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Living Modern: Bringing Modernism Home Hardcover – November 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (November 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811833593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811833592
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,590,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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These three books together provide a look at 20th-century modernist design, from accessories to furniture to homes. Beginning with early modernist design, Hoban covers pre-World War II, mid-century, pop, and postmodern interior and personal accessories, such as ceramics, glass, textiles, jewelry, and graphic design. She emphasizes furniture and includes information on a selection of designers and design movements. Ellison, a collector and dealer in Scandinavian and other modern furnishings, gives a comprehensive view of modern Scandinavian furniture, with an alphabetical listing of designers that includes a brief biography, notable designs, and color photographs of their work. Appendixes include information on manufacturers and their designers and an international source guide to this furniture style. The furniture and accessories displayed in these two books would be welcome in the houses shown by Weaving and Freedman. The authors provide a history of the modernist architectural style, a review of the major architects, and contemporary modernist houses, concluding with a list of those open to the public. All three books are recommended for professional, academic, and large interior design collections, with Hoban's book also recommended for public libraries.
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About the Author

Andrew Weaving is an expert on twentieth-century design and the proprietor of Century, a furniture shop in central London.

Lisa Freedman is a former editor of the London Evening Standard's ES Magazine. She is a widely published journalist specializing in lifestyle, architecture, and interiors.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Livingston on May 17, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book has amazing pictures and information on important figures of the modern period, including Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius. It goes into detail about the materials and specific styles each designer used, and includes a history on the beginnings of modern design in the Bauhaus.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. G. Kennedy on January 8, 2008
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This book was a gift to a discerning Architect and am pleased to say it was well received by the recipient.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EcoDesigner on October 12, 2012
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This book is not only full of beautiful photographs, but has an excellent selection of important architectural projects throughout modern history. I've seen a lot of architectural books, and this one was definitely one of the more impressive ones.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gilberto T. Eman on October 11, 2010
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BEAUTIFUL book.Every midcentury modern achitecture and design lover must have this book in their collection.Absolutely love it.
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