Form follows function, straight lines & simple shapes

Discover why these foundations drove Modernistic Design and are relevant today

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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Hollywood Bachelor Pads
Hollywood Bachelor Pads

From living rooms with stripper poles to showers with commanding views of the city, Los Angeles’s wealthy bachelor rock stars, actors, producers, and financiers have established a slightly different and eclectically exciting bar for the designers who serve 26 of … Continued

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Mid-Century Ads
Mid-Century Ads

Gleaned from thousands of images, this book offers the best of American print advertising in the age of the “Big Idea.” From the height of American consumerism, bold and colorful campaigns paint a fascinating portrait of the 1950s and ’60s, … Continued

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Mid-Century Modern Complete
Mid-Century Modern Complete

This volume is the single best source for anyone interested in exploring and experiencing Mid-Century Modern, the international design movement that still influences homes and lifestyles from Palm Springs to Long Island and from Japan to Scandinavia. It is divided … Continued

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Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design
Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design

The 1950’s house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Mid-Century Modern … Continued

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Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour from Palm
Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour from Palm

This is the story of Palm Springs in its golden years, a city that had it all, including marvelous midcentury Modern architecture, fabulous fly-in hotels, and a swinging nightlife. Through vintage photographs, postcards, and other ephemera, Palm Springs Holiday recalls … Continued

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Palm Springs Mid-century Modern
Palm Springs Mid-century Modern

178 color and b/w color photos present mid-century modern architecture of Palm Springs, California. The desert environment and Hollywood stars inspired architects of the day to creative heights, including Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams, William Krisel, Albert Frey, William F. … Continued

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Palm Springs Modern Living
Palm Springs Modern Living

Palm Springs’ Midcentury Modern architecture, the people who designed it, and the people who live in it. Palm Springs is as much a showcase for its unparalleled collection of Midcentury Modern architecture as it is for the unique people that … Continued

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Palm Springs Modern: Houses in the California
Palm Springs Modern: Houses in the California

This classic volume, now available at a lower price, showcases jet-set homes designed by the likes of Neutra, Frey, Lautner, and others. Palm Springs is famous as a mecca for the international jet set. But the city has also attracted … Continued

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