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From A to Eames: A Visual Guide to Mid-Century Modern Design

From A to Eames: A Visual Guide to Mid-Century Modern Design

This sophisticated A to Z picture book for adults is an illustrated journey through midcentury modern design, perfect for any reader with a keen eye for style. With eighty tales of design, laid out in a fun and easy-to-read A to Z format, design lovers will be reading this book t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781925811018
Barcode 9781925811018
Published 1 March 2019 by Smith Street Books
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Whybrow, Lauren
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ISBN-13 9781925811018
ISBN-10 1925811018
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Smith Street Books
Imprint Smith Street Books
Publication Date 1 March 2019
International Publication Date 26 March 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Whybrow, Lauren
Category Furniture & Cabinetmaking
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Australian
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 200mm
Height: 240mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Design & Commercial Art
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 745.4
Catalogue Code 967392

Description of this Book

This sophisticated A to Z picture book for adults is an illustrated journey through midcentury modern design, perfect for any reader with a keen eye for style. With eighty tales of design, laid out in a fun and easy-to-read A to Z format, design lovers will be reading this book to each other before bed. With an irreverent structure, this becomes a picture book for the refined adult. Each letter delves into one facet of this enduring era of design: midcentury modern homes, interior design, graphic design, and illustration, as well as the iconic personalities. We might all recognize the names--Charles and Ray Eames, Farnsworth House, the Egg Chair, Henningsen, Elrod House, the case study houses--but what are their stories? This book delves right into the facts and does so light-heartedly. We learn of the grand inspirations, or sometimes (it turns out) the very simplest of ideas, which fueled these Goliaths of midcentury modern design. The only downside: with your newfound design-savvy, you won't be able to look at your IKEA chairs the same way again. If you didn't know that E stands for Eames, Egg Chair, and Elrod House (or don't know what any of those words actually mean) then this book belongs on your coffee table. And if you can't afford an Eames coffee table, then rejoice in knowing that From A to Eames makes an inexpensive and equally satisfying alternative.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lauren Whybrow is an Australian writer and an editor, now based in London. She is the proud owner of an Eames coffee table and Fred Lowen armchair.

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