Modernism Reborn: Mid-Century American Houses

 

I’m a mid-century modern home junkie, and despite my very recently built home, I’ll always be addicted to reading about the restoration of truly innovative architecture of that particular time period.

“This book gathers mid-century designs that are austere and simple, use natural materials, and address space as a positive and layers of furniture and trimmings as a negative. Modern houses are comfortable in their juncture of light and open floor plans; they yield timeless designs that remain “modern” 50 to 60 years after the fact when other designs are headed toward being “antique.” This well-designed volume is as comfortable and straightforward as the modern houses it celebrates. Quality photographs of each house in its setting, as an interior, and as a tribute to a philosophy join with an informed and useful text that supports but never upstages the designs.”

[posted by katie]

 

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