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Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors
Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors

Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors showcases the virtues of the popular and ubiquitous ranch houses that sprang up across the country following World War II. It features the exceptional interiors of eight houses, discusses successes and challenges, and shows how to … Continued

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Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes
Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes

Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II residential architecture in America. Mid-century ranches (1946-1970) range from the decidedly modern gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts in the San Francisco Bay area and butterfly wing houses in Palm Springs, Florida, … Continued

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Bachelor Pad Economics: The Financial Advice Bible
Bachelor Pad Economics: The Financial Advice Bible

“Bachelor Pad Economics” is THE financial advice bible for men…and any women who are bold enough to read it! Whether you’re 14 and just trying to figure out life, or 70 and starting to think about estate planning, “Bachelor Pad … Continued

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Bauhaus
Bauhaus

In a fleeting fourteen year period, sandwiched between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideals for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, craftsmanship, and … Continued

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Bohemian Modern: Imaginative and Affordable Ideas
Bohemian Modern: Imaginative and Affordable Ideas

Emily Henson explores the elements that come together to create this eclectic, colorful, and contemporary look and draws inspiration from an array of real-life Bohemian Modern homes.Emily Henson explores the elements that come together to create this eclectic, colorful, and … Continued

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Brazil Modern: The Rediscovery of
Brazil Modern: The Rediscovery of

Twentieth-century Brazilian furniture design is perhaps the last great largely unknown tradition of modernism, characterized by rich and sensually textured hardwoods and an ingenuity, grace, and simplicity that exemplify the national character of brasiliadade. With well over 400 historic images … Continued

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California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern
California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern

The first comprehensive examination of California’s mid-century modern design, generously illustrated.In 1951, designer Greta Magnusson Grossman observed that California design was “not a superimposed style, but an answer to present conditions…. It has developed out of our own preferences for … Continued

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Danish Modern and Beyond: Scandinavian Inspired
Danish Modern and Beyond: Scandinavian Inspired

The sleek lines of Danish Modern furniture took the design world by storm in the mid-twentieth century. Among the American companies that manufactured this style of furniture was the Heywood-Wakefield Co., based in Gardner, Massachusetts. Known widely today for their … Continued

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Design of the 20th Century
Design of the 20th Century
Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results...
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Eames: Beautiful Details
Eames: Beautiful Details

“Eames: Beautiful Details” celebrates the seamlessness and fluidity in which Charles and Ray Eames operated as both a husband and wife team and as designers unrestricted by traditionally professional boundaries. Select details of their life and work, from their refined … Continued

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Heywood Wakefield (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Heywood Wakefield (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Finally, a full-color book on the most vibrant and fun furniture ever made in America. Over 350 photos take the appreciation of Heywood-Wakefield furniture to its zenith. Focusing exclusively on their sparkling, blond furniture produced from 1936-1966, this book, presented … Continued

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Heywood-Wakefield Blond: Depression to ’50s
Heywood-Wakefield Blond: Depression to ’50s

Combining stylish, contemporary looks with sturdy construction and ease of use, light-colored furniture produced by the Heywood-Wakefield Company from the 1930s to the 1950s was well received in its day and is wildly popular among vintage furniture enthusiasts now. Using … Continued

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