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Modern Retro: Living With Mid Century Modern Style (Compact Paperbacks)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In recent years, mid-20th-century modern furniture, ceramics, glass, and textiles have become hugely popular among people who appreciate the stylish contribution that these pieces make to today's home. Modern Retro will inspire you to create a look that combines classics by such visionaries as the Eameses, Bertoia, and Aalto with thrift-store finds and the best contemporar ...more
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Published May 1st 2006 by Ryland Peters & Small (first published December 3rd 2005)
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Katrina
Jul 08, 2016 Katrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting read with lots of lovely photographs.
Pam
Nov 25, 2013 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: decorate, art
This book does an excellent job presenting mid-century modern design and suggestions on how to decorate to fit houses of that era. The authors first present a review of early 20th century design and how it lead to mid-century design as we now know it. They then present the "Ingredients of the Modern Retro Look" including furniture, lighting, rugs etc. before moving on the specific room designs. The book is full of gorgeous photos of interiors, which are sure to be appreciated by people owning mi ...more
Manintheboat
May 07, 2012 Manintheboat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
As someone who is living with mid-century modern style, sort of like one lives with an odd mole or grey hair, I appreciate this book bringing color to and working with all this wood furniture.
It's even starting to grow on me.
Good book.
Kait
Feb 09, 2011 Kait rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully photographed brief overview of the span of mid-century modern. Presents a comfortable/live with it approach rather than a curatorial one.
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A brief history of modern furniture design and a look at current trends. It's quite good.
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desainnya lumayan..menginspirasi...
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