sourcebook of Modern Furniture.”
Essential Kitchen
“[W]ill leave you full of ideas on how to create that perfect interior… [A]n invaluable guide for fashion gurus, architects, collectors, or lovers of fine design alike.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393731705
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/11/2005
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 788
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerryll Habegger teaches at the Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago, Illinois.

Joseph H. Osman, a furniture and jewelry dealer, lives in Ashland, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

1 Beds 23
2 Chaise lounges 35
3 Coat stands 57
4 Coffee tables 65
5 Desk chairs 93
6 Desks 117
7 Dining/conference chairs 143
8 Dining/conference tables 267
9 Floor lamps 325
10 Hanging lamps 353
11 Lounge chairs 383
12 Mirrors 487
13 Modular seating 493
14 Screens 521
15 Serving carts 529
16 Side tables 535
17 Sofas 563
18 Stands 621
19 Stools 625
20 Storage 651
21 Table lamps 693
22 Wall lamps 735
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