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Master of the Midcentury

Author : Catherine Cody,Jo Lauria,Don Choi
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 313 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2021-09-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781580935302

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Master of the Midcentury by Catherine Cody,Jo Lauria,Don Choi Pdf

Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody is the first, long-overdue book on this key Palm Springs architect, abundantly illustrated and detailed. Of the architects who made Palm Springs a crucible of midcentury American modernism, William F. Cody (1916-1978) was one of the most prolific, diverse, and iconic. Directing a practice ranging from residences to commercial centers and industrial complexes to master plans, Cody's designs are so recognizable that they provide visual shorthand for what is widely hailed as "Desert Modern." While his architecture was disciplined and technically innovative, Cody did not practice an austere modernism; he imbued in his projects a love for social spaces, rich with patterns, texture, color, and art. Though the majority of Cody's built work was concentrated in California and Arizona, he had commissions in other western states, Hawaii, Mexico, Honduras, and Cuba. From icons like the Del Marcos Hotel (1946), to inventive country clubs like the Eldorado (1957), to houses for celebrities (Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney), Cody's projects defined the emerging West Coast lifestyle that combined luxury, leisure, and experimental design. Cody also pushed the boundaries of engineering, with beams and roof slabs so thin that his buildings seemed to defy gravity. Master of the Midcentury is the first monograph devoted to Cody, authored by the team that curated the acclaimed exhibition Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody at the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles: his daughter, Cathy Cody, design historian Jo Lauria, and architectural historian Don Choi. Replete with photographs of extant and now-lost structures, as well as masterful color renderings and drawings for architectural commissions and plans for vanguard building systems, Master of the Midcentury is the authoritative resource on Cody.

Palm Springs Modern Living

Author : James Schnepf
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2015-06-23
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9781423636953

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Palm Springs Modern Living by James Schnepf Pdf

Palm Springs is as much a showcase for its unparalleled collection of Midcentury Modern architecture as it is for the unique people that designed and inhabit that architecture. With Palm Springs Modern Living, photographer James Schnepf has created a wonderful collection of photographs that document both the iconic architecture and fascinating people of this desert oasis. More than fifty modernists, artists, builders, and architects were interviewed, including such Midcentury Modern luminaries as Donald Wexler, William Krisel, and Hugh Kaptur, and their stories and anecdotes provide a perfect complement to Schnepf’s vivid photography. Together, they manage to bring Palm Springs to life in a way that most volumes of architectural photos could never hope to achieve. James Schnepf is a location photographer with an emphasis on people. He has photographed for a long list of America’s leading corporations and publications, and these assignments have taken him to all parts of the world. In his travels he has always kept an eye open for a climate and community to balance the cold winters of his family’s Midwest base. He and his wife, Christiane, found that place in California’s Coachella Valley, where they own a 1959 William Krisel–designed home.

Modern Masters

Author : Smithsonian American Art Museum,Virginia McCord Mecklenburg
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Art
ISBN : UOM:39015078804955

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Modern Masters by Smithsonian American Art Museum,Virginia McCord Mecklenburg Pdf

Publication accompanies the inaugural exhibition at the new Frost Collection, Florida, which looks at the rise to prominence of the New York art scene in the two decades following the Second World War

Mod Mirage

Author : Melissa Riche,Jim Riche
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2018-08-07
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781423648765

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Mod Mirage by Melissa Riche,Jim Riche Pdf

No longer overshadowed by neighboring Palm Springs, Mod Mirage reveals in photos and stories the historic homes and communities of Rancho Mirage that make up its significant midcentury heritage. Mod Mirage documents the architecturally innovative homes and communities that were built on and adjacent to the historic Thunderbird and Tamarisk Country Clubs from 1950 to 1970, in what is now the community of Rancho Mirage, California. Some of the midcentury’s most distinguished architects, including William Cody, Donald Wexler, William Krisel, E. Stewart Williams, and William Pereira, designed many of these structures, many of which are hidden behind country club gates and not easily accessible to the public. This is the first book to focus solely on Rancho Mirage’s rich architecture while also discussing its influential social history. Melissa Riche is a writer, researcher, architecture enthusiast, preservationist, and media consultant. She has written about architecture and design for twenty years, including articles for Atomic Ranch magazine and the Desert Sun newspaper and historic nominations for the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation. She is the founder of Mod Mirage, a group of midcentury modern homeowners in Rancho Mirage, California. Melissa and her husband, photographer Jim Riche, live in Tamarisk Ranchos, a William Krisel–designed midcentury modern community.

