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Inspiring Interiors 1950s from Armstrong Paperback – December 1, 1999
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About the Author
Gene Moore retired as director of public relations for Armstrong World Industries, Inc., after thirty-seven years with that corporation. He and his wife, Jan, make their home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, site of Armstrong's international headquarters.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is a collection of interior photos and artist's drawing from Armstong Flooring ads covering 1940's through 50's. Although flooring was originally Armstrong's point of interest in the ads, the reader has a virtual goldmine of Mid Century Modern floor plans, art, lighting and furniture.
Unlike my other other antique/collectable books which focus on individual pieces and their histories, "Inspiring Interiors" gives great resource for pulling all the design points together.
This is undoubtedly one of my favorite and most useful collectables books! The only downside is that furniture/lighting/etc isn't specifically identified but if you have more resource books, it's not a problem.
I used this book almost exclusively for my 1950's vintage kitchen renovation back in 2004. Amazingly, I found my restored 1948 Hotpoint stove on page 18.
I got this book because we are looking at buying a ranch home built in the 50s and want it to retain some of the style of the era and this book is perfect for such research.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I looked through this book all in one sitting - although I didn't take time to read through all the text. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by MarvinOne
There are so many possibilities in this book, you won't want to put it down. You'll be surprised by how modern (but still completely retro) some of the room ideas are.Published on August 19, 2013 by Alyssa B.
A lot of the kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms in this book are pretty outlandish and tacky that very few people would really want. But not all of them. Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by Steve in Memphis