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From A to Eames: A Visual Guide to Mid-Century Modern Design

From A to Eames: A Visual Guide to Mid-Century Modern Design

From A to Eames: A Visual Guide to Mid-Century Modern Design

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Whybrow, Lauren
Smith Street Books 2019
SKU: S01934

With eighty tales of design, laid out in a fun and easy-to-read A to Z format, design lovers will be reading this book to each other before bed. With an irreverent structure, this becomes a picture book for the refined adult. Each letter delves into one facet of this enduring era of design: midcentury modern homes, interior design, graphic design, and illustration, as well as the iconic personalities.

We might all recognize the names--Charles and Ray Eames, Farnsworth House, the Egg Chair, Henningsen, Elrod House, the case study houses--but what are their stories? This book delves right into the facts and does so light-heartedly. We learn of the grand inspirations, or sometimes (it turns out) the very simplest of ideas, which fueled these Goliaths of midcentury modern design. The only downside: with your newfound design-savvy, you won't be able to look at your IKEA chairs the same way again.


CL/ 112pp.

 

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