The Mid-Century Modern Garden

Author : Ethne Clarke
Publisher : Frances Lincoln
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Design
ISBN : 0711238235

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The Mid-Century Modern Garden by Ethne Clarke Pdf

A lavishly illustrated exploration of the prevalent architecture and landscaping style of the mid-century period (c.1940-1970) and its links with modern-day living, this sumptuous garden design book features examples of contemporary interpretations of the style as well as expert advice and tips on how you can achieve the style for yourself. In the second half of the twentieth century, outdoor living was born. Even modest homes were open plan with large picture windows that brought the outside in - and a deck or platform was the perfect answer to extending living outdoors. These lived-in spaces were easy to maintain with their limited plant palette and focus on structure and hard landscaping. They offered a space in which to relax and enjoy valuable leisure time, a pursuit that is as relevant now as it was then. Contrast was the design dynamic - a response to the energy that was fuelled by people's hope for a bright future after the Second World War. Outdoors this translated into a lively interplay of textures and colours between hardscaping materials, pieces of outdoor art and striking specimen plants. The first part of this seminal book charts the evolution of the MCM aesthetic starting with Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Usonion' houses and finishing with Cliff May's ranch houses looking at spaces outside and within and design influences from Europe. The second part focuses on classic and contemporary interpretations of the style in exceptional gardens from all over the world. It offers a unique insight into this period of seismic shift in garden design and will be a rich source of inspiration for garden makers today.

Arthur Elrod

Author : Adele Cygelman
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Page : 598 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2019-02-12
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9781423648796

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Arthur Elrod by Adele Cygelman Pdf

Arthur Elrod was the most successful interior designer working in Palm Springs from 1954 to 1974. His forward-thinking midcentury design appeared in primary homes, second houses, spec houses, country clubs, and experimental houses—in the desert and across the US. He was charming, handsome, and worked tirelessly for his A-list clientele.

Emil Milan: Midcentury Master

Author : Craig Edelbrock,Norm Sartorius,Phil Jurus,Barry Gordon
Publisher : Lucia|Marquand
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2018-04
Category : Art
ISBN : 0972994386

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Emil Milan: Midcentury Master by Craig Edelbrock,Norm Sartorius,Phil Jurus,Barry Gordon Pdf

- The first publication dedicated to the artist Emil Milan, illustrated with his finest artistic creations- Previously unseen documents and photographs- Rare artwork- The artist is illuminated through stories and interviews from those who knew him best- Milan's life story is woven through American history, including WWII and the American studio craft movement- Midcentury modern designArtist Emil Milan (American, 1922-1985) was a major contributor to the studio craft movement in the 1950s and 60s. He was an innovator in woodworking tools and techniques, and a pioneer in using power tools to boost production. After training to be a sculptor at the Art Students League of New York, he developed and produced a distinctive line of "functional sculpture" - wooden bowls, trays, and serving ware - that captured the essence of Midcentury Modern Design. He stood with now legendary artists and designers like Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, Wendell Castle, Charles Eames, George Nakashima, and Bob Stocksdale (among others) in the most important exhibitions of fine craft in America. His wares were tailored for and sold in high-end retailers such as Hammacher Schlemmer, Saks Fifth Avenue and the original Pottery Barn store in Manhattan. After moving to rural Pennsylvania in 1961, he re-emerged as a teacher, mentor, and role model for dozens of successful artists and woodworkers who found inspiration in his teaching, his methods, and his self-sufficient lifestyle close to nature. After fading into obscurity following his death, this book rekindles awareness and appreciation of this remarkable American artist. AwardsFirst Prize - 2018 - Exhibition Catalogues American Alliance of Museums - Museum Publications Design Competition CATEGORY: Institutions with budgets under $1,000,000 https: // Gold Medal - 2018 - Regional Non-Fiction Books, Mid-Atlantic Independent Publisher Book Awards http: // Regional Winner - 2018 - Editorial Books, Midwest PRINT Regional Design Awards To be published in The Best of Design, Spring 2019 Winner - 2018 Creative Quarterly 53 To be published in January 2019

Mid-Century Modern

Author : Bradley Quinn
Publisher : Conran
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2006-10-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781840914061

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Mid-Century Modern by Bradley Quinn Pdf

The 1950's house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Mid-Century Modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, concentrating on all aspects of a home's decoration-walls, flooring, surfaces, lighting, and, of course, furniture. Case studies examine beautiful present-day homes that exhibit mid-century style in an exemplary way, and suggest ideas for taking the 1950's look-complete with collector's pieces-and mixing and matching it with elements from other eras.

