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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (September 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586858114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586858117
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 9 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chicago antiques dealer Andrew Hollingsworth establishes himself as an expert on Scandinavian furnishings with his first book, “Danish Modern." While many furniture-genre bookstake either a scholarly orpractical approach, “DanishModern” successfully blendsthe two. Hollingsworth’svoice is authoritative and sensible, educating thereader and leading them to affordable, usable finds.
(Shaila Wunderlich Chicago Tribune 2008-10-19)

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Danish furniture from the mid-twentieth century, while modern in line and scale, transcends time in a way that makes it work in today's interiors. From 1930 through 1970, Danish furniture designers and makers infused the best of historical furniture design in an understated, matter-of-fact way reflective of their cultural identity and craftsman traditions. The result was a prolific renaissance of style, quality, and sophistication.
Danish Modern highlights the birth and growth of Danish Modern furniture design and illustrates, through stunning color photographs, how seamlessly it fits into contemporary interiors. Learn about the style's defining features, historical influences, and most important designers and cabinetmakers, such as Kaare Klint, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, A. J. Iversen, Ole Wanscher, Borge Mogensen, Frits Henningsen, and others. A market guide and resource section provide information on locating, purchasing, and caring for Danish Modern furniture, giving you all the information you need for becoming knowledgeable about this timeless style and integrating it into your own home.
Andrew Hollingsworth first started collecting Danish Modern furniture fifteen years ago while living in Europe. Passion for the field led to the founding of his eponymous gallery in 2002, specializing in twentieth-century Scandinavian and contemporary European design. Since that time he has participated in many of the nation's leading antique and design shows, has made TV appearances, and has been featured in Metropolitan Home, Architectural Digest, Art & Antiques, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and more.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Photography lover on September 20, 2009
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I was absolutely shocked when I got this book. Having many design books, I thought this looked like it could be a good one, however I had no idea that it was going to be as good as it is. The layout and organization are amazingly well done by a team that is obviously extremely familiar with this design genre. This is a present for a friend however you can believe that I'm getting another copy for myself as well.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By John H. Johnson III on April 10, 2009
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This book provides an overview of Danish modern furniture. It is agood start for anyone interested in the subject, especially if you were not around during the 50s and 60s. Well photographed and written.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Johanna Lindsay on May 3, 2010
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The sneak previews didn't give much sense of the book, so I was a little nervous about ordering it. It turns out to be a beautiful coffee table book - but is also an excellent reference. It covers more than the 50's/60's era furniture most often associated with this style - interesting for those who like a little more background on how styles develop.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aussie Doc on March 15, 2013
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I love this beautifully illustrated book. Lots of gorgeous photos and ideas for rooms with a Scandinavian aesthetic. I come back to this often and find a new idea each time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By EAmigo on August 26, 2012
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I actually grew up in the 40s and 50s at FLW's Fallingwater where modern design, especially Scandinavian, was and continues to be a part of my nature. So, after embarking on my engineering career I furnished my home with Scandinavian furniture. I bought my first copy of Danish Modern several years ago from Amazon and was enthralled by the illustrations of some heretofore undiscovered Scandinavian designers in the 20th century. As noted, I enjoy a lot of classical Danish furniture and objects shown in the book and if I can believe the auction sites, the fine craftsmanship and design of Danish Modern furniture has more than kept up with inflation. It is a good investment! This book provides an excellent summary of the history of Danish furniture and provides fine examples in excellent photos of the universal design principals therein. I purchased a second copy for myself after giving my first copy to a friend who is more appreciative of Danish design that I am; she is married to a friend from Denmark.
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