Dietsch, Deborah K.
Title CLASSIC MODERN: MIDCENTURY MODERN AT HOME
Book Condition Very Good/Very Good
Publisher Simon & Schuster 2000
0684867443 / 9780684867441
Seller ID RWARE0000029822
This gogeously illustrated book is the only major work to document the hip and inventive design of the mid-twentieth century, a period that today reig ns unchallenged among style setters as well as a new generation of home own ers and collectors. There is no hotter style today than the cooler than coo l work of modern designers and archtitects from the 1940s and 50s. Endlessl y inventive and emminently livable, mid-century modernism has an optimism a nd confidence born of postwar abundance, and a spirited elegance that appea ls powerfully fifty years later. In CLASSIC MODERN, design expert Deborah D ietsch introduces readers to the basic tenets of modern design and explains how the simple yet inspired forms typical of this style were so readily di sseminated into mainstream American culture. Filled throughout with enticin g examples of mid-century pieces from such timeless designers as Charles an d Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Arne Jacobsen, and George Nelson, this beautifu l book recaptures the excitement of the period's brilliant designs.