California Captured

Author : Pierluigi Serraino,Emily Bills,Sam Lubell
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2018-04-27
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0714876119

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California Captured by Pierluigi Serraino,Emily Bills,Sam Lubell Pdf

The style and mythology of Mid-Century Modern California architecture as seen through the expert lens of Marvin Rand Los Angeles photographer Marvin Rand created iconic images of some of the most celebrated architectural creations of his time, photographing buildings by the likes of Modernist masters Craig Ellwood, Louis Kahn, and Frank Lloyd Wright to capture the essence of their work - and, in doing so, played a critical role in shaping the Mid-Century California style now worshiped the world over. The discovery of Rand's archive has brought a treasure trove to life, and California Captured showcases it - and the period - as never before.


Author : I. Ngeow
Publisher : Leopard Print
Page : 63 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2021-04-22
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781913584092

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Master midcentury modern design principles with this simple and snappy interior design handbook. Do you love rich and vibrant timeless design? Are you on a budget and planning a project based on this hot trend? Are you excited to find out how to create the look for your home, hotel or motel? Award-winning author Ivy Ngeow has been in the practice of architecture and interior design for more than 25 years, starting her own firm in 2001. She was architecture and interiors columnist for London’s Wimbledon Time and Leisure magazine for 7 years. Apart from residential properties in New York and London, her experience includes “vacay homes” in the Hamptons, Caribbean resorts, Gleneagles Golf and Spa Resort, Claridges and boutique hotels in Havana and Penang, two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Now Ivy is ready to share some of her best-kept interior design secrets with you. Influenced by iconic cultural references such as the Queen’s Gambit, Twin Peaks, Vegas and Hitchcock, Ivy will inspire you in your own project, large or small. Midcentury Modern: 15 Interior Design Ideas is a concise style guide with instant ideas and know-how to save you research, time and money for creating rooms of maximum impact with minimum fuss. Inside you'll find: ★ 15 easy-to-read illustrated ideas, each from a Queen’s Gambit scene to provide a pithy overview; ★ Brief history to explain the concept; ★ Recommendations to guide you on the design elements; ★ Color palettes, furniture, lighting, wall and floor finishes to help you style a room, new or old; ★HOT TIP in every chapter to amp up any design and give it the professional touch; BONUS: 3 classic easy celebratory cocktail recipes to thirst-quench like the Queen. This lifestyle handbook will teach you how to interior design like the Queen’s Gambit. Perfect for amateurs, designers, enthusiasts or modernistas.

The Moderns

Author : Steven Heller,Greg D'Onofrio
Publisher : Abrams
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2017-09-19
Category : Design
ISBN : 9781683350125

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The Moderns by Steven Heller,Greg D'Onofrio Pdf

In The Moderns, we meet the men and women who invented and shaped Midcentury Modern graphic design in America. The book is made up of generously illustrated profiles, many based on interviews, of more than 60 designers whose magazine, book, and record covers; advertisements and package designs; posters; and other projects created the visual aesthetics of postwar modernity. Some were émigrés from Europe; others were homegrown—all were intoxicated by elemental typography, primary colors, photography, and geometric or biomorphic forms. Some are well-known, others are honored in this volume for the first time, and together they comprised a movement that changed our design world.

