Title Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Mid-century Designers
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition 1st Edition
Size 4to - 10 in tall.
Publisher NY Rizzoli Internatiional Publishers 2010
0847834182 / 9780847834181
Illustrator Williamson, Leslie, Photog.
Seller ID 503003920
Light spine slant, two small rubbed spots on upper spine of beige buckram-type cloth., else close to near-fine. No jacket. Text clean, no markings. Williiamson presents color photo essays about several homes of architects and interior designers. The owners and locations include: Wharton Esherick, Valley Forge, Pa.; George Nakashima, New Hope, Pa.; Harry Bertoia, Barto, Pa.; Russel Wright, Garrison, N.Y.; Jens Risom, New Canaan, Conn; Ebva Zeisel, Rockland County, N.Y.; Vladimir Kagan, Park Avenue, New York City; Irving Harper, Rye, N.Y.; Walter Gropius, Lincoln, Mass.; Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman, Culver City, Calif.; Charles and Ray Eames, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; J.B. Blunk, Inverness, Calif. John Kapel, Woodside, Calif.; and Albert Frey, Palm Springs, Calif.
An intimate and revealing collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic, and undiscovered mid-century interiors. Among significant mid-century interiors, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned photographs presents the most compelling homes by influential mid-century designers, such as Russel Wright, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eva Zeisel, among others. Intimate as well as revelatory, Williamson's photographs show these creative homes as they were lived in by their designers: Walter Gropius's historic Bauhaus home in Massachusetts; Albert Frey's floating modernist aerie on a Palm Springs rock outcropping; Wharton Esherick's completely handmade Pennsylvania house, from the organic handcarved staircase to the iconic furniture. Personal and breathtaking by turn--these homes are exemplary studies of domestic modernism at its warmest and most creative.
Architecture. Design. Contemporary. Modern. 20th Century. Decor.