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Collecting Modern: A Guide to Mid-Century Furniture and Ceramics Hardcover – November 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers; 1 edition (November 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586850512
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586850517
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #986,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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52 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Oppendike on November 20, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Despite the appearance of the Eames Lounge on the dust jacket for this book it offers precious little information on this type of classic mid-century modern furniture. More than half of the book is devoted to ceramics and the furniture portion is primarily devoted to designers and designs that you may never have heard of. There is a very brief section in the back of the book that pertains to "Other Designers". These "others" include Charles Eames and George Nelson!
Perhaps the glass and ceramic items and the odd and rare furniture in this book are your cup of tea. Then this book is perfect for you. The format is nice and the photography is well done. However, if, like me, you are into collecting more mainstream "mid-century" modern furniture (by such little noted designers as Eames or Nelson) you might want to put your money towards a different book because this volume contains little information you will find useful.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Richard Smekal on August 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book being attracted by the subject and the wonderful cover. Inside, I found very litle information on major mid century modern designers and products...

If you are interested in very rare and specific ceramics...OK maybe, you might appreciate this book, but for myself, after 5 min, I put it down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne L. Brown on May 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book did not disappoint. I'm mostly interested in mid-century ceramics and this book provides expert context on the subject from industry experts and features the best examples from the pioneer potters of this time period. Beautiful photos.
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By Sherman's Corner on June 25, 2012
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I am disappointed in this book. The description does not match the contents entirely. It is very narrow in scope. I was hoping for more thorough information.
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