Handcrafted Modern

Handcrafted Modern

At Home With Mid-century Designers

Book - 2010
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An intimate and revealing collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic, and undiscovered mid-century interiors. Among significant mid-century interiors, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned photographs presents the most compelling homes by influential mid-century designers, such as Russel Wright, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eva Zeisel, among others. Intimate as well as revelatory, Williamson's photographs show these creative homes as they were lived in by their designers: Walter Gropius's historic Bauhaus home in Massachusetts; Albert Frey's floating modernist aerie on a Palm Springs rock outcropping; Wharton Esherick's completely handmade Pennsylvania house, from the organic handcarved staircase to the iconic furniture. Personal and breathtaking by turn--these homes are exemplary studies of domestic modernism at its warmest and most creative.
Publisher: New York, NY : Rizzoli : Distributed to the U.S. trade by Random House, 2010.
ISBN: 9780847834181
Branch Call Number: 747.88 WIL
Characteristics: 220 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.

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Hannah_Jo
Jun 02, 2012

Beautiful photos of homes of mid-century designers, taken only in natural light, on film. Inspiring and fascinating.

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opaopa
Jan 16, 2012

really nice book...not too academic...lots of pictures...definitely coffee table worthy, but still a lot of info on a few mid-century modern furniture designers. If you are wood worker/furniture maker, you'll definitely get some ideas as you look into their homes...but keep in mind, this a photo book of the artist/designer's homes and not of famous homes that have their famous furniture in it...you'll see that some of the designers don't pack their own home with their own furniture, but with somone else's furniture

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