Atomic Ranch

Author : Michelle Gringeri-Brown
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Page : 234 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2006-08-29
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9781423608950

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Atomic Ranch by Michelle Gringeri-Brown Pdf

An in-depth exploration of midcentury residential architecture in America, with extensive photos and design tips included. Post-World War II ranches (1946–1970) range from the decidedly modern gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts in the San Francisco Bay area and butterfly wing houses in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so common throughout the United States. In this book Michelle Gringeri-Brown and Jim Brown, founders and publishers of the popular quarterly Atomic Ranch magazine, extol the virtues of the tract, split-level, rambler home and its many unique qualities: private front facades, open floor plans, secluded bedroom wings, walls of glass, and an easy-living style. From updated homes with high-end Italian kitchens, terrazzo floors, and modern furniture to affordable homeowner renovations with eclectic thrift-store furnishings, Atomic Ranch presents twenty-five homes showcasing inspiring examples of stylish living through beautiful color photographs, including before and after shots, design-tip sidebars, and a thorough resource index. Atomic Ranch reveals: Hallmarks of the ranch style Inspiring original ranch homes Ranch house transformations and makeovers Preservation of mid-century neighborhoods Adding personality to a ranch home Yards and landscaping A helpful resource section and index

Alexander Girard, Architect

Author : Deborah Lubera Kawsky
Publisher : Painted Turtle
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2018
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0814343651

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Alexander Girard, Architect by Deborah Lubera Kawsky Pdf

During the midcentury period, Michigan attracted visionary architects, designers, and theorists, including Alexander Girard. While much has been written about Girard's vibrantly colored and patterned textiles for Herman Miller, the story of his Detroit period (1937?-53)-encompassing interior and industrial design, exhibition curation, and residential architecture-has not been told. Alexander Girard, Architect: Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces by Deborah Lubera Kawsky is the first comprehensive study of Girard's exceptional architectural projects, specifically those concentrated in the ultra-traditional Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe. One exciting element of the book is the rediscovery of another Girard masterpiece-the only surviving house designed entirely by Girard, and former residence to Mr. and Mrs. John McLucas. Restored in consultation with iconic midcentury designer Ruth Adler Schnee, the McLucas house represents the culmination of Girard's Detroit design work at midcentury. Stunning color photographs capture the unique design elements-including the boldly colored glazed brick walls of the atrium-reminiscent of Girard's role as color consultant for the GM Tech Center. Original Girard drawings for the building plan, interior spaces, and custom-designed furniture document the mind of a modernist master at work and are made available to the public for the first time in this beautiful book. Alexander Girard, Architect is a beautiful, informative book suited for enthusiasts of Alexander Girard, the midcentury modern aesthetic, and Detroit history, art, and architecture.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Author : Alan Hess
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Page : 342 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015073910799

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Frank Lloyd Wright by Alan Hess Pdf

"The mid-twentieth century was one of the most productive and inventive periods in Frank Lloyd Wright's career, producing such masterworks as the Guggenheim Museum, Price Tower, Fallingwater, the Usonian Houses, and the Lovness House, as well as a vast array of innovative furniture and object design. With a wide variety of shapes and forms-ranging from honeycombs to spirals-this period defies simplistic definition. Simplicity, democratic designs, and organic forms characterize Mid-Century Modern, and, mentoring such mid-century talents as Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler among others, Wright was one of its most influential proponents. Frank Lloyd Wright: Mid-Century Modern is a comprehensive examination of an under-explored period in Wright's career, a time dating from roughly 1935 to 1958, during which this master architect was at his most daring and innovative."--Jacket

Star Trek: Designing the Final Frontier

Author : Dan Chavkin,Brian McGuire
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 85 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2021-08-03
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781681885629

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Star Trek: Designing the Final Frontier by Dan Chavkin,Brian McGuire Pdf

"When Star Trek first premiered in 1966, viewers were shown a window into an amazing new sci-fi universe. That vision has lasted and grown for decades after - and it was fulfilled by the creativity of this legendary show's talented art directors, prop masters, and set decorators. Star Trek would not have been the same without the Burke and Origami chairs, sculptures and other decorative arts, and props used on-set. These items would not even exist, were it not for various designers of the midcentury modern movement, such as Pierre Paulin, Joe Colombo, Paul McCobb, Warren Platner, and Milo Baughman. Authors Dan Chavkin and Brian McGuire invite you on a journey throught the original series. Together, they illustrate in depth how Midcentury Modern design gave rise to the feel and aesthetic of Star Trek. Detailed, expert examination of key episodes shows how these highly influential design movements are nigh-inseparable from Star Trek -- and how they helped to shape one of the greatest visions of the future."--Back cover.