'contemporary'

'contemporary'

Architecture and interiors of the 1950s

by Lesley Jackson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/03/1998

  $55.00
This book is the first to explore fully the so-called 'contemporary' style that dominated architecture and design from the late 1940s to the end of the 1950s. It was an era of optimism and confidence, where new ideas in architecture and design flourished alongside the emergent consumer culture.

Emanating mainly from the USA, the 'contemporary' style was fresh and liberating, manifesting itself in the picture window and the open plan, in new forms of furniture from Scandinavia and stylish light fittings from Italy, and most tellingly in the contemporary kitchen with its fitted units and mod-con appliances. This book examines the fresh and liberated design ideas of this buoyant era with an acute eye and open mind.
ISBN:
9780714837574
9780714837574
Category:
Residential buildings
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-03-1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
290x250x25mm
Weight:
1.5kg

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