The mid-twentieth century was one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design. Drawing on the inventive style of the era, this chic little book features scores of exclusive illustrations of classic mid-century designs, from Eames chairs to Poul Henningsen lamps and George Nelson clocks, all rendered in a distinctive graphic style.
Featuring over 90 pieces by 60 designers and design duos, Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design is arranged chronologically and includes chairs, tables, storage, lighting and product and industrial design. Each spread includes a graphic depiction of the piece, while fact-filled and informative texts explain the designers’ influences and the products’ place in design history. The models, materials and designers index offers easy reference through the book.
About the Author
Frances Ambler is a Guest Editor at MidCentury Magazine.
About the Publisher
Thames & Hudson, established by Walter Neurath, is the world’s great publisher of illustrated books on art, architecture, design, photography, fashion, lifestyle, music and history.